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New York Times, Monday, June 1, 2020

Award-winning sports journalist who went from ESPN to The Atlantic

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Agard. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York Times6/1/20 ( No. 25,773 )
Across
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Place underneath one's seat, say : STOW
5
"Dancing Queen" group : ABBA
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Barely open, as a door : AJAR
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"Ingredient" in molten chocolate cake : LAVA
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Decorated parade vehicle : FLOAT
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Aloe ___ : VERA
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Pinnacle : APEX
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Cuban dance : RUMBA
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Sign for the superstitious : OMEN
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Message on a giant foam finger : WERENUMBERONE
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Chem. or biol. : SCI
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___ of the tongue : SLIP
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Falsehood : LIE
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Big jerk : ASS
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"The Addams Family" cousin : ITT
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Prayer endings : AMENS
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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1999 rom-com with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook : SHESALLTHAT
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Release, as a new album : DROP
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Less than 90°, as an angle : ACUTE
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"Livin' la ___ Loca" : VIDA
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"Anything Goes" song : YOURETHETOP
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Big California paper, for short : LAT
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Go in : ENTER
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Orangutan, e.g. : APE
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Homophone of 24-Across : LYE
50
___ Fridays : TGI
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Target of a scratch : ITCH
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Grp. that might give you a hand on the shoulder? : AAA
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Kellogg's Frosted Flakes slogan : THEYREGRRREAT
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Equestrian's "Stop!" : WHOA
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Turned white : PALED
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___-pads (hygiene product) : MAXI
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Lug along : HAUL
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Lesser of two ___ : EVILS
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Norway's capital : OSLO
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Latch ___ (seize) : ONTO
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Not-safe-for-work transmission : SEXT
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Some whiskeys : RYES
Down
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Cole ___ : SLAW
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Alternative to glue : TAPE
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Above : OVER
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Grows, as the moon : WAXES
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Grad : ALUM
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Woefully underperforms : BOMBS
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Site of a biblical tower : BABEL
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Company that launched Pong : ATARI
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Stratford-upon-___ : AVON
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Award-winning sports journalist who went from ESPN to The Atlantic : JEMELEHILL
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Exist : ARE
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Went for office : RAN
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Signature accessory of Carmen Miranda : FRUITHAT
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TV drama with spinoffs set in Los Angeles and New Orleans : NCIS
21
Down Under gemstone : OPAL
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24 hours from now : INADAY
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Subject of a will : ESTATE
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"Still ..." : ANDYET
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Well-muscled : STRONG
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"Don't hesitate to say what you want" : SHOUTITOUT
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Silicon Valley industry : TECH
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Cable channel that brought the world "Beavis and Butt-head" : MTV
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Take to court : SUE
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Intro to boy or girl : ATTA
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Animals with spots : LEOPARDS
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___-K (early learning) : PRE
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Lake with a namesake canal : ERIE
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Prickly ___ (variety of cactus) : PEAR
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Goes tap-tap-tap on a keyboard : TYPES
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Yearn for : CRAVE
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DNA shape : HELIX
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Knight's protection : ARMOR
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Angel's headwear : HALO
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Hanukkah coins : GELT
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"No sweat!" : EASY
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Spinning part of a car : AXLE
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Spanish uncles : TIOS
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"Which person?" : WHO
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___ Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN

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