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New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 2020

Only state capital that shares no letters with the name of its state

Author:
Andy Kravis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andy Kravis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 64 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Kravis. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Andy Kravis, of Brooklyn, joined The Times as an associate puzzle editor in April. A 2013 graduate of Columbia Law School, he previously worked as a Transgender Rights Project Legal Fellow ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Now this is the way to use a low word-count grid to spice up a 21x21 puzzle! I was thoroughly impressed by how smooth Andy made my solve. A 134-word puzzle is so hard to fill that most of ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Ignore Jeff. SUR + JURY VERDICT, SUR + PRIZE FIGHTERS, SUR + LEE MAJORS, SUR + FURBALLS, SUR + PAST PERFECT, and SUR + FIT OF ANGER are all terrific.

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© 2020, The New York Times6/7/20 ( No. 25,779 )
Across
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Sadistic feline character in a Scott Adams strip : CATBERT
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Out : ABSENT
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Concern for a P.R. team : OPTICS
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Trembling : AQUIVER
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Land, as a fish : REELIN
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The Red Baron, for one : AIRMAN
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"The operation was a success!," e.g.? : SURGERYVERDICT
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Unimportant-sounding dessert : TRIFLE
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Novelist/poet Cisneros : SANDRA
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Posthumous award? : ESTATE
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Cause of death in many a murder mystery : CYANIDE
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Lampoon : SATIRE
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Kidney-related : RENAL
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Montana, in the 1980s : NINER
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"Let's get going!" : CMON
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People who start arguments out of nowhere? : SURPRISEFIGHTERS
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Metal in galvanization : ZINC
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Comes after : ENSUES
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Embedded design : INLAY
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Stud fees? : ANTES
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Lighthearted movie : ROMP
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Painter Velázquez : DIEGO
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Network that once advertised its prime-time block as "Must See TV" : NBC
51
Bygone car company that bore its founder's initials : REO
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City with views of the Mediterranean and Mount Carmel : HAIFA
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Officers who woke up on the wrong side of the cot? : SURLYMAJORS
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No longer plagued by : RIDOF
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The "R" of the Bay Area's BART : RAPID
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Material for some suits : LINEN
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One who's unfaithful? : ATHEIST
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They're written in chess notation : MOVES
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Loose and flowing, as a dress : BILLOWY
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Unit of stamps : SHEET
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Felt bad : AILED
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What's the holdup? : HEIST
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Soirées where everyone is dressed in their finest board shorts? : SURFERBALLS
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"Holy guacamole!" : WOWIE
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Response to a breach of movie theater etiquette : SHH
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Airport monitor, for short : TSA
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Supports : BACKS
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Island whose name rhymes with 72-Across : MAUI
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Chef's topper : TOQUE
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___ kebab : SHISH
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Tailors' measurements : WAISTS
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Be awesome : RULE
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Got 101% on an exam, say? : SURPASSEDPERFECT
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"Don't touch that ___!" : DIAL
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Really bothered : ATEAT
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Stuntwoman Kitty known as "the fastest woman in the world" : ONEIL
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One of a pair on the table : SHAKER
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Hotheaded ones? : MATCHES
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Site of a noted oracle : DELPHI
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How a tandem bicycle is built : FORTWO
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"Well, all right then" : OHOKAY
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Why someone might practice deep breathing every five minutes? : SURFEITOFANGER
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___ Mae : SALLIE
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Multiparagraph blog comment, maybe : SCREED
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Nit pick? : DELOUSE
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Celsius with a namesake temperature scale : ANDERS
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Knit pick? : NEEDLE
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Intrigued by : DRAWNTO
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Mama ___ : CASS
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Shade similar to turquoise : AQUA
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Makes aware of : TURNSONTO
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March Madness tourney, with "the" : BIGDANCE
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Flip inside out : EVERT
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Put a bluffer in a tough spot : RERAISE
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Give a whirl : TRY
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Son of 62-Down : ARES
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Muppet who sings "I Refuse to Sing Along" : BERT
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Humorist David : SEDARIS
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One-percenters and the like : ELITES
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___ Creed : NICENE
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Demolition material : TNT
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Like some granola bars : OATY
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Amazon predator : PIRANHA
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Dublin alma mater of Oscar Wilde : TRINITY
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"Don't worry, that only LOOKED painful!" : IMFINE
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Early accepter of mobile payments? : CALDER
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Haughty looks : SNEERS
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Doesn't go straight : VEERSOFF
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Requiring a lot of attention, say : CLINGY
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Go on a rampage : RUNRIOT
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Off the beaten path : AFIELD
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Industry magnate : CZAR
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"Hands off!" : MINE
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Adidas competitor : PUMA
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A.O.C., e.g. : REP
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Grab (onto) : GLOM
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Any member of the Twelver branch of Islam : SHIITE
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Hornswoggled : DUPED
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Author Murdoch played onscreen by Kate Winslet and Judi Dench : IRIS
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Faux pas : NONO
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Begin to develop : BREW
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Quartet that performed at Woodstock, for short : CSNY
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Revenue sources for podcasts : ADS
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Squirrels away : SAVES
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"Good to go!" : ALLSET
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Stand up at the altar : JILT
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Biodiverse habitat : REEF
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Gets going, so to speak : ROLLS
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Abbr. that begins some entry-level job titles : ASST
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Start of a conclusion : THUS
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Goddess who cursed Echo to just repeat the words of others : HERA
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Ingredient that turns a Black Russian into a White Russian : MILK
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Entrance : BEWITCH
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Roman triumvirate? : III
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German city where Charlemagne was buried : AACHEN
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Do a favor for a vacationing friend, maybe : HOUSESIT
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Four for a grand slam, briefly : RBIS
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They often end on a low note : BASSOS
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Many a Dickensian child : WAIF
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Water heater? : SQUIRTGUN
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Polynesian performance : HULA
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Last-eaten part of a loaf, often : HEEL
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Women's History Month: Abbr. : MAR
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"Supplies are limited!" : ORDERNOW
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Paste used for home repairs : SPACKLE
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Frequent result of wearing a bike helmet : HATHAIR
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Getting three square meals a day : WELLFED
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Office worker : STAFFER
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Appetizer often served with mint chutney : SAMOSA
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Pioneer Day celebrant : UTAHAN
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Like urban legends, again and again : RETOLD
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Figure out : DEDUCE
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Only state capital that shares no letters with the name of its state : PIERRE
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Animal whose genus name, Phascolarctos, means "pouch bear" : KOALA
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What contacts contact : EYES
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Zest : PEEL
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Cache : HIDE
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Direction for one who's been in Benin to go to Togo : WEST
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Popular name for a black-and-white pet : OREO
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W-2 ID : SSN
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"How ___!" : ODD

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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