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New York Times, Monday, July 27, 2020

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 129 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0727 ( 25,829 )
Across
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Singer Bareilles who wrote and composed the music for Broadway's "Waitress" : SARA
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Loses one's footing : SLIPS
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Varsity letter earner, say : JOCK
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With 64-Down, shrinking body of water in Asia : ARAL
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Painter Matisse : HENRI
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Big name in running shoes : AVIA
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Diminutive Jedi master : YODA
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It may include a backpack, boots and a water bottle : HIKINGGEAR
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Slightly off : AMISS
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Gyllenhaal of "Brokeback Mountain" : JAKE
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Decompose : ROT
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Japanese verse with 17 syllables : HAIKUPOEM
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AOL alternative : MSN
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Get a pet from the pound, e.g. : ADOPT
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Word before chill or chimes : WIND
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Busy worker in Apr. : CPA
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Item compared in "Who Wore It Best?" : DRESS
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Tony the Frosted Flakes mascot, e.g. : TIGER
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Expensive, as a product line : HIGHEND
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Seven Dwarfs' cry as off to work they go : HEIGHHO
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Protection against kitchen splatters : APRON
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Put on, as a play : STAGE
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Gratuity : TIP
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Look closely (at) : PEER
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Wipe the board clean : ERASE
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"Let's ___!" ("Dig in!") : EAT
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Supermodel and longtime "Project Runway" host : HEIDIKLUM
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Place for a mud bath : SPA
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Appearance : MIEN
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"Swell!" : NEATO
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Toyota Prius and Honda Insight : HYBRIDCARS
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Fashion monthly with more than 40 international editions : ELLE
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"Well, golly!" : OHGEE
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Luau instruments, for short : UKES
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Like the part of a swimming pool with the diving board : DEEP
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"Gotta go!" : SEEYA
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One of a set of four on a London taxi : TYRE
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Doctor's request during a physical : SAYAH
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Scent : AROMA
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Half-diameters : RADII
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Juneau is its capital : ALASKA
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"Quiet!" : SHH
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Luau garland : LEI
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Some office printers : INKJETS
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Trojan War king : PRIAM
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What things do in quicksand : SINK
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Boozer's binge : JAG
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Like some FedEx or DHL service : OVERNIGHT
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"Gotta go!" : CIAO
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Go-___ (kid's racer) : KART
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Thing of beauty : GEM
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Out of the blue : SUDDEN
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X-rated stuff : PORN
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Some newspaper essays : OPEDS
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Big gulp from a bottle : SWIG
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Classic soda brand : NEHI
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What prices do in bear markets : DROP
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English fellow : CHAP
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Prop for Santa Claus or Frosty the Snowman : PIPE
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Pleasant : AGREEABLE
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Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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Connects (with) : TIESIN
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Dance at a Jewish wedding : HORA
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"Omigosh!" : EGAD
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Like many members of Gen Z, now : TEENAGE
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Barely make, as a living : EKEOUT
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Texter's "I didn't need to know that" : TMI
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Actress Anne of "Wag the Dog" : HECHE
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Tall and lean : LANKY
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Speak : UTTER
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Glacier National Park sighting : MOOSE
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Backyard building : SHED
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1960s TV's "Gomer ___, U.S.M.C" : PYLE
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Vows exchanged at the altar : IDOS
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Dem.'s counterpart : REP
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Spanish king : REY
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See 14-Across : SEA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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