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New York Times, Wednesday, June 2, 2021

51-Across : Tokyo's airport

Author:
Jesse Goldberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Goldberg.
Jesse Goldberg notes:
It is quite a thrill to have my NY Times debut. It feels like a long time coming — I wrote my first puzzle back when I was in college ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I hadn't heard of the STONEWALL Inn until five years ago. Horrifying, that raid leading to so much violence against members of the ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times6/2/21 ( No. 26,139 )
Across
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*Graveyard sight : HEADSTONE
5
*Emerald or ruby : BIRTHSTONE
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*Ring centerpiece : GEMSTONE
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Jet stream direction : EAST
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Word with one or other : EVERY
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Man found in America? : ERIC
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Deadly snakes : ASPS
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"Peanuts" boy : LINUS
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Brit's "Nonsense!" : TOSH
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Bourbon substitute : RYE
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Delight : GLEE
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Tear sheet? : TISSUE
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Dangerous juggling props : TORCHES
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Marshy area : FEN
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Country whose flag has two blue stripes and a star: Abbr. : ISR
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Quiets down : HUSHES
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Tree cover : BARK
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Anthem contraction : OER
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Nirvana's "Smells Like ___ Spirit" : TEEN
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Org. seeking alien life : SETI
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___ Murray, two-time Wimbledon champ : ANDY
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Historic inn commemorated during Pride Month, as suggested by this puzzle's border answers : STONEWALL
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Political suffix : CRAT
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Fillable flatbread : PITA
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Persist : LAST
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Western treaty grp. : OAS
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Section of a wine list : REDS
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H.S. class whose students might cook : HOMEEC
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G.O.P. org. : RNC
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Binary digit : ONE
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Binary question : YESORNO
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Tokyo's airport : NARITA
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Vegetable also called ladies' fingers : OKRA
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"There's the ___" : RUB
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Discharge : EMIT
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Weight on the Isle of Wight : TONNE
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Hurtful remark : BARB
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Overcharges, so to speak : ROBS
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Skywalker's droid, informally : ARTOO
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First-year legal student, familiarly : ONEL
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*Pennsylvania state symbol : KEYSTONE
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*Kind of building seen on "Sesame Street" : BROWNSTONE
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*Magnetite : LODESTONE
Down
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*Online card game with over 100 million players : HEARTHSTONE
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Infield pop-up, say : EASYOUT
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Malign : ASPERSE
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Rehab woe, for short : DTS
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Debutantes, say : BELLES
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Elite eight : IVIES
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Actress Russo : RENE
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1989 play about Capote : TRU
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Widespread panic : HYSTERIA
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Grasps : GETS
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Beach problem : EROSION
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Like the words "literally" and "ironic," often : MISUSED
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*Pit that's spit : CHERRYSTONE
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War of 1812 treaty site : GHENT
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Fingerprinting need : INK
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Where the heart is : CHEST
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Ruling on a point of Islamic law : FATWA
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Borscht base : BEETS
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Mocking : SNIDE
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Davy Crockett died defending it : ALAMO
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Start tallying your drink orders, say : OPENATAB
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Literature Nobelist Mario Vargas ___ : LLOSA
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*Vital piece : CORNERSTONE
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Behaved uncontrollably : RANAMOK
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Attribute : ASCRIBE
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Spicy Mexican pepper : SERRANO
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Like many veteran professors : TENURED
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Decay : ROT
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This point forward : HEREON
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*Quaint street material : COBBLESTONE
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"See what I mean?," informally : YKNOW
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Teeny : ITSY
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Aware of : ONTO
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Defenseman who scored a Stanley Cup-winning "flying goal" : ORR
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Neighbor of Brazil: Abbr. : BOL

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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