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New York Times, Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Little bird of mine?

Author:
Nina Sloan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Sloan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Nina Sloan notes:
Hi all! I'm Nina Sloan, and I'm thrilled to be making my New York Times debut! A quick intro: I'm 19 years old, I'm originally from ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
My house is full of candy stashes, filled with treats I take from my kids at night. What, why are you giving me the stink-eye? They ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Kazuo Ishiguro (from 45 Down) won his Nobel prize after writing The Remains of the Day. His latest novel, Klara and the Sun, seems ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times5/4/21 ( No. 26,110 )
Across
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"Likewise" : SAME
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Enthralled : RAPT
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One in a stack for an English teacher to grade : ESSAY
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Big event for high school seniors : PROM
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Mine and yours : OURS
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"The Hunchback of ___ Dame" : NOTRE
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Bank takeback, for short : REPO
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Length x width, for a rectangle : AREA
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"___ Frozen Adventure" (2017 Disney film) : OLAFS
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"The Addams Family" cousin : ITT
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Annual celebration, for short : BDAY
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Big name in vapes : JUUL
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Candy with an insulting name #1 : GOOBERS
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Wrestling duo : TAGTEAM
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"La Bohème," for one : OPERA
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Candy with an insulting name #2 : AIRHEADS
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Entertain with a story : REGALE
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Debtor's letters : IOU
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Candy with an insulting name #3 : BUTTERFINGERS
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Prefix with sexual : PAN
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Little bird of mine? : CANARY
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Candy with an insulting name #4 : SLOPOKES
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1990s fitness fad : TAEBO
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Stuck on a stake : IMPALED
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Candy with an insulting name #5 : DUMDUMS
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Crafty online marketplace : ETSY
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___ d'oeuvres : HORS
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Crew neck or V-neck : TEE
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Lamp dweller : GENIE
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Peak viewable from Tokyo on a clear day : FUJI
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Fitzgerald of jazz : ELLA
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Philly ivy : UPENN
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What coaches on star-laden teams must handle : EGOS
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Swarm (with) : TEEM
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One with a golden touch : MIDAS
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Sticky spot? : NEST
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Music and theater : ARTS
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Bit of basil : SPRIG
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"Am not!" comeback : ARETOO
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Shaggy hairdo : MOPTOP
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"Punk rock's moody younger sibling," per Rolling Stone : EMO
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Fit on a hard drive? : ROADRAGE
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Vibes : AURAS
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Seals, to great white sharks : PREY
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___ PreCheck : TSA
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Exasperated cry : ENOUGH
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Something that disappears in a chemistry experiment : SOLUTE
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Stuffy atmosphere : STALEAIR
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Terrier's sound : ARF
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Affirmative : YES
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Bit of Special Forces headwear : BERET
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Jam container : JAR
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Ernie's partner on TV : BERT
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Connection : TIEIN
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Hubbubs : ADOS
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The Spartans of the Big Ten, in brief : MSU
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Italian luxury cars, familiarly : ALFAS
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Traveled in a parabola : ARCED
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Lip lotion : BALM
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Still in its original packaging : UNOPENED
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Person who appreciates a walk in the woods, say : NATURIST
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1,000 of them equal a kilo : GRAMS
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Watched : EYED
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... phi, chi, ___, omega : PSI
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Green layer on the Statue of Liberty : PATINA
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Mary-Kate and Ashley : OLSENS
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Symbol of ownership : KEY
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Profession of the protagonist Stevens in Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day" : BUTLER
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Brunch dish : OMELET
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Karate schools : DOJOS
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Bursting at the ___ : SEAMS
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Leviathan : HUGE
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Wrigley's product : GUM
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Prefix with center : EPI
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Bog : FEN
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Pilot's announcement, for short : ETA

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