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New York Times, Saturday, July 24, 2021

The wrinkle in "A Wrinkle in Time" and the Cosmic Cube in Marvel Comics, for two

Author:
Adam Aaronson and Ricky Cruz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Aaronson. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Cruz.
Constructor notes:
ADAM: Gotta love working with Ricky! He's got such a unique voice as a constructor (see every puzzle on his epic blog Cruzzles, and it ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'd never heard of WHITE CLAW until last year. Not surprising, given that these days half a beer and I'll fall asleep. On a related ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times7/24/21 ( No. 26,191 )

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Across
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Popular brand of alcoholic seltzer : WHITECLAW
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Average, maybe : STAT
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One might be off the hook : HOMEPHONE
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Blunt end? : ROACH
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At bottom : INESSENCE
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French preposition : ENTRE
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Palm products, for short : PDAS
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Word of indifference : MEH
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Hallux, less formally : BIGTOE
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More with it : SANER
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Physicist Nathan with an early theory of wormholes : ROSEN
25
Some are performed in a theater, for short : OPS
26
Camera setup : RIG
28
YouTuber's creation, informally : VID
29
Certain apartment : COOP
30
Curry, for one : NBAPLAYER
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Like a masseuse's hands, often : OILY
34
Add to an overstuffed suitcase, say : FORCEIN
35
Some spring births : GEMINIS
37
French word whose plural is its English translation backward : ETAT
38
Long, unproductive activities : TIMESINKS
40
Can of worms : MESS
41
"Spare me the details!" : TMI
42
Sound produced by a dental click : TSK
43
"___ on!" : ITS
44
Seven-year stretch : TEENS
46
Findings of Myers-Briggs personality tests : TYPES
50
Deck builder's tool : NAILER
52
Heart diagnostic, briefly : EKG
54
Cold and damp : DANK
55
Sellers of product lines like Joxtorp and Knorrig : IKEAS
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Asked nosy questions about : PRIEDINTO
58
Ethnic minority in North Macedonia : SERBS
59
Sports bet : OVERUNDER
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Very, to Véronique : TRES
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Racing game with speed-boosting mushrooms : MARIOKART
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Fancy cars, in modern slang : WHIPS
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Auto pioneer Soichiro : HONDA
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Corrective phrase : IMEAN
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The wrinkle in "A Wrinkle in Time" and the Cosmic Cube in Marvel Comics, for two : TESSERACTS
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Discography section : EPS
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With 51-Down, where solutions are kept, in brief : CHEM
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Eremite, e.g. : LONER
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Ingredient in a classic Caesar salad : ANCHOVY
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Like some hours : WEE
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Track, say : SONG
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Stuff that's hard to get off your chest? : TATTOOINK
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Starting point of the annual Spartathlon : ACROPOLIS
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Show that awards plays : THEESPYS
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Pull (in) : REIN
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Just what the doctor ordered, perhaps : BEDREST
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Ready : RIPE
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Campaign that may involve catapults and trebuchets : SIEGE
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Crafts supply that's difficult to clean up : GLITTER
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Happenstance, cutely : COINKYDINK
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Record producer? : NOTETAKER
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Garment that might not be worn around the house : BRASSIERE
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"Sailor Moon" genre : ANIME
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Like Frida Kahlo's art : FEMINIST
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Airdrops? : MIST
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Daughter of Metis and Jupiter, in Roman myth : MINERVA
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Supermodel Holliday : TESS
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One needing a lift? : SKIER
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2008 Beijing Olympics mascot : PANDA
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Try one's luck in, say : ENTER
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Garment on a tennis court : SKORT
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See 6-Down : LABS
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___ Halliwell, real name of Ginger Spice : GERI
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Certain toy, briefly : POM
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Tweedledum and Tweedledee, e.g. : DUO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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