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New York Times, Thursday, July 1, 2021

Instrument that largely replaced the ophicleide

Author:
Joe Deeney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Deeney. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times7/1/21 ( No. 26,168 )

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Across
1
Steals and saves, e.g. : STATS
6
Feature of a smartwatch, in brief : GPS
9
Perniciousness : HARM
13
A little snowy, perhaps? : OWLET
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Habitat becoming bleached by global warming : REEF
16
Crumbly ice cream topping : OREO
17
Something that turns light green? : SOLARPANEL
19
Habit : WONT
20
"I can't believe I said that" : MEANDMYBIGMOUTH
22
Directory info: Abbr. : NOS
25
Skedaddles, cowboy-style : GITS
26
Helps with the dishes : RINSES
27
Doesn't do takeout at a restaurant : EATSIN
29
Polite refusal : NONEED
30
"Hold it, buster!" : WHATSTHEBIGIDEA
33
Instrument that largely replaced the ophicleide : TUBA
34
Completely dominate : OWN
35
Box score column : RBIS
39
"This favor doesn't come cheap!" : YOUOWEMEBIGTIME
44
Grow on trees, so to speak : ABOUND
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C2H6 : ETHANE
47
Cath lab supply : STENTS
48
Rhyme for "menorah" in "Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah" : HORA
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Spring roll? : SOD
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"Really can't count on it, I'm afraid" : THATSAVERYBIGIF
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Capitale of the Lazio region of Italy : ROMA
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Overruling of an objection : ILLALLOWIT
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Midwest center of agricultural research : AMES
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Woody in "Toy Story," e.g. : DOLL
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Produce safety concern : ECOLI
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Access to an expense account, perhaps : PERK
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Hunk : GOB
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Curling locales : RINKS
Down
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Rihanna's first #1 single : SOS
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← : TWO
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Word with ears or thumbs : ALL
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Squad : TEAM
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Luxury hotel chain : STREGIS
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50s president : GRANT
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Is unresolved : PENDS
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Come across as : SEEM
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Words of befuddlement : HOWONEARTH
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Stimulate : AROUSE
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Didn't buy, say : RENTED
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They may come to light : MOTHS
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Casting option : FLYROD
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It can be stripped or chipped : PAINT
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Quarry : MINE
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Lizardlike amphibian : NEWT
23
Where the Ko'olau range is located : OAHU
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Random guess : STAB
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Keep focused : STAYONTASK
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Point value commonly assigned to a queen in chess : NINE
31
Part of academic regalia : HOOD
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"Ick!" : EWW
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Leaning : BIAS
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"___ expert ..." : IMNO
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Genesis : SEED
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On the ___ (not talking to each other) : OUTS
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Tacit : UNSAID
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She played Sophie in "Sophie's Choice" : MERYL
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Amazon, for one : ETAILER
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In : ATHOME
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Visibly happy person : BEAMER
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Bra part : STRAP
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Hujambo : Swahili :: ___ : English : HELLO
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Procter & Gamble brand : ORALB
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YouTube journal posting : VLOG
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Points of interest : FOCI
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South Korean currency : WON
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Sort : ILK
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First word of the song "Simple Gifts" : TIS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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