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New York Times, Monday, June 14, 2021

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels and Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Chinese dissident artist
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
856/12/200011/21/202354
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Andrea Carla Michaels
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562/20/200612/9/202334
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5383313183
RebusScrabblePOWFresh
31.62568%
Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 75 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Peterson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Monday freshness: 38%
Constructor notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times6/14/21 ( No. 26,151 )
Across
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Fills with wonderment : AWES
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Rating for "Supergirl" or "Gilmore Girls" : TVPG
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Piece of the pie : SLICE
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The ___ of one's existence : BANE
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Get wind of : HEAR
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Prop for a painter : EASEL
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Abbr. for routing of mail : ATTN
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Spooky-sounding lake? : ERIE
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Format for old computer games : CDROM
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Food for Little Miss Muffet : CURDSANDWHEY
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"___ the Force, Luke" : USE
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Drink in a tavern : ALE
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Increases, as the pot : ADDSTO
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___ Madre (Western range) : SIERRA
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Chinese dissident artist : AIWEIWEI
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Like Shakespeare's feet? : IAMBIC
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Common injury locale for an athlete, in brief : ACL
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U.S. Naval Academy anthem : ANCHORSAWEIGH
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Lyric poem : ODE
42
Pacific weather phenomenon : ELNINO
43
Neighbor of Botswana : ZIMBABWE
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Driver's license, e.g., in brief : IDCARD
51
Grab 40 winks : SNOOZE
52
Music genre for Weezer or Fall Out Boy : EMO
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Follower of Red or Dead : SEA
54
Breakup song by Fleetwood Mac : GOYOUROWNWAY
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Energy alternative to wind : SOLAR
61
Shoelace annoyance : KNOT
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Snooty manners : AIRS
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In the loop : AWARE
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Tilt-a-Whirl, e.g. : RIDE
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Get ready, as for surgery : PREP
66
Messages that may include emojis : TEXTS
67
x and y, on a graph : AXES
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"M*A*S*H" co-star Alan : ALDA
Down
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Something you can always count on : ABACUS
2
1960s dance craze : WATUSI
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Main dish : ENTREE
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Email button : SEND
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1836 site to "remember" : THEALAMO
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Science fiction pioneer Jules : VERNE
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Stamp on an invoice : PAID
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Increased, as the pot : GREW
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Withdraw formally : SECEDE
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Mom of Princes William and Harry : LADYDI
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Home of Tel Aviv: Abbr. : ISR
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Bigwig hired by a board : CEO
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Street frequented by Freddy Krueger : ELM
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Actress ___ Jessica Parker : SARAH
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Hem and ___ : HAW
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Freebies at a corporate event : SWAG
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Field for many Silicon Valley jobs : TECH
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Shipment from Alaska's North Slope : OIL
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Rocker Ocasek of the Cars : RIC
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What a bride walks down : AISLE
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The Who's "___ See for Miles" : ICAN
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Batch of beer : BREW
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Tennis score after deuce : ADIN
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6-Down's submarine captain : NEMO
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Nintendo controllers : WIIMOTES
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Fund, as a fellowship : ENDOW
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Org. with Summer and Winter Games : IOC
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Parts of lbs. : OZS
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Bergman's "Casablanca" co-star : BOGART
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Islands west of Lisbon : AZORES
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Queen ___ (pop nickname) : BEY
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Eddying : ASWIRL
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Stood on its hind legs, as a horse : REARED
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Place to be pampered : DAYSPA
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Wear down bit by bit : ERODE
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Southern soup ingredient : OKRA
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Operating system developed at Bell Labs : UNIX
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California vineyard valley : NAPA
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Took a rest ... or a test? : SAT
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Be in debt : OWE
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Not strict : LAX

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