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New York Times, Wednesday, July 1, 2020

California river known more for salmon and trout than the fish it's named after

Author:
Amanda Rafkin and Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 75, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Rafkin. This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Trudeau. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
AMANDA: Always a thrill to be back in the NYT! I hope everyone is doing alright, staying sane and healthy, and continuing to fight for ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SOCIAL CAPITAL is a great phrase to riff on. I'd never have thought there would be three [(social media verb) + (finance term)] ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times7/1/20 ( No. 25,803 )
Across
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JPEG alternatives : PDFS
5
Lightly hit, as a shoulder : TAPON
10
Regarding : ASTO
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What might be taken away in a getaway : LOOT
15
Literary effect in O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" : IRONY
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Primary ingredient in the snack Muddy Buddies : CHEX
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Singular : ONLY
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Irritable : TESTY
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Mare hair : MANE
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Things that magnets and barbershops both have : POLES
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Unspecified degree : NTH
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"Bad, bad" Brown of song : LEROY
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Like a show that's hard to get tickets for, in brief : SRO
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Promos : TEASERS
28
Outmoded preposition : ERE
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They go back and forth in bad weather : WIPERBLADES
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Skin abnormality : CYST
34
Sergeant's superior, in slang : LOOIE
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Move around and around : STIR
38
Reveal : LETON
40
Erin Burnett's employer : CNN
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Women's golf great Lorena : OCHOA
42
[Now THAT'S relaxing!] : AAH
43
Centerpiece of the Oval Office : OAKDESK
46
Connections on Air France? : ETS
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How flowers and fabric samples may be sold : PRECUT
49
Onomatopoeic musical effect : WAHWAH
51
Atlanta's public transport system : MARTA
53
"The Pit and the Pendulum" author, in brief : EAPOE
54
Network of personal relationships ... or a punny hint to 3-, 7- and 11-Down : SOCIALCAPITAL
57
Refuse : JUNK
58
Hold tightly : CLASP
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Every country has one : FLAG
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Daredevil Knievel : EVEL
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Rapper West : KANYE
63
Holy Roman Empire's ___ the Great : OTTO
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Actor Diggs : TAYE
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Golf's "Slammin' Sammy" : SNEAD
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Second-largest moon of Saturn : RHEA
Down
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Sits (down) hard : PLOPS
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One helping to build an endowment fund : DONOR
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Joins a Federal Reserve Facebook group? : FOLLOWSTHEMONEY
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Ocular affliction : STYE
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Short-beaked bird : TIT
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Style of music for Pat Benatar or Bon Jovi : ARENAROCK
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Uploads a photo of a government security? : POSTSBOND
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At risk : ONTHELINE
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Bronx team, on scoreboards : NYY
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Ne plus ultra : ACME
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Retweets a photo of the U.S. gold repository? : SHARESTHEWEALTH
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Luciano Pavarotti, e.g. : TENOR
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Kind of daisy : OXEYE
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Brand sold at gas stations : STP
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Start of a trip, for short? : LSD
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California river known more for salmon and trout than the fish it's named after : EEL
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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"How was ___ know?" : ITO
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Key near "∼" : ESC
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Put your hands together : CLAP
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There is one between birthdays : YEAR
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Speck : IOTA
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Hasty : RASH
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"Flashdance" actor Michael : NOURI
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Relative of a giraffe : OKAPI
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Poison-pen letters, e.g. : ATTACKS
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Exchanged : SWAPPED
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Witch's laugh : CACKLE
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Lusting after : HOTFOR
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Comedian ___ Sherman, creator of TV's "I've Got a Secret" : ALLAN
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Course you slide through : EASYA
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Fiji's largest city : SUVA
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Word with sugar or candy : CANE
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Past one's bedtime, say : LATE
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Hot tub feature : JET
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Indian tourist destination : GOA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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