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New York Times, Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Author:
Stella Zawistowski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stella Zawistowski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Zawistowski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Grant entry to : LETIN
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Things that may be open or folded : ARMS
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"Friends" or "Frasier" : SHOW
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Pizzeria needs : OVENS
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Jacob's first bride : LEAH
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Give a hoot : CARE
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Super-cold spell on the set of a 1996 Broadway musical? : RENTFREEZE
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What yeast makes dough do : RISE
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One of the First Nations of Canada : CREE
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Primates, for humans : ORDER
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Newsmaking ex-Yankee, informally : AROD
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Have a magnetic effect on : ATTRACT
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Gloss targets : LIPS
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Org. concerned with sustainability : EPA
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Full out : WHOLEHOG
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Waxing crescent, e.g. : PHASE
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Succumb to pressure : CRACK
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Abbr. in a discount bin : IRR
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Tweetstorm, e.g. : RANT
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Old piano's sound : PLONK
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Christmas ___ : TREE
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Have title to : OWN
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Concert piano : GRAND
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Trying to look cultured : ARTSY
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Saying "No thanks" to, say : SKIPPING
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One of the components of an M.L.B. Triple Crown : RBI
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Workplace discrimination law enforcer, for short : EEOC
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We two : YOUANDI
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Where to find Amazon's Alexa : ECHO
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Modern missives : EMAIL
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Norse goddess of fate : NORN
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Suds maker : SOAP
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Positive, albeit terse, review of a 2003 Broadway musical? : WICKEDGOOD
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Like tales you can't believe : TALL
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Poker prerequisite : ANTE
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Dark, yellowish green : OLIVE
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It keeps the wheels turning : AXLE
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Muckraking journalist Jacob : RIIS
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Kind of message made obsolescent by faxes : TELEX
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Poet/playwright Federico García ___ : LORCA
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Chris in the International Tennis Hall of Fame : EVERT
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Core belief : TENET
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It may grow via compounding : INTEREST
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Abbr. on a returned check : NSF
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Wide-eyed : ALERT
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Plant by a pond : REED
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Lab rat's challenge : MAZE
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Genius, informally : SHERLOCK
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What a bandage may cover : SCRAPE
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Souvenir from a 1968 Broadway musical? : HAIRSHIRT
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Estimator's phrase : ORSO
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Gardener's bane : WEED
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Almond ___ (candy brand) : ROCA
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Something studied by a primatologist : APE
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Sort : ILK
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All wet : WRONG
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Unit in the measure of a horse's height : HAND
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Miners' finds : ORES
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Jennifer of "Dirty Dancing" : GREY
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Reasons to do something : PROS
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War supporter : HAWK
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Performance venue for a 1977 Broadway musical? : ANNIEHALL
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Extended family : CLAN
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Conflict helpful to customers : PRICEWAR
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Word with love or right : TRIANGLE
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Collector of letters: Abbr. : GPO
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"Aladdin" monkey : ABU
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Sexiest Man Alive magazine : PEOPLE
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Auditioner's desire : ROLE
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"Aiiieee!" : YIKES
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Dieter's food request, maybe : NOOIL
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Motored : DROVE
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End of many a nonfiction book : INDEX
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___ noche (tonight: Sp.) : ESTA
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Sweet-talk : COAX
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___ Cooper : MINI
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Broadway opening? : ACTI
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Pointillism unit : DOT

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