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New York Times, Thursday, June 4, 2020

Where the first velociraptor fossil was discovered (1923)

Author:
Barbara Lin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barbara Lin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Lin.
Barbara Lin notes:
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© 2020, The New York Times6/4/20 ( No. 25,776 )

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Across
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Where the first velociraptor fossil was discovered (1923) : GOBI
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Tank part : TREAD
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Take a chance : DARE
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___ Drago, foe of Rocky Balboa : IVAN
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"Schitt's Creek" actress Catherine : OHARA
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Not loving anymore : OVER
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The unhappy drill press operator ... : FINDSWORKBORING
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Increases in intensity : DEEPENS
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"I Am the Walrus" and "Revolution," for two : BSIDES
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Cottage cheese morsel : CURD
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Beginner's trumpet sound : BLAT
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The unhappy calendar maker ... : NEEDSAWEEKOFF
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They're raised on farms : BARNS
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___-Pacific : ASIA
31
RR station info : ETA
33
Polish, in a way : EDIT
34
Tease : RAGON
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Join together, in a way : WELD
37
Something blown on for good luck : DIE
38
Low-effort internet joke : MEME
39
World-weary : JADED
40
The unhappy elevator operator ... : ASKSFORARAISE
44
Wedding pair : IDOS
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President who also served as provisional governor of Cuba : TAFT
46
Frederick Douglass, for one : ORATOR
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Foils : THWARTS
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The unhappy orthopedic surgeon ... : WANTSMOREBREAKS
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Art Deco artist : ERTE
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First name on the Supreme Court : ELENA
57
Mix up : STIR
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Recognized : SEEN
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Westernmost capital in mainland Africa : DAKAR
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Freeway hauler : SEMI
Down
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Image file type with a much-debated pronunciation : GIF
2
Poet exiled by Augustus : OVID
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Scourge : BANE
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Not appropriate : INDECENT
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Broadcasting aids : TOWERS
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Title woman of a 1965 Beach Boys hit : RHONDA
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Part of a Mickey Mouse costume : EARS
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Torah holder : ARK
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Casually try : DABBLEIN
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Triangular snack item : DORITO
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Zealous : AVID
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Shoe designer Caovilla : RENE
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There are 10 million in a joule : ERGS
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Taters : SPUDS
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Tennis star Naomi : OSAKA
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Spanish kiss : BESO
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Comaneci of gymnastics : NADIA
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Early people of the Great Lakes : ERIES
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Speculate : WAGER
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Puts coins into : FEEDS
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One side of New York/ New Jersey's G.W. Bridge : FTLEE
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King or queen, e.g. : BED
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Perform an operation : ADD
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On the straight and narrow now : REFORMED
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Book after Joel : AMOS
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Original occupation for Rachel on "Friends" : WAITRESS
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Early PC software : MSDOS
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"Aladdin" villain : JAFAR
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Cute calendar subject : KITTEN
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To whom the Parthenon is dedicated : ATHENA
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Seafood server : RAWBAR
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Isn't square : OWES
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Like royal flushes : RARE
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Pay to play : ANTE
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Long hike : TREK
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Museum on the Thames : TATE
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Graze : SKIM
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Rio greeting : OLA
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Mr., abroad : SRI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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