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New York Times, Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Toy with a spring, literally

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 130 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times6/29/21 ( No. 26,166 )

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Across
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Daft Punk or the White Stripes : DUO
4
Small piano : SPINET
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"Yeah, sure!" : IBET
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Raggedy ___ : ANN
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Al who won a Best Actor Oscar for "Scent of a Woman" : PACINO
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Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives" : TERI
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Toy with a spring, literally : JACKINTHEBOX
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Wise one : SAGE
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The Red Baron, for one : AIRACE
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Shakespeare's "___ of Athens" : TIMON
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Actor Keach : STACY
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Put an early stop to, literally : NIPINTHEBUD
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Prefix with -morph : ECTO
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Greek god whose name sounds like a zodiac sign : ARES
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Timothy who wrote "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" : LEARY
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Interfere, literally : BEINTHEWAY
33
"I wish I was an Oscar Mayer wiener ...," e.g. : JINGLE
34
Willy ___, pioneering writer on rocketry : LEY
35
Go out with : SEE
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Biden : Obama :: ___ : Biden : HARRIS
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Undecided, literally : UPINTHEAIR
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Good pick for a mountaineer? : ICEAX
46
"Like ... now!" : ASAP
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What prices do during inflation : RISE
48
Unrealistic, as wishes, literally : PIEINTHESKY
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Language from which "curry" and "catamaran" come : TAMIL
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Guinness classification : FIRST
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Norman of the Clinton and Bush cabinets : MINETA
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Marijuana : WEED
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"Years ago ...," literally : BACKINTHEDAY
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"Downton Abbey" title : EARL
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Start a journey : EMBARK
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Methuselah's reached 969 years : AGE
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Occupied with many things : BUSY
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Some swords, to Brits : SABRES
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Director Browning of 1931's "Dracula" : TOD
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Spreadsheet figures : DATASET
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Release, as a trailer : UNHITCH
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A fixed fee : ONERATE
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In la-la land : SPACY
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Pick up the ___ : PACE
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"Eww!" : ICK
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Tip of a pen : NIB
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Online memos : ENOTES
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Poison : TOXIN
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"Come on in!" : ITSOPEN
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Shape-shifting seat : BEANBAG
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Part of a joule : ERG
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Cause for overtime : TIE
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New York's ___ K. Javits Convention Center : JACOB
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Setting : MILIEU
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It goes up during takeoff : TRAY
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"Yo!" : HEY
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Text that's often blue and underlined : URL
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Batik, e.g. : DYE
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Blows away : AWES
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Sorcerer's concoction : ELIXIR
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Vehicle in "M*A*S*H" : JEEP
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Two-wheeled carriage : SHAY
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Angel's wish : HIT
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German cry : ACH
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53-Across cigarettes : REEFERS
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At a fast clip : RAPIDLY
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Sound accompanying a finger wag : TSK
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April 1 doing : PRANK
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Targeted : AIMEDAT
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"Can we move forward?" : ISITAGO
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Not delivered directly, say : RELAYED
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It can take your breath away : ASTHMA
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Watch sounds : TICKS
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Stallion's mate : MARE
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Source of information for Spider-Man, with "the"? : WEB
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Contents of l'océan : EAU
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Flow out : EBB
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Keep out : BAR

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