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New York Times, Friday, July 30, 2021

55-Across : PETA pet peeves

Author:
Eric Bornstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXYZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Bornstein.
Eric Bornstein notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times7/30/21 ( No. 26,197 )
Across
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Peak climbed in the 2018 Oscar-winning documentary "Free Solo" : ELCAPITAN
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Ancient symbols of royalty : ASPS
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Catholic university outside Philadelphia : VILLANOVA
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[Fingers crossed!] : IHOPE
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Cheating sort : ADULTERER
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Grinder : MOLAR
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Hauls in : NABS
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Cozy seating for outdoor reading : PORCHSWING
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Half of an exchange : TIT
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What "2" can mean : TOO
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Fashion designer Marc : ECKO
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Like sun bears and sloth bears : ASIAN
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His number "6" was retired by the Yankees in 2014 : TORRE
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Last straw on "Family Feud" : THIRDSTRIKE
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Check : TAB
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___ jeans : MOM
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Resident of a certain Ivy League town : ITHACAN
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Like : ALA
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Many a resort on the Dead Sea : SPA
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Southern cocktail made with crème de menthe, crème de cacao and cream : GRASSHOPPER
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Crow, say : GLOAT
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Ruin : WRECK
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Many a demoiselle d'honneur : AMIE
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Situation Room grp. : NSC
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___-Seal (waterproofing treatment brand) : SNO
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Result of multiple paper cuts? : FINALDRAFT
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PETA pet peeves : FURS
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Over-the-counter name for naproxen : ALEVE
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Translation of some loud yawns : INEEDANAP
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Change hands, in a way? : RESET
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Not last : COMEANDGO
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Nothing to write home about : SOSO
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"Wait, just listen" : HEARMEOUT
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First name that, reversed, is part of a church : EVAN
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"___ Rose" (song from "The Music Man") : LIDA
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Iron, e.g. : CLUB
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Kind of cast : ALLSTAR
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A nice touch : PAT
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Maladroit : INEPT
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Bull mascot of the Houston Texans : TORO
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Fend off : AVERT
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Unit for several detectives on "The Wire" : NARCOTICS
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Designs : AIMS
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Start of the day for many people : SHOWER
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It's found around a crime scene : POLICETAPE
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Defeat soundly : SPANK
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So : ERGO
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Word with bar or pipe : HOOKAH
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Part of Roy G. Biv : INDIGO
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They take cards or cash : ATMS
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Oniomania, n. the uncontrollable desire to ___ : SHOP
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"That seems likely" : IIMAGINESO
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Fame : RENOWN
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Hair piece : STRAND
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Response to unfair criticism : THATSRICH
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___ the Exhorter, character in Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" : RAS
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The spy in "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" : ALEC
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Speak in a husky voice? : BARK
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Blasphemous : PROFANE
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Fall fall : LEAVES
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48-Down away : AFAR
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A long way : MILES
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One might be seen by a bank : CANOE
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What coxswains do : STEER
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Jared who played the Joker in "Suicide Squad" : LETO
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Disaster relief org. : FEMA
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Void : UNDO
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Pasta topper : RAGU
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Lend a few bucks to, say : SPOT
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Army Corps of Engineers project : DAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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