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New York Times, Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Ancient Greek festival honoring the god of wine

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 117 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times7/7/21 ( No. 26,174 )

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Across
1
Triumphant cry : TADA
5
Electrical resistance unit : OHM
8
___ Rabbit : BRER
12
Mysterious cafeteria offering : SLOP
13
Sweetheart : BEAU
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"Bolero" composer : RAVEL
17
Each : APOP
18
Baghdad's ___ City : SADR
19
Symbol for 5-Across : OMEGA
20
One who whistles while working : REF
22
Snoozes (like participant #2 in one classic fable) : TAKESANAP
24
Legally prohibit : DEBAR
26
First name of two Spice Girls : MEL
27
Familial nickname : SIS
28
Ineffectual : USELESS
31
Femur or fibula : LEGBONE
34
Wonder Woman portrayer Gadot : GAL
35
___ Cooler, "Ghostbusters"-inspired Hi-C flavor : ECTO
37
___-Magnon : CRO
38
With 71-/72-/73-Across, participant #1's strategy (or the moral of the story) : SLOWANDSTEADY
43
Rhyme with rhythm : RAP
44
Living space that may be empty in the summer : DORM
45
Overseer of a quadrennial competition: Abbr. : IOC
47
"Quiet, you!," quaintly : OHDRYUP
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Oaf : PALOOKA
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Org. appropriately found in Elgin Baylor's name : NBA
54
Fall behind : LAG
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Word before tube or circle : INNER
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Wagers unwisely (as participant #2 did) : LOSESABET
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Negative vote : NAY
62
Grabs skillfully : SNAGS
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Algorithm part : STEP
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Some TV spots, briefly : PSAS
68
Prohibition starter : DONOT
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Quesadilla alternative : TACO
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One-percenter suffix : AIRE
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See 38-Across : WINS
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See 38-Across : THE
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See 38-Across : RACE
Down
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Water bottle confiscators, for short : TSA
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Tour de France peak : ALP
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Don't knock until you've tried it : DOORBELL
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Response to a verdict : APPEAL
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Ones providing postpartum care, in brief : OBS
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Pressure, in slang : HEAT
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Palindromic term of address : MADAM
8
Warner ___ (film company) : BROS
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Incarnation of Vishnu in a Sanskrit epic : RAMA
10
"That may be the case, but ..." : EVENSO
11
Win back : REGAIN
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Nerd on '90s TV : URKEL
16
Fall back into one's old ways : LAPSE
21
Express road : FREEWAY
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She plotted to kill Clytemnestra : ELECTRA
24
Really liked : DUG
25
Those: Sp. : ESAS
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Shoulder blade : SCAPULA
30
Amtrak stop: Abbr. : STN
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Mischief-maker : GREMLIN
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Feathery wrap : BOA
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A little strange : ODD
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Boston Bruins icon : ORR
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Soak (up) : SOP
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Ancient Greek festival honoring the god of wine : DIONYSIA
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Farm connector : YOKE
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Subway component : CAR
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How Timothy Leary spent some time : ONLSD
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Premium TV streaming service until 2020 : HBONOW
49
Fiji alternative : DASANI
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Beer in a red, white and blue can : PABST
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Comparable (with) : ONAPAR
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Imply : GETAT
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Painter Schiele : EGON
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Fast former fliers, for short : SSTS
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___ support : TECH
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"The Fall of the House of Usher" writer : POE
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Parabolic path : ARC
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Understand : SEE

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