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New York Times, Monday, June 22, 2020

Fugitive who, phonetically, is "hiding" in certain letters in 17-, 21-, 52- and 61-Across

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sivakumar. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2020, The New York Times6/22/20 ( No. 25,794 )
Across
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Nothin' : NADA
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Hula ___ : HOOP
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[Um ... I'm standing right here] : AHEM
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Team members that can pull more than their weight on the field? : OXEN
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Confess (to) : ADMIT
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Volcanic output : LAVA
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Lines at the office? : DESKPHONES
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Ran away from : FLED
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Sandwich shop : DELI
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Willing to accept danger : RISKPRONE
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Attachment to a fishing rod : REEL
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Before, to poets : ERE
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Tidbit from Friskies : CATTREAT
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Typical physique for a middle-aged guy : DADBOD
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Baseball hitter's stat, for short : RBI
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Brief role in a film : CAMEO
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"___ welcome" : YOURE
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Core muscles, in brief : ABS
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Fugitive who, phonetically, is "hiding" in certain letters in 17-, 21-, 52- and 61-Across : ESCAPEE
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Only four-term prez : FDR
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Sphere or cube : SOLID
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"The Hate U Give" heroine : STARR
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Black History Mo. : FEB
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Sound system : STEREO
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Like a big dog's lick : SLOBBERY
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___ de cologne : EAU
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Fly high : SOAR
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Lowest acceptable offers, in stock market lingo : ASKPRICES
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Rice-shaped pasta : ORZO
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Orson Welles's "Citizen ___" : KANE
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President between John Tyler and Zachary Taylor : JAMESKPOLK
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Furniture retailer founded in Sweden : IKEA
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Disney's "Little Mermaid" : ARIEL
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Actress Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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Small salamander : NEWT
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Handicrafts e-tailer : ETSY
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Tidy : NEAT
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Wordlessly express approval : NOD
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Removed from the schedule, as a TV show : AXED
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Clichéd place to be marooned : DESERTISLE
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Percussive piece of jewelry for an Indian dancer : ANKLET
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"You wish!" : HAH
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Stench : ODOR
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Hyatt alternative : OMNI
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Pizzas, e.g. : PIES
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Fettuccine sauce : ALFREDO
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Angel's wear : HALO
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Like 2, 4, 6, 8 ... : EVEN
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Have it ___ (be assured of success) : MADE
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Uttered a noise of disapproval : TSKED
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Place to insert a stud : PIERCEDEAR
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It's bound to be of use to a churchgoer : PRAYERBOOK
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Pastures : LEAS
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Lowbrow : CRASS
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Head of a monastery : ABBOT
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Some chain theaters : AMCS
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Parts of udders : TEATS
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Neutral area between hostile forces : BUFFERZONE
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"___ in the court!" : ORDER
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Annual Louisville event : DERBY
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Gem with a play of colors : OPAL
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Love god : EROS
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"Once again ..." : IREPEAT
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Kind of board with letters printed on it : OUIJA
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Flat, rectangular brooch : BARPIN
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Comparable (to) : AKIN
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Japanese beverage often served hot : SAKE
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Was sure of : KNEW
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"___ to elaborate?" : CARE
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Send off, as rays : EMIT
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Goes steady with : SEES
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Wily : SLY
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Krazy ___ (comics character) : KAT

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