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New York Times, Saturday, August 21, 2021

Give waves to with a curling iron, once

Author:
Joseph Greenbaum
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Greenbaum.
Joseph Greenbaum notes:
Hello everyone — I am excited to be making my NYT debut! My general approach for themeless puzzles is to try to jam as many fun and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Six out of six for the long answers forming the grid skeleton! ELEVATOR PITCH is one of my favorite coinages from the business world. ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times8/21/21 ( No. 26,219 )

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Across
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Exercises with squat thrusts and jumps : BURPEES
8
Literally, "great soul" : MAHATMA
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Auto parts giant : OREILLY
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Momentous : EPOCHAL
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Certain sidekicks : WINGMEN
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Writing letters, it's said : LOSTART
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Short spiel : ELEVATORPITCH
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Part of a fancy table setting : EWER
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Defer for now : PUNT
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Tee follower : HEE
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Its highest score is 1520 : PSAT
25
The Baltics, once: Abbr. : SSRS
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"There you go!" : VOILA
28
Light touch : DAB
29
Unnatural, in a way : DYED
30
Phone hotline? : SEXT
31
Unpredictable : FULLOFSURPRISES
36
Start of some decision-making : EENY
37
"I Am ___," onetime spinoff of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" : CAIT
38
Rugby equivalent of a touchdown : TRY
39
___ Neuwirth (jeweler) : IRENE
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Related : AKIN
42
Indicators of enlightenment : AHAS
43
Study : DEN
44
Apt bingo call to lose on, by the sound of it? : BTEN
45
Low notes : ONES
46
Program that a 2011 global commission officially declared a failure, 40 years after its launch : THEWARONDRUGS
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Synthetic material also called frozen smoke : AEROGEL
51
Disneyland attraction with a racetrack : AUTOPIA
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A comedy of errors? : GAGREEL
55
Actor in the "Fast & Furious" franchise, familiarly : THEROCK
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Trickery : SLYNESS
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Unpredictable : ERRATIC
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Bit of Christmas morning detritus : BOW
2
Sch. in the Atlantic 10 Conference : URI
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What sunlight and wind provide : RENEWABLEENERGY
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Oinkling? : PIGLET
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"Patchwork elephant" of children's literature : ELMER
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K2 fig. : ELEV
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They'll help you pass on impulses : SYNAPSES
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Noggins : MELONS
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Left at sea : APORT
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Drip locale: Abbr. : HOSP
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It's a start : ACTI
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"Ahhhh!" : THATHITSTHESPOT
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Give waves to with a curling iron, once : MARCEL
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___ Gibson, first African American to win a Grand Slam title : ALTHEA
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Holiday dish with lots of stuffing? : TURDUCKEN
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"I saw ___, he saw me" (classic tongue twister line) : ESAU
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E-signature holder, maybe : PDF
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Cable network with a rhyming name : SYFY
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Couleur du brocoli : VERT
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Lead-in to Clean : OXI
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Worker's cry of triumph : DONE
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Go around : SPIN
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Director Wiseman : LEN
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Part of a contingency plan : RAINDATE
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Special times : ERAS
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GPS component: Abbr. : SYS
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Common attachments to lanyards : IDTAGS
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Get better again : REHEAL
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Key rings? : ATOLLS
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Kind of rabbit : ANGORA
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2020 N.F.L. retiree who leads all QBs in career pass completions (7,142) : BREES
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___ space : OUTER
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Tired : WORN
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Posthumous Pulitzer winner of 1958 : AGEE
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Germany's largest urban area : RUHR
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Opposite of là : ICI
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Org. with a pedigree registry : AKC

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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