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New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 2021

Unforgivable acts, say

Author:
Chandi Deitmer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chandi Deitmer

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 141, Blocks: 75 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Deitmer.
Notepad: The print version of the puzzle lacks circles, and contains elements in the grid that Across Lite cannot reproduce. We recommend solving in a different format.
Will Shortz notes:
Chandi Deitmer, of Somerville, Mass., is a social worker in the fields of psychiatry and geriatrics. She got hooked on crosswords in college via the puzzles in The Onion (which was only in ... read more
Chandi Deitmer notes:
Happy to be here! Sunday puzzles are my fave, so I am stoked to be making my NYT debut on one! After seeing Jake Halperin's 13/B puzzle and Jeremy Newton's hashtag puzzle, I got to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm a huge fan of tricky puzzles using the principle of one symbol plus another equals a third. Along with the ones Chandi mentioned, other memorable ones have been two Os atop each other ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
An astute reader pointed out that 19-Down is easy if you happen to remember The Weavers. They don't make pop hits like this anymore. ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times7/25/21 ( No. 26,192 )
Across
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Symbol of royalty in ancient Egypt : ASP
4
Wouldn't stand for it? : SAT
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They have springs in the middle : OASES
12
___ Perez, former Democratic National Committee chair : TOM
15
Nutritional fig. : RDA
18
Apple tablet option : IPADPRO
20
Popular analgesic : ALEVE
21
Belgian city that hosted the 1920 Summer Olympics : ANTWERP
23
One of the rooms in Clue : LIBRARY
24
N.B.A. superstar Durant : KEVIN
25
Voting "aye" : INFAVOR
26
Gilbert and ___ Islands (former colonial names of Kiribati and Tuvalu) : ELLICE
27
Give way : YIELD
28
Levy of "Schitt's Creek" : EUGENE
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When the Lascaux caves were painted : STONEAGE
32
Furthermore : AND
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Much of Goya's output : FRIJOLES
35
Japanese beer brand : KIRIN
36
San Francisco's ___ Valley : NOE
37
In which "Stella" means "star" : LATIN
38
Seaweed used to wrap sushi : NORI
41
Descriptor of almost a million and a half Californians : SANDIEGAN
44
Porridge, essentially : OATS
48
Real surname for the authors Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell : BRONTE
51
With a yawn, say : TIREDLY
52
Less certain : IFFIER
54
Onetime material for tennis racket strings : CATGUT
55
"That much is clear" : ICANSEE
56
Symbol of Mexico : DAHLIA
57
Country with roughly 6,000 islands : GREECE
59
Where a pop-up leads : ADSITE
61
Alpha and Beta Ursae ___ (pointers to 68-Across) : MAJORIS
64
Noodle soup : RAMEN
68
Guiding light : POLARIS
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Gentille figure of a French folk song : ALOUETTE
74
Lord's title : SIR
75
Originally from : NATIVETO
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Place to take a suit : COURT
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Executive producer of HBO's "A Black Lady Sketch Show" : ISSARAE
80
Risk : PERIL
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"___ Lang Syne" : AULD
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Pesky insect : GNAT
84
Something to notice in passing? : LANE
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It's between micro- and pico- : NANO
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Horace's "Hymn to Mercury," for one : ODE
89
New York political family : CUOMOS
91
Fifth-century conqueror defeated in the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains : ATTILA
93
Rap's Lil ___ X : NAS
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Reliable supporters : BASE
95
Glazer of "Broad City" : ILANA
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Online source for film facts, in brief : IMDB
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Repugnance : ODIUM
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Disguised : INCOGNITO
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Author ___ Carol Oates : JOYCE
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Wine that may be made spumante or frizzante : PROSECCO
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Little : WEE
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Bested : ONEUPPED
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Gritty, in a sense : RAW
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Ones committing a party foul ... or the images depicted in this puzzle's grid? : DOUBLEDIPPERS
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Camping gear brand : REI
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Letters before an alias : AKA
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Surprising wins : UPSETS
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Jeu d'___ (witticism) : ESPRIT
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Little one : ELF
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Female mallard : HEN
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Grommet : EYELET
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Black-eyed ___ (flowers) : SUSANS
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Kind of protein in tempeh : SOY
Down
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They get the wheels turning : AXLES
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Like proverbial milk : SPILT
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Poet Neruda : PABLO
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Company that makes recoverable and reusable rocket boosters : SPACEX
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Overdue amount : ARREAR
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Content of a Kinder Egg : TOY
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Like many chardonnays : OAKY
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Last czarina of Russia : ALEXANDRA
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Celestial figure depicted in this puzzle's grid, in Roman folklore : SEVENOXEN
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Unforgivable acts, say : EVILDEEDS
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iPhone button with an up arrow on it : SEND
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Duty : TAX
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About to enter the stage, say : ONNEXT
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Subject of Hokusai's "Thirty-Six Views" : MTFUJI
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Delight (in) : REVEL
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Go on and on : DRONE
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Avant's opposite : APRES
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Celestial figure depicted in this puzzle's grid, in African American folklore : DRINKINGGOURD
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Celestial figure depicted in this puzzle's grid, in Babylonian folklore : WAGONOFHEAVEN
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Joe and co., e.g. : GIS
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Sharing maternal lines : ENATIC
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Excoriated : FLAYED
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Akira Kurosawa film : RAN
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Peacock streaming inits. : NBC
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Italian time unit : ORA
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Utter nonsense : ROT
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Like five-star hotels vis-à-vis three-star ones : NICER
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Gather : GLEAN
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Rose of rock : AXL
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Nickname on a ranch : TEX
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Spanish title: Abbr. : SRA
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Tower topper : TURRET
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Digital writing : ETEXT
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Buffoon : IDIOT
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Brawler's memento : FATLIP
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Is at the Forum? : EST
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Steamy place : SPA
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___ Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China : MACAO
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For all to hear : ALOUD
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Unit in thermodynamics : JOULE
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Chump : ASS
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Unaccounted for, briefly : MIA
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Fumble : ERR
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Went into syndication, e.g. : RERAN
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Singer Aguilera's alter ego : XTINA
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Star performances, maybe : SOLOS
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This is a test : EXAM
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"Gee, that's swell!" : NEAT
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Like Vulcans, typically : STOIC
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Central Asia's ___ Mountains : ALTAI
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"Gloomy" guy : GUS
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"That's just unacceptable" : NOEXCUSE
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1969-74, politically : NIXONERA
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Tree that lends its name to a programming language : ELM
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Matured, in a way : CAMEDUE
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Like the three-toed sloth, among all animals : SLOWEST
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New wings : ANNEXES
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Tweaks : ADJUSTS
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Clear, as crystal : BUS
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Like Parmesan, but not mozzarella : AGED
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Bouncy jazz genre : BOP
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Noted book club leader : OPRAH
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Male mallard : DRAKE
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Certain caucus voter : IOWAN
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1938 prize for Pearl S. Buck : NOBEL
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Big name in trading cards : TOPPS
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W.W. I Belgian battle locale : YPRES
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Green with the 2010 hit "Forget You" : CEELO
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Enlighten : EDIFY
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Roger's cousin? : COPY
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Ireland, poetically : ERIN
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Smartphone network std. : LTE
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Home to the Nittany Lions, for short : PSU

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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