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POWER-UPS

New York Times, Sunday, June 28, 2020

Author:
Jon Schneider and Anderson Wang
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Schneider. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wang. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Jon Schneider, of New York City, is a research scientist for Google, working on problems in machine learning and economics. Anderson Wang, of Mountain View, Calif., is a software engineer ... read more
Constructor notes:
ANDERSON: When Jon and I came up with this theme idea, we started by trying to make a 15x15 grid, but eventually decided that 21x21 would work better since there's a good variety of "A to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Come on, New York Times crossword! You missed out on a perfect opportunity to include POWERPEOPLE. This message brought to you from the Seattle sons of anarchy. I enjoy when a puzzle ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0628 ( 25,800 )
Across
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Not fine : COARSE
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Expedition : HASTE
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Savory jelly : ASPIC
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Tacks on : APPENDS
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Mollycoddle : COSSET
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Sight on an English farm : PLOUGH
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Slacker role for Jeff Bridges in "The Big Lebowski" : THEDUDE
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Super-enthusiastic : RAHRAH
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Spelman College graduate, e.g. : ALUMNA
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"___ is an emotion in motion": Mae West : SEX
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See 30-Across : GALLERY
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Morning weather phenomenon : MIST
29
See 33-Across : SPOT
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With 25-Across, get as much approval from an audience as possible : PLAY
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Dalmatians, e.g. : SLAVS
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With 29-Across, like a deer in headlights : ROOTED
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N.Y.C.'s first subway line : IRT
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Singer Mann : AIMEE
38
Michelangelo masterpiece : PIETA
40
Sunset Boulevard sight : PALMTREE
42
Utah mountain range : WASATCH
45
What people tend to do when a rush-hour subway train arrives : CROWDIN
47
See 50-Across : CHOIR
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See 53-Across : CHASE
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With 47-Across, not change anyone's mind, say : PREACH
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Forest of Fangorn resident, in fiction : ENT
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With 48-Across, stops wasting time : CUTS
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Dawn : OUTSET
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Eternally damned : INHELL
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Promptness : ALACRITY
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Default consequence : REPO
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Have an influence (on) : RUBOFF
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Iraqi port city : BASRA
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Mathematical concepts suggested eight times in this puzzle : EXPONENTS
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"I'm telling the truth!" : NOLIE
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One of the Seven Dwarfs : SNEEZY
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Yeats's "The Lake ___ of Innisfree" : ISLE
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Bad place for a fly, in a saying : OINTMENT
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Showy shrub : AZALEA
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Arch supporter : INSOLE
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See 90-Across : BONE
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Flat-topped cap : TAM
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See 92-Across : WOLVES
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With 85-Across, uncomfortably accurate : CLOSE
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With 88-Across, sacrificed : THREW
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Place that processes ore : SMELTER
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Eponym of the world's largest church : STPETER
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Some team-bonding trips : RETREATS
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State whose capital is Dispur : ASSAM
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Drum that can be played with a brush : SNARE
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Hypotheticals : IFS
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See 113-Across : BOTTOM
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Cleans, as a deck : SWABS
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See 116-Across : CLUB
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With 107-Across, bad sort of competition : RACE
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"Freak on a Leash" metal band : KORN
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With 112-Across, "Your misfortune is nothing special" : WELCOME
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Jocular lead-in to "macation" : EDU
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List ender : ETALIA
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Abstract artist de Kooning known for her portraits : ELAINE
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Obsessive cleaner, say : NEATNIK
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Important faculty for school : MEMORY
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Brought home : EARNED
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Lively French dance popular in the Baroque era : GAVOTTE
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Big name in nail polish : ESSIE
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Rug rats : TYKES
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Brand whose sales skyrocketed after the release of "E.T." : REESES
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Person who's being used : CATSPAW
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Sister of Laertes : OPHELIA
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They're scored from 1 to 5 : APEXAMS
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What's found at one end of a rainbow : RED
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Comfy-cozy : SNUG
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Sources of Norse mythology : EDDAS
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More throaty : HOARSER
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Pale : ASHY
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Ukr., e.g., once : SSR
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Spanish "I love you" : TEAMO
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Kind of cuisine that's often eaten with one's hands : ETHIOPIAN
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Tied, in scores : ALL
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___ vide (culinary technique) : SOUS
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Do some heavy lifting : PUMPIRON
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"Don't pay attention to that" : IGNOREIT
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Idle gossip : CHATTER
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Convince : SELL
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Cracks : CREVICES
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Actor Dev of "Lion" : PATEL
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Lick (up) : LAP
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Stop the flow of : STANCH
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House call? : YEA
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Playful growl : RAWR
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Run-___ (hip-hop trio) : DMC
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Alternative to an ellipsis : ETC
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Some clickbait articles : TOPTENLISTS
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Potentially risky thing to drop in a relationship : THELBOMB
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___ Woo-shik, co-star of 2019's "Parasite" : CHOI
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___ cuisine : HAUTE
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Sanders who played in a World Series and two Super Bowls : DEION
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Charon's domain : STYX
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Lead-in to self : HER
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They might be caught in the rain : CABS
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Stun, in a way : TASE
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Hard-hit line drive : SCREAMER
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One variety of love : EROS
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Broadway's ___-Fontanne Theater : LUNT
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Heckle : RAZZ
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Part of a hammer : PEEN
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Butter alternative : OLEO
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"There warn't no home like a raft ..." speaker : FINN
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Lavish celebration : FETE
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Hard Italian cheese : PIAVE
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Level, for one : TOOL
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Isolated components : SILOS
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Deviation in flight : YAW
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Exterminator's target : NEST
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Was bested by : LOSTTO
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Title horror film locale : ELMSTREET
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Wrote poorly : SCRAWLED
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They have your life hanging by a thread : THEFATES
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They might involve impersonating a dealer : ARTSCAMS
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Kingdom east of Babylonia : ELAM
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Mini-albums, in brief : EPS
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Ship with three banks of oars : TRIREME
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Fly catcher : WEB
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Dead Sea Scrolls sect : ESSENES
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Envelope abbr. : ENC
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Juggling, singing, magic, etc. : TALENTS
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Scholarly : ERUDITE
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Tells off : REBUKES
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Just peachy : AOKAY
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___ Pro : MAC
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Dental covering similar to a crown : ONLAY
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Water pipe : BONG
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Dishonest attack : SMEAR
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Foe of the Morlocks, in sci-fi : ELOI
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Major export of Tuscany : WINE
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Place to hang holiday lights : EAVE
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Something drawn by a jerk, maybe : IRE
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Sanctuary : ARK
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What a digitigrade stands on : TOE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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