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New York Times, Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Set of legendary objects from the Harry Potter series found at the ends of 20-, 34- and 41-Across

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
Author:
Owen Travis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Owen Travis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Travis. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Owen Travis notes:
It's a pleasure to be back in the Times! Way back when, I almost scrapped this theme because I feared the editors would think it too ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Twenty years ago (!), my brother insisted that I read this book that he loved, all about wizards and magic items and giants. I was ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times6/15/21 ( No. 26,152 )
Across
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Bloke : CHAP
5
One "trapped" in an invisible box : MIME
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Subtle expression of disrespect, in slang : SHADE
14
___ Hashana : ROSH
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Something you might trip on : ACID
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Just a mirage, maybe : OASIS
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Camera setting : AUTO
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"Citizen ___" : KANE
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What you might do on a first date : FLIRT
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Unchangeable : WRITTENINSTONE
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Remove from power : OUST
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Nerve-racking parts of games, in brief : OTS
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Reined in, as one's enthusiasm : CURBED
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Its card numbers all begin with 4 : VISA
30
Rotational speed meas. : RPS
33
Reds state? : OHIO
34
Dressy floor-length garment : OPERACLOAK
37
Molten rock : MAGMA
39
Long, long ___ : AGO
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___-Loompa (Willy Wonka worker) : OOMPA
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Something a kid might blow right through : BUBBLEWAND
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One of 435 in the House : SEAT
45
Foxy : SLY
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Young lady : LASS
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World Cup chant : OLEOLE
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Key above a tilde : ESC
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Years, in Spain : ANOS
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Set of legendary objects from the Harry Potter series found at the ends of 20-, 34- and 41-Across : DEATHLYHALLOWS
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Airline whose name is a Greek letter : DELTA
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"How ___ Your Mother" : IMET
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Like some twins and grins : EVIL
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Moray catcher : EELER
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Peak : ACME
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Slip (into) : EASE
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Goes across : SPANS
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The "m" of F = ma : MASS
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Offered, as a defense : PLED
Down
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Where something unpleasant may stick : CRAW
2
Golden ___ (time shortly before sunset) : HOUR
3
Sparkling Italian wine : ASTI
4
Spoil a shot, in a way : PHOTOBOMB
5
Just manages : MAKESDO
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"This is too much for me" : ICANT
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iPad ___ : MINI
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Paradise : EDEN
9
Tex-Mex offering that lacks much crunch : SOFTTACO
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Circles overhead? : HALOS
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Z ___ zebra : ASIN
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Warning of disaster : DIRE
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Winter hrs. in New Jersey : EST
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Election day in the U.S.: Abbr. : TUE
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Onetime Cubs slugger Sammy : SOSA
25
Components of many barbershop logos : COMBS
26
Rental with 10-, 15-, 17-, 20- and 26-foot sizes : UHAUL
27
"Eleanor ___" (1966 Beatles hit) : RIGBY
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Site of replicas of the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower : VEGAS
29
De-wrinkle : IRON
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Juliet's love : ROMEO
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Vatican-related : PAPAL
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Play for the N.H.L., say : SKATE
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Dogs' "dogs" : PAWS
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What not to do over something out of your control : LOSESLEEP
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Popular Converse shoes : ALLSTARS
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Apiece : EACH
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Contributes to a GoFundMe, e.g. : DONATES
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Online chuckle : LOL
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Devoured : EATEN
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Sounds of interruption : AHEMS
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Like the diving end of a pool : DEEP
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Jazz's Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Youngest Hemsworth brother : LIAM
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Many a gym locale, for short : YMCA
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Like the Kia and Hyundai logos : OVAL
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Sage : WISE
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"Calvin and Hobbes" conveyance : SLED
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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