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WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN

New York Times, Sunday, May 31, 2020

Word whose rise in popularity coincided with the spread of the telephone

Author:
Lewis Rothlein and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lewis Rothlein
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 75 Missing: {WX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Rothlein. This is puzzle # 112 for Mr. Chen.
Will Shortz notes:
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Constructor notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
I enjoy having a crunchy problem to wrap my brain around. This one wasn't as hard as others — it's a simple matter to search for palindromic letter patterns buried within phrases — but it ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times5/31/20 ( No. 25,772 )
Across
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... and the rest: Abbr. : ETC
4
Small bit : SPECK
9
Chilled : ICED
13
Feng ___ : SHUI
17
Takes off : GOES
19
Word whose rise in popularity coincided with the spread of the telephone : HELLO
20
It's shorter on land than at sea : MILE
21
Bit of change : CENT
22
Traditional Hanukkah gift for kids : GELT
23
Computing machine displayed in part at the Smithsonian : ENIAC
24
Beachgoer's item : PAIL
25
Instrument heard in "Eleanor Rigby" : CELLO
26
Bits of regalia : TIARAS
28
"Git!" : SHOO
30
Get hammered : TIEONEON
32
Providers of books to remote locations : MOBILELIBRARIES
34
Unlawful activity by a minor : JUVENILEDELINQUENCY
36
Land of the Po (not Poland) : ITALY
37
Special ___ : OPS
38
___-cone : SNO
39
Home of the world's smallest country: Abbr. : EUR
40
Alias letters : AKA
41
Demurring words : NOTI
42
Member of the genus Helix : SNAIL
44
Marcel Duchamp, e.g. : DADAIST
47
Genre for the Spice Girls or Backstreet Boys : TEENPOP
49
Passion : ZEAL
51
Bug experts, informally : ITPEOPLE
55
Breathtaking sight in the ocean? : GILL
56
Back : ENDORSE
58
This and others : CLUES
59
Downed : ATE
62
GPS's guesses : ETAS
64
Montezuma, for one : AZTEC
65
Assign new functions to, as keyboard keys : REMAP
66
Some natural remedies : MEDICINALPLANTS
69
Cabinet position once held by Herbert Hoover : COMMERCESECRETARY
72
Give one's take : OPINE
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Basic knowledge, with "the" : ROPES
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Went after, in a way : SUED
78
___ admin : SYS
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Classic brand of candy wafers : NECCO
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Magical teen of Archie Comics : SABRINA
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Give kudos to : HAIL
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Pop a wheelie? : GETAFLAT
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"I've got that covered" : ONIT
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Paid to play : ANTEDUP
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Work requiring some intelligence? : SPYFILM
93
___ Bahama (clothing label) : TOMMY
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DNA carrier : GENE
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Word after "so" or "go" : FAR
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Middle of many similes : ASA
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1%-er in D.C.?: Abbr. : SEN
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'60s war zone : NAM
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Not reflective : MATTE
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Untimely time : INOPPORTUNEMOMENT
107
Great depth : ELABORATEDETAIL
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Myth propagated to promote social harmony, in Plato's "Republic" : NOBLELIE
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Faux cough : AHEM
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"Aw, hell!" : DAMMIT
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Shady outdoor area : ARBOR
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Collection of stock : HERD
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4x100, e.g. : RELAY
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Sole : ONLY
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Put down : LAID
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Opposite of une adversaire : AMIE
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Selfie taker's concern : ANGLE
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Liberal arts college in Portland, Ore. : REED
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Just makes, with "out" : EKES
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Recipe amts. : TSPS
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Serious-minded : STAID
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Cavity filler's deg. : DDS
Down
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Mayonnaise ingredient : EGG
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Directly opposed : TOETOTOE
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Like a virgin : CELIBATE
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Cut : SHEAR
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Good thing to have after work : PENSIONPLAN
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QB Manning : ELI
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Number of concern to a teacher : CLASSSIZE
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Former New York City mayor with the autobiography "Mayor" : KOCH
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Tow truck's destination : IMPOUNDLOT
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Org. in "Argo" : CIA
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Jet set : ELITE
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Precisely describe : DELINEATE
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It's made up of lines : SCENE
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State capital in Lewis and Clark County : HELENA
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Crack : UNLOCK
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2017 hit movie about an Olympic skater : ITONYA
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Songbird with dark, iridescent plumage : STARLING
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What A.P. exams grant incoming freshmen : COURSECREDIT
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Unit of hope : RAY
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IHOP beverages : OJS
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Supply : EQUIP
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Make, as money : MINT
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Water safety org. : EPA
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U.S. broadcasting service : VOA
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Conductor Georg : SOLTI
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Long river of Siberia : LENA
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Places for hustlers? : DISCOS
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"Rent me" sign : TOLET
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What marriage merely is, to some : PIECEOFPAPER
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Cutting tool : ADZ
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Catamounts, by another name : PUMAS
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1960s counterculture figure : LEARY
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Play awards : ESPYS
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Remote control button : REC
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A part of : AMONG
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Plains structure : TEPEE
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Order from above : EDICT
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Low-hanging clouds : STRATI
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Atahualpa's subjects : INCAS
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Bawl : SOB
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Sports Illustrated named him "Sportsman of the Century" in 1999 : MUHAMMADALI
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Villain : MEANY
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Places for strollers : PROMENADES
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German article : EIN
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Something a crab might be found in : SNIT
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Coverage in Africa? : SAFARIHAT
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Penance : ATONEMENT
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Shin guards of old : LEGARMOR
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Disinfectant brand : LYSOL
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Held up : DETAINED
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Like most haikus : UNTITLED
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Source of zest : PEEL
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Fighting Tigers' sch. : LSU
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Evil: Fr. : MAL
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Pilot's opposite : FINALE
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Heavy winter wear : ANORAK
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Margot who played the titular role in 16-Down : ROBBIE
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Utmost degree : NTH
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Stage ___ : MOM
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Moves like an elephant : PLODS
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Bustles (with) : TEEMS
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Howled like a wolf : BAYED
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Museum sections, perhaps : ERAS
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Criticize in no uncertain terms : RIP
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JFK alternative : LGA
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Amts. "gained" or "lost" : YDS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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