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New York Times, Thursday, July 2, 2020

Author:
Yacob Yonas and Chad Horner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Yacob Yonas
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1.49000
Chad Horner

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Yonas. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Horner. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
YACOB: I love themes that play with word movement within the themers. I feel like they can lead to a strong aha moment, since, at first glance, ... read more
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A few years ago, Paolo Pasco approached me with a SKIPPING SCHOOL concept with a different interpretation. He proposed ELECTRIC EEL and STAY ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0702 ( 25,804 )
Across
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Shot contents : SERA
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Let off the hook? : UNPEG
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Zebra feature : MANE
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Ilhan ___, first Somali-American elected to Congress : OMAR
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Study for Dr. Albert Sabin : POLIO
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Mean less? : NICER
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*Express one's view : COMMITMENT
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Bring on : INCUR
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FedEx rival : UPS
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Harold who co-founded The New Yorker magazine : ROSS
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Common bit of concert merchandise : TSHIRT
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Keep time with the foot : TOETAP
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*Kick off : STAYALERT
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Big name in printers : EPSON
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Rug maker's supply : DYE
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Band aid? : ROADIE
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Timid people, so to speak : MICE
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PC "brain" : CPU
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Items in an airport security line : BINS
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Corp. logos, e.g. : TMS
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*Sends : SUNCHIPS
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Little 'un : TOT
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Crowd noise : ROAR
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Size up : EYE
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Politburo objection : NYET
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Sounds, e.g. : INLETS
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Expected : DUE
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March 14 : PIDAY
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*Reacts to an amazing magic trick, say : GASPRICES
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Lackey : STOOGE
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Like Julián and Joaquin Castro : LATINO
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Site of an annual Taro Festival : MAUI
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Get along well : GEL
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It's below the knee : TIBIA
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Emulate Ferris Bueller ... or a hint to understanding the answers to the starred clues : SKIPSCHOOL
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"Love ___ you need" : ISALL
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Pack of smarties? : MENSA
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Fish eater's annoyance : BONE
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Mind : CARE
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Like Cheerios : OATEN
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Took too much, briefly : ODED
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"Adorbs!" : SOCUTE
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Genre for Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance : EMOPOP
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Name of 11 pharaohs : RAMSES
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Sofa part : ARM
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"High-five!" : UPTOP
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Listings in une encyclopédie : NOMS
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___ v. Ferguson (Supreme Court decision essentially overruled by Brown v. Board of Education) : PLESSY
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A, in Austria : EIN
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"___ go!" : GOTTA
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Small photo processing center : MINILAB
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Sanction : ACCREDIT
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Subatomic particle with a mass close to zero : NEUTRINO
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Goof : ERR
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"Hello," in the world's most common first language : NIHAO
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Farsi speakers : IRANIS
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Saccharine : SYRUPY
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Certain cat : TOM
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End of many university names : TECH
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Experiment : TEST
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Refuse : DENY
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Brings up to speed : CUESIN
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Tree on Maine's flag : PINE
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A lecture on it might be full of tangents : TRIG
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Big attraction at the Louvre : MONALISA
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Taqueria fixture : SALSABAR
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Give up : CEDE
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Not sterilized : SEPTIC
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Turtle or tuatara : REPTILE
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Uncle, in Uruguay : TIO
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Experiment : TRIAL
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Big money maker : USMINT
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Make the world a better place : DOGOOD
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Time to take first steps, maybe : AGEONE
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Squawked : YELLED
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Jerry's neighbor on "Seinfeld" : COSMO
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Radio journalist Stamberg : SUSAN
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Abbey area : APSE
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Wrinkling one's nose, perhaps : TIC
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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"Succession" airer : HBO

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