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New York Times, Saturday, July 3, 2021

McCarthyite called out in Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire"

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times7/3/21 ( No. 26,170 )
Across
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What may need to be kneaded : SOREBACK
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Warning made with H.R. in mind : NSFW
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Dish that may be made in its own pan : OMELETTE
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___ Lederer, a.k.a. Ann Landers : EPPIE
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Test out : GIVEATRY
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College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. : MARIST
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Trace evidence? : STENCIL
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Monopoly token : HAT
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Shaded from the sun : TAN
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Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent : STAHL
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Hit taken willingly : TOKE
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Where cc's are seen : ICU
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Radio amateur : HAMOPERATOR
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It's often seen beside art : THOU
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"Beg pardon ..." : AHEM
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More than just moi : NOUS
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"The Fly," "The Host" or "The Thing" : CREATUREFEATURE
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"___ Nobody" (hit for Rufus and Chaka Khan) : AINT
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Cereal container : SILO
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D.___ (doctor of letters deg.) : LITT
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Boston's flagship medical center, familiarly : MASSGENERAL
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Listing near a club? : BLT
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___ Ishii, Lucy Liu's character in "Kill Bill" : OREN
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Demand during a gossip sesh : DEETS
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Blast furnace input : ORE
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One is depicted on the Oregon license plate : FIR
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McCarthyite called out in Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" : ROYCOHN
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Took shots with? : DUELED
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Metal oxide in dental crowns : ZIRCONIA
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Latin "between" : INTER
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Plato is considered the father of it : IDEALISM
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Stadium in the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center : ASHE
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Artistic imitation : PASTICHE
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Soaks : SOGS
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Drops : OMITS
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Strengthen, as an embankment : REVET
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___ Gilbert, "The Vampire Diaries" protagonist : ELENA
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Cabana : BEACHHUT
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Verdi opera set during the fifth century : ATTILA
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With 8-Down, part of some shortcuts : CTRL
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See 7-Down : KEY
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Glass home? : NPR
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"Just say what you're going to say!" : SPITITOUT
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Govt. body that approves warrant requests for spies : FISACOURT
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Milk provider : WETNURSE
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Word with man or fire : EATER
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Defiant response : MAKEME
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Desire : HOPEFOR
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Edgar Allan Poe poem written for a woman named Jane, despite its title : TOHELEN
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Member of the only M.L.B. team never to have played in a World Series : MARINER
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Hardly a pro : ANTI
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Tests : TRIALRUNS
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Proverbial rarities : HENSTEETH
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Sea ___ (grass seen in sand dunes) : OATS
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Country that celebrates the new year ("Choul Chnam Thmey") in April : CAMBODIA
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Log-in component : USERID
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Street prowler : ALLEYCAT
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Many an intern : GOFER
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Could gobble right up : ADORES
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Cause to recall? : ECOLI
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Invigorating substance : TONIC
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Literally, "skewer" : SHISH
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Rapper Flo ___ : RIDA
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Receptionist's query : NAME
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"BlacKkKlansman" director : LEE
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Jack squat : ZIP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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