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New York Times, Monday, July 6, 2020

42-Down : a), b), c) and d), on a multiple-choice test

Author:
Lynn Lempel
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Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {HKQXZ} This is puzzle # 93 for Ms. Lempel.
Lynn Lempel notes:
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Jim Horne notes:

"Businessman Gates" at 57-Across gave me pause. For the last 20 years, he and his wife have been focussed on philanthropy.

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© 2020, The New York Times7/6/20 ( No. 25,808 )
Across
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Rafael on the tennis court : NADAL
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Mineral easily split into layers : MICA
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Reached base feet-first : SLID
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Michelle who wrote "Becoming" : OBAMA
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Gem found in the Outback : OPAL
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Daly with a Tony for "Gypsy" : TYNE
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Like the ocean and most potato chips : SALTY
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Pianist Cliburn plays basketball defense? : VANGUARDS
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Building extension : ELL
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Spoken : SAID
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Garb : ATTIRE
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TV host Behar takes mass transit? : JOYRIDES
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Trash-loving grouch of children's TV : OSCAR
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They bring tears to chefs' eyes : ONIONS
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Young seal : PUP
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"___ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" : SGT
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Unstraighten, as a wire : BEND
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Illinois city on the Illinois River : PEORIA
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Actress Rogers flips out? : GINGERSNAPS
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"That's enough!" : NOMORE
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Kelly seen live in the morning : RIPA
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Hair goop : GEL
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Martial arts level : DAN
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Damsel : MAIDEN
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Battle site where Davy Crockett died : ALAMO
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Singer Dylan has fun in the snow? : BOBSLEDS
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Change somewhat : MODIFY
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"It's a shame ..." : ALAS
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Bit of legislation : LAW
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Businessman Gates gets out of the poker game? : BILLFOLDS
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Zola who wrote "J'Accuse ...!" : EMILE
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"So that's how it is" : ISEE
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Fury : RAGE
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Printer powder : TONER
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"___ of the d'Urbervilles" : TESS
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Perfect world : EDEN
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Watermelon throwaways : SEEDS
Down
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Rhinoplasty, informally : NOSEJOB
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Mollusk with an iridescent inner shell : ABALONE
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Wasting time : DALLYING
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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Stores for future use : LAYSIN
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Date night staple : MOVIE
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Apple tablets : IPADS
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Soup container : CAN
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Bit of seaweed : ALGA
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Game recap figures : STATS
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Words to songs : LYRICS
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Dressed like RuPaul : INDRAG
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Gobi or Mojave : DESERT
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Perfect world : UTOPIA
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Much-anticipated parts of Super Bowl broadcasts : ADS
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"The Kiss" sculptor : RODIN
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Get in place for the camera : POSE
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Large coffee vessel : URN
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Lowly laborer : PEON
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Muff one : ERR
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Month of many unhappy returns? : APRIL
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Fall asleep while watching TV, perhaps : NODOFF
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"Today" show rival, for short : GMA
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Spot for a football coach : SIDELINE
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Went by bicycle : PEDALED
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a), b), c) and d), on a multiple-choice test : ANSWERS
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Stratagem : GAMBIT
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Fictional 6-year-old at the Plaza Hotel : ELOISE
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Soup-serving utensils : LADLES
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Entrepreneur's deg. : MBA
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Listings in a calculation of one's net worth : ASSETS
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"And ___ to go before I sleep": Robert Frost : MILES
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Award earned by a scout : BADGE
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Elizabeth of the "Avengers" series : OLSEN
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Time long gone : YORE
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Boy in knickers, perhaps : LAD
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Bartender on "The Simpsons" : MOE

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