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New York Times, Friday, August 13, 2021

Father of Hecate

Author:
John Guzzetta and Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQXYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Guzzetta. This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Hawkins.
Constructor notes:
JOHN: Normally, it would be a safe bet that two grid spanners are seed entries. But in this case, Michael started us off with the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Beautiful NW seed corner. OH BOO HOO is so dramatic, and I love having to mentally add the ellipses to WAIT … WHAT? I've seen the ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times8/13/21 ( No. 26,211 )

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Across
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Breakout performance : STARTURN
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Some diner orders : HASHES
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Mocking response to whining : OHBOOHOO
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Stick : ADHERE
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"Did you really just say that?" : WAITWHAT
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Midwest city that shares its name with a suburb of Phoenix : PEORIA
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One way to take a stand, ironically? : SITIN
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End up choosing : SETTLEON
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Close : SHUT
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Speeds : HIES
25
Serves the purpose of : ACTSAS
28
Brand with the flavors Grabbin' Grape and Blazin' Blueberry : HIC
29
Active ingredient in marijuana, for short : THC
32
They might claim that things are fixed : SORELOSERS
34
Bay ___ (certain horse) : ROAN
36
Bit of metal texturing : KNURL
37
Follower of twenty- or thirty- : ODD
38
Hint : TINGE
39
Org. behind the Carl Sagan Center : SETI
40
Hardly a cheapskate : BIGSPENDER
42
Cardi B's "___ Bad" : SHE
43
Choler : IRE
44
Setting in Marvel Comics : ASGARD
45
Wind with a three-octave range : OBOE
47
Where majors have majors, in brief? : ROTC
48
Track #1 on the Beatles compilation album "1" : LOVEMEDO
51
That's a wrap! : SARAN
55
Pioneering Ford auto : MODELA
56
Ticket line? : ADMITONE
58
Handsome guy : ADONIS
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When Harry first shared a ride with Sally, e.g. : MEETCUTE
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Father of Hecate : PERSES
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Person who is willfully alone? : SOLEHEIR
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Plants : SOWS
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Neighbor of a Malay : THAI
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___ much : ABIT
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Revolutionary inventions in the cooking world? : ROTISSERIEOVENS
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Campaign Q&A : TOWNHALL
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[Thinking ...] : UHH
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Put down, in a way : ROAST
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Put down, in a way : NOTE
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Study of touch, as with smartphone screens : HAPTICS
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Artist behind the best-selling album of the 21st century (30+ million units) : ADELE
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Close-to-the-ground sports feat : SHOESTRINGCATCH
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"My ___!" : HERO
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Pseudonymous children's author Hunter : ERIN
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With 55-Down, oceanographer's aid : SEA
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Even more, perhaps : THIRDS
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Camp show grp. : USO
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Bidding considerations : ASKS
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Traffic directors? : CONES
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It's "rarely pure and never simple," Oscar Wilde once wrote : TRUTH
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Target of some trimming : HEDGE
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Insight offerer : HONDA
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Baller, in old lingo : CAGER
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Do in the evening : SOIREE
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Lead-in to core or fest : NERD
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Bikini, e.g. : TESTSITE
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Natural material used for fuel : BIOMASS
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Kung ___ : PAO
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Refute : BELIE
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Title of hits by Garth Brooks and Lil Nas X : RODEO
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Rich source : LODE
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Something carbon monoxide lacks : ODOR
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Blocks : DAMS
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Philanderer : ROUE
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The "A" of A.D.L. : ANTI
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"I ___ saw true beauty till this night": Romeo : NEER
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See 14-Down : MAP
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Brooks of "Spaceballs" : MEL

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