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PAPER WORK

New York Times, Sunday, May 5, 2019

Pop group whose name derives from the initials of its members' first names

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson and Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Donaldson. This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Peterson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Will Shortz notes:
Samuel A. Donaldson is a law professor, specializing in taxes and estates, at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Doug Peterson is a professional crossword constructor in Pasadena, Calif. ... read more
Constructor notes:

Yeah, we know. TURTLER.

(Jeff: I play a lot of Clash Royale, and people who hunker down and play for the annoying stalemate are said to "turtle up." Also known as being a dirty turtler. Sounds so dirty!)

Jeff Chen notes:
It's not often that I have a Sunday solving experience that delights from start to end — today's hit that mark! Made me a real laughing boy. Amusing re-interpretations of "___ PAPER" ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times5/5/19 ( No. 25,380 )
Across
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Measure of a stone : CARAT
6
Purchase of proof? : ALCOHOL
13
Takes up a lot of space : SPRAWLS
20
"Don't cry for me" singer : EVITA
21
Enchant : BEGUILE
22
Mine transport : TRAMWAY
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Scratch paper? : LOTTERYTICKET
25
Hangs around : REMAINS
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Most stylish : SWANKEST
27
2013 film whose lead actress is never seen : HER
28
Liquid paper? : WINELIST
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Acted as : WAS
30
What Oberon orbits : URANUS
32
Relay closer : ANCHOR
36
Construction paper? : BUILDINGPERMIT
44
Bugs from the underworld : MORAN
45
Jane Austen heroine : EMMA
46
Grp. that usually meets in the evening : PTA
47
Veiled criticism, in slang : SHADE
48
Fly paper? : BOARDINGPASS
52
Assn. : ORG
54
That stinks! : ODOR
55
Mormon Church, for short : LDS
56
Spreads in the kitchen : OLEOS
57
Hyundai model : ELANTRA
60
Horror director Roth : ELI
61
K-12 : ELHI
63
Broadway's Cariou : LEN
64
Periods of note : ERAS
65
Pop group whose name derives from the initials of its members' first names : ABBA
67
Wax paper? : RECORDDEAL
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Note paper? : SHEETMUSIC
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Bygone auto whose name sounds like a command : YUGO
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"I want details!" : DISH
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506, in old Rome : DVI
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Trade jabs (with) : SPAR
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Ending with body or spy : CAM
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Expresses exasperation toward : SIGHSAT
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Some trumpeters : SWANS
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Size above med. : LGE
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Bygone sitcom set around Houston : REBA
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La-la lead-in : TRA
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Position paper? : SEATINGCHART
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Competitor of Reach : ORALB
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Settings for some TV dramas, for short : ERS
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First place? : EDEN
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Prophet who inveighed against the "sins of Israel" : HOSEA
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Wall paper? : COLLEGEDIPLOMA
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Segue to the next part of a story : SOTHEN
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Contribute : DONATE
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Warhol subject : MAO
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Term paper? : CONTRACT
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Exclamation that's usually doubled : TSK
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Doggy treat : BELLYRUB
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The least little bit : ONEIOTA
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Crepe paper? : BREAKFASTMENU
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Terrapin catcher : TURTLER
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Humanitarian operation : AIRLIFT
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Trap at a ski lodge, perhaps : ICEIN
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Wound : SPOOLED
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Chilean catch : SEABASS
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Bridge positions : EASTS
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Hanna-Barbera collectibles : CELS
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Profess : AVOW
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Singer Ora with three solo #1 hits in Britain : RITA
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Abbr. on an envelope : ATTN
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Class one might take for kicks? : TAEKWONDO
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Deep hole : ABYSS
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Baltic dweller : LETT
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It helped bring dinos to life in "Jurassic Park" : CGI
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"That's a good burn!" : OUCH
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Take a walk on the wild side? : HIKE
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John ___, three-time Gold Glove first baseman : OLERUD
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Authorize to : LET
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Craft created on a board with nails : STRINGART
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Rules of engagement? : PRENUP
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"The Ten Commandments" villain : RAMESES
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Human rights lawyer Clooney : AMAL
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Depression follower, for short : WWII
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Office PC connections : LANS
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Routine: Abbr. : SYST
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Body part whose name contains another body part : REAR
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Deliberate and unprovoked : WANTON
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Grave letters : RIP
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Unhurried walker : AMBLER
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Noggin : NOODLE
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Drum kit component : CRASHCYMBAL
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Half a laugh? : HAR
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"Shoo!" : BEGONE
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Ones making calls, informally : UMPS
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"___ Pepper ..." (classic soda jingle) : IMA
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Eye surgeon's tool : LASER
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Pi + 1? : RHO
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Debuted to great acclaim : MADEASPLASH
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Talent show that jumped networks, familiarly : IDOL
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Actress Polo : TERI
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Volunteer's offer : ILLDOIT
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Grant factor, sometimes : NEED
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Symbol in many a URL : SLASH
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Harsh : GRATING
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Neutral color : ASH
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SALT subject, for short : ABM
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Marker, informally : IOU
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Part of an after-school lineup : BUS
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Some N.F.L. linemen: Abbr. : RGS
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App annoyances : ADS
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Actress Findley : EDWINA
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Welsh "John" : EVAN
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"What she said" : IAGREE
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El Greco, e.g. : CRETAN
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Symbol of strength : STEEL
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Critter that likes to lie in the sun : CROC
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Prefix with -naut : AERO
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Immigrant's desire : GREENCARD
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Really busy doing : HARDAT
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Modern education acronym : STEM
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Clothing symbol for a graduate of Oxford or Cambridge : SCHOOLTIE
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Exclusively : ALL
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Running around : ADO
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Sexy : HOT
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Portable place to sleep : BEDROLL
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Take a load off : SIT
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Relative of a Vandyke : GOATEE
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Family name on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" : PETRIE
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"Do the Right Thing" pizzeria : SALS
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Butcher's stock : MEATS
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Portable places to sleep : COTS
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"Movin' ___" ("The Jeffersons" theme) : ONUP
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Old Roman autocrat : NERO
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One of the Jacksons : TITO
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Hospital fluids : SERA
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Former "Meet the Press" host Marvin : KALB
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People who are totes close : BFFS
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Often-pantomimed hit song of the 1970s : YMCA
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"Cheers" actor Roger : REES
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Soldier's assignment : UNIT
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Tush : BUNS
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Some undergrad degs. : BAS
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Soul from Seoul? : KIA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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