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New York Times, Friday, August 2, 2019

Author:
Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
Singer with the #1 albums "Stars Dance" (2013) and "Revival" (2015)
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Andrew Ries

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Ries. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Friday freshness: 20%
Jeff Chen notes:
I haven't experienced this many delightful clues in a long time. When solving themelesses, I keep running tabs on: Great ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times8/2/19 ( No. 25,469 )
Across
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General plan? : AMBUSH
7
Reproductive part : PISTIL
13
Locks that might not be totally secure? : TOUPEES
15
Cause of wheezing : ASTHMA
16
Put on the line, perhaps : AIRDRIED
18
Check names : PAYEES
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It gets cleared for takeoff : AISLEWAY
21
Bit of gymnastics equipment : MAT
22
Important thing to know, if you will : ESTATELAW
24
Big biceps, in slang : GUNS
25
Photos from drones, e.g. : INTEL
26
Trail mix morsel : NUT
27
"How ___ it?" : WAS
28
Some works by poets laureate : ODES
29
Crime for which Al Capone went to prison : TAXEVASION
33
Yank : TUG
34
Put on the line : WAGERED
35
PC "brain" : CPU
36
Character raised in "Rosemary's Baby" : APOSTROPHE
38
In the thick of : AMID
39
One relatively close either way? : SIS
40
Female role in "Pulp Fiction" : MIA
41
Silly : INANE
42
Pitfall : TRAP
44
Theater ticket option : MEZZANINE
46
Debtor's letters : IOU
47
Ones flying in circles : BUZZARDS
48
BBQ offering : BURGER
50
Settlers of disputes : ARBITERS
54
Noted library opened in 2001 : ITUNES
55
Traveler who picks up three companions in a classic film : DOROTHY
56
Pledge to : ASSURE
57
Ill will : RANCOR
Down
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One-time connection : ATA
2
Affected response to an allegation : MOI
3
Prickly husk : BUR
4
Keeps current : UPDATES
5
First podcast to win a Peabody Award (2015) : SERIAL
6
Job requiring a car, say : HEIST
7
Fruit in the custard apple family : PAPAW
8
"Here's my two cents ..." : ISAY
9
Dump : STY
10
Tony winner set in River City, Iowa : THEMUSICMAN
11
"Um ... er ..." : IMEAN
12
Doesn't die : LASTS
14
Singer with the #1 albums "Stars Dance" (2013) and "Revival" (2015) : SELENAGOMEZ
17
Pie that comes "fully loaded" : DELUXEPIZZA
20
Green protector : WATERHAZARD
22
Become, finally : ENDUP
23
Colorado's official state dinosaur : STEGOSAURUS
24
Wonderful time : GAS
25
Tiny bit : IOTA
27
Roll of bread : WAD
29
Road goo : TAR
30
Peace sign : VEE
31
Pontificate : OPINE
32
Titian's "Venus Anadyomene," e.g. : NUDE
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Lbs. and ozs. : WTS
37
Tiny bit : SIP
38
"Friends" co-star : ANISTON
41
One of the Gandhis : INDIRA
42
Shankbone : TIBIA
43
Romps : ROUTS
44
Modern handbag portmanteau : MURSE
45
Shady area : ARBOR
47
Zymurgist's interest : BEER
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Animal that doesn't have a sound coming out of its head? : GNU
51
Series end : ETC
52
P : RHO
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Aleppo's land: Abbr. : SYR

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