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New York Times, Friday, July 24, 2020

First name of the only fictional character in Time's list of the 100 Most Important People of the Century

Author:
Grant Thackray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Grant Thackray

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Thackray. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York Times7/24/20 ( No. 25,826 )
Across
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Rock in which fossils can be found : SHALE
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Pub purchase : PINT
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Property of a subatomic particle : SPIN
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Character of Apple products : LOWERCASEI
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Common ingredient in a poke bowl : TUNA
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Off-roadable : ALLTERRAIN
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Southern university named for its town : ELON
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Final challenge of a video game level : BOSSBATTLE
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Edison's middle name : ALVA
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Place for a nursery rhyme trio : TUB
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G.I. grub : MRE
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Listing in an arcade : HIGHSCORES
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First name of the only fictional character in Time's list of the 100 Most Important People of the Century : BART
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Mine, in Montréal : AMOI
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NSFW : ADULT
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"___ victory!" : ONTO
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Cry from a successful hacker : IMIN
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Ish : KINDA
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Similar (to) : AKIN
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Leader memorialized by the Stone of Hope statue near the National Mall : KING
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Perfume compound : ESTER
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A lot of volume? : TOME
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Often-counterfeited boots : UGGS
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Stock character? : STOREOWNER
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National park sights, for short : RVS
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Pasta name suffix : INI
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Free money? : BAIL
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Wrestling hold : HALFNELSON
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"The Bell of ___" (Longfellow poem) : ATRI
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Showing things as they really are : TRUETOLIFE
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Heavy metal : LEAD
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Compressed storage media : MICROFILMS
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Hang around : IDLE
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Rely (on) : LEAN
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Regales : FETES
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Piece of concrete : SLAB
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Prefix with -gram : HOLO
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They have boring jobs : AWLS
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Looks the other way : LETSTHINGSSLIDE
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Greek personification of darkness : EREBUS
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Auditioner's hope : PART
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Attends : ISAT
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Author Gaiman of the "Sandman" series : NEIL
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Point on a buck : TINE
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Cartoon referenced in the Walt Disney Animation Studios logo : STEAMBOATWILLIE
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Flex one's authority over : PULLRANKON
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Trying to untie? : INOVERTIME
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Family nickname : NANA
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Maryland specialty : CRABCAKES
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Bit of poetry with the same syllable count as this very clue : HAIKU
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Resettled, in a way : IMMIGRATED
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Blowing up online : GOINGVIRAL
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Wordsworth, e.g. : ODIST
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Total : RUNTO
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Venerable sort : ELDER
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Admire, as a lover's eyes : STAREINTO
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Salon product : TONER
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Singular event : ONEOFF
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It became a province of Indonesia in 1958 : BALI
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Web developer's code : HTML
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Racer Luyendyk : ARIE
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___ Brasi ("The Godfather" role) : LUCA
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Nonflowering plant : FERN
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What might block a channel : SILT
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"You want a piece ___?" : OFME
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Jonathan Van ___, member of the "Queer Eye" cast : NESS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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