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New York Times, Monday, July 20, 2020

Ogden who wrote "Farewell, farewell, you old rhinoceros, / I'll stare at something less prepoceros"

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Eaton-Salners

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Eaton-Salners.
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© 2020, The New York Times7/20/20 ( No. 25,822 )
Across
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Ogden who wrote "Farewell, farewell, you old rhinoceros, / I'll stare at something less prepoceros" : NASH
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Largest continent : ASIA
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Responses to jokes : HAHAS
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Female friend from France : AMIE
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Delivery vehicles : VANS
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Make into law : ENACT
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Pale, as a face : WAN
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First thing to do before changing clothes : UNDRESS
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UPS competitor : DHL
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Weapon of mass destruction, informally : HBOMB
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The Trojans of the N.C.A.A. : USC
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Girl's name that sounds like two letters of the alphabet : EVIE
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___ Romeo (Italian auto) : ALFA
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"Cat ___ your tongue?" : GOT
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Tows : DRAGS
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Abandoned and helpless : LEFTINTHELURCH
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Cheerios grain : OAT
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Roman numeral X : TEN
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Where someone who goes next is standing : FRONTOFTHELINE
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Military vehicles : JEEPS
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Hawaiian wreath : LEI
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Google's red, yellow, green and blue "G," e.g. : ICON
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Some canine sounds : ARFS
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Debtor's note : IOU
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Put into office : ELECT
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Frat member : BRO
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"They rooked me!" : IWASHAD
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Something that goes in a garage : CAR
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Classic Michael J. Fox movie : BACKTOTHEFUTURE
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Go off, as a volcano : ERUPT
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Bat mitzvah dance : HORA
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"Dancing Queen" group : ABBA
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Like good gossip : DISHY
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Twinkler in the night sky : STAR
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___ in show (canine award) : BEST
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Tusked marine mammal : NARWHAL
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Easy to get along with : AMIABLE
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Broadcast ender : SIGNOFF
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Sneaky laugh sound : HEH
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Stratford-upon-___ : AVON
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Makeup of a beach : SAND
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As a matter of fact : INTRUTH
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What remains after a fire : ASHES
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Borders of skirts : HEMS
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"I'll take that as ___" : ANO
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Dust buster : HANDVAC
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Like the ideal poker straight : ACEHIGH
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Choices of hairdos : STYLES
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Place to take a bath : TUB
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Key above a tilde : ESC
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Welcome ___ (item at the entrance to a home) : MAT
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Blunder : ERR
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Pesky insect : GNAT
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Bus driver on "The Simpsons" : OTTO
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Hill on a beach : DUNE
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Charged particles : IONS
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Suffix with Smurf : ETTE
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Where Samson slew the Philistines : LEHI
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Auto with a prancing horse logo : FERRARI
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Tap the screen on a camera app, say : REFOCUS
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Special ___ : OPS
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Annual vaccination : FLUSHOT
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Rapper ___ Kim : LIL
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It goes "clink" in a drink : ICECUBE
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Dieting strategy that may lead to ketosis : NOCARBS
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Beseech : ENTREAT
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Made quick boxing punches : JABBED
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___ Jima : IWO
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Declarations at inaugurations : OATHS
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Professor's email address ending : EDU
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___-bitty : ITTY
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Sister and wife of Zeus : HERA
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At a distance : AFAR
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Metric meas. of speed : KPH
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Part inserted to close a cereal box : TAB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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