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New York Times, Friday, June 25, 2021

___ Bassi, first woman to earn a doctorate in science (University of Bologna, 1732)

Author:
Scott Earl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQXYZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Earl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Scott Earl notes:
I'm excited to be back with my second puzzle in the Times! This puzzle was my first attempt at using a staircase stack and I was happy ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Some great debut entries! CAN WE TALK, MINIMOONS, MEET CUTES, MAGIC ACTS; all so colorful. Love them! Fantastic clue for TABLE LEGS, ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times6/25/21 ( No. 26,162 )

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Across
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Presses (down) : TAMPS
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Org. for the Houston Dynamo and Austin F.C. : MLS
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Along for the ride, say : INTOW
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"Yeah, lunch now works for me" : ICOULDEAT
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Taurasi who leads the W.N.B.A. in career scoring : DIANA
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Showing promise : LOOKINGUP
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Tag : LABEL
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What you'd love to own and drive : DREAMCAR
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Acknowledgment with a shrug : WELLOK
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"This ___ here!" : ENDS
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Partner of day : AGE
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2014 Television Hall of Fame inductee : LENO
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Spirals out over the winter holidays? : HAMS
29
Endorsement, for short : REC
31
Gymnast Mary ___ Retton : LOU
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Its members were collectively awarded Time magazine's 2017 Person of the Year : METOOMOVEMENT
35
Unearned advantage based on sex : MALEPRIVILEGE
36
Hit HBO series based on a Liane Moriarty novel : BIGLITTLELIES
37
What "minuscule" is often misspelled with : ANI
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Stub hub? : TOE
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Prep class subject, for short : LSAT
40
Costa ___ : RICA
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Activity common in nightclubs, in brief : PDA
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Italian for "so" : COSI
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Tab on a Google search : IMAGES
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Band together against : GANGUPON
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Lite : LOCAL
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Question that's rarely a sign of good news : CANWETALK
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Buncha : LOTTA
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Get overly personal, perhaps : HITANERVE
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Environmentalist Adams : ANSEL
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They're good to know : INS
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Compound with a fruity smell : ESTER
Down
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Key symbol near "!" : TILDE
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Tough nut to crack : ACORN
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Sang part of "Old MacDonald" : MOOED
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Beadlike bit on a surfer's necklace : PUKASHELL
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Improbable : SLIM
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Ginormous : MEGA
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___ Bassi, first woman to earn a doctorate in science (University of Bologna, 1732) : LAURA
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Garage brand : STP
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Like some threats : IDLE
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"Slow Hands" singer ___ Horan : NIALL
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Four on the floor? : TABLELEGS
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Like tutoring, typically : ONEONONE
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Peaceful protest : WALKOUT
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Party org. : DNC
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Pests for a grain farmer : WEEVILS
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Be sycophantic : GROVEL
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Had quite a trip? : ATEIT
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Styles associated with the Beatles : MOPTOPS
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Taken care of, with "out" : SORTED
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___ Cruz, so-called "Queen of Salsa" : CELIA
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Hat tricks are seen in them : MAGICACTS
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"Thanks a ___!" : MIL
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Parts of many rom-coms : MEETCUTES
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Quick post-wedding getaway : MINIMOON
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World's largest pasta producer : BARILLA
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Fire ___ (gemstone) : AGATE
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"Wasn't the first time enough?!" : AGAIN
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Genre for Bridget Riley's "Shadow Play" : OPART
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Crack : SOLVE
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Aide for a cartoonist : INKER
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It doesn't offer flights on Saturday mornings : ELAL
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Workers you wouldn't want to see in the office? : ANTS
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Group co-founded by Eazy-E : NWA
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Splicing target : GENE
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X : CHI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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