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New York Times, Sunday, July 19, 2020

Club setting for scenes in "GoodFellas" and "Raging Bull"

Author:
Wyna Liu
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Liu. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0719 ( 25,821 )
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Ones out of this world, for short : ETS
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Club setting for scenes in "GoodFellas" and "Raging Bull" : THECOPA
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Something pressed in an emergency : PANICBAR
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___ Lee (dessert brand) : SARA
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Gets better : HEALSUP
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Oppressive dominance : IRONRULE
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*Performers who set the bar high? : TRAPPARTISTS
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*Go-getter's maxim : CCTHEDAY
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In a way : OFSORTS
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Eves : NITES
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One-named Grammy-winning singer : SADE
29
Worried exclamation from Astro on "The Jetsons" : RUHROH
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Writer and film critic James : AGEE
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Platinum-selling rapper-turned-TV cop : ICET
33
Sr.'s hurdle : GRE
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English cathedral city : ELY
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Brand with a jingle to the "Dragnet" theme : TUMS
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*Public health agency's mission : DIZZCONTROL
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Part of a ventilation system : AIRDUCT
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Actress and civil rights activist Ruby ___ : DEE
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Boors : YAHOOS
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*Feature of a Chippendales show : STRIPTT
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Fix the colors on, say : RETOUCH
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Boor : BRUTE
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Special orders on new autos : TRIMS
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It means well in Italy : BENE
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P.R. event : PHOTOOP
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Smooth sailing : EASE
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Gas numbers : OCTANES
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Bug : WIRETAP
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Stand-up comic Wong : ALI
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*Places for coasters : AMUUMENTPARKS
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Move in a hurry, quaintly : HIE
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Best horse of the 20th century, per The Associated Press : MANOWAR
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Language spoken on Easter Island : RAPANUI
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Jazz's Jackson : MILT
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Matriarch's title, maybe : GRANDMA
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Chats away : GABS
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Large musical combo : NONET
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Spud : TATER
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Palate cleansers between courses : SORBETS
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*How to screw in a light bulb : CLOCKYY
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Common chords : TRIADS
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"I didn't need to know that" : TMI
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Tries hard : STRAINS
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*What keeps up standards in the radio business? : OLDDSTATION
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Temple cabinets : ARKS
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End of many addresses : COM
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Pioneer of detective fiction : POE
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Reed in a pit : OBOE
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A while back : ONCE
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Author/magazine editor Welteroth : ELAINE
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Singer/activist Horne : LENA
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Half of a record : SIDEA
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Celebrity ... but just barely : DLISTER
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*"Holy moly!" : GGLOUISE
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*Occasion for hiding in the dark : SURPRIIPARTY
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In trouble, metaphorically : UPACREEK
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Genre for the Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair : ALTROCK
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Beat poem allegedly inspired by a peyote vision : HOWL
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Carpentry contraption : SAWHORSE
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Words of understanding : YESISEE
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Italian diminutive suffix : INO
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Lengthy reprimand, so to speak : EARFUL
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Lowbrow : TRASHY
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Taste : SAPOR
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"Ouch!" : THATHURT
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Half of some matching sets : HERS
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Put away : EAT
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Hold tightly : CLING
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National Medal of Arts winner Davis : OSSIE
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Played miniature golf : PUTTED
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Altar place : APSE
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Snap : PIC
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Inverse trig function : ARCSEC
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Choking hazard label : NOTATOY
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How TV shows may be shown : INHD
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Some Montanans : CREE
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Plant part : BUD
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___ king : ALA
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Spanish chess piece : REY
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Put away for later : STORE
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Expert advice : PROTIPS
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Evaluate, as an opponent : SIZEUP
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Phoenix sch. : ASU
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Like polka : CZECH
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What sheep participate in : GROUPTHINK
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Plant part : ROOT
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Alternatively : ELSE
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Summer hrs. in Colorado : MDT
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Words of commitment : IDO
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Pyle's portrayer on "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." : NABORS
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Pang : THROE
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Love, in Lyon : AIME
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Defeat soundly : CREAM
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Couple of fins : TENNER
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Head of ___ : STEAM
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Happy refrain : TRALA
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National economic prosperity, metaphorically : RISINGTIDE
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Adolescent : TEENAGE
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"What's up?," in textspeak : HOWRU
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A.C. measure : BTU
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First man, in Maori mythology : TIKI
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Oil-rich nation that's not in OPEC : OMAN
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Sour milk product : CURDS
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Cathedral in N.Y.C. : STPATS
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"Revelations" choreographer : AILEY
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Small, in a way : PETTY
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Oscars, e.g. : AWARDS
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Blue Ribbon brand : PABST
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It's found in a key: Abbr. : ANS
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Mountain nymph of Greek myth : OREAD
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Comfy shoes, for short : MOCS
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Writing on many a license plate : MOTTO
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Opposing forces in Risk : ARMIES
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Preventing spills, say : NONSLIP
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Sporty option : TTOP
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Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
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H.S. class : BIO
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Monopoly token : CAR
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Have a serious crush on, informally : LIKELIKE
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Less expressive : STONIER
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Issa of "Insecure" : RAE
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Puts down : ABASES
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Little bump : NODULE
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Ancestor of the modern lemon and lime : CITRON
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Ring combo : ONETWO
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She played "the devil" Miranda in "The Devil Wears Prada" : MERYL
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"Dagnabbit!" : NERTS
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Kind of pants : CAPRI
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Japanese beer brand : ASAHI
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Partially landlocked bay : LOCH
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Drachma replacement : EURO
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"My word!" : ISAY
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Five of these are needed to play Yahtzee : DICE
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Astronaut Grissom : GUS
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Transcript fig. : GPA
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Topic discussed by the bar : LAW
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Barely manage, with "out" : EKE
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Children's author Asquith : ROS

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