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New York Times, Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Like the two 40-Across in the grid for this answer

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
Author:
Bryce Hwang, Rahul Sridhar and Akshay Ravikumar
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutCollabs
15/5/20211
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ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.56000
Bryce Hwang
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15/5/20211
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0001000
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.56000
Rahul Sridhar
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15/5/20211
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ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.56000
Akshay Ravikumar

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JKX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hwang. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sridhar. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ravikumar. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times5/5/21 ( No. 26,111 )
Across
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"All Things Considered" airer : NPR
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Sloth, e.g. : SIN
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Wasn't a smooth talker? : RASPED
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Singer Grande, to fans : ARI
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"___ soon?" : TOO
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Vanquish : CONQUER
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Price of a horror film? : VINCENT
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Expand to 800% : OCTUPLE
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Big online site for uploading photos and memes : IMGUR
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Antique : OLD
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Word accompanying a lightning bolt : ZAP
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Spanish direction : ESTE
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Spanish royal : REY
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Balance : REST
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King in the "Jungle Book" films : LOUIE
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Be quietly angry : SEETHE
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"The Good ___" : WIFE
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Soap opera, e.g. : SERIAL
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Where It. is found : EUR
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Leave on the cutting room floor : EDITOUT
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This puzzle's theme : NUMBERS
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Word with science or chocolate : LAB
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Like Antarctica among all the continents : DRYEST
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Historic enemy of the Iroquois : ERIE
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Poorly made : SHODDY
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YouTube statistics : VIEWS
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Put an edge on : HONE
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Had the reins : LED
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On : ATOP
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Rearward : AFT
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"Take ___" : ONE
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Separates into groups that don't communicate : SILOS
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"Turandot" composer : PUCCINI
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Shakespeare character who says "I kiss'd thee ere I kill'd thee" : OTHELLO
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They may come with bows and whistles : ENCORES
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Handle : USE
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Indisposed : ILL
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Like the word "truthiness," by Stephen Colbert : COINED
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Besmirch : TAR
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Follower of red, pink or black : EYE
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Blue-skinned race in "Avatar" : NAVI
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Like the two 40-Across in the grid for this answer : PRIME
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Telephones : RINGS
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Binaural : STEREO
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Accelerator bit : ION
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Infamy : NOTORIETY
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Bird of myth : ROC
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DreamWorks's first animated film : ANTZ
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Like the two 40-Across in the grid for this answer : SQUARE
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Person pulling the strings? : PUPPETEER
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Fish with tiny scales : EEL
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"Dr." who co-founded Death Row Records : DRE
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Wyoming town named for a frontiersman : CODY
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Tonkatsu, in Japanese cuisine : CUTLET
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Bad look : LEER
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"Black Panther" princess/superhero : SHURI
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Cut short : TERSE
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Loan-sharking : USURY
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Fry in a shallow pan : SAUTE
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Common street name in the Northeast : ELM
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Language in which "Thank you very much" is "Diolch yn fawr iawn" : WELSH
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Where I-15 meets I-86 : IDAHO
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Like the two 40-Across in the grid for this answer : FIBONACCI
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Inverted : INSIDEOUT
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Like the two 40-Across in the grid for this answer : ODD
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Closest pal : BESTIE
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Like the two 40-Across in the grid for this answer : EVEN
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Military alert system : DEFCON
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Tiny purchase for a plumber : WASHER
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___ Lane : LOIS
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Skateboarding maneuver : OLLIE
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Classic name for a parrot : POLLY
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Tucker out : TIRE
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Only : SOLE
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Chest muscle, for short : PEC
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57-Across, en español : UNO
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Homer's neighbor : NED
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Big airport inits. : TSA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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