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New York Times, Saturday, July 17, 2021

Iconic iPhone addition of 2011

Author:
Ryan McCarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ryan McCarty

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. McCarty. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times7/17/21 ( No. 26,184 )
Across
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High branch, for short : SCOTUS
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"Don't make me laugh!" : GOSHNO
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Library of Alexandria collection : PAPYRI
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It reaches Washington heights : RAINIER
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First name in flight : AMELIA
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Boxer whose full name is made up of only three different letters : LAILAALI
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Pea piercers : TINES
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Endangered wetlands reptile of the northeastern U.S. : BOGTURTLE
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Name in a noted '90s breakup : USSR
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Back up : CLOG
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Bagel variety : PLAIN
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Pull (out) : BOW
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Sterling Cooper ___ Pryce ("Mad Men" ad agency) : DRAPER
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Pig tail? : LET
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Break down for closer analysis, as data : SLICEANDDICE
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Iconic iPhone addition of 2011 : EMOJIKEYBOARD
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Ones exploited in a capitalist system, per Marx : WAGELABORERS
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Corvine cry : CAW
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First international rock band to play in Cuba (2016), with "the" : STONES
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Raider's grp. : DEA
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Hardly klutzy : AGILE
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Christine ___ Whitman, first female governor of New Jersey : TODD
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Victorian greeting : GDAY
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Dead tree edition : PAPERCOPY
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Hat tips : BRIMS
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"Anyhoo ..." : IDIGRESS
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Shout from a teen's bedroom : GOAWAY
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Petty tyrants : TINGODS
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Green party? : NOVICE
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Diamonds used in fashion : ARGYLE
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Places of rest : CRYPTS
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Whirlpools : SPATUBS
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Sleeveless undergarment : CAMISOLE
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Family time at the pool : OPENSWIM
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President when Texas was admitted to the Union : TYLER
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"Exodus" novelist : URIS
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"Cheap Thrills" pop star : SIA
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Dressage criterion : GAIT
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Grease : OILUP
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Snafu : SNARL
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Having a gap : HIATAL
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"Whoa, ___!" : NELLIE
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Position : ORIENT
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Inductee into the National Toy Hall of Fame five years after his sister : RAGGEDYANDY
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They go around in circles : LOOPDELOOPS
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High-flying picnic game : BLANKETTOSS
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"___ Wife," Pulitzer Prize-winning George Kelly play : CRAIGS
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Already: Fr. : DEJA
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Like corduroy : RIBBED
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Yoga pose done on hands and knees : COW
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Acts lovey-dovey : COOS
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Lent feature : EAR
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Topping brand with multiple misspellings in its name : REDDIWIP
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Proposed legislation often debated alongside the DACA program : DREAMACT
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Goes along : SAYSYES
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Literally, "heads" : CAPITA
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Moroccan resort city on the Atlantic : AGADIR
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Clearing : WIPING
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Like herons and flamingos : LEGGY
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Documentarian Morris : ERROL
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Unexpected windfall, figuratively : GRAVY
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Give up : CEDE
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Insensitive sort : BOOR
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Major vitamin retailer : GNC

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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