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New York Times, Saturday, July 31, 2021

Cold War-era group that included Louis Armstrong

Author:
Brian Thomas and Brooke Husic
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brian Thomas
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Brooke Husic

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Thomas. This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Husic.
Jeff Chen notes:
I played in jazz bands for twenty years growing up; never heard of the JAZZ AMBASSADORS, though. Interesting concept — I can imagine a ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times7/31/21 ( No. 26,198 )
Across
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Ring up? : HALO
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Playing at a party, maybe : DJING
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U.S. soccer legend ___ Howard : TIM
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Devil ___ the tailors (pub game) : AMONG
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Kept going : RANON
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Co-founder of Artists Against Fracking : ONO
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Stage offering : REVUE
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Like the 16th-century ruler Cuauhtémoc : AZTEC
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Moniker for a noted Boston skyscraper, with "the" : PRU
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Specs for a modiste : DRESSSIZES
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Readathon supporters, for short : PTAS
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Relief : AID
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___ nerve (biceps neighbor) : ULNAR
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Cans : JOHNS
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Inside dope : SKINNY
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Where "Home" might be found : MENUPAGE
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Stuffed : SATED
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Utter : ABSOLUTE
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"Wow, that's wild!" : WHATATRIP
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Exemption from usual consequences : FREEPASS
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Some O.K. fighters : EARPS
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Relatives of cornets : CLARIONS
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The "BA" of the Boston museum MOBA : BADART
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Splash against : LAPAT
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Rotated, in a way, to a pilot : YAWED
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Smallish hail size : PEA
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Motorcycle pioneers ___ and Effie Hotchkiss : AVIS
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Most times : ORDINARILY
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Operation that yields the remainder from dividing two numbers, in math lingo : MOD
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Entropy : CHAOS
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Word in the name of many candy offshoots : MINIS
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It includes :// : URL
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13-Across, in French : ENTRE
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Opening in a leaf : STOMA
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___-ops : PSY
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Porous soil : LOESS
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Joie de vivre : ZEST
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Tough, uncompromising sort : HARDASS
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Kafka's unfinished first novel, published posthumously in 1927 : AMERIKA
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"Five stars from me" : LOVEDIT
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Charge : ONUS
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Household locale where the Coriolis effect is supposedly observed : DRAIN
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Cold War-era group that included Louis Armstrong : JAZZAMBASSADORS
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Dating profile info : INTERESTS
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Vetoes : NOES
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Vitamin Shoppe competitor : GNC
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"Betcha can't beat my score!" : TOPTHAT
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Accessible : INRANGE
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Salon stock : MOUSSE
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It's a blessing : GESUNDHEIT
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Having designs : SLY
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Window you might want to close quickly : POPUPAD
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"Creature From the Black Lagoon" co-star : JULIEADAMS
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Some fresh starts : NEWERAS
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Home of the world's longest road tunnel (15 miles): Abbr. : NOR
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"Regardless ..." : ATANYRATE
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Mount ___, highest peak in the Philippines : APO
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Ice cream shop posting : FLAVORS
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With dispatch : RAPIDLY
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Sports Illustrated's 2019 Sportsperson of the Year : RAPINOE
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Early trials, informally : PRELIMS
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Patronizes, in a way : STAYSAT
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Stop responding : CLAMUP
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Singer/songwriter Folds : BEN
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Smartens (up) : WISES
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"This can't be good" : OHNO
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Ostentatious display : RITZ
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One of 250,000 in 1937's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" : CEL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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