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New York Times, Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Frodo's first cousin (mother's side) and second cousin (father's side)

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 101 for Mr. Walden.
Byron Walden notes:
Originally the theme entries were clued as people "you just can't stand," explaining the absence of BENCH WARMER, which seemed a bit ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun grouping! It never occurred to me that BACKSEAT DRIVER, COUCH POTATO, and ARMCHAIR quarterback are related. It's too bad that ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times6/9/21 ( No. 26,146 )
Across
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Some dash mounts : CAMS
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Prepare for the long haul? : GASUP
10
Juul, e.g. : VAPE
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First person? : ADAM
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Cropped up : AROSE
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Musk of 45-Across : ELON
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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Condition better known as anemia : TIREDBLOOD
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Kibitzing passenger : BACKSEATDRIVER
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With it, in old slang : HEP
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Two-syllable cheer : OLE
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Glistens with shimmering colors : IRIDESCES
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Jazz style that influenced the Beat Generation : BEBOP
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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TV addict : COUCHPOTATO
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Baseball stats : OUTS
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Disney princess who shares a name with a Shakespeare character : ARIEL
40
The "A" of M.M.A. : ARTS
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Blabbing informant : STOOLPIGEON
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Prey of a murder hornet : BEE
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Maker of the Model S and Model 3 : TESLA
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Best Comeback Athlete, for one : ESPYAWARD
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Abbreviation that can replace an ellipsis : ETC
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Courtly title : SIR
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Dilettantish know-it-all : ARMCHAIREXPERT
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Hercules on his first labor, or Hemingway on safari : LIONHUNTER
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Nobel laureate Wiesel : ELIE
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Golden calf, e.g. : IDOL
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World of Warcraft enthusiast, for one : GAMER
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Bone on the pinkie side of the forearm : ULNA
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Courtly title : LADY
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Flexible Flyer products : SLEDS
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Products of Always or Stayfree : PADS
Down
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Low-___ diet : CARB
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Sarah McLachlan hit that's 51-Down spelled in reverse : ADIA
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Espressos "stained" with a bit of milk : MACCHIATOS
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Like some salmon and turkey : SMOKED
5
Airplane ticket info : GATE
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Las Vegas resort with a musical name : ARIA
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Ilk : SORT
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Like thrift shop wares : USED
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"Pain and Glory" director Almodóvar : PEDRO
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Kraft product : VELVEETA
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Soothing succulent : ALOE
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Not up to expectations : POOR
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Word after business or bitter : END
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Frodo's first cousin (mother's side) and second cousin (father's side) : BILBO
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De-tailed detail? : SPEC
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Runner-up's rueful report : ILOST
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Road trip plan : ROUTE
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Dial or Tone : SOAP
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Nobel Prize winner of 1903 and 1911 : CURIE
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Modern health risks, for short : ECIGS
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Their population in New Zealand peaked at 70 million in 1982 : SHEEP
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1968 Jane Fonda sci-fi role : BARBARELLA
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Animal that's known to enjoy water slides : OTTER
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Asked, as a question : POSED
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Stratagem : PLOY
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How presidents swear when taking the oath of office : SOLEMNLY
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Door fastener : LATCH
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See 59-Down : NASX
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Clean, as with a paper towel : WIPEUP
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Drinks down heartily : CHUGS
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Opera that's 2-Down backward : AIDA
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Church cross : ROOD
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Overly fussy, informally : ANAL
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"I'm just like that," in modern lingo : ITME
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Slender plant : REED
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Misses the mark : ERRS
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Cocktail garnish : RIND
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Oolong and Darjeeling : TEAS
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With 43-Down, rapper with the 2021 #1 hit "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" : LIL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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