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New York Times, Tuesday, May 26, 2020

It replaced Rio de Janeiro as a national capital in 1960

Author:
Neville Fogarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Neville Fogarty

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Fogarty.
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© 2020, The New York Times5/26/20 ( No. 25,767 )
Across
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Chillaxes (with) : HANGS
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Actress McClurg : EDIE
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Too much noise : DIN
13
Tennis score after deuce, maybe : ADOUT
14
Tailless cat : MANX
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Beehive State tribe : UTES
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Best Actor winner for "The King's Speech" : COLINFIRTH
19
The "A" of I.R.A.: Abbr. : ACCT
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Jenner of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" : KRIS
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Actor who played Dagwood Bumstead in film, radio and TV : ARTHURLAKE
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Summer position for many a college student : INTERN
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"Me too" : SAME
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"Straight Outta Compton" group : NWA
27
Arm of the Dept. of Homeland Security : TSA
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"What else?" : AND
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Enticed : TEMPTED
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Ingredient in a Denver omelet : ONION
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Website where you can shop by category : EBAY
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What 17-, 21-, 55- and 60-Across end in : BODIESOFWATER
40
"T" on a test : TRUE
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Works hard : TOILS
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7 1/4 is a common one : HATSIZE
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Genetic strand : RNA
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Altar ___ : BOY
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"Cancel" key : ESC
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Bamboozles : CONS
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In scoring position, say : ONBASE
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Singer with the 1984 #1 hit "Caribbean Queen" : BILLYOCEAN
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Paths of fly balls : ARCS
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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"Pearl Harbor" director, 2001 : MICHAELBAY
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Get out of bed : RISE
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"What's gotten ___ you?" : INTO
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France's longest river : LOIRE
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Balaam's mount, in the Bible : ASS
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Liable to snoop : NOSY
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Fertile soil : LOESS
Down
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Cut the mustard : HACKIT
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Decorates : ADORNS
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Manhattan neighborhood west of the Bowery : NOLITA
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Outward appearance : GUISE
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RR stop: Abbr. : STN
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Qatari leader : EMIR
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Game with a circular board : DARTS
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Because : INTHAT
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Bring to light : EXHUME
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Two-way : DUAL
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"No way!" : ITCANTBE
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Ascot, e.g. : NECKWEAR
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Regular date : STEADY
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___ Mae (mortgage purchaser) : FANNIE
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Sleep stage : REM
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Hindu princess : RANI
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Uno doubled : DOS
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Cats and dogs : PETS
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Coleridge's "Dejection" and others : ODES
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"___ if I can help it!" : NOT
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It replaced Rio de Janeiro as a national capital in 1960 : BRASILIA
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Be better than in every way : OUTCLASS
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Word before good, sale or sure : FOR
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Actress Ryder : WINONA
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Cryptanalyst Turing : ALAN
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Attorneys, collectively : THEBAR
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Frigid : ICY
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Get up close from far away : ZOOMIN
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Los Angeles neighborhood west of Sherman Oaks : ENCINO
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Doll that ran for president for the first time in 1992 : BARBIE
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Most-watched annual awards show, with "the" : OSCARS
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Emphatic agreement : YESYES
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Splinter groups : SECTS
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"The Jungle Book" bear : BALOO
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Whoppers : LIES
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Sailor's greeting : AHOY
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Letter after kay : ELL

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

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