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New York Times, Saturday, June 15, 2019

Like the love story in 2013's "Blue Is the Warmest Color"

Author:
Ryan McCarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ryan McCarty

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. McCarty. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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I spent several years and many failed attempts to try and get this grid design to work. It's in my mind the quintessential "gaping ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times6/15/19 ( No. 25,421 )

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"A pity" : ALAS
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Holier-than-thou : SMUG
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Possible poker payments : CHITS
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Lead role in "Rent" : MIMI
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Boxed up, say : TOGO
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California's Santa ___ Range : LUCIA
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"Rocky IV" rival who makes a reappearance in "Creed II" : IVANDRAGO
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Crack : ADEPT
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Like the love story in 2013's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" : LESBIAN
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What might precede a bite : GRR
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School 43-Across : PTA
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Home of the Basilica di San Francesco : ASSISI
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Astronomical rarity : BLUEMOON
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Digital native, often : TEEN
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Time-consuming environmental procedures : GREENTAPE
30
Something rain might change, in brief : ETD
31
Squeezes (into) : SHOEHORNS
32
Sweet treat since 1924 : BITOHONEY
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Called to see, in a way : FACETIMED
34
Set (on) : SIC
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Whittlers' tools : PENKNIVES
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One of 309 in the National Mall : ACRE
39
Tissue affliction common during the Civil War : GANGRENE
40
Reflect : MIRROR
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World of Warcraft creature : ORC
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23-Across, for one: Abbr. : ORG
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Mood influencer : HORMONE
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Program on a Billy Blanks DVD : TAEBO
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Protest item that leaves a powdery mess : FLOURBOMB
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In a pickle or in a jam : IDIOM
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Brewery fixture : OAST
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Substance made from seaweed : AGAR
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Is disposed (to) : TENDS
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Rocker David Lee ___ : ROTH
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City near Tesla Gigafactory 1 : RENO
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Question following a holdup : AMILATE
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What a band plays at a concert : LIVESET
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Stocked up : AMASSED
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Penalty box, in hockey lingo : SINBIN
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Hair care item : STRAIGHTENER
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Say "Not this again!," say : MOAN
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Boot brand since the 1970s : UGG
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Voice-activated smart speaker introduced in 2016 : GOOGLEHOME
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Wine-colored : CLARETRED
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Agcy. that oversees Ginnie Mae : HUD
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Fruity summer treats : ICEPOPS
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Creep, perhaps : TIPTOE
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Great red dragon, in Revelation : SATAN
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Burn, in slang : DIS
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Go on disparagingly : RUNONESMOUTH
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Home sweet home? : BEEHIVE
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Word in the translation of "e pluribus unum" : MANY
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Backing : ROOTINGFOR
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Quarantine locales : SICKROOMS
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[Just like that!] : BANG
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Corral : FENCEIN
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Skinflint : SCROOGE
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Grueling kind of race : IRONMAN
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Brain-wave-amplifying device in "X-Men" : CEREBRO
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It's one thing after another : PARADE
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Martial arts hold that forces submission : ARMBAR
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"Understood" : GOTIT
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Like some verbs: Abbr. : IRR
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Website need : HOST
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Figure, briefly : BOD
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Mostly monosyllabic language : LAO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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