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New York Times, Saturday, August 15, 2020

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJVXZ} This is puzzle # 135 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
LIQUOR LICENSE is a sizzling central entry. Give it an innocent misdirection, [Bar requirement] nudging toward the legal bar exam, and ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0815 ( 25,848 )
Across
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Unrepaired : ASIS
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Terse turndown to an invitation : CANTGO
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"No ___" : MSG
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Romance novelist's award : RITA
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One taking a bow : ARCHER
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One of the pioneers of the internet : AOL
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Internet marketing metric : ADCLICKRATE
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Smallest possible band : DUO
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Commands : BEHESTS
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Monkey : TAMPER
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Shows friendliness, in a way : SAYSHI
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Lead-in to gender : CIS
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One of the film-directing Wachowskis : LANA
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Word whispered by the quiet old lady in "Goodnight Moon" : HUSH
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Like most proverbs, in brief : ANON
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An order might be one : SECRETSOCIETY
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Bar requirement : LIQUORLICENSE
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Playwright who wrote "We are all born mad. Some remain so" : SAMUELBECKETT
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Shade at the beach : AQUA
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Caper : LARK
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___ classic : CULT
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Sharp : SLY
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1962 Stanley Kubrick film : LOLITA
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Like some winter windshields : ICEDUP
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This might be cast in a police drama : WIDENET
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It self-replicates : DNA
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Not stay on the same page, say : OPENANEWTAB
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With 55-Across, film comedy bomb of 1994 : ITS
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Brokerage giant founded in 1991 : ETRADE
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Diner manager in "Garfield" : IRMA
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See 52-Across : PAT
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Not just rank : ROTTEN
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It appears in stacks : SOOT
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About 5% of the world's population : ARABS
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Finer cut, usually : SIDEA
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Anxious : ITCHY
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Something the force is responsible for? : SALES
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Landscapers may find them hard to handle : CACTI
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Asylums : ARKS
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Big manufacturer of bar code scanners : NCR
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"You really have a warped mind!" : THATISSICK
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Receive surprising news : GETASHOCK
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Beehive State city : OREM
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Prepared to move to the sticks? : MADEANEST
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Bit of unpleasantness : SOURNOTE
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___ Worms (1980s toys) : GLO
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"In a way" : ISH
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Protest : PLAINT
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Part of a place setting : CUTLERY
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"___ news?" : ANY
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Only musician to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as both a vocalist and an instrumentalist : HERBALPERT
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Shown in more than one place : SIMULCAST
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Make match : EQUATE
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"That's my ___" : CUE
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Arrives at in a vehicle : ROLLSUPTO
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Artichoke heart? : CEE
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Comfort Inn competitor : LAQUINTA
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___ fly : SAC
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Scrim material : LINEN
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Pablo Neruda's "___ to Wine" : ODE
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Late civil rights leader John : LEWIS
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Prelim : INTRO
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"Ich liebe dich" : German :: "___" : Spanish : TEAMO
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Time spent close to home : ATBAT
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No goldbrick : DOER
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Stay close to shore, say : WADE
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Dance move : DIP
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___ Sherman cigars : NAT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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