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New York Times, Wednesday, June 10, 2020

"The most successful ___ seldom pays for its losses": Thomas Jefferson

Author:
Amanda Rafkin and Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Amanda Rafkin
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1.62181
Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JY} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Rafkin. This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Trudeau.
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© 2020, The New York Times6/10/20 ( No. 25,782 )
Across
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Spry : AGILE
6
Gray, say : DRAB
10
Raise on a farm : GROW
14
Parts of radios : TUNERS
16
Dubliner's land : EIRE
17
Dog in "Finding Neverland" : NANA
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Second-in-charge, as at a restaurant : ASSISTANTMANAGER
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"The ___ Erwin Show" (1950s sitcom) : STU
22
Watson of "Beauty and the Beast" : EMMA
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Revered emblem : TOTEM
24
Blackens with goo : TARS
26
California setting for "Hannah Montana" : MALIBU
28
End of a proof, for short : QED
30
Boundary marking the limits of a black hole : EVENTHORIZON
33
Salt Lake City collegian : UTE
34
Tuna type : AHI
35
Fort ___ (gold depository) : KNOX
36
Carpe ___ (seize the day) : DIEM
37
Director of the horror films "Cabin Fever" and "Hostel" : ELIROTH
41
Comedian Martin : DEMETRI
43
Miner's big find : LODE
44
President who was formerly Theodore Roosevelt's secretary of war : TAFT
47
Campaigned : RAN
48
Texter's guffaw : LOL
49
Toss the pigskin perfectly : THROWASPIRAL
54
Offshoot of punk : EMO
55
Knockoffs, informally : REPROS
56
Baby's first word, maybe : MAMA
57
Like pistachios and lemons : OVOID
59
Peace Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
61
19-Down for an air gun : BBS
62
Classic comics rallying cry ... or a hint to 18-, 30- and 49-Across : AVENGERSASSEMBLE
66
Politician Buttigieg : PETE
67
Joel or Ethan of the film world : COEN
68
Jail, in slang : COOLER
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"Leave it to the ___" : PROS
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It bends when you sit : KNEE
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Must have : NEEDS
Down
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One little bite : ATASTE
2
Holst who composed "The Planets" : GUSTAV
3
Cover, as a car : INSURE
4
Hula hoop? : LEI
5
Triage sites, for short : ERS
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Monarchy for over a thousand years : DENMARK
7
Treatment for A.D.H.D. : RITALIN
8
Partner of Hammer in the supermarket : ARM
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Vocal percussionists : BEATBOXERS
10
One creating a little buzz at an outdoor party : GNAT
11
Angrily abandon a video game : RAGEQUIT
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Approximately 39 inches : ONEMETER
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"The most successful ___ seldom pays for its losses": Thomas Jefferson : WAR
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Part of an office bldg. address : STE
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See 61-Across : AMMO
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Follower of "the," often : NOUN
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Trap : SNARE
27
Preppy clothing brand : IZOD
29
Prefix with god or john : DEMI
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However, in brief : THO
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Rise from bed ... or drop to one's stomach : HITTHEDECK
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Jeans material : DENIM
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Her, to Henri : ELLE
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Affect in a distant, menacing way : LOOMOVER
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"Sure, my pleasure!" : IDLOVETO
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Instrument with a soundbox : HARP
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Election night graphic : MAP
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Anticipate : FORESEE
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Like most roads : TWOLANE
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Subject in which sin is an important topic? : TRIG
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It means "no returns allowed" : ASIS
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Group wielding pitchforks, say : RABBLE
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Strolled : AMBLED
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Things shooting from a sci-fi monster's eyes : LASERS
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White bills in Monopoly : ONES
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Key to get out? : ESC
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Tinder or Venmo : APP
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Harry Potter's best friend : RON
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Long stretch : EON
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A Stooge : MOE

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

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