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ANAGRAMMAR

New York Times, Sunday, July 28, 2019

82-Down : Discovery of penicillin, e.g.

Author:
Christopher Adams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 22 Words: 135, Blocks: 84 Missing: {JQV} Grid has mirror symmetry. Scrabble average: 1.75 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Adams.
Christopher Adams notes:
One of these days I will have a puzzle in the NYT that doesn't use left/right symmetry, but today is not that day. As with both previous puzzles, the symmetry was pretty much dictated by the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
We've seen a ton of "mixed-up letter" themes, but how many have used strings of nine letters? As a constructor, I'm in awe of that possibility — I wouldn't have even considered exploring it. If ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times7/28/19 ( No. 25,464 )
Across
1
Moth attractors : LAMPS
6
Rescue site for a polar bear : BERG
10
"Hold it right there!" : STOP
14
Word with grand or identity : THEFT
19
Netflix crime drama set in a small town in Missouri : OZARK
20
"Hahahahahaha!" : LMAO
21
Blacken on the barbecue : CHAR
22
Sun: Prefix : HELIO
23
Change, as a hotel lock : REKEY
24
Aura : ATMOSPHERE
27
Weasley family owl in the Harry Potter books : ERROL
28
"You wish" : DREAMON
30
It's SW of the Pyrenees : IBERIA
31
"Give me an example!" : NAMEONE
33
Designates for a specific purpose : EARMARKS
35
Big things in D.C. and Hollywood : EGOS
36
Source of the line "A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou" : RUBAIYAT
37
Real nostalgia trip : BLASTFROMTHEPAST
40
Mobile : CELL
42
Mao-___ (Chinese liquor) : TAI
43
L.G.B.T. History Mo. : OCT
44
Bite-size chocolate candy : KISS
47
Home for doves and pigeons : COTE
48
Home for herons and egrets : MARSH
50
"In case you didn't hear me ..." : ISAID
52
Group on the dark side of the Force : SITH
54
"Alas!," in Austria : ACH
55
Generally speaking : FORTHEMOSTPART
59
Not only that but also : NAY
60
Pompous pronoun : ROYALWE
62
Vicuña product : WOOL
63
Eye-catching print pattern : LEOPARD
65
Creature slain in the Mines of Moria by Gandalf : BALROG
66
"A Little Night Music" composer : SONDHEIM
70
Award for technological development since 1995 : XPRIZE
71
Shed, as feathers : MOLTED
73
Individually : APIECE
75
Sometime collaborator with William Shakespeare, per the Oxford University Press : CHRISTOPHERMARLOWE
81
Deepest lake in the U.S. after Crater Lake : TAHOE
83
Place where musical talent may be wasted? : KARAOKEBAR
84
Assembly : ARRAY
87
Burns, in a way : SCALDS
89
Comics debut of 1963 : XMEN
90
Important topic in golf instruction : STANCE
91
It's all downhill from here : ACME
92
Easy way that might lead to error : PRIMROSEPATH
99
Printing measurement : PICA
100
Dead letters? : RIP
101
"It's bulls and blood, it's dust and mud," per a Garth Brooks hit : RODEO
102
Enthusiastic enjoyment : GUSTO
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Miss, say : ERR
104
Girl's name that's also a state abbreviation : IDA
105
Some laughable language mistakes - as found literally (in consecutive letters) in 24-, 37-, 55-, 75- and 92-Across : MIXEDMETAPHORS
109
Small, rectangular candy : PEZ
110
Cocktails with gin, vermouth and Campari : NEGRONIS
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Gave the pink slip : AXED
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Organism that grows on another plant nonparasitically : EPIPHYTE
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Bening with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : ANNETTE
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Statistician Silver : NATE
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Dog to beware of : SNARLER
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Angioplasty inserts : STENTS
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Big 12 college town : AMES
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Bounty hunter shot by Han Solo in "Star Wars: A New Hope" : GREEDO
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One-named singer with the 2017 #1 album "Melodrama" : LORDE
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Longtime Hyundai model : AZERA
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God, with "the" : MAKER
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First words : PREAMBLE
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Business with perpetually high sales? : SKYMALL
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Glassy-eyed look : BLANKSTARE
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CPR administrator : EMT
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Malek who won a Best Actor Oscar for "Bohemian Rhapsody" : RAMI
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Dimwit : GOOBER
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Easily split rock : SCHIST
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Which train goes to Harlem, in song : THEA
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Something to dip in the water : OAR
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Wedding agreement : PRENUPTIAL
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Title movie role for Jim Carrey : THEMASK
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"I found what you're looking for!" : HEREITIS
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Jane Jetson's son : ELROY
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Shrek's love : FIONA
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"For rent" sign : TOLET
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Beehive State bloomer : SEGO
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Occasion for a high school after-party : PROM
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"... ___ mouse?" : ORA
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Org. in a 1976 sports merger : ABA
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Be on the court for tipoff, say : START
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Précis : RECAP
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Bouillabaisse base : FISH
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Myriad : HOST
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Drink stirred with a spoon : COCOA
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Kind of alcohol used as biofuel : ETHYL
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It borders the Suez Canal : SINAI
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Premium movie channel : STARZ
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Keto diet no-no : CARB
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"The Jungle Book" boy : MOWGLI
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Chopped down : HEWN
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Place reached by boat : ISLE
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University in downtown Philadelphia : DREXEL
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___ Amendment, controversial 1976 Congressional measure : HYDE
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Stunned ... just stunned : FLOORED
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Alteration of a video game, in gamer lingo : MOD
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"I like that!" : OOH
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Chesterfield or reefer : TOPCOAT
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Sleeve opening : ARMHOLE
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What keeps athletic tape from sticking to the skin : PREWRAP
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"Go ___ Watchman" (Harper Lee novel) : SETA
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Target of a spray : ODOR
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One of two in "The Grapes of Wrath" : IAMB
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Film-rating org. : MPAA
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"For shame!" : TSK
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Like the verb "to be": Abbr. : IRR
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Purchase for a celebration : CHAMPAGNE
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Stable period from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius : PAXROMANA
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Man, to Marcus Aurelius : HOMO
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Barely scratches (out) : EKES
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Traitors : RENEGADES
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Pulitzer-winning W.W. II journalist : ERNIEPYLE
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Russian rulers of old : TSARINAS
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Discovery of penicillin, e.g. : ACCIDENT
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Built up gradually : ACCRETED
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It's skipped in the Gregorian calendar : YEARZERO
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Some track-and-field training : SPRINTS
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Propping (up) : SHORING
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Lead role in "Chicago" : ROXIE
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November 13, e.g. : IDES
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___ school : MED
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Baby shark : PUP
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"Days of Grace" memoirist Arthur : ASHE
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Corvette roof options : TTOPS
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Women's rights pioneer Lucretia : MOTT
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End-of-semester stressor : EXAM
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Chapeau site : TETE
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Bicker (with) : SPAR
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Kylo of the "Star Wars" films : REN
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Charlemagne's domain, for short : HRE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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