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New York Times, Friday, July 17, 2020

Classic western hero who says "A man has to be what he is, Joey. Can't break the mold"

Author:
Rich Proulx
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QYZ} Spans: 4 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Proulx. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Rich Proulx notes:
There was a time when I would see a crossword puzzle, and think "Oh, fun, a crossword puzzle!" All too often now, when beginning a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2020, The New York Times7/17/20 ( No. 25,819 )
Across
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Clear, as the deck : SWAB
5
Nuts (over) : GAGA
9
Some office workers on "Mad Men" : STENOS
11
Greek god of the winds : AEOLUS
13
Literary profile : CHARACTERSKETCH
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Speed : RATE
17
Links things? : CARTS
18
Romance novelist Roberts : NORA
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Woman's name that means "life" : EVE
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Vitamin supplement brand : GERITOL
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Bud : PAL
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It forms at the mouth : DELTA
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Majors in acting : LEE
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Not be stuck in one's ways : ADAPT
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Close ones : NEARDISASTERS
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Be a bad winner : GLOAT
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Home where the heart is? : CHEST
33
Pinball player's undoing : TILTMECHANISM
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Is blessed with : HAS
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Flood : TORRENT
38
Title locale for a Hemingway novel, with "the" : SEA
40
Tide competitor : ALL
41
Sews up : ENSURES
42
Strain : TAX
43
Woman's name in English that's a man's name in Catalan : JOAN
45
What a "R-r-r-ring!" in the kitchen signifies : DONE
46
Slips, e.g. : INTIMATEAPPAREL
54
Person with no one to play with : SOLOPERFORMER
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Names : REPUTATIONS
Down
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Worker in Albany or Sacramento, say : STATELEGISLATOR
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"Now ___ talking!" : WERE
3
Tokyo-based carrier : ANA
4
Game played on a 90-foot-long court : BOCCE
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Painter's mixture : GESSO
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"Peachy!" : AOK
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A stream might run through it : GLEN
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Hose and belt sellers : AUTOPARTSSTORES
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Bald-faced : SHAVEN
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Joey Dee's backup group in 1960s pop, with "the" : STARLITERS
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One who might grade on the curve? : ARTTEACHER
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Rows : SCRAPS
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Street ___ : CRED
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Western New York natives : ERIES
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Discontinue : HALT
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Choke : GAROTTE
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Faint prints, in detective work : LATENTS
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Like Wookiees : TALL
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Member of the South Asian diaspora : DESI
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One of the Wayans brothers : DAMON
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Classic western hero who says "A man has to be what he is, Joey. Can't break the mold" : SHANE
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Nails for kites : TALONS
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Word on a French wine bottle : CRU
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Like bad, bad Leroy Brown vis-à-vis a junkyard dog, in song : MEANER
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Mideast traveler, of a sort : HAJI
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Double or triple feat in the Olympics : AXEL
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View from Memphis : NILE
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"Nuts!" : DAMN
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Challenge for a barber : MOP
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"The Problem With ___" (2017 documentary) : APU
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Annual three-day celebration : TET
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Tide competitor : ERA
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In the back : AFT
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Luau offering : POI
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Backing : PRO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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