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New York Times, Friday, July 9, 2021

Journalist Ifill who was depicted on a postage stamp in 2020

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Ms. Weintraub. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times7/9/21 ( No. 26,176 )
Across
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Spelunker's aid : LAMP
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Went (for) : OPTED
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Club alternatives : BLTS
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Home of the Polka Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame : OHIO
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Interpret the parts of : PARSE
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Line for a sleigh ride : REIN
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Olympics haul of fame? : GOLDMEDALS
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European royal capital : OSLO
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Images that are nice and easy to look at : EYECANDY
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Master negotiator : CLOSER
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Move named for the 19th-century skater Paulsen : AXEL
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Most milquetoast-y : MEEKEST
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Skill for a good physician : BEDSIDEMANNER
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Heritage : ROOTS
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Folk rock band with two 1965 #1 hits, with "the" : BYRDS
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Org. with an Office of Air and Radiation : EPA
34
Some Tripadvisor listings : INNS
35
Light brown seals : CORKS
36
"Frozen" character with antlers : SVEN
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It's not the final number: Abbr. : EST
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Skier's problem : GLARE
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Equanimity : POISE
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Accept things as they are : GOWITHTHEFLOW
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Nurse's office supply : EPIPENS
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Sassy : PERT
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Sport that made its first Olympics splash in 1904 : DIVING
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Slot machine bonus : FREESPIN
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Piece of mind? : IDEA
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Crawl : SNAILSPACE
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Stretched out : TAUT
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2x : TWICE
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International grp. that's well financed? : OPEC
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Pump up : HYPE
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Did some crew work : OARED
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Kind of force : TASK
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Box on Broadway : LOGE
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Shouted greeting : AHOY
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Word with air or square : MILE
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"This American Life" and others : PODCASTS
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Led the way : OPENED
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People-powered vehicles : PADDLEBOATS
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It helps make waiting easier : TRAY
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Common night school class, for short : ESL
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Goes to hell? : DESCENDS
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TV journalist Baldwin : BROOKE
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Choice made while thinking "ugh" : LESSEREVIL
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Mahjong set : TILES
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Ungenteel laugh : SNORT
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Long dresses : MAXIS
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You can see right through it : LENS
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On menus, it's often by the lobster : MARKETPRICE
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Big wheel at a party? : BRIE
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Millennia : EONS
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"Keep on keepin' on!" : DONTGIVEUP
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Biblical birthday gift : MYRRH
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Capital of the Philippines : PESO
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Over : ANEW
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Doesn't surrender : CLINGSTO
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Charming vulnerability : SOFTSPOT
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Journalist Ifill who was depicted on a postage stamp in 2020 : GWEN
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Israeli P.M. between Rabin and Netanyahu : PERES
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Oxymorphone, for one : OPIATE
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Followed : HEELED
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"Downton Abbey" daughter : EDITH
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Irrational thing to celebrate? : PIDAY
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"Not ___!" : FAIR
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Follower of Oscar in the NATO alphabet : PAPA
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Snacks that drip : ICES
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Head turner : NECK
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Group depicted in the 2015 biopic "Straight Outta Compton" : NWA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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