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New York Times, Sunday, July 14, 2019

Composer of "The Microsoft Sound," which, ironically, he wrote on a Mac

Author:
Caitlin Reid
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caitlin Reid

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 69 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Reid.
Will Shortz notes:
Caitlin Reid, 35, is a stay-at-home mom with four young kids in Santa Ana, Calif. She says, "When I'm not herding cats, you can find me playing Chopin on the piano or dancing to the ... read more
Caitlin Reid notes:
Let me start by saying that I'm thrilled to have another puzzle in The Times — and my first Sunday no less! As mentioned in Will's blurb, my inspiration for this theme began with ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Caitlin is officially a constructor to watch. So few people can make a Sunday 140-word grid with so much sparkle and smoothness. Sticking to six themers (average tends closer to seven) is ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times7/14/19 ( No. 25,450 )
Across
1
Knock : RAP
4
Amped : EAGER
9
Racket : SCAM
13
Chocolate component : CACAO
18
Humans' closest relatives : APES
20
Alternative sweetener source : AGAVE
21
Trendy superfood : KALE
22
Coral formation : ATOLL
23
"Should I not use my oven clock?"? : ISTHISABADTIMER
26
"My turn! My turn!" : LEMME
27
What bankers and prospectors both seek : DEPOSITS
28
Sends a Dear John letter : DUMPS
29
An arm and a leg : LIMBS
30
Soprano Fleming : RENEE
31
Numerical prefix from the Greek for "monster" : TERA
32
Gloria, in the animated "Madagascar" films : HIPPO
33
Scrubs : ABORTS
35
The "Iliad" and the "Odyssey"? : WORKSFROMHOMER
40
___ vu : DEJA
41
Some spicy fare : THAI
43
Father of Zeus : KRONOS
44
Composer of "The Microsoft Sound," which, ironically, he wrote on a Mac : ENO
45
President-___ : ELECT
47
Its calendar begins in A.D. 622 : ISLAM
50
Members of a flock : EWES
51
Put up : HANG
52
Give a ride to an Indiana hoopster? : PICKUPTHEPACER
55
Bargain-priced : VALUE
56
New Year abroad : TET
57
Teacher of the dharma : LAMA
58
Orange juice option : PULP
59
"I can't take this anymore!" : THATSIT
61
The Kremlin, e.g. : CITADEL
63
"___ in the Underworld" (Offenbach opera) : ORPHEUS
65
Show impatience with, as an envelope : RIPOPEN
68
"Cool beans!" : NEAT
70
___ health : ORAL
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Pope's "___ on Solitude" : ODE
74
Shared spirit : ETHOS
75
Printer's low-ink alert? : WATCHYOURTONER
78
How balloons are priced? : APOP
79
Round product with a wax wrapper : EDAM
81
Unwanted looks : LEERS
82
Less outgoing : SHIER
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Bygone monitor, for short : CRT
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What no single speaker is capable of : STEREO
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Offerings in a bridal registry : SETS
88
Cause of an R rating : GORE
89
What a plumber did for a clogged drain? : TOOKTHEPLUNGER
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Given a yellow card, say : WARNED
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Top of the Special Forces? : BERET
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Little dippers? : TOES
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Relish : SAVOR
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Like a Tour de France rider on day 20 vis-à-vis day 10 : SORER
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Classical personification of ideal human beauty : HELEN
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Overlord, for the Battle of Normandy : CODEWORD
104
Supereasy quiz question : GIMME
105
World's shortest-reigning monarch? : FIVESECONDRULER
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Sphere of influence : ORBIT
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Tweak, in a way : EDIT
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In no way reticent : VOCAL
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Sketch out : PLAN
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Tries : TESTS
112
Flotsam and Jetsam, in "The Little Mermaid" : EELS
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Really like : ADORE
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Sign of a packed house : SRO
Down
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Bust : RAID
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Locale for a shrine : APSE
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Personal favorite on an agenda : PETPROJECT
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Least taxing : EASIEST
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Colorful stone in a brooch : AGATE
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Flaps one's gums : GABS
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Actress Mendes : EVA
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What strawberries become as they ripen : REDDER
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Cover-up for a robbery? : SKIMASK
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Notoriously hard-to-define aesthetic style : CAMP
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Servings from a tap : ALES
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La Baltique, e.g. : MER
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Big figures in 47-Across : CALIPHS
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Back to the original speed, in music : ATEMPO
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They usually include drinks : COMBOMEALS
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Relief : ALMS
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___ Miss : OLE
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Sole supporter? : SHOERACK
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"___ She Lovely" (Stevie Wonder song) : ISNT
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Neighbor of an Armenian : TURK
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Some prom rentals : LIMOS
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Scenic fabric : TOILE
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Improve gradually, say : HONE
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Doing well (at) : ADEPT
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Give a false impression of : BELIE
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Got taken for a ride : WASHAD
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Unsolicited mentions online, in the press, etc. : FREEPR
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"Meeeeeeeeow!" : ROWR
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It makes you yawn : ENNUI
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Shelfmate of Webster : ROGET
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One who gets take-out orders? : HITMAN
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Subject of an annual festival in Holland, Mich. : TULIPS
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Mini-program : APPLET
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Egyptian ___ (cat) : MAU
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Derbies, e.g. : HATS
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Spread out at a banquet? : PATE
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Attire : CLOTHE
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Parts of a gymnastics routine : VAULTS
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Calculation for an aerospace engineer : THRUST
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When doubled, "I agree!" : HEAR
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Alternative to a condo : COOP
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Certain finish : ENAMEL
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Comparative in a wedding vow : POORER
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Flinch or twitch, say : REACT
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Computer guru, informally : ITPRO
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Pops up in a flash? : PHOTOBOMBS
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Common sports injury site, briefly : ACL
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Piquant bakery offerings : ONIONROLLS
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John who pioneered the steel plow : DEERE
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Messed up : ERRED
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Get bent : WARP
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Green lights, so to speak : YESES
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"Stop being such a baby!" : OHGROWUP
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Old dentist's supply : ETHER
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Ingredient in insect repellent : DEET
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1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. : STREETS
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Powerpoints? : OUTLETS
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Envelop in a blanket : SWADDLE
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"It's Not Easy Bein' Green" crooner : KERMIT
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Opposites of 76-Down : NOES
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Palais des Nations locale : GENEVA
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Say for certain : AVER
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Echolocation method : SONAR
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Bull, e.g. : SIRE
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Half of a children's game : HIDE
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Dastard's doings : EVIL
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Popular 2017 Pixar film set in Mexico : COCO
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"Caboose" : REAR
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Old Bond rival : DRNO
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Hit 2010s HBO series, familiarly : GOT
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Late ___ : FEE
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Fish taco fish : COD

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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