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New York Times, Saturday, May 23, 2020

Author:
Wyna Liu and Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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42/15/20195/23/20203
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6211/6/20126/1/202031
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1.60280
Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Liu. This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
ERIK: This grid took a long time to come together (i.e., many iterations of us talking each other out of bad fill) and I'm so happy ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS! Great feature entry. There's so much lore, artwork, and festivities around the Day of the Dead. When I was young, ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0523 ( 25,764 )
Across
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World capital where the language Ga is spoken : ACCRA
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Dish often topped with goat cheese and cranberries : KALESALAD
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Cut scene? : SALON
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Yanqui : AMERICANO
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Food for a brown bear : TROUT
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"Understood" : ROGERTHAT
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Reprimand to the overly speedy : ITSNOTARACE
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First name at Springfield Elementary : EDNA
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End of many a co. name : LTD
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Abbr. of interest : APR
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A male one is a jack : ASS
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Machine shop essential : MILL
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Peter preceder, in a phonetic alphabet : OBOE
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"Well, of course!" : DUH
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Held eye contact for too long, say : MADEITWEIRD
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Festival observed every October 31 to November 2 : DIADELOSMUERTOS
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February honoree : STVALENTINE
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Something to do for peace : SUE
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It's named for the Norse god of war: Abbr. : TUES
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Head overseas : TETE
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Big purchaser of scanners, in brief : TSA
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Black ___ : OPS
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Part of NATO: Abbr. : ORG
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Red states, once : USSR
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One meaning of a raised index finger : CHECKPLEASE
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Completely : HEADTOTOE
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Name derived from the Greek for "holy" : AGNES
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Sending to the cloud, e.g. : UPLOADING
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Sound name : PUGET
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Figureheads? : MATHLETES
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Question from someone waving across a crowded room : SEEME
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Source of some bubbles : ASTI
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Amazon icon : CART
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Narrow escapes : CLOSESHAVES
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"Row, Row, Row Your Boat," for one : ROUND
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Composer Bruckner : ANTON
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___ Lawson, W.N.B.A. star-turned-coach for the Boston Celtics : KARA
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"___ Gitano," Spanish-language hit for Beyoncé and Alejandro Fernández : AMOR
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Bound to follow : LEGALLIMIT
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Bring into existence : ERECT
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Brought into existence : SIRED
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Word often followed by a Roman numeral : ACT
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___-di-dah : LAH
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Indicator of a note's duration, on a score : DOT
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"Hot" thing : TAMALE
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Slightly off : ABITSTRANGE
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Not watertight : POROUS
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Port Sudan is on it : REDSEA
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Expands : ADDSTO
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Get ready for action : SUITUP
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"?????" : IDONTGETIT
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Timor-___ (U.N. member since 2002) : LESTE
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Shortened again : OER
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Brooks, for example : MEL
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Auto correction : TUNEUP
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Mini : WEE
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Some A.B.A. members : DAS
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Eight-related : OCTAL
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R, in a postal abbreviation : RHODE
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Makes red in the face? : SLAPS
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"By the way," e.g. : SEGUE
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It gets a licking : CONE
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Bar supply : KEGS
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Appear : SEEM
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Renaissance family name : ESTE
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Generator's output : HUM
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Water monitor, for short : EPA
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___-weekly : ALT
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Quote from Homer : DOH

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

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