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FAMILIAR SURROUNDINGS

New York Times, Sunday, June 20, 2021

José Martí, by birth

Author:
Michael Lieberman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Lieberman

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Lieberman.
Will Shortz notes:
Michael Lieberman is an appellate attorney in Washington, D.C., currently on parental leave after the birth of his first child. Although this puzzle isn't Father's Day-themed, he says it's ... read more
Michael Lieberman notes:
The idea for this theme came while I was solving a Puns & Anagrams puzzle with the word ELONGATE, which Joel had clued as [Where to enter a North Carolina university]. That type of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Talk about repeat offenders! Interesting concept, taking a word that can be split into two words, then tagging on each half again to make a kooky phrase. I enjoyed ELON ELONGATES GATE ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times6/20/21 ( No. 26,157 )
Across
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Home for The Devil : TAROT
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Fairy tale villain : OGRE
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Ballet-inspired fitness method : BARRE
15
Web designer's code : HTML
19
Dream interrupter, maybe : ALARM
20
Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
21
They might dog a dog : FLEAS
22
"___ there!" : AHOY
23
Prisoner accidentally causes a power outage? : CONCONFUSESFUSES
26
Police unit, informally : VICE
27
"Hoo boy!" : OHBABY
28
"Your guess is as good as mine" : BEATSME
29
Small songbirds : LARKS
30
In a manner of speaking : SAY
31
Kind : ILK
33
Year, in Brazil : ANO
34
Cherokee and Navajo : NATIONS
37
Southern university beefs up campus security? : ELONELONGATESGATES
42
Unlike bread on Passover : LEAVENED
45
Pierce-Arrow competitor : REO
46
Popular Hyundai : ELANTRA
47
"O mio babbino caro," e.g. : ARIA
48
Key part: Abbr. : ANS
50
Keenness of judgment : ACUMEN
53
Chinese zodiac animal : RAT
54
Fellow imposes a strict palm fruit regimen? : MANMANDATESDATES
59
Something that can be tried or cracked : CASE
60
Dead giveaway? : ESTATE
61
Put away some groceries? : ATE
62
___ school : MED
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Convenient transport through urban traffic : MOPED
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Go bad : ROT
65
One seeing things with a critical eye? : CYCLOPS
67
___ cannon (sci-fi weapon) : ION
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Good spice to add to guacamole (try it!) : CUMIN
71
Wizard of ___ (nickname for a good massage therapist) : AHS
72
U.F.C. fighting style : MMA
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Heretics flout them : DOGMAS
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Early Ron Howard role : OPIE
78
Actress de Armas writes "Mr. Gas" and "Ms. Rag"? : ANAANAGRAMSGRAMS
82
World's best-selling musical artists of 2020 : BTS
83
Target of a pop-up blocker : ADSITE
84
Financial planning option, for short : IRA
85
Like the verse "Roses are red, violets are blue ...," in brief : ANON
86
Body of water that's home to the world's largest marine reserve : ROSSSEA
88
The Cougars of the N.C.A.A. : BYU
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New York has 28 of them : ELECTORS
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Smartphone advises on poker bets? : APPAPPRAISESRAISES
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High-hat attitude : ELITISM
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"Told you so" : SEE
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Off-road ride, for short : ATV
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Org. whose plans are up in the air? : FAA
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Georgia-based insurance giant : AFLAC
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Unnamed somebody : SOANDSO
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Ones making you duck down? : EIDERS
111
Kinks song that Weird Al Yankovic parodied as "Yoda" : LOLA
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Doctor acquires antibiotics? : PROPROCURESCURES
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A short one by Ogden Nash reads "Parsley / is gharsley" : POEM
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Macabre illustrator Edward : GOREY
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One kind of plastic : AMEX
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Indian wedding adornment : HENNA
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Even ___ : ODDS
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Connecticut-based insurance giant : AETNA
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Break : REST
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Work from Roxane Gay or Jia Tolentino : ESSAY
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Snacks from some trucks : TACOS
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Honolulu's ___ Stadium : ALOHA
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Sought feedback from : RANBY
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Willy, in "Free Willy" : ORCA
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Telecom with a pink logo : TMOBILE
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Reaction to a stomach punch : OOF
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Chow : GRUB
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Add new caulking to : RESEAL
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Roosevelt credited with saying "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" : ELEANOR
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Closest of pals, for short : BFFS
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Hillary Clinton vis-à-vis Wellesley College : ALUMNA
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Move to a new table, maybe : RESEAT
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Hip-hop duo ___ Sremmurd : RAE
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What "..." may represent : ESS
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José Martí, by birth : HAVANAN
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Social media pic designed to attract sexual attention : THIRSTTRAP
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False : MOCK
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Some strong solutions : LYES
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DuPont patent of 1938 : NYLON
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Skip it : STONE
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Boston airport : LOGAN
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Work in the kitchen? : KNEAD
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Abounded (with) : TEEMED
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St. Kitts, St. Lucia and St. Vincent : ISLES
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Saint on the big screen : EVAMARIE
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Pulitzer winner ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
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Spur : GOAD
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Shake an Etch A Sketch, e.g. : ERASE
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Full : SATED
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How kids might describe dad jokes : LAME
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Important stretches : ERAS
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"___ Too Proud" (hit musical about the Temptations) : AINT
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Visits overnight : STAYSAT
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Ingredient in a Negroni : CAMPARI
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Sporty trucks, in brief : UTES
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Lots : ATON
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Lets hit it! : NET
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What "..." may represent : ETC
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___ March : SELMA
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Word that appears with confetti when texted on an iPhone : CONGRATS
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Big name in synthesizers : MOOG
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Cardamom-spiced brew : CHAI
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!!! : OMG
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They may be checked at the door : IDS
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Yoga pose with an arched back : COBRA
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"High-five!" : UPTOP
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Like fuschia and turquiose : MISSPELLED
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Actor Aziz : ANSARI
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Spanish hand : MANO
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Spanish love : AMOR
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Application figs. : SSNS
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Practiced : ADEPT
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Birds' bills : NEBS
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What an integral can be used to calculate : AREA
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One of the Obamas : MALIA
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Jellied garnish : ASPIC
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Low bows : SALAAMS
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Kind of question : YESNO
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Old wheels : USEDCAR
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Raw deal from a restaurant? : CEVICHE
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Categorize : ASSORT
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"There's no one on me!" : IMOPEN
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Document with two accents : RESUME
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Water clover and adder's-tongue : FERNS
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Fight setting : ARENA
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Purity test : ASSAY
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Popular dog 105-Down : ALPO
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See 104-Down : FOOD
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Daughter of Ned Stark on "Game of Thrones" : ARYA
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Smelt things? : ORES
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Payment often made around January 1 : DUES
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Tour grp. : PGA
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Little eggs : ROE
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Business card abbr. : EXT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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