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New York Times, Sunday, July 4, 2021

King's collaborator on the Grammy-winning blues album "Riding With the King"

Author:
Howard Barkin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Barkin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Howard Barkin notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times7/4/21 ( No. 26,171 )
Across
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Like "American Pie," "American Psycho" and "American Beauty" : RATEDR
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Proposed portrait for the $20 bill : TUBMAN
13
Like sports fans who paint their faces, say : RABID
18
Drink with tapioca pearls : BOBATEA
19
Peach relative : APRICOT
21
Run off (with) : ELOPE
22
Upbeat sentry's emotion? : GUARDEDOPTIMISM
24
Many, informally : LOTSA
25
Regarding : ASTO
26
More, on a music score : PIU
27
Auspice : OMEN
28
King's collaborator on the Grammy-winning blues album "Riding With the King" : CLAPTON
30
Take the next step in an online relationship : MEET
31
Actress Blanchett : CATE
33
Scotland's ___ Lomond : LOCH
35
Winter Olympics maneuver : AXEL
36
Some H.S. yearbook staff : EDS
37
Bacteriologist's emotion upon a new discovery? : CULTURESHOCK
40
Jess's best friend on TV's "New Girl" : CECE
43
Glib : PAT
44
Maker of Regenerist skin cream : OLAY
45
Any member of BTS, e.g. : TEENIDOL
47
Pellet shooter : BBGUN
50
What Kit Kat bars come in : TWOS
51
"I'm glad to hear it" : GOOD
53
It's full of hot air : SAUNA
54
Mongolian shelters : YURTS
55
Novice window-washer's emotion? : HIGHANXIETY
58
Scathing review : PAN
59
Complete set of showbiz awards, for short : EGOT
60
Clownish : ZANY
61
Really play that saxophone : WAIL
62
Egypt's Sadat : ANWAR
64
Powerhouse in international men's ice hockey : SWEDEN
66
Haul away : TOW
67
Art gallery tour leader : DOCENT
68
#46 : BIDEN
69
Modern reading option ... or where to read it? : NOOK
71
___ Building, Boston's first skyscraper : AMES
73
Apt anagram of GIFT : TGIF
75
Brownish-gray : DUN
76
Jester's emotion after the king's laughter? : COMICRELIEF
79
Like Ignatius J. Reilly in "A Confederacy of Dunces" : OBESE
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English-speaking : ANGLO
82
A fan of : INTO
83
Dionysian ritual : ORGY
84
Ashleigh ___, 2019 French Open champion : BARTY
85
Apathetic : UNCARING
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Duchess of ___ (Goya model) : ALBA
88
One-named winner of the 2021 Grammy for Song of the Year : HER
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Notation on a party invite : BYOB
90
Wild horse's emotion? : UNBRIDLEDJOY
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Huge tub : VAT
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One who's able to rattle off digits of pi, perhaps : NERD
99
Wine: Prefix : OENO
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Like Eeyore : DOUR
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Hard-to-please type : DIVA
102
Result of a snow day : NOCLASS
105
Eddie Murphy's org. in "48 Hrs." : SFPD
107
Lifelike video game, for short : SIM
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A mighty long time : AGES
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÷ and †, in typography : OBELI
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Cat's emotion while sitting in its human's lap? : CREATURECOMFORT
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Stuck : MIRED
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Brazilian beach made famous in song : IPANEMA
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Coming or going : ENROUTE
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Hits the paper airplane icon, perhaps : SENDS
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PC support group : ITTEAM
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Blocks : DETERS
Down
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Fired up : ROUSED
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Quiets down : ABATES
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Wheel of Fortune's place : TAROT
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Airport info, for short : ETD
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Lesser-known song : DEEPCUT
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Kind of tire : RADIAL
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Pay with a chip-based credit card, perhaps : TAP
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As much as : UPTO
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Actor Wilford of "The Natural" : BRIMLEY
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Old-style copies : MIMEOS
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Easy as pie : ACINCH
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Column of boxes on a questionnaire : NOS
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"Chill out!" : RELAX
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Hair loss : ALOPECIA
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Evil genie's emotion? : BOTTLEDUPANGER
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___ facto : IPSO
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"MacGyver" actor Richard ___ Anderson : DEAN
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Subpar athletic effort : BGAME
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Cable option for film buffs : TMC
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Relentlessly competitive : OUTTOWIN
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Death Valley was once one : LAKE
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The Gettysburg Address, e.g. : EULOGY
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Massage therapist's substance : HOTOIL
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Some recyclables : CANS
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Jumping the gun : RASH
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Turn over : CEDE
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One might take you in : CONARTIST
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Gusto : ELAN
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Finished a hole : PUTTED
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Justin Timberlake's former group : NSYNC
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When said three times, hit song for 46-Down : BYE
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Famous toon with a Brooklyn accent : BUGSBUNNY
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Farmer's emotion during a dry season? : GROWINGCONCERN
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As compared to : THAN
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Eat (at) : GNAW
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Commercial lead-in to Clean : OXI
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Responded to the alarm : AWOKE
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New Mexico art hub : TAOS
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One of his paradoxes claims that two objects can never really touch : ZENO
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Home mixologist's spot : WETBAR
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Interior design : DECOR
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Big name in lawn care : TORO
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Oppose : DEFY
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Silk Road city near the East China Sea : NINGBO
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What "10" might mean: Abbr. : OCT
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Sleeping spot for a guest, maybe : AIRBED
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It's way above the recommended amount : MEGADOSE
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Youngest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (2010) : FEY
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Apply sloppily : DAUB
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St. Cloud State University's state: Abbr. : MINN
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Laze : LOLL
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Follow : OBEY
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Identified, in Ipswich : LABELLED
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Birth control options : IUDS
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Rescue dog, e.g. : ADOPTEE
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Estrogen or testosterone : HORMONE
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Move from aisle to window, maybe : RESEAT
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Recent delivery : INFANT
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Took steroids, informally : JUICED
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Brio, to Brits : VIGOUR
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Staves off : AVERTS
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Auditory : sound :: gustatory : ___ : TASTE
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Bursts in on : RAIDS
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Willem of the "Spider-Man" series : DAFOE
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Delicious food, in modern slang : NOMS
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Theatrical award : OBIE
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Nobel pursuit?: Abbr. : SCI
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Putin's parliament : DUMA
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N.Y. tech school : RPI
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Castle door destroyer : RAM
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Actor who was once crowned "America's Toughest Bouncer" : MRT

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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