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New York Times, Monday, June 15, 2020

Some household helpers ... or an oral hint to 17-, 24-, 51- and 63-Across

Author:
Olivia Mitra Framke
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Framke. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0615 ( 25,787 )
Across
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Londoner, e.g., informally : BRIT
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Get an A, B, C or D : PASS
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Audibly expresses shock : GASPS
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"I do solemnly swear ...," e.g. : OATH
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Like a billionaire : RICH
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Rushed toward : RANAT
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Mystery-solving Great Dane of cartoons : SCOOBYDOO
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Yoga pose : ASANA
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City where the "Gangnam Style" video was filmed : SEOUL
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Architect Sir Christopher ___ : WREN
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Cribbage scoring piece : PEG
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Logo art that changes almost daily : GOOGLEDOODLE
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Place to buy a drink : CASHBAR
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Talk drunkenly : SLUR
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Fiction's opposite : FACT
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50% : HALF
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Thin as ___ : ARAIL
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Bobby of N.H.L. fame : ORR
40
Some household helpers ... or an oral hint to 17-, 24-, 51- and 63-Across : AUPAIRS
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Non-___ (label on some foods) : GMO
43
What salmon swim upstream to do : SPAWN
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"I ___ a dream ..." : HAVE
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Amount for the washer or dryer : LOAD
47
Teller's partner in magic : PENN
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Make better : ENHANCE
51
Stir-fry ingredients, often : BAMBOOSHOOTS
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At least 35 years, for a U.S. president : AGE
56
Threesome : TRIO
57
Car with a "T" logo : TESLA
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Plenty o' : LOTSA
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Can't-miss : FOOLPROOF
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"Sauer" hot dog topping : KRAUT
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From Bangkok, say : THAI
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Lady ___, a.k.a. the First Lady of Song : ELLA
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Balm : SALVE
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Fermented rice wine : SAKE
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Cherished : DEAR
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Office head : BOSS
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Marathon, e.g. : RACE
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"Am ___ late?" : ITOO
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Something going through one's head : THOUGHT
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Poke one's nose (into) : PRY
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Lend a hand : AID
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Angry expression : SCOWL
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Beachfront : SHORE
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Breakfast mixtures with rolled oats : GRANOLAS
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Some smallish batteries : AAS
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Flower named for its resemblance to a winged beast : SNAPDRAGON
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Group of experts : PANEL
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"All the world's a ___": Shak. : STAGE
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Ill-defined lump : BLOB
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Magazine heads, for short : EDS
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Hawaiian honeymoon destination : OAHU
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Visual representation of data : GRAPH
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"Give us this day ___ daily bread" : OUR
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Money execs : CFOS
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Org. looking out for seniors' interests : AARP
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Reusable material in a junkyard : SCRAPMETAL
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A.L. West team, on scoreboards : LAA
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TV's "Hawaii ___" : FIVEO
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Popular Apple product : IMAC
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Vein of ore : LODE
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Mark up, as a textbook : ANNOTATE
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Nevada city : RENO
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The third "w" in www : WEB
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Hit with a beam of light : LASERED
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Counterpart of "neither" : NOR
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URL starter : HTTP
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Pitching blunders : BALKS
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Ancient Greek gathering spot : AGORA
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Carefully sorts (through) : SIFTS
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Commotion, in slang : HOOHA
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Shoe part that's usually the first to wear out : SOLE
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Kinks song set "down in old Soho" : LOLA
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Many miles away : AFAR
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, for one : SUV
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Sturdy tree : OAK
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Tell whoppers : LIE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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