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New York Times, Saturday, July 11, 2020

Cereal box word whose third and fourth letters are stylized as bits of cereal

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kameron Austin Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York Times7/11/20 ( No. 25,813 )
Across
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Metroliner operator, once : AMTRAK
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Actor Taye of Broadway's "Rent" : DIGGS
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Heaven, sweet heaven : PARADISEFOUND
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Hollow-eyed expression? : CROCODILETEARS
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What's all the buzz about? : HIVE
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Physical realm, in cyberpunk : MEATSPACE
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Zip : ENERGY
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One to sniff out : RAT
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"Geez!" : GOD
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___ o menos (Spanish 101 phrase) : MAS
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Macbeth's burial isle : IONA
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Lacking any emotion : STONY
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"101 Dalmatians" villain : CRUELLA
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Elephant abductors of legend : ROCS
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Longtime dance feature on TV beginning in 1971 : SOULTRAINLINE
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Digital book file extension : EPUB
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Locale for house reps? : HOMEGYM
40
Sacred choral composition : MOTET
42
Tube traveler? : OVUM
43
Domingo, e.g. : DIA
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"___ me!" : ITS
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Christmas tree figurine, maybe : ELF
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Involved with : SEEING
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Figures that lack curves : RAWSCORES
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Fictional maker of Dehydrated Boulders and Tornado Seeds ("just add water") : ACME
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Bulk of an experiment : DATACOLLECTION
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Global justice phenomenon sprung from a 2006 Myspace post by Tarana Burke : METOOMOVEMENT
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Red sauce alternative : PESTO
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Turn-of-the-century Oldsmobiles : ALEROS
Down
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H.S. course whose textbooks are full of solutions : APCHEM
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Berth place : MARINA
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Jewelry stores? : TROVES
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Car on a track : RACER
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Buzz : ADO
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Play around : KID
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Strike at a newspaper office? : DELE
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Lead-in to a letdown : IFEAR
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"I ___ Feeling" (2009 chart-topper) : GOTTA
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Party people : GUESTS
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Show appreciation at a poetry slam : SNAP
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Kind of card in cellphones : SIM
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Strong-arm : DRAGOON
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Torch bearer, maybe : SCONCE
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Big name in the frozen aisle : EDYS
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Word before talk or power : GIRL
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Teens, e.g. : YOUTH
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Historic megalomaniac : NERO
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Setting for an 1836 shootout : ALAMO
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Prune : TRIM
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Die, say : CUBE
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Schreiber of "Spotlight" : LIEV
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Variety of cattle : ANGUS
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On-air campaign expense : SPOTAD
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Lapped, perhaps : OUTSWAM
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Eponymous town in southeastern Connecticut : LYME
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The conqueror Tamerlane, for one : EMIR
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Mexican beer brand : TECATE
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Less predictable : DICIER
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Like early sound recordings : INMONO
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Catalysts, as of change : AGENTS
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Doritos ___ Tacos (fast-food offering) : LOCOS
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Cereal box word whose third and fourth letters are stylized as bits of cereal : FROOT
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Instruction to Alice : EATME
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When repeated, workout class instruction : STEP
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Friend of Mr. Noodle on children's TV : ELMO
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Thruway advisory : SLO
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___ Air (carrier to Taiwan) : EVA
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Still at Disney World? : CEL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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