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New York Times, Monday, May 24, 2021

Stand-in during a film shoot ... or a hint to 17-, 25-, 38- and 51-Across

Author:
Adrienne Atkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Atkins. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times5/24/21 ( No. 26,130 )

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Across
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Library catalog listing after "author" : TITLE
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Ribbit : frog :: ___ : cat : MEOW
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Bit of land in the sea: Sp. : ISLA
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Author Asimov : ISAAC
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Scrabble or Boggle : GAME
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Challenging vegetables to eat with a fork : PEAS
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Harmonica : MOUTHORGAN
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___ and sciences : ARTS
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What "Yes, I'm willing!" signifies : CONSENT
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Contend : VIE
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Talks effusively : GUSHES
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Place to get some barbecue : RIBJOINT
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It might be confused with a termite : ANT
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Tanning lotion fig. : SPF
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Pointy-leaved desert plants : YUCCAS
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Lo-o-ong bath : SOAK
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___ Asia (China, Japan and environs) : EAST
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Poor grades : DEES
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Dummy : KNUCKLEHEAD
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Bog fuel : PEAT
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Brontë's "Jane ___" : EYRE
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Quick bite to eat : NOSH
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Tranquil : PLACID
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Grp. overseeing the World Series : MLB
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Wildebeest : GNU
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Negative repercussions : BACKLASH
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Individual : PERSON
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Capital of Georgia: Abbr. : ATL
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"You don't have to take responsibility for the mistake" : BLAMEME
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Tidy : NEAT
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Stand-in during a film shoot ... or a hint to 17-, 25-, 38- and 51-Across : BODYDOUBLE
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Platform for a ceremony : DAIS
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Send off, as rays : EMIT
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Autumn bloom : ASTER
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Follower of hop and skip : JUMP
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"The lady ___ protest too much": "Hamlet" : DOTH
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More recent : NEWER
Down
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Dickens's Tiny ___ : TIM
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Prefix with -therm : ISO
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Letter after sigma : TAU
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Gate closer : LATCH
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Sounds heard in canyons : ECHOES
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People in charge: Abbr. : MGRS
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Raring to go : EAGER
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Neighbor of a Saudi and Yemeni : OMANI
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Passed : WENTBY
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Brewery letters : IPA
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Ones leading the blind, maybe : SERVICEDOGS
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Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera, for two : LATINAS
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Good things to have : ASSETS
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Without assurance of purchase : ONSPEC
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Word after laughing or natural : GAS
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Half of dos : UNO
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Assert one's ownership, as to land : STAKEACLAIM
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"Hey ___" (Beatles hit) : JUDE
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Roughly 71% of the earth's surface : OCEAN
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Like many Rolex watches sold on the street : FAKE
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Natural ability : KNACK
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Apt letters missing from "_tea_th_" : SLY
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Six years, for a U.S. senator : TERM
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Electricity or water, e.g.: Abbr. : UTIL
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Assisted : HELPED
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Level off at a higher point : PLATEAU
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___ Balls (chocolaty snack) : SNO
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Attila the ___ : HUN
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Three-ingredient lunchbox staple, familiarly : PBANDJ
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Lightly touched, as with a handkerchief : DABBED
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Express sorrow over : BEMOAN
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Sports replay effect : SLOMO
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Lost patience : HADIT
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Do something else with : REUSE
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George Washington's chopping down a cherry tree, e.g. : MYTH
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Small recipe amt. : TSP
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"As an aside," in a text : BTW
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Film director Spike : LEE
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Flub : ERR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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