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New York Times, Saturday, July 18, 2020

5-Down : Low-rent

Author:
John Guzzetta and Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta
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1.63100
Michael Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Guzzetta. This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Hawkins.
Constructor notes:
JOHN: This puzzle was accepted in August 2019. During construction, it went through so many back and forth handoffs that we can't ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
YOU HAD TO BE THERE is a perfect themeless anchor. Snazzy, colloquial, snarky, memorable. It's unfortunate that the clue was so ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times7/18/20 ( No. 25,820 )
Across
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Anchor : MAINSTAY
9
Composer of the "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" collection : MAHLER
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From nothing, as Creation : EXNIHILO
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Working rhythm : GROOVE
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"The Simpsons" character in sunglasses and platform shoes : DISCOSTU
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Good thing to have on hand during winter? : MITTEN
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Accused of infringement, say : SUED
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Bit of resistance : OHM
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___ acid : AMINO
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Body shop add-ons, informally : MODS
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Bomb-confiscating org. : ATF
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One seeking table scraps, maybe : ANT
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With 1-Down, where students at Manhattan's Langone Center go, for short : NYU
29
Ruined, as plans : DERAILED
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1975 Wimbledon winner : ASHE
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Outcome : BOTTOMLINE
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Something to pay a steep price for? : TEA
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The top Hot 100 solo artist of all time, per Billboard : MADONNA
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Gift in "The Gift of the Magi" : FOB
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Mammalian hematophage : VAMPIREBAT
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Cheeky : PERT
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A, as in April? : SCHEDULE
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"___ tu" : ERI
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It may be passed at a fund-raiser : HAT
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Having everything one needs : SET
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Prefix with -hedron : DECA
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Purchases at Ollivanders, in fantasy : WANDS
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Psychoactive constituent of marijuana, for short : THC
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Detached piece of ice : CALF
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Funds : ENDOWS
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Field with estate planning : ELDERLAW
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Sort of spousal separation : AGEGAP
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Postponement info : RAINDATE
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Sailor's omen, in a phrase : REDSKY
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Do-or-die hockey situation : EMPTYNET
Down
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See 28-Across : MED
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x, y or z : AXIS
3
Recapping : INSUM
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Sarcastic comment after a mess-up : NICEONE
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Low-rent : SHODDY
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"___ but a scratch ..." : TIS
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Toni Braxton or Mahalia Jackson, e.g. : ALTO
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"It was even funnier in person" : YOUHADTOBETHERE
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Big name in casinos : MGM
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Soliloquy relative : ARIA
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Predecessor of Outlook : HOTMAIL
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Kismet : LOTINLIFE
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Calm state of affairs : EVENTENOR
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City north of Washoe Lake State Park : RENO
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What's found on a couple of plates in Italy? : MTETNA
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Foresters, e.g. : SUBARUS
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Led : FRONTED
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Modern Q&A inits. : AMA
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Red cents? : DEBT
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Countryside conveyances, for short : ATVS
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Complete shift : SEACHANGE
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All thumbs : HAMHANDED
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Short lyric poem : ODELET
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Lead-in to sentence or section : MID
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Ones seeking table scraps, maybe : PETDOGS
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Historic region of northern France : PICARDY
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Like the latest : RECENT
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Actor Lane who voiced Mister Ed : ALLAN
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Sign of overuse : WEAR
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Letters on love notes : SWAK
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Smacker : CLAM
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Kismet : FATE
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International ___ Museum (Washington, D.C., attraction) : SPY
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Plié, in ballet : DIP
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It might be hard to get this in a desert : WET

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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