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New York Times, Saturday, July 6, 2019

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Erik Agard notes:
I wouldn't submit this puzzle today. As a constructor it was satisfying to be able to fill that wide-open space in the middle, but as ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Jim and I both dropped in PABLO CASALS without a single crossing answer — a rare instance where his knowledge base and mine ... read more
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Across
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"No, thanks" : IPASS
6
Rapper's release : TAPE
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Activity that might elicit stares, for short : PDA
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Singer/actress Janelle : MONAE
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Theater option : IMAX
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Couleur du chocolat : BRUN
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"___ Ever" (Elvis song from "G.I. Blues") : DIDJA
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Yamaha purchase : MOTORBIKE
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Hazmat regulator : OSHA
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USA competitor : TBS
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Construction piece that describes what happens when you compliment me? : IBEAM
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Kashyyyk denizen, in sci-fi : WOOKIEE
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Contents of some sleeves : LPS
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Olympic runner? : SKI
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Up and a little to the left, for short : NNW
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One who might be diagnosed with a polysomnogram : NARCOLEPTIC
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Cellist with a Presidential Medal of Freedom : PABLOCASALS
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Like some legal judgments : DECLARATORY
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Singer seen annually on David Letterman's Christmas show : DARLENELOVE
34
"Say no more - I'm on it" : DONEANDDONE
35
"___ Mañanitas" (traditional Mexican birthday song) : LAS
38
GPS suggestion: Abbr. : RTE
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Walletful : IDS
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Aid in breaking down doors : FIREAXE
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Go down, so to speak : OCCUR
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___ South, div. of the 55-Acrosses : AFC
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Pixy ___ : STIX
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#2 image among smartphone users? : POOPEMOJI
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Not straight up : ATILT
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"That's my cue!" : IMON
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Taqueria order, informally : GUAC
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___ Park, Calif. : MENLO
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"C'mon, man," in a syllable : TSK
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Wetlands feature : MIRE
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See 44-Across : TEXAN
Down
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"Count me in" : IMDOWN
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One of the nine weapons in 2008's expanded version of Clue : POISON
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"That, in spades!" : ANDHOW
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See 8-Down : SAJAK
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Lead-in to cow, horse or dog : SEA
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Footwear with a tree logo : TIMBERLANDS
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Who said "The Lord will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem" : AMOS
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With 4-Down, someone who might repossess your car when you go bankrupt? : PAT
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Prefix with thermic : EXO
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Like some vestments : PRIESTLY
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1980s presidential candidate : DUKAKIS
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Weak : ANEMIC
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So-so bond rating : BBB
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Conquers : RISESOVER
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English breakfast, for example : TEABLEND
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"Ninotchka" actress, 1939 : INACLAIRE
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Mayoralty, e.g. : LOCALOFFICE
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Close ... but not THAT close : PLATONIC
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Unseeded? : CORED
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Trim : PARE
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French homophone of 30-Down : PERE
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Stand-up comedian with the 2005 double-platinum album "Retaliation" : DANECOOK
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Companies known for their net profit : DOTCOMS
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"Enough already!" : DROPIT
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Many a Univision viewer, in modern usage : LATINX
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Armpit : AXILLA
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Poet with the 1967 Pulitzer-winning volume "Live or Die" : SEXTON
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Big name in parfum : ESTEE
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Original airer of "Everybody Hates Chris" : UPN
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Cracked : AJAR
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___ Resorts International : MGM
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"Je pense que ___" ("I think so": Fr.) : OUI
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Tsp. or tbsp. : AMT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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