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New York Times, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

19-Across : "American ___ Warrior" (NBC competition series)

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 64 for Ms. Burnikel. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Brilliant themes don't come around often. The way they get presented can make them stand out even further, or hold them back. Today's ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times6/26/19 ( No. 25,432 )
Across
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Spanish newborn : BEBE
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Store offering that can be free : APP
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Produce producers : FARMS
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Complete : OVER
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Help around the house : MAID
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Sans-serif font choice : ARIAL
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HEBREWS : BEERMAKER
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"American ___ Warrior" (NBC competition series) : NINJA
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Condescending sort : SNOOT
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One of the first five inductees at Cooperstown : COBB
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Break down : SOB
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WEAVER : TRUEBELIEVERS
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Flicked bit : ASH
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Go after, in a way : SUE
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Take it easy : LOLL
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"What chutzpah!" : THENERVE
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"Cut that out!" : STOPIT
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Big name in snow blowers : TORO
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Paycheck abbr. : YTD
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"Holy guacamole!" : GOSH
42
Alfred Nobel and others : SWEDES
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Top with spaghetti straps : CAMISOLE
48
Airing : ONTV
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Little bit : TAD
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Sleep study stage : REM
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SHERIFFS : JAZZGUITARIST
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Be behind : OWE
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"Toy Story" boy : ANDY
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Oldest golfer to win a P.G.A. Tour event (at 52 years 10 months) : SNEAD
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Birthing : LABOR
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IRATE : APPRAISER
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In need of a break, say : TIRED
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Come up short : LOSE
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Canine command usually spoken slowly in a low voice : STAY
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Compete in a no-blinking contest : STARE
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Down : SAD
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Insignificant : MERE
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Short cut : BOB
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Special holiday periods : EVES
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Empathetic comment : BEENTHERE
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What autocorrect corrects : ERROR
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College athlete, e.g. : AMATEUR
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Land east of Iran: Abbr. : PAK
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One-___ (modest bathing attire) : PIECE
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Part of an auto engine : FANBELT
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Melber of MSNBC : ARI
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Light wash : RINSE
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Something a college junior has that a freshman usually doesn't : MAJOR
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Big hunks : SLABS
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Whimsically witty : DROLL
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Clicking device : MOUSE
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Bits of writing often accompanied by headshots : BIOS
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Group of quail : BEVY
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Some recurring YouTube journals : VLOGS
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Figures on USA's "Suits": Abbr. : ATTS
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Third place : SHOW
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Help for pulling an all-nighter : NODOZ
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And the like: Abbr. : ETC
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What connoisseurs don't have, by definition : POORTASTE
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Key with a chain, maybe : ISLE
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The enemy : THEM
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Help in supporting (or refuting) a hunch : DATA
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"Get ready!" : ENGARDE
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Knock for a loop : STUN
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Shade akin to rust : MARSRED
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___ Menzel, Tony-winning actress for "Wicked" : IDINA
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Author of "Burr" and "Lincoln" : VIDAL
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Sudden shocks : JOLTS
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Look forward to : AWAIT
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Two-tone beast that sleeps standing up : ZEBRA
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Printed slips : TYPOS
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Great shakes? : SEISM
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Precious : DEAR
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Contraction in "Jingle Bells" : OER
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Spot for a good cause, for short : PSA
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Whiskey choice : RYE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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