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New York Times, Friday, July 26, 2019

Author:
Trenton Charlson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trenton Charlson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Scrabble average: 1.94 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Charlson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Trenton Charlson notes:
This puzzle was sparked by a love of rare letters (I'm an avid Scrabble player who studies the J, Q, X, and Z words for fun) and the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
So many rare letters worked in so smoothly! J Q X Z are the crossworld's Big Four, and to have one each of J Q X plus six (!) Zs is ... read more
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F
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O
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O
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L
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Z
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E
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B
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R
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A
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F
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I
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N
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C
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H
15
E
D
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A
16
A
Q
U
A
M
A
R
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N
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17
L
O
I
S
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F
U
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Z
Y
N
A
V
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L
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T
R
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T
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O
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E
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D
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A
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L
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R
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O
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M
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N
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S
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G
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T
B
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L
L
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A
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C
H
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L
K
L
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I
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N
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E
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G
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N
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R
I
C
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T
W
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X
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O
R
G
A
39
N
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B
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N
K
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T
H
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N
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V
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R
B
S
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P
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N
O
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M
E
A
R
A
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M
U
S
T
N
T
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E
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L
I
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P
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H
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L
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J
A
C
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K
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C
A
S
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T
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A
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S
P
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L
L
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A
S
H
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O
N
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A
L
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Z
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K
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N
A
R
C
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S
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Z
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0726 ( 25,462 )
Across
1
Tarot card, with "the" : FOOL
5
Bird named for its black-and-white markings : ZEBRAFINCH
15
Eccentric fashion designer in "The Incredibles" : EDNA
16
Its deep blue variety is called maxixe : AQUAMARINE
17
Trixie's mom, in the comics : LOIS
18
Cocktail made from peach schnapps and orange juice : FUZZYNAVEL
19
Track event : TROT
20
Brand once marketed as "The Reincarnation of Tea" : TAZO
21
Gate announcement, briefly : ETD
22
Demand : ENTAIL
24
Kind of type : ROMAN
28
Island attire : SARONG
29
One maturing quickly, informally : TBILL
30
Skewed : ATILT
31
Erasable mark : CHALKLINE
35
Target of some therapy : GENE
36
Wrestler Flair : RIC
37
It comes from Mars : TWIX
38
Your heart may go out to it : ORGANBANK
41
Title for Macbeth : THANE
42
Rock and roll, e.g. : VERBS
43
Their players are often benched : PIANOS
44
Half of an old comedy duo : MEARA
45
Taboo word : MUSTNT
46
Ivy League nickname : ELI
48
One of the Everly Brothers : PHIL
50
Either of the two highest trump cards in euchre : JACK
52
Was charming? : CASTASPELL
56
Queens stadium eponym : ASHE
57
Body of water between two locks of the Erie Canal : ONEIDALAKE
58
The Big Bad Wolf, in old cartoons : ZEKE
59
Reason for going out a lot? : NARCOLEPSY
60
Fervor : ZEAL
Down
1
Pool surface : FELT
2
Sole supporter? : ODOREATER
3
Item sold at Burger King but not at most McDonald's : ONIONRING
4
Person tasked with locking up : LASTTOLEAVE
5
Full-figured : ZAFTIG
6
Peer : EQUAL
7
Hype : BUZZ
8
University of Arkansas mascot : RAZORBACK
9
One of the March sisters : AMY
10
Cooler : FAN
11
Portfolio part, for short : IRA
12
"Around the World in 80 Days" star, 1956 : NIVEN
13
Tech news source : CNET
14
Not free to go : HELD
23
Pismire : ANT
25
Rembrandt or Vermeer : OIL
26
"The fierce urgency of now" speaker, familiarly : MLK
27
So on and so forth : ALLTHATJAZZ
28
Starch-producing palm tree : SAGO
29
Oreo ___ : THINS
31
Small fruit high in pectin : CRABAPPLE
32
"Lemme look!" : IWANNASEE
33
1939 film banned in the Soviet Union : NINOTCHKA
34
Participants in some awkward meetings : EXES
39
Exhibition-funding grp. : NEA
40
"Man, it's cold!" : BRR
41
Quaint contraction : TIS
43
Part of a Rube Goldberg device : PULLEY
44
Dough nut? : MISER
45
Uses shamelessly : MILKS
46
M.B.A. prereq. : ECON
47
Singer ___ Del Rey : LANA
49
Crate : HEAP
51
Balance beam? : KEEL
53
Poker game tell, perhaps : TIC
54
Foofaraw : ADO
55
___ soda : SAL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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