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New York Times, Friday, May 21, 2021

35-Down : Write à la Thomas Gray or John Donne

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Ezersky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQVX} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Ezersky.
Sam Ezersky notes:

The MAN.
The MYTH.
The LEGEND.

Jeff Chen notes:
At first, when Sam sent me his notes on the puzzle, I thought he was lauding "I Am Legend," which was tough for this Will Smith fan to ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times5/21/21 ( No. 26,127 )

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Across
1
Schooner feature : MAST
5
Shock treatment, for short : DEFIB
10
Subject of the 2011 Jon Roberts memoir "American Desperado," with "the" : MOB
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Tongue-in-cheek : ARCH
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"So sad ..." : APITY
15
Stamp collector's purchase : PANE
16
Impetus behind a prank, maybe : DARE
17
One going the distance? : MARATHONER
19
Refuse to talk : CLAMUP
21
A ton of bricks? : LEGOSET
22
Source of heart-shaped leaves : ASPEN
23
Like water at the shallow end of a pool : WAISTHIGH
25
Name on a vintage red, white and blue cap : PEPSICOLA
27
Weighs (down) : BOGS
28
Lead-in to a crazy idea : SAY
29
Part of an old circus act : STRONGMAN
32
Realm of the Valkyries : NORSEMYTH
33
2007 film with the tagline "The last man on earth is not alone" : IAMLEGEND
34
Competitor of Dick's Sporting Goods : REI
37
Be a rat : SING
39
Dish rack accessories : TEATOWELS
41
Eel order at a sushi bar : UNAGIROLL
44
"Land sakes alive!" : OHGEE
45
Severely self-disciplined sort : ASCETIC
46
Appear : EMERGE
47
Men's grooming items : BEARDCOMBS
50
"Sir" might be found at the start of it : LOIN
51
Colleen : LASS
52
Investor's "No deal" : IMOUT
53
Mario who wrote "The Godfather" : PUZO
54
5-Across administrator : EMT
55
Makeover result, maybe : NEWDO
56
Go on and on bitterly : SPEW
Down
1
Eccentrics : MADCAPS
2
Victim of a 20th-century environmental tragedy : ARALSEA
3
Small but full of fight : SCRAPPY
4
Some bars returned to again and again? : THEMES
5
Conducive to mold, maybe : DAMP
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Org. established partly in response to Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" : EPA
7
The "Tannen" of Tannenbaum : FIR
8
One might consist of a primo, secondo and digestivo : ITALIANMEAL
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Data base? : BYTES
10
Quarters that could be worth a lot : MANSION
11
Brownie mix add-in, often : ONEEGG
12
Playoff positions : BERTHS
15
Muckety-muck : POOHBAH
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Fig. on a driver's license : HGT
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Sleep aid brand : UNISOM
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Prognosis that a problem has only just begun : WORSETOCOME
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Sunburn-soothing substance : ALOEGEL
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Lead-in to P or C on a PC : CTRL
30
Peer of Ibsen : GYNT
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Where the Ring is destroyed in "The Lord of the Rings" : MTDOOM
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Constant reminders? : NAGGERS
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Recovering orthopedically, maybe : INACAST
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Get back together : REGROUP
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Write à la Thomas Gray or John Donne : ELEGIZE
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"Ahhh" : ISEENOW
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Fit to be tried : SUABLE
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Line at a clothing store : INSEAM
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Gives birth to, as puppies : WHELPS
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"___ be nice if ..." : ITD
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Toxic protein prepared on "Breaking Bad" : RICIN
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"Qué es ___?" ("What's this?": Sp.) : ESTO
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Run, like a Deere? : MOW
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Homie : BUD

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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