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New York Times, Monday, June 21, 2021

"Let's put things in perspective" ... or a title for this puzzle

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Stulberg.
Jacob Stulberg notes:
The top half of this puzzle changed slightly between submission and publication: SCAM/HERA/INCH was originally SHOD/COPE/ASAP, and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I could almost see Jim Horne smirking over the phone as we discussed this one. My thought process went something like: X(ER) THAN Y ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times6/21/21 ( No. 26,158 )
Across
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Make sense : ADDUP
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Many a get-rich-quick scheme : SCAM
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Meal cooked in a Crock-Pot : STEW
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Atlanta train system : MARTA
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Wife of Zeus : HERA
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Domesticated : TAME
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Moolah : BREAD
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Distance between belt holes, maybe : INCH
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Sign at a highway interchange : EXIT
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Capable of floating, as a balloon : LIGHTERTHANAIR
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Low-ranking "Star Trek" officer: Abbr. : ENS
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Sombrero, e.g. : HAT
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Smidgen : TAD
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Neon or xenon : GAS
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Soul singer Thomas : IRMA
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Wail : CRY
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Sanctimonious : HOLIERTHANTHOU
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Ken, to Barbie : BEAU
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"Rocks," in a drink : ICE
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Captain's place on a ship : HELM
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Imposing and then some : LARGERTHANLIFE
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Units on a football field: Abbr. : YDS
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___ Susan (dining table centerpiece) : LAZY
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How long it might take for a mountain to form : EON
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Word before "bite" or "go" : ILL
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Rapper ___-Z : JAY
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Word sometimes confused with "lie" : LAY
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"Let's put things in perspective" ... or a title for this puzzle : ITSALLRELATIVE
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Martin Luther King's "Letter From Birmingham ___" : JAIL
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Debtors' notes : IOUS
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Brain divisions : LOBES
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Gawk at : OGLE
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___ menu (where to find Cut, Copy and Paste) : EDIT
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Longtime Yankees manager Joe : TORRE
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Runner Usain : BOLT
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Where bears hibernate : DENS
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Gives a thumbs-up : OKAYS
Down
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Saunter : AMBLE
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1950s-'60s singer Bobby : DARIN
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Bottom of the barrel : DREGS
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Salt Lake City's home : UTAH
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Stir-fried noodle dish : PADTHAI
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Jersey : SHIRT
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Penny : CENT
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Feature over many a doorway : ARCH
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Honorific for Gandhi : MAHATMA
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Ending with farm or home : STEAD
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Move from the gate to the runway, say : TAXI
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Mideast bigwig : EMIR
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"Caution - ___ paint" (sign) : WET
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Simplicity : EASE
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Vindaloo accompaniment : NAAN
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When repeated, water cooler sound : GLUG
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Like a poison ivy rash : ITCHY
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Mother of Zeus (and an anagram of 15-Across) : RHEA
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"Give my compliments to the ___" : CHEF
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Part to play : ROLE
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"De-e-elish!" : YUM
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Chairperson, e.g. : HEAD
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Cousins of paddles : OARS
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Cracker brand with a yellow-and-blue logo : RITZ
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Like Girl Scout "Mints" : THIN
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Pioneering journalist Nellie : BLY
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Woman's name that's also a Spanish pronoun : ELLA
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Made a comeback : RALLIED
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1963 Best Actress Patricia : NEAL
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Never betraying : LOYALTO
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Speck of land in the sea : ISLET
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Kids around : JESTS
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The Scales : LIBRA
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Big office supply brand : AVERY
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Positive responses : YESES
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Shakespeare villain who says "Virtue? A fig!" : IAGO
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Cash register drawer : TILL
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Rich vein of ore : LODE
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Pompeii or Machu Picchu : RUIN
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Nabbed : TOOK
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What you're hired to do : JOB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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