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New York Times, Saturday, July 4, 2020

Chain restaurant that offers The Great Wall of Chocolate

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Wentz notes:
One of my personal construction rules is a one-JFK-per-year limit, otherwise I may use it in every puzzle. Not that I have any special ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The Great Wall of Chocolate! This Taiwanese kid sadly approves of PF CHANGS' Americanized its offerings. Imagine the look on my ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times7/4/20 ( No. 25,806 )

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Across
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Bookmaking frame that produces paper with rough edges : DECKLE
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Chain restaurant that offers The Great Wall of Chocolate : PFCHANGS
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Checked out for a bit : ONLOAN
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Nondairy drink option : RICEMILK
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Deplorable : ODIOUS
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Give too much airtime, say : OVERPLAY
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Unwavering : ROCKRIBBED
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First line in a newspaper story : LEDE
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Destination off N.Y.C.'s Belt Parkway : JFK
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Like fireflies : AGLOW
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One side of a debate : YESES
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Reason to grant extra testing time, for short : ADHD
27
Z-lister : NONAME
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Like the haka dance, in origin : MAORI
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Business checks? : BOYCOTTS
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Lines of code : BYLAWS
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Sit 'n spin? : SWIVEL
39
Like Gouda or Gruyère : SEMIHARD
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Commercial prefix with -pedic since the 1950s : SERTA
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Free : LETOUT
46
Many modern chart-toppers : RAPS
47
___ mail : SNAIL
51
Martial art with rhyming syllables : WUSHU
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Woodland warbler : TIT
54
Traditional sight next to many a mill : POND
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Small hunting companion : RATTERRIER
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Call overseas? : AHOYMATE
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2019 U.S. Open champ Andreescu : BIANCA
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1969 U.S. Open champ : RODLAVER
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Sought a treat, say : BEGGED
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Bakes : SWELTERS
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Top-drawer : CLASSA
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Part of a frame : DOORJAMB
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Judgment setting : ENDOFDAYS
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Satirical website once owned by The Onion : CLICKHOLE
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Eccentric : KOOK
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Actress Prepon of "That '70s Show" : LAURA
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Typical graduate of Starfleet Academy : ENSIGN
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Free : PROBONO
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Like some complex intersections : FIVEWAY
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Included, in a way : CCED
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See 36-Down : HER
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Quite accommodating : AMPLE
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Sitcom husband (and then ex-husband) of Maris Crane : NILES
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Clearing : GLADE
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Shaggier alternatives to 55-Acrosses : SKYES
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Water formation on wax paper : BLOB
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Pained cries : YEOWS
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Small order of whiskey : DRAM
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Runs the show, for short : MCS
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"You can count on me!" : IWILL
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Story : TIER
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Factor in determining if the show must go on : TVRATINGS
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Parts of films that require complex planning : SETPIECES
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With 10-Down, gender identity words separated by a slash : SHE
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Fellini's first Oscar-winning film : LASTRADA
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Bush campaign manager of 1988 : ATWATER
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Aids in networking : ROUTERS
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Cover lightly, as snow : DUST
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Subject of a 1927 royal charter : THEBBC
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Trades barbs : SPARS
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"Uh-uh!" : NOHOW
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What a current flows into : ANODE
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Bucolic work : IDYLL
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Archangel of the Apocrypha : URIEL
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Praiseful appraisal : RAVE
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Bit of Eastern music : RAGA
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Thick layer of hair : MAT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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