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New York Times, Friday, May 8, 2020

Difference between a well-dressed bicyclist and a poorly dressed unicyclist, in a joke

Author:
Daniel Larsen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQVX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Larsen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Daniel Larsen notes:
The grid design for this puzzle was inspired by Patrick Berry, since many of his puzzles feature similar staircases of black squares ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Did [DC figures] fool you, too? Shame on me! First of all, my kids are fascinated by SUPERHEROES, constantly asking me to tie on ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times5/8/20 ( No. 25,749 )
Across
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Rummage sale : BAZAAR
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Billing partner : COSTAR
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Turn on, say : ENABLE
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Bummer : LOWNOTE
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Surrounds : HEMSIN
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Where to see the aurora borealis : FARNORTH
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Planet, poetically : ORB
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Kindergarten math lesson : ADDING
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Its exterior is the edible mold Penicillium candidum : BRIE
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Towers : LOOMS
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Break up : ENDIT
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Series of ages : ERA
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Bird's long-ago relative, informally : DINO
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"___ traditional ..." : ASIS
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Strength : ASSET
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Contributed : DIDONESPART
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DC figures : SUPERHEROES
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Manhattan neighborhood between the East Village and Chinatown : LITTLEITALY
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Goodbye : ADIEU
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Wait for : BIDE
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Cross : MEET
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Base ___ : TEN
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"Corner-of-the-Street" poet : MILNE
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One way of playing things : BYEAR
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Setting for many Manet paintings of the bourgeoisie : CAFE
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Lean on : COERCE
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___-choice : PRO
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Many members of Wyoming's Wind River Reservation : ARAPAHOS
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Jean on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : HARLOW
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Small shooter : MINICAM
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Esoteric : ARCANE
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Socks, once, for Bill and Hillary Clinton : PETCAT
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___ Allende, author of "The House of the Spirits" : ISABEL
Down
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Magician's cry : BEHOLD
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Kind of barometer that doesn't use liquid : ANEROID
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Ice machines : ZAMBONIS
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Gymgoer's pride : ABS
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Something to assume : ALIAS
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Tear : REND
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Short-legged dog : CORGI
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Possess ... or totally destroy : OWN
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La-di-da sort : SNOB
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Actress Gina of "Suits" : TORRES
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Difference between a well-dressed bicyclist and a poorly dressed unicyclist, in a joke : ATTIRE
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Nuke, say : REHEAT
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Luke Skywalker sold his in Mos Eisley : LANDSPEEDER
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Things that often have ribbons : FINISHLINES
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Periodic Atacama occurrence : DESERTBLOOM
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Space station section : MODULE
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Fortunetelling tool : TAROT
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Caught in ___ : ANET
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Full of passion : STEAMY
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Yves Saint Laurent perfume since 1977 : OPIUM
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___ Luyendyk Jr., former bachelor on "The Bachelor" : ARIE
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Polysomnography facility : SLEEPLAB
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Beginning of a timeline : YEARONE
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Where capture the flag is often played : ATCAMP
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Term of affection : DEARIE
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One might keep you up at night : INFANT
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Gardening tool : TROWEL
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Bygone messaging service : ICHAT
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Franchise with the most victories in N.F.L. history : BEARS
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Word before tale or fail : EPIC
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Beverage flavored with cardamom : CHAI
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Obama health law, for short : ACA
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Electronics co. that once owned Random House : RCA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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