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New York Times, Thursday, May 23, 2024

Author:
Adam Wagner
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
Blog:
Academic achievements
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Adam Wagner

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Wagner. Thursday freshness: 74%
Adam Wagner notes:
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Jim Horne notes:
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© 2024, The New York Times5/23/24 ( No. 27,225 )
Across
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Many a download : PDF
4
Rugby equivalent of a touchdown : TRY
7
Who said of himself, in 1912, "No one candidate was ever elected ex-president by such a large majority" : TAFT
11
Quirky bit of running footwear : TOESHOE
13
Get over a breakup, say : MOVEON
15
Be like-minded about : AGREEON
16
U.S. region with a weather pattern affectionately known as "Karl the Fog" : BAYAREA
17
Highlands hillside : BRAE
18
What a king might sit on? : SLATS
20
'80s celeb who aptly appeared on Letterman? : MRT
21
Asian capital on the Mediterranean coast : BEIRUT
23
Colony member : ANT
24
Paul who directed "Bridesmaids" : FEIG
25
Flattering verses : ODES
26
Dangerous thing to assume : RISK
28
British unit of mass : TONNE
29
One hawing but not hemming? : ASS
30
Tiniest change : DIMES
31
Release : LETGO
32
Hairstyle worn by Janet Jackson in the 1993 film "Poetic Justice," with a hint to entering four pairs of answers in this puzzle : BOXBRAIDS
34
Next : AFTER
37
Concerning : ASFOR
38
Govt. agency with the motto "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity" : FBI
41
This is the life! : BIOTA
42
Next : THEN
43
Name that's an anagram of ORAL : ARLO
44
Buffet dispensers : URNS
45
Texter's "If you ask me ..." : IMO
46
"Please be our hero!" : SAVEUS
48
Heart test inits. : ECG
49
Lay eggs, as fish : SPAWN
51
"Still I ___" (Maya Angelou poem) : RISE
52
What banana bread is often baked in : LOAFPAN
54
Ambassador's aide : ATTACHE
57
Food brand with a rabbit mascot : ANNIES
58
Ropes in : LASSOES
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Cornerstone abbr. : ESTD
60
"Doesn't matter which" : ANY
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Show that Cicely Tyson became the first Black woman to host in '79 : SNL
Down
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Education grp. : PTA
2
Academic achievements : DEGREES
3
Doesn't allow : FORBIDS
4
Western bloc since '93 : THEEU
5
Member of an Australian "mob," colloquially : ROO
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Strong desires : YENS
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Section of a kid's store, perhaps : TOYS
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Director DuVernay : AVA
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Available, as an apartment : FORRENT
10
Brimming (with) : TEEMING
12
Gives a grilling : SEARS
13
___ James, ABC's first Black "Bachelor" : MATT
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Nature-centric channel, familiarly : NATGEO
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Target of a heist : BANKSAFE
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Light entertainment? : LASERSHOW
21
Amazon predator : BOA
22
Food brand with a rabbit mascot : TRIX
24
Two in a row? : FOES
27
Iconic declaration from Bruce Wayne : IMBATMAN
28
Initialism before an online summary : TLDR
30
___ Maar, muse of Pablo Picasso : DORA
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"Come" and "Don't come," at a craps table : BETS
33
What electrolytes contain : IONS
34
Spanish grandmother : ABUELA
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Chosen to do without : FORGONE
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Ends of a homemade walkie-talkie : TINCANS
38
Swindles : FLEECES
39
Add evenly, as a marinade : BRUSHON
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Platform whose exploitation is called "jailbreaking," for short : IOS
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Some athletic sneakers : AVIAS
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Popular brews : IPAS
47
Chichi : ARTSY
49
Floored it : SPED
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Disney lion voiced by Beyoncé : NALA
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Fashionable look, in lingo : FIT
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Color of coffee ice cream : TAN
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Subj. for a nonnative speaker : ESL

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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