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New York Times, Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Award for which 8-Down, surprisingly, has never been nominated

Author:
Kevin Patterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Patterson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Kevin Patterson notes:
I'm thrilled to be making my NYT debut! A quick thank you to Ross Trudeau, my parents, and my girlfriend for their help and support in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It's been so long since we've had a "warp" puzzle (words warp from the right side back to the left) that I was pleasantly bamboozled. ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

I think this 2018 puzzle by Sam Trabucco is the most recent NYT wrap-around crossword, although its gimmick is much different.

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© 2020, The New York Times7/7/20 ( No. 25,809 )
Across
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Dress in Delhi : SARI
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Tree for a partridge, in a Christmas song : PEAR
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Pale : ASHEN
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Used Facebook Messenger, for short : IMED
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Prefix with -vore : OMNI
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Major purveyor of mattresses : SEALY
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"Everything ___ go!" : MUST
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Big corporate news : STOCKSPLIT
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Word repeated before "Me" in a Beatles hit : PLEASE
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Worrier's words : WHATIF
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Canned : LETGO
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Tribal unit : CLAN
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Yours, to Yves : ATOI
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Visitors from another planet, in brief : ETS
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It helps make you you : DNA
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L.L. Bean competitor : REI
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"That's all ___ got" : IVE
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Left unexpectedly, in slang : BAILED
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Titled : NAMED
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Holiday purchase ... or a hint to the circled letters : WRAPPINGPAPER
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Deceive : LIETO
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Slangy frat house request : BEERME
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Number of lanterns "if by land" : ONE
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Big water filtration brand : PUR
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Australian critter : ROO
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Little troublemaker : IMP
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007 : BOND
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Fill to capacity : SATE
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Award for which 8-Down, surprisingly, has never been nominated : OSCAR
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Like a small room with a roaring fire : TOASTY
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Stick (to) : ADHERE
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1956 Mideast imbroglio : SUEZCRISIS
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Redding who sang "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" : OTIS
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One using Monster.com, maybe : HIRER
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Cozy spot : NOOK
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Sunset direction : WEST
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Like some binary questions : YESNO
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Horned African beasts : GNUS
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Grp. founded to resist Communism : NATO
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Easy as pie : SIMPLE
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It works like a charm! : AMULET
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Puts back to zero, say : RESETS
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Aid for returning a lost pet : IDTAG
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Get ready for the camera : POSE
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CPR expert : EMT
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Wise as ___ : ANOWL
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"Pretty Woman" co-star : RICHARDGERE
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Part of P.D.A.: Abbr. : ASST
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Tone of some old photos : SEPIA
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Occasion for a locker room pep talk : HALFTIME
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One of the Manning brothers : ELI
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Its slogan is "All the News That's Fit to Print": Abbr. : NYT
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"Citizen ___" : KANE
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Pepsi or Sprite, quaintly : SODAPOP
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Marking, as a gauge : CALIBRATING
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On top of : OVER
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Iraq War danger, for short : IED
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It may be in the autumn air : NIP
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Feeling unhappy or angry : INAMOOD
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Cricket implement : BAT
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New Mexico-to-Missouri dir. : ENE
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Boorish sort : APE
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Certain drunkard : WINO
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Joins again, as a race : REENTERS
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Expert : PRO
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Easy ball to smash : LOB
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Red state, once, for short : USSR
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Component of an Arnold Palmer : ICETEA
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___ College (school in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) : MARIST
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Magician's cry : PRESTO
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"Dirty" number : DOZEN
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1980s-'90s heavyweight champ Mike : TYSON
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Demonstrated : SHOWN
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Height: Prefix : ACRO
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Inquires : ASKS
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Not comfortable with the limelight : SHY
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One-eighty : UIE
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Debtor's note : IOU

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

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