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New York Times, Monday, May 31, 2021

Portmanteau for denim cutoffs

Author:
Michael Lieberman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Lieberman

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Lieberman.
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© 2021, The New York Times5/31/21 ( No. 26,137 )

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Across
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___-schmancy : FANCY
6
Apple's digital assistant : SIRI
10
Sandwiches that may use Skippy and Smuckers, informally : PBJS
14
Regions : AREAS
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The "Odyssey," for one : EPIC
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___ Canal, connector of the Hudson River to the Great Lakes : ERIE
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Arkansas's capital : LITTLEROCK
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"___ from New York, it's ..." : LIVE
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Bonny young woman : LASS
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Overhaul : REDO
22
"Superbad" co-star Seth : ROGEN
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Loss offsetter : GAIN
25
Derrière : TUSH
26
Bicolor cookies also called half-moons : BLACKANDWHITES
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Hold responsible : BLAME
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Cause of some nose-wrinkling : ODOR
34
"How was ___ know?" : ITO
35
Red, as a steak : RARE
36
Portmanteau for denim cutoffs : JORTS
38
Condition treated by Adderall, for short : ADHD
39
Corp. giant spelled backward inside "giant" : AIG
40
Something tried out for in a tryout : PART
41
Follows, as orders : OBEYS
42
Final practice before the big show : DRESSREHEARSAL
46
Opening between mountains : PASS
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Opening for a coin : SLOT
48
One of a pair of a carnival entertainer : STILT
50
How many times the Washington Nationals have won the World Series : ONCE
52
Chocolate candy with a caramel center : ROLO
56
Rice-shaped pasta : ORZO
57
Fashion designer associated with the item spelled out by the starts of 17-, 26- and 42-Across : COCOCHANEL
59
Clown of renown : BOZO
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Prerevolution Russian leader : CZAR
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Had a role to play : ACTED
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Obsessive fan, in slang : STAN
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Plane assignment : SEAT
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Feed, as a fire : STOKE
Down
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Leaf-changing season : FALL
2
Prima donna's big moment : ARIA
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Brooklyn basketball team : NETS
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Tie in tic-tac-toe : CATSGAME
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Big inits. in fashion : YSL
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Tennis star Williams : SERENA
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Cher holder? : IPOD
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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"Gross!" : ICK
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House speaker Nancy : PELOSI
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Flash of genius : BRIGHTIDEA
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"___ Talkin'," #1 hit for the Bee Gees : JIVE
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Observed : SEEN
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Composer Satie : ERIK
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German industrial valley : RUHR
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There's only one spot for this : ACE
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Deuces : TWOS
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Former British P.M. Tony : BLAIR
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Circular food item that may come in a 16" square box : LARGEPIZZA
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Up, on a compass : NORTH
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Banned pesticide, for short : DDT
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___ alcohol (fuel source) : ETHYL
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Installs, as a lawn : SODS
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___ Rutter, "Jeopardy!" contestant with the all-time highest winnings ($4.9+ million) : BRAD
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Places for tips : JARS
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Valuable deposit : ORE
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Existing in the mind only : ABSTRACT
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"Hey, over here!" : PSST
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Place for a brawl in a western : SALOON
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Accompany on the red carpet, say : ESCORT
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One of the Baldwin brothers : ALEC
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Bawls : SOBS
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Horse's gait : TROT
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Slowly seep (out) : OOZE
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Org. with bowl games : NCAA
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"Hold ___ your hat!" : ONTO
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Vegetable paired with potato in a soup : LEEK
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Quaint shoppe descriptor : OLDE
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Adds to an email chain, in a way : CCS
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Possesses : HAS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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