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New York Times, Tuesday, August 18, 2020

"If ___ doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for?": Alice Walker

Author:
Olivia Mitra Framke
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Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 14 Words: 71, Blocks: 32 Missing: {HJQYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Framke.
Olivia Mitra Framke notes:
I'm so proud to bring you this puzzle today. I created it while sick at home with COVID-19 in late March (so the entire ... read more
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One hundredth anniversary of the 19th Amendment! That's truly an occasion to commemorate. It's hard to believe that only a ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times8/18/20 ( No. 25,851 )

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Across
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Piece for Leontyne Price : ARIA
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Recipe measures: Abbr. : TSPS
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___-play : ROLE
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Something produced by a dogwood tree ... or a dog : BARK
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Like a blue moon : RARE
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New York State's ___ Canal : ERIE
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Mine, in Le Mans : AMOI
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Rights advocate who campaigned for 53-Across : ALICEPAUL
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What 53-Across changed : CONSTITUTION
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A choir might sing in it : UNISON
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Zeus, to Rhea : SON
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One meas. of economic activity : GDP
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Cul-de-___ : SAC
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Nickelodeon's "Kenan & ___" : KEL
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Call it a day : RETIRE
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Wild : FERAL
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Compulsively particular, say : ANAL
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Subject of 53-Across : WOMENSSUFFRAGE
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Grad : ALUM
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Front of a pig : SNOUT
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Seven Sisters school in the Hudson Valley : VASSAR
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"If ___ doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for?": Alice Walker : ART
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Computer key usually hit with the left pinkie : TAB
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Tonsillitis-treating doc : ENT
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Expected, as a baby : DUE
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Balkan land whose capital is Pristina : KOSOVO
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Measure fully ratified on 8/18/1920 : AMENDMENTXIX
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36th state to ratify 53-Across, resulting in its passage : TENNESSEE
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Narrow estuaries : RIAS
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Jason's ship, in myth : ARGO
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Fill-in worker : TEMP
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Girl of Green Gables : ANNE
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[OMG!] : GASP
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Bullring cries : OLES
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"Hey, you!" : PSST
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Simple adding device : ABACUS
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___ Quimby of children's literature : RAMONA
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Alanis Morissette song about unfortunate situations : IRONIC
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"Sealed With ___" : AKISS
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Some gym personnel : TRAINERS
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One reason dogs lick us is for this, it's believed : SALT
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Toyota hybrid : PRIUS
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Division of the economy : SECTOR
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Defaulter's loss, informally : REPO
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Citrus drink often sold in a pear-shaped bottle : ORANGINA
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Lucy who played Watson on "Elementary" : LIU
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Slithery fish : EEL
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German article : EINE
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Coin in an arcade : TOKEN
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"We're all born naked and the rest is ___": RuPaul : DRAG
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Brazilian soccer great : PELE
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Scottish miss : LASS
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Sour : TART
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Some partners in lesbian couples : FEMS
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Moon goddess : LUNA
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Surfer's need : WAVE
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Heroine in Pearl Buck's "The Good Earth" : OLAN
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Ford Motor muscle cars : MUSTANGS
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Without the possibility of being taken back : FORKEEPS
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Foldable bed : FUTON
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Ending with chick : ADEE
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Totals : RUNSTO
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What juice cleanses are supposed to get rid of : TOXINS
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Feathered creatures : AVIANS
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Complete DVD collection, maybe : BOXSET
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Ford Motor flop of the 1950s : EDSEL
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Bra part : STRAP
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Pre-Q quartet : MNOP
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Grumpy Cat or Doge, e.g. : MEME
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Kids' game with a lot of running : TAG
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Period in history : ERA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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