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New York Times, Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Word before "More Night," "More Try" and "More Chance" in Billboard hits

Author:
Katie Hale
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQWZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Hale. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times7/6/21 ( No. 26,173 )
Across
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Land with coasts on both the Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf : IRAN
5
Spaces between teeth : GAPS
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Slightly drunk : TIPSY
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Like a whole-cooked fish, say : BONY
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Not much : ABIT
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D-Day beach name : OMAHA
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All that a greedy businessperson thinks about? : MONEYMONEYMONEY
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Venus de Milo, e.g. : STATUE
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Bendable body part : KNEE
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President pro ___ : TEM
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Hotshot guy, informally : MRCOOL
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Brood : MOPE
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Relaxing soak before bed, maybe : HOTBATH
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Stroller, to a Brit : PRAM
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Felipe, Matty or Jesus of baseball fame : ALOU
33
2012 Ben Affleck film : ARGO
36
Self-evident truth : AXIOM
39
Demand made with hands outstretched? : GIMMEGIMMEGIMME
42
Harry Potter's potions professor : SNAPE
43
Arise (from) : STEM
44
"99 Luftballons" band, 1984 : NENA
45
Poker giveaway : TELL
47
Caves : GIVESIN
49
Baseball great who was once engaged to J.Lo : AROD
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Texas border city : ELPASO
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Eye problem : STYE
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2003 animated film subtitled "Legend of the Seven Seas" : SINBAD
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Particularly enthusiastic cry at the altar? : IDOIDOIDOIDOIDO
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Most gerunds : NOUNS
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Prefix with technology : NANO
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Ski slope conveyance : TBAR
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College sports channel : ESPNU
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Secluded valley : GLEN
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Pop group with the hits 17-, 39- and 61-Across : ABBA
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Some old PCs : IBMS
2
Plant part that most herbicides attack : ROOT
3
"___ Karenina" : ANNA
4
3-Down's "no" : NYET
5
User name on an Xbox : GAMERTAG
6
Blood classification system : ABO
7
Cold War era epithet : PINKO
8
Lead-in to -graphy : STENO
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"The way I see it ..." : TOME
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"The way I see it ...," online : IMO
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Staples of British Christmastime theater : PANTOMIMES
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The first cloned mammal : SHEEP
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"Aren't I great?!" : YAYME
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Arizona city and county seat : YUMA
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Website where you go to see the stars? : YELP
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One of the Hemsworth brothers : CHRIS
25
Congresswoman Waters : MAXINE
26
Witches : HAGS
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Actor Ken or actress Lena : OLIN
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Common grilled cheese sandwich go-with : TOMATOSOUP
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Knocked off the schedule : BUMPED
31
Unreliable source of news : RAG
34
Hrs. at the prime meridian : GMT
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___-3 fatty acids : OMEGA
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Prefix with present : OMNI
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Signify : MEAN
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Sinuous fish : EEL
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Discharge, as of gas : EMISSION
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Jared of "Dallas Buyers Club" : LETO
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Most of outer space : VOID
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Skirt style : ALINE
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Second efforts : REDOS
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"You aren't ___!" : LYING
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Sewing machine part : PEDAL
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Southern California sch. : SDSU
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The "N" of N.B. : NOTA
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Lettuce type : BIBB
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Not much, as of cream : ADAB
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Kids' TV character with a talking map : DORA
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Quaint place to stay : INN
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Word before "More Night," "More Try" and "More Chance" in Billboard hits : ONE

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