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New York Times, Friday, August 21, 2020

Shakespearean character who says "His unkindness may defeat my life, / But never taint my love"

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FWZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
I sometimes wonder if crossword editors deliberately foreshadow difficult or unusual words, definitions, or trivia. For example, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I loved Alex's PANDA grid art, and today's imagery is strong as well. I wasn't familiar with SAINT / BASILS CATHEDRAL, or what shape ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times8/21/20 ( No. 25,854 )
Across
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Best-selling crime novelist Caleb : CARR
5
With 17-Across, landmark consecrated in 1561 : SAINT
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Shindig : BASH
14
It has 12 territories in Risk : ASIA
15
Paul ___, pioneer in graph theory : ERDOS
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Taurus, for one : AUTO
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See 5-Across : BASILSCATHEDRAL
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Unvarying : ONENOTE
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Sack : PILLAGE
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Danced to un bandoneón : TANGOED
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Things formed at the bases of dog-ears : CREASES
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___-out clause : OPT
25
"Grand Old Opry" airer : TNN
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Helen with the 1972 #1 hit "I Am Woman" : REDDY
29
Word with dirty or dream : JOB
32
Beef up : ADDTO
36
Split personalities? : EXES
37
Company whose headquarters were the world's tallest building for nearly 25 years : SEARS
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___ Combs a.k.a. Diddy : SEAN
40
Part of the cabinet since 2002, for short : DHS
41
Faced facts : GOTREAL
43
Stat affected by smog levels: Abbr. : AQI
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Showing signs of tear? : SAD
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Beat : PULSATE
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Two : DUO
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"How goes it?" equivalent : QUEPASA
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Island locale : KITCHEN
51
"The Point," in brief : USMA
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Align : AGREE
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___ Speaker (Parliament title) : LORD
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Pay (for) : ATONE
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Cuomo, for one: Abbr. : GOV
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Cuomo, for one : MARIO
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Related to the kidneys : RENAL
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Christmas ___ : EVE
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State that borders Bhutan : ASSAM
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Imported European wheels : EDAMS
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Place to lie low : DEN
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Possible answer to "Which ones?" : THESE
Down
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Notable voyager of 1497 : CABOT
2
Position that might require flexibility : ASANA
3
Like the dough for naan, but not for roti : RISEN
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For whom some spiritual dances are performed : RAINGODS
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Sonnet's conclusion : SESTET
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Bowed : ARCED
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Home of Sawtooth Natl. Forest : IDA
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Insensitive, in a way : NOTPC
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Bit of concert merchandise : TSHIRT
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Area of South Dakota : BADLANDS
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Things examined by psychics : AURAS
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Rocket part : STAGE
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17 and 18, but not 19 or 20 : HOLES
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Out of it : LOOPY
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Disney's princess of Avalor : ELENA
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Where to find 5-/17-Across : REDSQUARE
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Beat : EXHAUSTED
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Shakespearean character who says "His unkindness may defeat my life, / But never taint my love" : DESDEMONA
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Suffering from desynchronosis : JETLAGGED
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Props for some beach house décor, maybe : OARS
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Cover the costs, but that's all : BREAKEVEN
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One not to beat : DEADHORSE
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Establishments that might offer margaritas : TAQUERIAS
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Prominent feature of 5-/17-Across depicted in this puzzle's grid : ONIONDOME
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"Semper Fidelis" composer : SOUSA
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"Gnossiennes" composer : SATIE
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N.C.A.A. eligibility consideration : GPA
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Court cry : LET
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___ Games : PANAM
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Come to blows : CLASH
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Meander : ROVE
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A couple of million? : ELS
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Yoga convenience : MAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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