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New York Times, Saturday, May 30, 2020

Author:
Brian Thomas
Editor:
Will Shortz
Notable feature of the opening clarinet solo in "Rhapsody in Blue"
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Thomas. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Brian Thomas notes:
For those that know me, it won't be surprising to hear that this one started with CHOO CHOO TRAIN. The entry & clue popped into my ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love it when a puzzle makes me feel smart. Whizzing through this bad boy 66-worder made me a SPRING CHICKEN once again. There was so ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times5/30/20 ( No. 25,771 )
Across
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One might have oils and a brush : SHAVINGKIT
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Fixture in un parc : BANC
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Look the other way : LETITSLIDE
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Actress ___ Shawkat of "Arrested Development" : ALIA
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Under contract, as a lawyer : ONRETAINER
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Horace who championed public education : MANN
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Console release of 2006 : WII
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One stuck in a corner? : STAMP
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After taxes : NET
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Something sought for the House biennially : SEAT
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Single-___ : USE
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Calm : SEDATE
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Asian city on the Yamuna River : AGRA
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Blend of vegetables, perhaps : PUREE
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No oldster : SPRINGCHICKEN
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Having bitten off more than one can chew : SPREADTOOTHIN
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Something a toddler might chug? : CHOOCHOOTRAIN
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Tower of ___ (classic math puzzle) : HANOI
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Zap : TASE
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Rotund archenemy of Sonic the Hedgehog : EGGMAN
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They precede slashes: Abbr. : MOS
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Two-player card game : SPIT
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Add up to : ARE
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Like a hopeless situation : NOWIN
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___-conscious : ECO
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Place to get your fill? : PUMP
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It's commemorated on Maundy Thursday : LASTSUPPER
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2019 #1 album for Tyler, the Creator : IGOR
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Task to get done at work : ACTIONITEM
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Spot : ESPY
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Confrontational : NOSETONOSE
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Prepares to enter a work zone, perhaps : SLOWS
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1920s-'30s skating legend Sonja : HENIE
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Two of hearts : ATRIA
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Go (for) : VIE
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Former inits. in for-profit education : ITT
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Only account Edward Snowden follows on Twitter : NSA
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Notable feature of the opening clarinet solo in "Rhapsody in Blue" : GLISSANDO
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"Roots" surname : KINTE
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What a germ may become : IDEA
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x and y in "x + y" : TERMS
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"Ka-pow!" : BAM
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Portrayer of the Chief in 2008's "Get Smart" : ALANARKIN
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Number that can be spelled with only one-point Scrabble tiles : NINETEEN
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This holds water : CANTEEN
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Autumnal salad ingredients : PEPITAS
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Place to make draft picks : TAPROOM
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Bathsheba's husband before David : URIAH
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Lancaster and Cornwall, for two : DUCHIES
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Like the Acropolis : GRECIAN
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Tile-cleaning tool : SPONGEMOP
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Automotive debut of 1964 : GTO
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Lightweight option for a suit : COTTONTIE
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Día divisions : HORAS
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High piles on the floor? : SHAGRUGS
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Low-cost version, informally : CHEAPIE
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Many-time M.L.B. All-Star Arenado : NOLAN
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Airdrops? : MISTS
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Stomach soother, for short : PEPTO
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Summertime coolers : ICEES
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Co-writer of "The Christmas Song" : TORME
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Home of the Dr Pepper Museum : WACO
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Prompt an "M.Y.O.B.," say : PRY
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Overindulger, of a sort : SOT
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Card game cry : UNO
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Part of a split : PIN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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