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New York Times, Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Trudeau. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0728 ( 25,830 )

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Triumph of diplomacy : PACT
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Not do much of anything : LOAF
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Norse trickster : LOKI
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Lunge toward : FLYAT
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1992 Brendan Fraser film about a thawed Cro-Magnon : ENCINOMAN
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"The Tortoise and the Hare," e.g. : FABLE
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Shorelines : SEACOASTS
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Framework for vines : TRELLIS
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Twosome on TMZ : ITEM
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Muscleman of "The A-Team" : MRT
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"___ and improved!" : NEW
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It's *the* place to be : INSPOT
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"___ of the tongue leads to that of the heart": Jefferson : FALSEHOOD
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___ Grande : RIO
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Auto pound, for one : CARLOT
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Totally dominate, in slang : OWN
36
"Let me see ..." : WELL
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The girl in the Disney song "Kiss the Girl" : ARIEL
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So-called "twin killings" in baseball, for short : DPS
39
Celebrate wildly : REVEL
40
Some whiskeys : RYES
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One who brushes off a plate, informally : UMP
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Clears one's mind, with "up" : SOBERS
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Wok, for one : PAN
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Bubble gum in 1906, e.g. : INVENTION
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Behind financially : INDEBT
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___ Speed Wagon (old truck) : REO
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Military installations: Abbr. : FTS
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Fish with long jaws : GARS
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Certain female baby on a farm : EWELAMB
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Response to "Objection!," maybe : OVERRULED
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Writing that can get you in trouble : LIBEL
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Woolworth's, once : DIMESTORE
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Gal's guy : FELLA
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Object of dirty looks? : SMUT
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Circle in the game hangman : HEAD
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Actor Rogen : SETH
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[Fizzle] : PFFT
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Raise the ___ : ALARM
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Chat room pal : CYBERFRIEND
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Accounts of Paul Bunyan, say : TALLTALES
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Tenant : LESSEE
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Ariana Grande's "___ Last Time" : ONE
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Berry in a purple smoothie : ACAI
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Section of a bookstore : FICTION
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Rich soils : LOAMS
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Meditation syllables : OMS
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Kit ___ bar : KAT
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Outs' opposites : INS
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No. on a business card : TEL
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On and on and on : NOEND
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Part of M.I.T.: Abbr. : INST
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Burger King offering : WHOPPER
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Like something that really shouldn't have happened : PREVENTABLE
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Edmonton N.H.L.'er : OILER
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Things most interstates don't have : TOLLS
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"OMG, I'm dying!" : LOL
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Reactions to slugs : OWS
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Wrist bones : CARPI
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Early Indo-European : ARYAN
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It's spun by mendacious people ... or a hint to the shaded answers : WEBOFLIES
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Org. staffed by sloths in "Zootopia" : DMV
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Key piece in French chess : ROI
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Fabrication : UNTRUTH
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Put away for safekeeping : STOW
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Some building beams : IBARS
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"Thanks, I ___ that" : NEEDED
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Source of beautiful plumes : EGRET
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Refine, as metal : SMELT
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Liqueur flavor : SLOE
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One with pointy shoes and ears : ELF
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Meh-feeling : BLAH
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Some drug cases, for short : ODS
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Liveliness : VIM
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Fast runner Down Under : EMU
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Elizabethan ___ : ERA

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