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A Monumental Centennial

New York Times, Sunday, May 29, 2022

Kind of spider commonly found near train tracks

Author:
Daniel Bodily and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 131, Blocks: 100 Missing: {JQX} Grid has mirror symmetry. There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Bodily. This is puzzle # 131 for Mr. Chen.
Will Shortz notes:
Daniel Bodily, of Woodbury, Minn., is an R&D robotics engineer. Jeff Chen, of Seattle, is a professional writer and crossword constructor. Dan started making puzzles three years ago. ... read more
Constructor notes:
DAN: The extended quote for 21/23-Across: "... It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Dan is a pleasure to work with. Not only can he more than hold his own technically, but he's not afraid to ask the tough questions and pause or restart a build if something feels off. Most ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times5/29/22 ( No. 26,500 )
Across
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Part of a big media campaign : TVAD
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About 200 feet, for a Boeing 777 : SPAN
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Artist Vincent van ___ : GOGH
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Tiara go-with : SASH
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Kind of spider commonly found near train tracks : HOBO
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Held on to : KEPT
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Slacks, say, in slang : TROU
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Apparel in many a Degas painting : TUTU
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With 23-Across, what this puzzle's subject promised in his most famous address : ANEWBIRTH
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See 21-Across : OFFREEDOM
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Premium flight amenity : INTERNET
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Piercing-free bijouterie : EARCLIPS
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Landmark dedicated on 5/30/1922 : LINCOLNMEMORIAL
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Raymond ___, Best Actor nominee for portraying this puzzle's subject (1940) : MASSEY
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Hades' collection : SOULS
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Rough and uneven : CRAGGY
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Actress Green of "Casino Royale" : EVA
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They watch what you eat, for short : FDA
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Order of doughnuts : DOZEN
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It's in, then it's out : FAD
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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Pining away : LOVESICK
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Suitcase : BAG
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He played Ferris Bueller's droning economics teacher : BENSTEIN
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Something easily snapped : TWIG
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Pay-___-click (advertising model) : PER
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Place for an ace : SKY
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Wish to take back : RUE
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Composer Zimmer : HANS
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N.H.L. great Bobby : ORR
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PDF alternative : DOC
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Get the ___ : NOD
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Situated : SET
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Office : BUREAU
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Big moneymaker : CASHCOW
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Italicize or underline : STRESS
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It's all about me : EGOTISM
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Feature first recommended to this puzzle's subject by an 11-year-old girl : BEARD
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Extendable recording device : BOOMMIC
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Rivendell resident, in "The Lord of the Rings" : ELF
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Drink (up) : LAP
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"You with me?" : AGREE
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___ Offroad Fury (2000s video game series) : ATV
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Cable news anchor Cabrera : ANA
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Stuffed pockets : PITAS
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Nickname for this puzzle's subject : HONESTABE
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Eponymous physicist Mach : ERNST
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Have ___ (be able to jump high, in slang) : HOPS
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Ulysses S. Grant, e.g. : WARHERO
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Bit of "deets" : SPEC
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Locales in a winery tour, perhaps : CELLARS
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Bikini's place : PACIFIC
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"Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. ___ : CHU
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IV site, for short : ICU
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Choose : TAP
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When repeated, cheer accessory : POM
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Stretches : LENGTHS
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Trattoria staple : OREGANO
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Takes part in a pilot program? : AVIATES
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Sanskrit for "great soul" : MAHATMA
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Sent a letter : WROTETO
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Govt. aid for a mom-and-pop store : SBALOAN
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Some titles with tildes : SENORS
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Backs : STERNS
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Some Asian cuisine : THAI
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Skiing star Lindsey : VONN
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Partner of aid : ABET
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Pieces included with Ikea furniture : DOWELS
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Barely get wet? : SKINNYDIP
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Writer Georges whose 300-page novel "A Void" completely avoided the letter E : PEREC
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Is ___ (probably will) : APTTO
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Utmost : NTH
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Classic Pontiac : GTO
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Title role in a Monteverdi opera : ORFEO
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Win at life : GOFAR
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One-eyed giant? : HURRICANE
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McCartney of fashion : STELLA
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Maker of the Q7 and Q8 : AUDI
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Cry from one being tickled, maybe : STOP
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Runs well : HUMS
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Snug-fitting underwear : BRIEFS
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Greetings sent with a click : ECARDS
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Tab inits. : LSD
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Unlikely winners in Fortnite, say : NOOBS
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Earful in an elevator : MUZAK
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Dead lines? : ELEGY
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I.S.P. alternative to 84-Down : MSN
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Diner order : MELT
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Say outright : AVOW
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One epithet for this puzzle's subject : SAVIOROFTHEUNION
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Another epithet for this puzzle's subject : GREATEMANCIPATOR
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"Buy low, sell high" outcome : GAIN
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Aches (for) : YENS
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Nailed : ACED
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Ongoing quarrel : FEUD
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Cousin of a bittern : EGRET
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Ray of McDonald's fame : KROC
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Arched body part : BROW
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Utility bill unit : THERM
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Campaign nickname that reflected the rustic upbringing of this puzzle's subject : RAILSPLITTER
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Beachside locale : CABANA
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Loving turndown : NODEAR
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Accessory in which this puzzle's subject stashed important documents : STOVEPIPEHAT
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[Outta my way, slowpoke!] : BEEP
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Wrinkly fruit : UGLI
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Home to about 75% of the world's tornadoes : USA
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Rocker Bob : SEGER
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More than unpleasant : HARSH
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Island whose capital and largest city is Iraklion : CRETE
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Habitual drinker : SOT
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Subject of the seven-letter mnemonic PALE GAS : SINS
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"Zip-a-dee-doo-dah," e.g. : SCAT
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Fastball stat : MPH
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Hon : BAE
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I.S.P. alternative to 32-Down : AOL
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Biting remarks? : OWS
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___ on over (go somewhere, in slang) : BOP
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Court figure, informally : REF
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Perfumed pouches : SACHETS
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Symbols of rebirth in ancient Egypt : SCARABS
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Goat's milk cheese : CHEVRE
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Anthony or Joe who directed "Avengers: Endgame" : RUSSO
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Makeup set? : ATOMS
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One making a racket? : CONMAN
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Some arcade machine mechanisms : CLAWS
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Spooky sounds : MOANS
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One chased by un perro : GATO
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Lead-in to historic : PRE
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___ the Kid, rhyming N.H.L. nickname : SID
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Otolaryngologist, for short : ENT
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This really blows : GALE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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