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New York Times, Friday, May 22, 2020

Author:
Hal Moore
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Hal Moore

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Moore. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Hal Moore notes:
Thank you to the editorial team for encouraging and bearing with me through two revisions. They rightly pushed me to get more out of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
YETI YACHTIE … there has to be some sort of a crossword theme there! I enjoyed kicking things off with FOLK WISDOM. There's something ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0522 ( 25,763 )
Across
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Proverbs and the like : FOLKWISDOM
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Upscale hotel amenities : SPAS
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The U.S.S.R., to Reagan : EVILEMPIRE
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Opposite of slack : TAUT
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All over the place : WIDESPREAD
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What Zeus trapped Typhon under, in myth : ETNA
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Ena in "Bambi," e.g. : DOE
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Free : ATLIBERTY
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Like some bad next-door neighbors : NOSY
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Cause to recall? : ECOLI
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Instrumental that might accompany a blooper reel : YAKETYSAX
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Natural flavorer of Scotch : PEAT
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Cure-all : ELIXIR
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When doubled, enthusiastic : RAH
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Love is sometimes compared to one : DRUG
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Idiosyncrasy : TIC
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Internet user's aid : SITEMAP
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Calculating sort, in brief : CPA
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Eliciting an "Eww!" : ICKY
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Middle of Q3 on co. reports : AUG
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Noted surname among 1973 Yale Law graduates : RODHAM
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Where Warren Buffett sells an annual lunch date for charity : EBAY
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Soul group that did the soundtrack for "Car Wash" : ROSEROYCE
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Vast quantity : OCEAN
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Herald : OMEN
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Island shelters? : TAXHAVENS
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Shakespeare's "poor venomous fool" : ASP
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Not to mention? : OMIT
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Dogmatic sorts : IDEOLOGUES
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Cheaper option of a tech device, maybe : MINI
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Vibe : ATMOSPHERE
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Sharp quality : EDGE
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High light? : NOONDAYSUN
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Select ___ : FEW
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Who wrote "Poetry comes fine-spun from a mind at peace" : OVID
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Venice Film Festival locale : LIDO
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Sheet by a bed, perhaps : KLEENEX
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Basketball Hall-of-Famer Unseld : WES
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Small handful : IMP
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They'll surely be mist : SPRAYS
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Losing effort : DIET
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Speaking engagement? : ORALEXAM
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Battlefield cry : MEDIC
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Girded : STEELED
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Androcentric social system : PATRIARCHY
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Ena in "Bambi," e.g. : AUNT
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Not go anywhere : STAY
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Awesome song, in modern slang : BOP
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Singer Williams of the Temptations : OTIS
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Classic source of damask : SYRIA
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Appropriately named brand of coolers : YETI
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Title literary character who exclaims "How puzzling all these changes are!" : ALICE
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Relative of karate : KICKBOXING
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"All systems ___!" : AREGO
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"Me Against the World" rapper : TUPAC
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___ pants : HAREM
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Up (for) : GAME
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Sought help from : TURNEDTO
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Something opened in hot water : PORE
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Marina frequenter, informally : YACHTIE
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Jack ___, Alec Baldwin's "30 Rock" role : DONAGHY
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___ high : YEA
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"Already?" : SOSOON
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Like some kites : AVIAN
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A lot to read : TOME
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During : AMID
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Name that's 53-Across backward : NEMO
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Doesn't settle in advance, say : SUES
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Country where Quechua and Aymara are spoken : PERU
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Tab that's paid for illegally? : LSD
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German grandparent : OPA
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Cotton, starting in 2015: Abbr. : SEN

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

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