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New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Author:
Natan Last, Andy Kravis and The J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
327/17/20075/20/20208
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8124098
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1.60370
Natan Last
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
2011/3/20135/20/202013
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41243231
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.63150
Andy Kravis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Last. This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Kravis. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Working with the JASA class is always a pleasure, and it was doubly interesting to finish cluing this puzzle over Zoom. Like lots of other ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
BRIEFEST BRIE FEST, what an evocative phrase — at least to this lactose-intolerant imagineer. Oh yes, thank you, I'll take a chunk of that BRIE ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

It's rare to see a new three-letter answer word that's actually good. IVF debuts today.

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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0520 ( 25,761 )
Across
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GoFundMe contributor : DONOR
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Snatches : NABS
10
Cubed ... or played with cubes : DICED
15
Something an athlete should bring : AGAME
16
Beethoven's "Ah! perfido," e.g. : ARIA
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Part of the throat whose name comes from the Latin for "little grape" : UVULA
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French cheese tasting that lasts only a minute? : BRIEFESTBRIEFEST
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Convince : SELL
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Symbol of nakedness : JAYBIRD
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"Shining" place in "America the Beautiful" : SEA
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She-sheep : EWE
26
"Every kiss begins with ___" (jeweler's slogan) : KAY
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"That handlebar has gotta hurt!" : MUSTACHEMUSTACHE
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Actress de Armas of "Knives Out" : ANA
39
___ Chu, Nobel Prize-winning member of Obama's cabinet : STEVEN
40
WikiLeaks source, perhaps : EMAIL
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Edges : RIMS
43
Gas station adjunct : MART
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Canadian sketch comedy show of the 1970s-'80s : SCTV
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Type of weasel : STOAT
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Stir up : INCITE
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Dig up dirt : HOE
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Headline about a pagan rotisserie shop? : HEATHENSHEATHENS
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Sushi fish : EEL
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Massachusetts' Buzzards ___ : BAY
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Bit of Quidditch equipment : BAT
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Predictably : ASUSUAL
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Garments typically fastened in the back : BRAS
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Screed about Old Glory that goes too far? : FLAGRANTFLAGRANT
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Place to wear a toga : FORUM
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Western town that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe : TAOS
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Middle ship of three, it's said : PINTA
74
Poker-faced : STONY
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Estimation words : ORSO
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Recipe phrase : ADDIN
Down
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Applies with a cotton ball : DABS
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Fairy tale menace : OGRE
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It might be painted in the bathroom : NAIL
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Breakfast dish from a "station" : OMELET
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Zebra, slangily : REF
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Org. with skyrocketing expenses? : NASA
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La-di-da : ARTY
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Tender kind of lettuce : BIBB
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Asian wrap : SARI
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Pregnancy estimation : DUEDATE
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Modern reproductive procedure: Abbr. : IVF
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Pool necessities : CUES
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"Or ___!" : ELSE
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"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but ___": The Economist : DATA
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Oust : EJECT
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Nettles : IRKS
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Is, in retrospect : WAS
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Dish next to stuffing and cranberry sauce : YAMS
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Habitat for rails and bitterns : MARSH
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Anagram and antonym of 34-Down : UNITE
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Girl Scout cookie variety : SAMOA
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Coop up : HEMIN
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Captain America portrayer Chris : EVANS
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Concert tees and the like : MERCH
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Let loose, in a way : UNTIE
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Secret supply : CACHE
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Flirt with : HITON
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Keebler crew : ELVES
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Overfill : SATE
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Private employer? : THEARMY
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Small Indian drum : TABLA
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Capt.'s announcement : ETA
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"Frozen" queen : ELSA
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Animal crossing : HYBRID
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Contacts list faves : BFFS
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Much : ALOT
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Pacific root vegetable : TARO
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Quaint preposition : UNTO
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Headliner : STAR
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Some people believe swamp gas causes them, for short : UFOS
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Furthermore : ALSO
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McNally's partner : RAND
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Opposing : ANTI
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Van Gundy of the N.B.A. : STAN
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Rev, as an engine : GUN
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Transcript stat : GPA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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