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New York Times, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Bachelors no more ... or, literally, the answers to the six starred clues

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Trabucco. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York Times6/19/19 ( No. 25,425 )
Across
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Blog feed format, for short : RSS
4
"Awesome!" : SOCOOL
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Heart-to-heart, maybe : CHAT
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Where some R.N.s work : ICU
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Modern music hybrid : EMORAP
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Diner option : BOOTH
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*Plays around (4 & 6) : PHILANDERS
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Very, very : ULTRA
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"Lohengrin" soprano : ELSA
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Siri runs on it : IOS
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Start appealing to more : GROWON
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*Language in which "hello" is "privet" (4 & 3) : RUSSIAN
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*Opening a beer bottle with a ring, e.g. (4 & 4) : BARTRICK
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___-red : BEET
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27-Across, e.g. : SHADE
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Sin-ful teaching? : TRIG
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In medias ___ : RES
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Jazz singer Anita : ODAY
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Presidential threat : VETO
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Ride that you "catch" : CAB
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*Bounce (4 & 4) : RICOCHET
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Barrett of the original Pink Floyd : SYD
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Abbr. above "0" : OPER
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Western wolf : LOBO
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Wall Street average, with "the" : DOW
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Summertime cooler : ICEE
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What Romeo and Juliet plan to do : ELOPE
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Jesus, in a metaphor : LAMB
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*Omaha Beach locale (4 & 4) : NORMANDY
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*1988 Winter Olympics host (3 & 4) : CALGARY
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Give a break from the game : SUBOUT
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Load of cash : WAD
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Fort ___, Ontario : ERIE
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Store of riches : TROVE
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Bachelors no more ... or, literally, the answers to the six starred clues : MARRIEDMEN
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Ed of "Up" : ASNER
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They might include an R.S.V.P. interface : EVITES
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What's frequently found in poetry? : OFT
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Rules, for short : REGS
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Be out of one's league, in a way : DATEUP
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Org. whose workers get hands-on experience? : TSA
Down
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Less green, perhaps : RIPER
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Disheveled sort : SCHLUB
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Credit ___ (financial giant) : SUISSE
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Setting for much of the "Odyssey" : SEA
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Amor vincit ___ (love conquers all) : OMNIA
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Genetic sequences : CODONS
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Bauxite and others : ORES
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Crew's control? : OAR
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D.J.'s library : LPS
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Invention celebrated by NBC's peacock logo : COLORTV
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Starts without a key, say : HOTWIRES
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Horrible event : ATROCITY
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"Phew!" : THANKGOD
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Singer/songwriter Bacharach : BURT
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Kind of beam : LASER
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Aged, in England : GREYED
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Way of old Rome : ITER
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Dark blue? : BADCOP
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Wife of Esau : ADAH
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"Whew, that was something!" : HOOBOY
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Like three of the letters of "aisle" : SILENT
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Machine for counting loose change : COINSTAR
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Class for college-bound kids, maybe : APCOURSE
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Aid for getting drunk fast : BEERBONG
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Distant : COLD
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Cost that weighs heavily : TOLL
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Takes off : REMOVES
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Carried on, as war : WAGED
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Card game akin to whist : ECARTE
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Animal in the squirrel family : MARMOT
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Underwear option : BRIEFS
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Violin virtuoso Leopold : AUER
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"Till we meet again" : ADIEU
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Gossipy sort : YENTA
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___ large : WRIT
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T-shirt size: Abbr. : MED
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Director DuVernay : AVA
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"I know what you're thinking" feeling : ESP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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