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New York Times, Monday, July 26, 2021

2014 film starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr.

Author:
Tommy Pauly
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Pauly.
Tommy Pauly notes:
I'm delighted to be making my NYT crossword debut! I started working on this puzzle in early 2020 when I found myself taking care of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Such an entertaining concept, three jazz musicians selling themselves, the trumpeter offering to TOOT HIS OWN HORN, the bassist saying ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times7/26/21 ( No. 26,193 )

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Across
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With 68-Across, what the trio in this puzzle's clues is trying to promote : JAZZ
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Enthusiasts : FANS
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Cries of pain : YELPS
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Fencing blade : EPEE
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Israeli airline : ELAL
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Bothered, as one's conscience : ATEAT
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Tax IDs : SSNS
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Past the deadline : LATE
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Full of gristle, say : CHEWY
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The first member of the trio said he'd ... : TOOTHISOWNHORN
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Like a ship on an ocean floor : SUNK
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The "I" of FWIW : ITS
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Lead-in to gender : CIS
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Ability to keep one's balance on a ship : SEALEGS
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Companion of Frodo in "The Lord of the Rings" : SAM
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Move stealthily : SNEAK
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Sorta : ISH
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T. rex, e.g. : DINO
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The second member of the trio said he'd ... : PULLSOMESTRINGS
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What sleeves hold : ARMS
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Witch : HAG
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Make giggle, say : AMUSE
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Org. that funds PBS : NEA
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"Way to go!" : NICEJOB
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Lines on an urban map: Abbr. : STS
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Rock's ___ Fighters : FOO
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First group with a #1 Billboard hit, alphabetically : ABBA
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The third member of the trio said she'd ... : DRUMUPBUSINESS
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What a bouquet emits : AROMA
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Rational : SANE
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___ Devers, three-time Olympic track gold medalist : GAIL
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Attired like Batman or Superman : CAPED
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___ and sciences : ARTS
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The Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
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Chasm : ABYSS
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Thomas Hardy's "___ of the D'Urbervilles" : TESS
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See 1-Across : SHOW
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Jokey comment : JEST
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Lhasa ___ (dog) : APSO
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Greek philosopher known for paradoxes : ZENO
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Twists of lemon or lime : ZESTS
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Catlike : FELINE
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Home of 17 of the 20 highest peaks in the U.S. : ALASKA
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Post-W.W. II alliance : NATO
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Whole lot : SLEW
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Leisure boats : YACHTS
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Community spirit : ETHOS
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Unwelcome look : LEER
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One of 16 in a chess set : PAWN
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Pigpen : STY
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Coverings on ears of corn : HUSKS
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When to stargaze : NIGHT
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Network for watching Congress : CSPAN
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Accustom : INURE
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2014 film starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. : SELMA
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Feudal sovereign : LIEGE
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Serpentine letter : ESS
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Nasal cavity : SINUS
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Emotional turmoil : ANGST
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Leader of the Israelites across the Red Sea : MOSES
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Lou Gehrig's disease, for short : ALS
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Faint, as light : DIM
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State sch. southeast of Columbus : OHIOU
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Apple computer, for short : MAC
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Torah teacher : RABBI
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Wanderers : NOMADS
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Short excursions : JAUNTS
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Focus single-mindedly on something : OBSESS
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Risky things for a car to run on : FUMES
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Cattle breed : ANGUS
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Dull-colored : DRAB
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Fibrous : ROPY
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Exam for many a 10th grader, for short : PSAT
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Naked : BARE
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Apiece : EACH
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Large grain container : SILO
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Common side dish at a barbecue : SLAW
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Signature Obama legislation, for short : ACA

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