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New York Times, Friday, June 4, 2021

Mythological figure who nearly managed to flee Hades

Author:
Nam Jin Yoon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Yoon. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Nam Jin Yoon notes:
The original seed for this one didn't survive the construction, but feel free to put it on anyway for some post-solve vibes. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I might have given this puzzle the POW! based on one clue alone: [A child who's lying might make one]. In my house, that's EXCUSE. ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times6/4/21 ( No. 26,141 )
Across
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Hot pot spot : KILN
5
Thriller with a two-note theme : JAWS
9
Certain fund-raising orgs. : PTAS
13
Something said while nodding : INEEDANAP
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Or : SLASH
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"Quit looking at me like that" : DONTJUDGE
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Actor and L.G.B.T.Q. rights activist George : TAKEI
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A child who's lying might make one : SNOWANGEL
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What's always found in bed? : OCEAN
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More than suspicious of : ONTO
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___ bar : TAPAS
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___ bar : ENERGY
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Bigwigs : TOPBRASS
29
Bread crumbs used as a coating : PANKO
30
Mythological figure who nearly managed to flee Hades : EURYDICE
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Anxiety condition, for short : OCD
32
Measure of a heart rate : BEATS
34
"Pachinko" author ___ Jin Lee : MIN
35
Tight squeezes for Santa : CHIMNEYS
38
Riffles (through) : LEAFS
40
Small organic food producer : HONEYBEE
41
One whom you might tell *everything* : BESTIE
42
Fixes, as unruly hair : TAMES
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Hardly a long shot : PUTT
44
Spectacle : SCENE
46
Not all it's cracked up to be : OVERRATED
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Honor ... or a goner : TOAST
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Genre for "The Truman Show" in 1998's "The Truman Show" : REALITYTV
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Actor Elba : IDRIS
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Space out? : ESCAPEPOD
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Time out? : REST
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Manual part : STEP
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Sequel to Pearl S. Buck's "The Good Earth" : SONS
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Jokes : KIDS
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Words after walk or cash : INON
3
Jay between Johnny and Jimmy : LENO
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Business school alumni, collectively : NETWORK
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Cheerful and self-confident : JAUNTY
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"Wait for it ... wait for it ... NOW!" : ANDGO
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Pay : WAGE
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Explicit, to a Brit : SPELTOUT
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Sign : PLACARD
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Sets sights on : TAKESAIMAT
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Befuddled : ASEA
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Well-guarded area in sports? : SHIN
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2012 title role for Jamie Foxx : DJANGO
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Drop in : STOPBY
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Loan figs. : APRS
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Anthropocene, for one : EPOCH
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Guac go-with : NACHO
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Turn out badly for everyone involved : ENDINTEARS
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Rib : TEASE
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Bookstore section, informally : SCIFI
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Savvy : SENSE
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One in the care of una madre : BEBE
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Concerns for homeowner associations : EYESORES
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Is serious : MEANSIT
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Queens squad, for short : NYMETS
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Unleash : LETRIP
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They get left behind : ESTATES
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Gunny : BURLAP
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"See ya later!" : PEACE
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Hubbub : STIR
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Veiled language : CODE
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Common item of fishing apparel : VEST
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Cars for cats, say : TYPO
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One of the schools named in the Public Schools Act of 1868 : ETON
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Certain Netflix offerings : DVDS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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