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New York Times, Saturday, June 19, 2021

Person who will do anything for you, in modern slang

Author:
Sophia Maymudes
Editor:
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {BFJQZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Maymudes. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times6/19/21 ( No. 26,156 )
Across
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Take pregame shots? : TRASHTALK
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"The Metamorphosis" protagonist : SAMSA
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Person who will do anything for you, in modern slang : RIDEORDIE
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"You caught me" : ILIED
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Cold, caramel-colored concoction : ICEDLATTE
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Sephora product : TONER
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Literary utopia : XANADU
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Bridge, e.g. : PASTIME
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Locale of an early 20th-century gold rush : NOME
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"Homeland" home, in brief : SHO
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Phisher's "catch," for short : SSN
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___ check : MIC
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Letter between Oscar and Quebec : PAPA
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Davis who said "I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept" : ANGELA
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With it : AWARE
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Things not allowed in New York's Central Park : CARS
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Birthplace of Ivan Turgenev : OREL
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Babbled : RANON
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Singer Rita : ORA
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Character who can be played in every installment of 26-Down : LUIGI
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Opening settings for "The Canterbury Tales" and "Treasure Island" : INNS
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It's elementary : ATOM
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Ordered from Grubhub, say : ATEIN
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Show-offy kind of push-up : ONEARM
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"What's the ___?" : NEWS
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Abbr. in an office address : STE
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Tampon alternative : PAD
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Contents of some chats, in brief : IMS
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Name derived from the Latin for "to be born" : NOEL
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Smirnoff Ice, e.g. : ALCOPOP
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Keynotes, e.g. : ORATES
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Ancestry : ROOTS
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Firewall target : ADULTSITE
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Mexican sandwich : TORTA
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Leave space for someone running late, say : SAVEASEAT
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"See what I'm sayin'?" : YKNOW
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2004 comedy written by Tina Fey : MEANGIRLS
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Magician's favorite cereal? : TRIX
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Villa ___ de la Vera Cruz (historic city name) : RICA
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Mideast port : ADEN
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Kia Rio, e.g. : SEDAN
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Not close : HOLDOPEN
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Hospital specialty : TRAUMA
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Big inits. in home security : ADT
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Hoppin', in modern lingo : LIT
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Something you might play for : KEEPS
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Suppresses : SITSON
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Bunches : ALOT
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It goes for a short run : MINISERIES
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"Can't argue that" : SEEMSLEGIT
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Something released while skydiving : ADRENALINE
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Mental sparks : AHAS
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Home of the World Showcase : EPCOT
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Nintendo offering with more than 10 installments : MARIOPARTY
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"Lemme see!" : IWANNALOOK
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Del Monte or Green Giant product : CANNEDCORN
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Elder brother of Moses : AARON
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Affliction of Benjamin Franklin : GOUT
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"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" detective Diaz : ROSA
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Dish that might come with a flavor packet : RAMEN
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Team game played in the dark : LASERTAG
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Snowballs, in a snowball fight : AMMO
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Toolshed tool : RIPSAW
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Warm, in a way : WOOLEN
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Jerk : SPASM
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Indian drink made from yogurt : LASSI
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Italian number that's also a man's name : OTTO
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Piece of cake? : TIER
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Bibliographic abbr. : ETAL
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Where scenes are made : SETS
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Actor Daniel ___ Kim : DAE
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Cavaliers' sch. : UVA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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