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New York Times, Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Author:
Adesina O. Koiki
Editor:
Will Shortz
Chart-topping 1970s R&B/funk band suggested by the starts of 17-, 26-, 39- and 50-Across
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Adesina O. Koiki

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Koiki. Wednesday freshness: 18%
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© 2020, The New York Times8/12/20 ( No. 25,845 )
Across
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Emotional low point : NADIR
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Weasellike animal with dark fur : SABLE
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H.S. students applying to college, typically : SRS
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Solely : ALONE
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At full speed, at sea : AMAIN
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Stolen : HOT
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Animal accompanying Pi in "Life of Pi" : BENGALTIGER
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Give it ___ : AGO
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Basketball Hall-of-Famer Baylor : ELGIN
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Basis of a negotiation : OFFER
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Auto safety feature preventing skidding, for short : ABS
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Cousin of an apple cobbler : BROWNBETTY
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Advanced photocopier instruction : COLLATE
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Stiletto, e.g. : HEEL
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___ Heep, "David Copperfield" antagonist : URIAH
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Overly : TOO
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Job to do : TASK
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U.S. flag, with "the" : REDWHITEANDBLUE
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Summer drink endings : ADES
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Rome's ___ Appia : VIA
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Peter, Paul or Mary : SAINT
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The Thunderbirds are in it, for short : USAF
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"Dr." of 1960s TV : KILDARE
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Biryani or vindaloo : INDIANFOOD
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Pizzeria owner in "Do the Right Thing" : SAL
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Medicare section that covers X-rays : PARTB
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"Mr." of 1960s TV : SPOCK
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Tiptop : ACE
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Chart-topping 1970s R&B/funk band suggested by the starts of 17-, 26-, 39- and 50-Across : OHIOPLAYERS
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___ Na Na : SHA
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Something typically found on a spine : TITLE
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Opening shot in billiards : BREAK
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Golf course purchase : SOD
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Gird (oneself) : STEEL
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Full of curses, say : SALTY
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Catch in the act : NAB
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Pub order : ALE
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Mafia big : DON
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"Picnic" dramatist William : INGE
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Unimagined? : REAL
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Genre for David and Amy Sedaris : SATIRE
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___ acid : AMINO
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Word with sleeping or punching : BAG
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Don't believe it! : LIE
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Dress in vestments : ENROBE
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Iconic 1971 blaxploitation film : SHAFT
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Reference book next to Webster : ROGET
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Tale : STORY
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Pride Month initials : LGBT
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Had regrets : FELTBAD
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Competitor of Lexus and Infiniti : ACURA
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Doodling away, maybe : BORED
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Electric ___ (dance) : SLIDE
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"What just happened here ...?!" : WHOA
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Like some lights : NEON
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What might help right a wrong : LAWSUIT
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"That feels so-o-o good!" : AHH
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China is its largest exporter : TEA
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Nom de plume : ALIAS
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Jazz great with an Egyptian-sounding name : SUNRA
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___ One (vodka brand) : KETEL
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The fourth one was "terrible" : IVAN
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Petty quarrel : TIFF
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Certain internet option, for short : DSL
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Wooden shoes : SABOTS
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Longtime "Nightline" anchor Ted : KOPPEL
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Teen ___ : IDOL
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"Not for me, thanks" : IPASS
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"What do you call cheese that isn't yours? ___ cheese!" (dad joke) : NACHO
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Horrible fear : DREAD
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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Metered vehicles : CABS
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Actress Sedgwick : KYRA
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Super success : HIT
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Suffix with Manhattan or Brooklyn : ITE
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Twisty fish : EEL
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Chinese zodiac animal of 2020 : RAT
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The limit, they say : SKY

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