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New York Times, Thursday, June 3, 2021

Grown-up pupper

Author:
Kyra Wilson and Sophia Maymudes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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44/2/20218/2/20213
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0100120
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.57100
Kyra Wilson
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712/6/20187/16/20215
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2000221
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.52200
Sophia Maymudes

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 83, Blocks: 40 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Wilson. This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Maymudes.
Constructor notes:
KYRA: The idea for this puzzle was inspired by Neil Patrick Harris and David Steinberg's HARRY HOUDINI puzzle from 2017. I really ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I was so confused — and then utterly delighted — the first time I ran across a doubled-word rebus. I was barely familiar with the idea ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times6/3/21 ( No. 26,140 )
Across
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Stirs in : ADDS
4
Signature Obama legislation, briefly : ACA
7
It's no free ride : CAB
10
British trunk : BOOT
13
Leavened flatbread : NAAN
14
High pitch : LOB
15
Quite green : ECOSAVVY
17
Furniture also called hassocks : OTTOMANS
19
Low-cal pub offering : LITEBEER
20
Tractor maker : DEERE
21
Tired and bored : JADED
23
Literally, "earth" : TERRA
24
Member of an ancient Jewish sect : ESSENE
26
Dings on a record : LOSSES
28
Exhaust one's funds for betting : TAPOUT
30
Niña companion : PINTA
34
Catchphrase on "The Simpsons" : AYCARAMBA
37
Gobble (up) : SNARF
38
"Are you sure about that?" : REALLY
39
Inits. for a trip : LSD
41
___ pals : GAL
42
Word with gender or age : GAP
43
Pub offering : ALE
45
State with more than half of Mexico's Indigenous language speakers : OAXACA
48
"I can be of service!" : USEME
51
Like bad apples and sour grapes? : IDIOMATIC
53
Pound-bound hound, say : STRAY
54
Seen a lot : COMMON
55
Fixes, as a hem : RESEWS
57
Peace in Saudi Arabia : SALAAM
61
Top story : ATTIC
64
Currently airing : ONNOW
66
Grown-up pupper : DOGGO
67
Hauls into court : ARRAIGNS
69
Some asylum seekers : REFUGEES
71
Come out again : REEMERGE
72
Material in some vaccines : RNA
73
Rest stops : INNS
74
Supply center? : PEES
75
Alternative to the euro: Abbr. : USD
76
Pay stub inits. : YTD
77
Profession for Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde": Abbr. : ATTY
Down
1
One end of a cell : ANODE
2
Candlelit dinners for four, say : DOUBLEDATES
3
[How boring] : SNORE
4
In the style of : ALA
5
If, and or but: Abbr. : CONJ
6
Biblical name repeated in a Faulkner title : ABSALOM
7
Relatives of glockenspiels : CELESTAS
8
Things that are far from basic? : ACIDS
9
Phony internet persona, often : BOT
10
Honey : BABE
11
React to a gut punch, perhaps : DOUBLEOVER
12
TV host Banks : TYRA
16
Takes effect : SETSIN
18
Kind of health : MENTAL
22
Strengthen one's commitment ... and a hint to four answers in this puzzle : DOUBLEDOWN
25
Title on "Downton Abbey" : EARL
27
Mini-albums, for short : EPS
29
Curry made with hoof meat : PAYA
31
Pester constantly : NAGAT
32
___ Paige Johnson, co-creator of TV's "Blue's Clues" : TRACI
33
Company advertised by a quack? : AFLAC
34
Mythical giant with 100 50-Downs : ARGUS
35
Brewery supply : YEAST
36
Bit of high jinks : CAPER
40
Bad fortune : DOOM
44
Able to practice, in a way : LICENSED
46
Singer Tori : AMOS
47
Legendary home of Kubla Khan : XANADU
49
"Peanuts" character with glasses : MARCIE
50
See 34-Down : EYE
52
"My bad" : IMSORRY
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Bops or hits, say : SONGS
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Sayings attributed to Jesus : LOGIA
59
Spy with questionable loyalty : DOUBLEAGENT
60
Covered in some green growth : MOSSY
61
Influential D.C. lobby : AARP
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Hotel chain operated by Hilton : DOUBLETREE
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Alpo competitor : IAMS
65
Took a turn : WENT
68
"Despicable Me" antihero : GRU
70
Silly Bandz or Webkinz, once : FAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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