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New York Times, Friday, June 11, 2021

Sobriquet for international hip-hop star Pitbull

Author:
Matthew Stock
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Stock. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times6/11/21 ( No. 26,148 )

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Across
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"I literally ___" (millennial's overstatement) : DIED
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First country to discover water on the moon : INDIA
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Criticize forcefully : SLAM
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Nirvana, e.g. : INNERPEACE
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Part of the eye : CONE
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Computer file arrangement : DATAFORMAT
18
Sharp : ACID
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Manhattan, for one : DRINK
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Former major-league slugger Adam nicknamed "Big Donkey" : DUNN
21
Best Actor winner Malek : RAMI
22
"I'd love to!" : LETS
23
[Is this thing on?] : TAPTAP
25
Moving option : VAN
26
Celebratory shout : YAY
27
Bud : PAL
28
Cause of a 2014 scare : EBOLA
30
"Rabbits" in a race : PACESETTERS
34
Sobriquet for international hip-hop star Pitbull : MRWORLDWIDE
35
Scorsese film added to the National Film Registry in 1997 : MEANSTREETS
36
"I want it!" : GIMME
37
"Minari" director ___ Isaac Chung : LEE
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It doesn't last long : FAD
41
Bit of royal regalia : ORB
42
Abjure : DISOWN
46
Olympic figure skating commentator Johnny : WEIR
47
Spencer of "Good Morning America" : LARA
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Goddess whose Roman counterpart is Victoria : NIKE
50
This and this : THESE
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Big Apple : IMAC
52
They may have lots of steps : STAIRWELLS
54
Windmill part : VANE
55
News headlines : TOPSTORIES
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"I like texts from my ___ when they want a second chance" (Cardi B line) : EXES
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Absinthe flavoring : ANISE
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Site for crafty sorts? : ETSY
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Start to squat? : DIDDLY
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Covered, as by insurance : INAREA
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Being : ENTITY
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___ list : DEANS
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Investment opportunity, for short : IPO
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Jokey response to an overly technical explanation : NERDALERT
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Prevent from running : DAMUP
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"Sorry, unavailable" : ICANT
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Hartford-based health care company : AETNA
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Leave damaged : SCAR
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Many a farmer's market attendee : LOCAVORE
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Members of a certain kingdom : ANIMALS
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___ Spirit, winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby : MEDINA
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D.C.'s ___ Stadium, opened in 1961 : RFK
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Dish that can be prepared al pastor : TACOS
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Small : PETITE
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Put in hock : PAWNED
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They might be twins : BEDS
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Tot toter, in Tottenham : PRAM
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Canon offering, in brief : SLR
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"Blossom of snow," in song : EDELWEISS
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One studying for a bar or bat mitzvah, say : TWEEN
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Cell boundary : MEMBRANE
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Studio with "Chicago" and "Chocolat" : MIRAMAX
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Start a stream, say : GOLIVE
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Get into a rhythm, informally : FEELIT
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Long divisions? : AISLES
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Not casual : DRESSY
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Pic that may have millions of likes : INSTA
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Keep under wraps : SITON
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"African unicorn" : OKAPI
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Question in a shell game : WHERE
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Las Vegas W.N.B.A. team : ACES
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"Arguing with a fool proves there are ___": Doris M. Smith : TWO
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U.S. 1, for one: Abbr. : RTE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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