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OLIO

New York Times, Sunday, June 6, 2021

Thought expressed in American Sign Language by extending the pinkie, thumb and index finger

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 130, Blocks: 55 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 35 for Ms. Weintraub.
Will Shortz notes:
Robyn Weintraub, of Rye Brook, N.Y., is active in local politics and the League of Women Voters. She started solving crosswords 12 years ago. After a few months, she bought some crossword ... read more
Robyn Weintraub notes:
When I'm constructing themeless puzzles, I like to jam in as many long, fun/cute/conversational entries as possible. To accomplish this, I typically have to break up the rest of the grid ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The title OLIO — a crossworld insider's term for a mixture or mismash — doesn't do this puzzle justice. It's such a jaw-dropping grid, those diagonals neatly aligned as if this were a ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times6/6/21 ( No. 26,143 )
Across
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Earners of credits : ACTORS
7
One selling airtime, informally : ADREP
12
Emulates a chipmunk, say : SCAMPERS
20
Like a beaming smile : FROMEARTOEAR
22
Go out to get some juice? : POWERNAP
23
Pork-cutting option : LINEITEMVETO
24
Ingredient in an Alabama slammer : AMARETTO
25
Revise : AMEND
26
Word with "two" or "three" to describe a sloth : TOED
27
Small kitchen knife : PARER
29
Abstract artist Mondrian : PIET
30
Thomas Hardy title character : TESS
31
Bottom part : BASS
32
Traveled like Charon : FERRIED
34
Schedule keeper: Abbr. : CAL
35
One for whom underwear is pants : BRIT
36
"Wait ... what did you just say?!" : HOLDON
37
Fuse : UNITE
39
Three-dimensional : SPATIAL
43
"Have You Never Been ___," #1 album for Olivia Newton-John : MELLOW
44
Origami designs thought to bring good fortune : CRANES
45
One receiving a congratulatory email from eBay : HIGHESTBIDDER
47
Helps secure a loan : COSIGNS
48
Recovery center : REHAB
49
Refused to share : HOGGED
50
Scratch : MOOLA
51
Tablet taken before going to bed, maybe : IPAD
52
Portrayer of Marvel's Hawkeye : RENNER
53
Left the harbor : SAILEDOFF
57
Rapper who co-founded Mass Appeal Records : NAS
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Green liqueur : PERNOD
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Dinosaur of kids' TV : BARNEY
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It's nothing : NIL
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Host : ENTERTAIN
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Signaled slyly : WINKED
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___ Top (low-cal ice cream brand) : HALO
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Camaro, for one : COUPE
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As one : BONDED
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Birth day presence? : DOULA
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"All in the Family" subject : BIGOTRY
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"Don't dwell on the past" : FORGETABOUTIT
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Families-and-friends support group : ALANON
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Negotiate : BROKER
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Some diners ... and donors : PATRONS
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Provide a password : LOGON
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Was rife (with) : TEEMED
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Matthew of "The Americans" : RHYS
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Save for later, in a way : DVR
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Skewered : SPEARED
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Like Queen Anne's lace? : HERS
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Traditional accounts : LORE
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Onetime hair removal brand : NEET
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Let out or take in : ALTER
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Stage name for hip-hop's Sandra Denton : PEPA
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It's all the rage : MANIA
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"What-EVER" reactions : EYEROLLS
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Post-distraction segue : ASIWASSAYING
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Light-filled room : SOLARIUM
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Way, way off : NOTEVENCLOSE
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Hitchcock's forte : SUSPENSE
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Clearing : GLADE
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Like bison vis-à-vis beef : LEANER
Down
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Key for Chopin's "Heroic" Polonaise : AFLAT
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It might be organized : CRIME
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Foundation options : TONES
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Eclipses and comets, perhaps : OMENS
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Joy of MSNBC : REID
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Parked it, so to speak : SAT
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Maximally : ATMOST
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Pacific birds? : DOVES
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Bit of thatching : REED
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Take sides? : EAT
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Catapulted, say : PROPELLED
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Bird much seen in cities : SPARROW
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Reply to a ring : COMEIN
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Not in the dark : AWARE
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Adriatique, e.g. : MER
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Task for a sous-chef : PREP
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Like sirens : ENTICING
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Be considered perfect : RATEATEN
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More than just clean : SPOTLESS
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Shopping in order to improve one's mood : RETAILTHERAPY
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Fire : ARDOR
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They might be wireless : BRAS
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Desktop icon : FOLDER
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Surname of Harry Potter's adoptive family : DURSLEY
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Pop star nickname, with "the" : BIEB
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Bet strategically : HEDGED
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Mythical nymph : NAIAD
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Reliquary : SHRINE
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Inspiration for the Frisbee : PIEPAN
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Floored : AGHAST
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Longtime Ohio State basketball coach Matta : THAD
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Filet ___ : MIGNON
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Stopped smoking? : COOLED
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Half of a notorious outlaw duo : BONNIE
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Added to the language : COINEDAPHRASE
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First little piggy's destination : MARKET
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Key hit with a pinkie : RETURN
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It helps take the edge off : SANDER
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Just going through the motions : ONAUTO
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Complete, as a crossword : FILLIN
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Creations for Mardi Gras : FLOATS
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Particles composed of two up quarks and one down quark : PROTONS
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Did a TV marathon, say : BINGED
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Start of some no-frills brand names : ECONO
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In a lather, with "up" : WORKED
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Happy ___ : HOUR
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Come back around : BOOMERANG
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Bits of hijinks? : DOTS
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What Mr. Clean, Captain Picard and Michael Jordan have in common : BALDNESS
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Thought expressed in American Sign Language by extending the pinkie, thumb and index finger : ILOVEYOU
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Compilations of funny film faux pas : GAGREELS
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Soeur's sibling : FRERE
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Warehouse loading areas : BAYS
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*shrug* : BEATSME
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"We want all the juicy details!" : TELLUS
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Maintain, in a way, as a highway : REPAVE
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Michael whose initials match those of his famous comedy troupe : PALIN
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Cut through : HEWED
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"___ and Majnun" (Arabic story that inspired a Clapton hit) : LAYLA
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One of the "holy trinity" ingredients in Cajun cuisine : ONION
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Advice to one in a lather? : RINSE
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Very inclined (to) : EAGER
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Sting, perhaps : TRAP
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Taverna staple : PITA
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Spice related to nutmeg : MACE
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Argentite, e.g. : ORE
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Fifth of eight : SOL
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Show filmed at Rockefeller Ctr. : SNL

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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