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New York Times, Monday, May 3, 2021

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
*Aromatic fragrance with a French name
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Trudeau. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Monday freshness: 86%
Ross Trudeau notes:
Hidden-word-at-the-end-of-the-answer puzzles don't always rock my socks, but when I noted that FEE, FI, FO and FUM could all comprise ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I've seen plenty of FEE FI FO FUM puzzles , even one with a neat vine visual , so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed today's. ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times5/3/21 ( No. 26,109 )
Across
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Senator Mike of Idaho : CRAPO
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Its state fair is much visited by politicians : IOWA
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Stream from a volcano : LAVA
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Any episode of "Parks and Recreation," now : RERUN
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Toot one's own horn : BRAG
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*Joe cool? : ICEDCOFFEE
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Taj Mahal locale : AGRA
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Wall Street average, with "the" : DOW
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Backstabs : BETRAYS
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Annual TV awards : EMMYS
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Island nation in the western Pacific : PALAU
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Opposite of yeses : NOS
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Word before sauce or milk : SOY
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*Amenity for jet-setters : AIRPORTWIFI
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Trail : PATH
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Neither's partner : NOR
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The first "X" of X-X-X : TIC
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*What investigators really want to know : THEINSIDEINFO
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[It's c-c-old!] : BRR
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A-to-zed lexicon, in brief : OED
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Attire : GARB
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*Aromatic fragrance with a French name : EAUDEPARFUM
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Color TV pioneer : RCA
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Some investments, for short : CDS
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Untagged, in a game of tag : NOTIT
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What a red-faced emoji might mean : IMMAD
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Relaxing soak after a long day, maybe : HOTBATH
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Bay Area hub, for short : SFO
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Fit for military service : ONEA
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Fairy tale chant from a giant ... or the ends of the answers to the starred clues : FEEFIFOFUM
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Make, as money : EARN
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Not illuminated : UNLIT
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Boston's ___-Farber Cancer Institute : DANA
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Hockey puck, e.g. : DISK
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Animals symbolizing innocence : LAMBS
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Community facility that often has a gym and pool, in brief : YMCA
Down
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Mahershala of "Green Book" : ALI
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PC alternative : MAC
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"Now ___ heard everything!" : IVE
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Papa : DADDY
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Bird that caws : CROW
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Official with a whistle : REF
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Little dog's bark : ARF
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Southwest tribe or one of its dwellings : PUEBLO
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Where meaningless words go in (and out the other) : ONEEAR
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Letter-shaped construction support : IBAR
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Natural food producer : ORGANICFARM
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On guard against : WARYOF
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Tennis great Andre : AGASSI
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___ Nostra : COSA
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___-frutti : TUTTI
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Telepath's "gift" : ESP
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Means of defense that doesn't actually have alligators : MOAT
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Discovery Channel program that debunked popular beliefs : MYTHBUSTERS
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Amateurs no more : PROS
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Kind of reasoning : APRIORI
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Red Roof ___ : INN
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Part of a bird or museum : WING
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What's rounded up in a roundup : HERD
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"The Faerie Queene" woman : IRENA
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Adroit : DEFT
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University email ending : EDU
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Apex predator of the ocean : ORCA
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Rebuke to Marmaduke : BAD
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Bounced back, as a sound : ECHOED
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God, in the Torah : ADONAI
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Quantity of stew : POTFUL
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Greek goddess of wisdom : ATHENA
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Peeve : MIFF
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Full of emotional swings : MOODY
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Establishment that's usually closed on Sundays : BANK
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Poses for a photo : SITS
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Boston's Liberty Tree, e.g. : ELM
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Whopper junior? : FIB
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Kin, informally : FAM
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Tar Heels' sch. : UNC
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Goat's bleat : MAA

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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