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New York Times, Saturday, June 27, 2020

Author:
Ryan Mccarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ryan McCarty

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. McCarty. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ryan McCarty notes:
I tried a few seed entries for this middle pattern before finding JASON MRAZ, which produced stacks both horizontally and vertically ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ryan Mccarty is so strong at assembling low-word count grids. This isn't his first football-shaped middle — he's done three others — ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0627 ( 25,799 )
Across
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Rim coating, at times : SALT
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2018 Stanley Cup champs, to fans : CAPS
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Nudges : JOGS
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Styling substance : HAIRTONIC
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___ button : PANIC
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Put on, despite the put-off? : HATEWATCH
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It travels from D.C. to Boston in about seven hours : ACELA
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Liner recliner : CHAISE
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Seeped : OSMOSED
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"You ___ worry" : NEEDNT
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Bring about, as confusion : SOW
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Angle : BIAS
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Targets of social reform : ILLS
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Monopoly card with property info : TITLEDEED
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Factor in the price of paper towels : PLY
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Sign at a museum exhibit, maybe : NOCAMERAS
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Home of Florida Atlantic University : BOCARATON
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Singer/songwriter with the 2008 top 5 album "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things." : JASONMRAZ
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Word that goes before and after "after" : DAY
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Cared : GAVEADAMN
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Enchanting sort : MAGE
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Bulk purchase at the post office : PANE
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Mars, to Jupiter : SON
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More morose : DOURER
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Betty who sang "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" : EVERETT
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Opens the door for, say : ASKSIN
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Something you wouldn't use your hands to touch : PEDAL
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What has a large following on a college campus? : HONORCODE
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Double shifts at work, e.g. : SLOGS
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Deterrent to getting a credit card : ANNUALFEE
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"Ahh" : ISEE
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Russian lead-in to -evich or -evna : TSAR
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Pennsylvania county or its seat : YORK
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Theatergoer's reproof : SHH
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Small battery type : AAACELL
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How ballet dancers move : LITHELY
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Baldness is the result of losing them : TREADS
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Countrywide, say : COASTTOCOAST
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What to do if you'd like a hand : ANTE
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Snap : PIC
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Miss Beadle of "Little House on the Prairie," e.g. : SCHOOLMARM
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Like the era that began in the early 1600s : JACOBEAN
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Some infant wear : ONESIES
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Republic of ___, theocratic setting of "The Handmaid's Tale" : GILEAD
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A lot : SCADS
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Matching : TWIN
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Baker's Joy alternative : PAM
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Chinese menu descriptor : SWEETANDSOUR
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Winter air quality : NIP
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He's "waiting in the sky" in a classic David Bowie song : STARMAN
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"Pfft, how hard could it be?!" : ICANDOTHAT
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Regular guest on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" : DROZ
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Part of a plane : NOSE
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3.0 : BAVERAGE
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Miss-taken identity? : JANEDOE
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Italian playwright who won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature : DARIOFO
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Nonbinary, in a way : AGENDER
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"___ out!" : YER
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Things that go "Bang!" : GAVELS
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Jacked : MUSCLY
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___ Center, home of the Denver Nuggets : PEPSI
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Stew thickener : OKRA
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Pair of overalls? : ELS
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Disney character who sings "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" : ANNA
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Walk-___ : ONS
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Audible "OMG!" : EEK

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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