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THINK TWICE

New York Times, Sunday, August 15, 2021

Be up for some biking?

Author:
Aimee Lucido and Ella Dershowitz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Aimee Lucido
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1.65130
Ella Dershowitz

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 84 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Lucido. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Dershowitz.
Will Shortz notes:
Aimee Lucido, of Berkeley, Calif., is a full-time crossword constructor and author of children's books. Ella Dershowitz, of New York City, is an actor. A mutual friend introduced them, and ... read more
Constructor notes:
AIMEE: Ella and I first wanted to make this a Thursday puzzle, and we tried really hard to get this to fit in a 15x. But the themers were so constrained, and it's so hard to do a puzzle ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
DOUBLE CROSS gets at "a hidden TWO acts as a multiplier for a crossing answer." We've fixed up the entries for the database (see listing below), so [Duplicitous] is not ONE FACED but TWO ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times8/15/21 ( No. 26,213 )
Across
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Confound : ADDLE
6
Sarcastic internet laughter : LOLZ
10
Most Times Square signage : ADS
13
Performance check : TEST
17
Dark hair and a warm smile, for two : TRAITS
19
Samoan capital : APIA
20
To's opposite : FRO
21
Full-length : UNCUT
23
Something that bugs criminals? : WIRETAPPING
25
Blabberer : LOUDMOUTH
27
Duplicitous : TWOFACED
28
Musicianship : EAR
30
___ dress : PROM
31
Pasture : LEA
32
Signed off on : OKD
33
Ukr. or Lith., formerly : SSR
34
Places for development : UTERI
36
Corn kernel, e.g. : NIBLET
38
Actress Merrill : DINA
40
Genre for BTS or Blackpink : KPOP
43
Added to the staff? : NOTATED
45
Alerts : NOTIFIES
48
___ of lies : WEB
49
Aquafina : PepsiCo :: ___ : Coca-Cola : DASANI
52
#$%& and @%¢! : FOURLETTERWORDS
55
Practice whose name means, literally, "union" : YOGA
57
Words before "before" : ONOR
58
"Deck the Halls" contraction : TIS
59
Symbol on the Connecticut state quarter : OAK
60
Stop along the highway : INN
61
Quite : EVERSO
64
Finished brushing one's teeth, say : SPAT
66
Racial justice movement since 2013, in brief : BLM
67
"Really, though?" : ISIT
68
Word in many font names : SANS
69
Betray ... or a hint to four answers in this puzzle : DOUBLECROSS
73
___ the Cat (fictional feline of children's books) : PETE
74
Thin incision : SLIT
75
Some $200 Monopoly properties, in brief : RRS
76
Set of 50 on the Argo, in myth : OARS
77
Coaxed (out of) : TEASED
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Insurance giant bailed out in 2008 : AIG
80
Word before cap or pop : ICE
81
Awesomest bud : BFF
82
Spirit in Arabian myth : JINN
83
Arizona county or its seat : YUMA
85
Pushing up daisies : SIXFEETUNDER
90
Neighbor of Mozambique : MALAWI
92
Nonwriting credentials for Conan Doyle and Chekhov, informally : MDS
93
Seller's need : CUSTOMER
95
Artificial habitat : BIODOME
97
Abolitionist Lucretia : MOTT
98
The avant-garde "artists" Congo and Pierre Brassau : APES
100
Hedy of the 2017 documentary "Bombshell" : LAMARR
103
Kind of chip : NACHO
105
Question of perplexion : WHA
108
"The Raven" writer's inits. : EAP
109
Like : ALA
110
Big believer in the freedom of assembly? : IKEA
112
Press ___ : KIT
113
What the beleaguered are behind : EIGHTBALL
115
Classic folk story that teaches a lesson of sharing : STONESOUP
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Be up for some biking? : POPAWHEELIE
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Fast runners : HARES
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Advanced math degree? : NTH
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Ninny : TWIT
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Sternutation : SNEEZE
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Real cutup : RIOT
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Landscaper's supply : SOD
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In the past : ONCE
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"As You Like It" forest : ARDEN
Down
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Novelist Margaret : ATWOOD
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Absorb the beauty of, as a scene : DRINKIN
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Lacked the gumption to : DAREDNOT
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Gladly, old-style : LIEF
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Jazzy James and Jones : ETTAS
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First law enforcement org. in the U.S. to hire a female officer (1910) : LAPD
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Nail polish brand : OPI
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List of performers : LINEUP
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Star man? : ZAGAT
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Half of a '55 union merger : AFL
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"That's enough arguing out of you!" : DROPIT
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Lip-puckering : SOUR
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Things that may be rubbed after din-din : TUMMIES
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Playwright Will who was a 2005 Pulitzer finalist : ENO
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Crew implement : SCULL
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One getting special instruction : TUTEE
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Ink holders in pens and squid : SACS
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"Just like ___!" : THAT
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Like morning people vis-à-vis night owls, around dawn : PERKIER
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Response to "How bad was it?" : DONTASK
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Extends, in a way : RENEWS
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Lead-in to call : ROBO
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Cause for an onslaught of yearly txts : BDAY
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"If the pessimists are right ..." : ATWORST
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Stroke : PET
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East: Ger. : OST
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Wednesday, but not Friday : ADDAMS
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Accelerator particles : IONS
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Overwhelm : FLOOD
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Some tax breaks : WRITEOFFS
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Boos and cheers : NOISES
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Light : IGNITE
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Latin list ender : ETAL
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Some Hershey candies : ROLOS
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Bought in : ANTED
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Time-consuming assignment to grade : ESSAY
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Xanax alternative : VALIUM
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Monthly publication of the National Puzzlers' League, with "The" : ENIGMA
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More convinced : SURER
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"The Magic School Bus" was its first fully animated series : PBS
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Sound at the end of December, appropriately? : BRR
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Beach with a girl who "swings so cool" : IPANEMA
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Part of many a corsage : ORCHID
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Bite site : CAFE
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Job to do : STINT
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High-quality cannabis, in slang : ENDO
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"Success!" : ITWORKS
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Decorate : BEDECK
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"I. Can't. Even." : JUSTWOW
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Spain's Duchess of ___ : ALBA
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Classic novel with the line "You must be the best judge of your own happiness" : EMMA
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Environmental opening : ECO
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When repeated, a reproof : TUT
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Overturned : REPEALED
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Most chiffonlike : AIRIEST
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Figure out : REALIZE
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Not thinking : ONAUTO
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The Supremes' record label : MOTOWN
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Bad temper : SPLEEN
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Makeup target : LASH
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Where a "Married at First Sight" contestant meets his or her mate : ALTAR
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Language in which "kia ora" is a greeting : MAORI
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Up on : HIPTO
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Confused responses : HUHS
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Fight site : ARENA
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Long runs? : EONS
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"A man's character is his ___": Heraclitus : FATE
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"Suds" : BEER
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Prefix with classical : NEO
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Prof's degree : PHD
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Post on Insta : PIC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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