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New York Times, Monday, July 22, 2019

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
Fairy tale question whose answer is spelled out in the starts of 18-, 24-, 40- and 51-Across
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 87 for Ms. Lempel.
Lynn Lempel notes:
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© 2019, The New York Times7/22/19 ( No. 25,458 )
Across
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Mushroom part : CAP
4
___ Xing (road sign) : DEER
8
Managed to avoid : DODGED
14
South America's Carnaval city, informally : RIO
15
Not doing anything : IDLE
16
Baltimore bird : ORIOLE
17
Psychic ability, in brief : ESP
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Yard event to clear out the attic : RUMMAGESALE
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Manage to avoid : ELUDE
22
Big coffee holder : URN
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Applaud : CLAP
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Louisiana's avian nickname : PELICANSTATE
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Giant in health insurance : AETNA
29
Mortal dangers : PERILS
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"Phooey!" : RATS
35
Commotions : ADOS
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Provide with continuing funds : ENDOW
39
Athlete who said "Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer" : ALI
40
Strong-smelling cheese made in England : STILTON
42
Investment for the golden yrs. : IRA
43
Cook's workspace : STOVE
45
Enroll for another year of duty : REUP
46
Work by Wordsworth or Whitman : POEM
47
Coughed (up) : PONIED
49
Ledger entry on the minus side : DEBIT
51
One barely in the water? : SKINNYDIPPER
56
German carmaker : AUDI
59
___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
60
Big name in mattresses : SERTA
61
Fairy tale question whose answer is spelled out in the starts of 18-, 24-, 40- and 51-Across : WHATSMYNAME
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Fast asleep : OUT
66
Mythical beauty who lent her name to a continent : EUROPA
67
Oil producers' grp. : OPEC
68
"___ to Joy" : ODE
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Singer/songwriter Crow : SHERYL
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Shipped : SENT
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Gave a meal to : FED
Down
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Slimeball : CREEP
2
Supermarket section : AISLE
3
China's is around 1.4 billion : POPULATION
4
Without stopping en route : DIRECT
5
Part of a campus URL : EDU
6
"Slippery" tree : ELM
7
Co-founder of Rome with Romulus : REMUS
8
Run off with a boxer, maybe? : DOGNAP
9
Gold waiting to be discovered : ORE
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Recognize, as differences : DISCERN
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Objective for a soccer player : GOAL
12
Fitzgerald of jazz : ELLA
13
Profound : DEEP
19
The "A" of MoMA : ART
21
Conks out : DIES
25
Med school subj. : ANAT
26
Low point : NADIR
27
Juliet Capulet or Holden Caulfield, agewise : TEEN
30
Impossible to mess up : IDIOTPROOF
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Set of traditional beliefs : LORE
32
Got one's kicks at the pool? : SWAM
33
Hoarse voice : RASP
34
Voice above tenor : ALTO
36
Grand ___ Opry : OLE
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Prepare for a hard test : STUDY
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Search for : SEEK
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Coup for a newspaper freelancer : OPED
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Someone dropping by : VISITOR
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Something that might spring a leak : PIPE
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Dreary : DISMAL
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Cut in half : BISECT
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Vote that cancels out a yea : NAY
53
Unacceptable actions : NONOS
54
Musical practice piece : ETUDE
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Given a PG-13, say : RATED
56
Bowls over : AWES
57
Thumbs-down response : UHUH
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Show gumption : DARE
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Someone not likely to show off intelligence? : SPY
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"Great" hominid : APE
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Word on a restroom door : MEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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