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New York Times, Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Who said "The only difference between me and the Surrealists is that I am a Surrealist"

Author:
Alex Vratsanos
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Vratsanos

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FQX} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) There are unchecked squares Scrabble average: 2.06 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Vratsanos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times7/21/21 ( No. 26,188 )

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All-time leading scorer for the Lakers, familiarly : KOBE
5
Modern-day horse-and-buggy users : AMISH
10
Bird with a reduplicative name : DODO
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Old pro : GRIZZLEDVETERAN
17
Raucous music style similar to boogie-woogie : BARRELHOUSEJAZZ
18
Big Dance org. : NCAA
19
Action after a bad golf drive : RETEE
20
"Don't make me eat that!" : UGH
21
Bolivian capital : LAPAZ
25
Got an A+ on : ACED
26
State in Tornado Alley: Abbr. : NEB
27
Overhead cost of manufacturing? : SMOG
28
Drunkard : SOT
29
___ du jour (bistro special) : PLAT
31
'50s campaign button name : IKE
32
Fanciful ideas : WHIMS
35
Become rusted : CORRODE
37
Seminal punk band, with "the" : RAMONES
39
Potato ___ (appetizer) : SKINS
40
Nap sack? : COT
41
Well-kept : NEAT
42
Lowest-ranking G.I. : PVT
43
Island WNW of Molokai : OAHU
45
Wall St. credential : MBA
46
Who said "The only difference between me and the Surrealists is that I am a Surrealist" : DALI
48
Spaces (out) : ZONES
49
Globe : ORB
50
Studied (up on) : BONED
51
___ Reader : UTNE
53
The titular Nelsons of a classic sitcom : OZZIEANDHARRIET
60
Dish with tomatoes and mozzarella : NEAPOLITANPIZZA
61
Animal whose name consists of the postal codes of two states it passes in its migration : ORCA
62
British meat pie : PASTY
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Nest protest : PEEP
Down
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Cold War inits. : KGB
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Hybrid citrus fruits : ORANGELOS
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Native American canoe material : BIRCHBARK
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Columnist Klein : EZRA
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___-American : ALL
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"That's not impressing me" : MEH
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Response to "Who wants some?" : IDO
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"Law & Order" spinoff, for short : SVU
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Bucks and bulls : HES
10
Blue state? : DEJECTION
11
Speechify : ORATE
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Partner of confused : DAZED
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This clue number minus deux : ONZE
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Passions : ZEALS
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Large unit of resistance : TERAOHM
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Like some insensitive remarks, for short : UNPC
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Encompassed by : AMIDST
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Give a pointer? : POKE
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Info on a dating profile : AGE
28
Bundle up : SWATHE
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Super-hoppy craft brew : TRIPLEIPA
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Make easier to recite, as the Great Lakes via HOMES : MNEMONIZE
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Vodka cocktail with cranberry and grapefruit juice : SEABREEZE
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Available to watch, in a way : ONVIDEO
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Speckled coat : ROAN
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Wild guess : STAB
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Bit of sweet talk : COO
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Take by force : USURP
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Construction vehicle, informally : DOZER
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___ Day, Down Under holiday : ANZAC
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U2 frontman : BONO
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It costs about twice as much if it's round : TRIP
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European peak : ALP
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
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Some N.F.L. linemen: Abbr. : DTS
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It can be tipped ... or collect tips : HAT
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Whichever : ANY
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Restaurant water choice : TAP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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