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New York Times, Thursday, August 22, 2019

65-Across : Grow quickly

Author:
Emily Carroll
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXYZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Carroll.
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© 2019, The New York Times8/22/19 ( No. 25,489 )
Across
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Extremely slow speed : SNAILSPACE
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Have a sudden inspiration? : GASP
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Sign of spring : GEMINI
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Finalize, as plans : FIRMUP
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Scholarly sorts : LITERATI
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Blood component : PLASMA
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1971 title role for Charlton Heston, with "the" : OMEGAMAN
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Cotillion V.I.P. : DEB
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Victoria's Secret spec : BCUP
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Hebrew song whose title means "My God! My God!" : ELIELI
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They're served with spoon straws : ICEES
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Outdoor section of a zoo : APES
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Pizazz : FLAIR
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"Look to the ___, thou sluggard" (Proverbs 6:6) : ANT
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What a shift shifts : GEARS
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Stick around : LINGER
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Apple platform : IOS
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Word with cap or crab : SNOW
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E.R. inserts : IVS
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Seedy hangout ... or a hint to finishing four Across answers in this puzzle : DIVEBAR
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When "Roseanne" aired for most of its original run: Abbr. : TUE
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What junkyards do : REEK
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Something a push-up strengthens, for short : PEC
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Mrs. John Quincy Adams : LOUISA
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Conveys : TRANSPORTS
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Born, in Bordeaux : NEE
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Beneath: Ger. : UNTER
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Device that runs 36-Across : IPAD
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Oscar winner for "Shakespeare in Love" : DENCH
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Often-abbreviated outburst : OMIGOD
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"Should ___ acquaintance ..." : AULD
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Something to hold money in : ESCROW
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Grow quickly : MUSHROOM
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More relaxed : LOOSER
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"For real?" : ISITTRUE
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Shade on the visible spectrum : INDIGO
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Versatile offensive football positions, for short : TES
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Hardens : SETS
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Vacillate wildly : SEESAW
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Dirty Harry's grp. : SFPD
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It flows past Memphis : NILE
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Locale for much of the world's oil shipping : ARABIANSEA
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Responds to on WhatsApp, say : IMS
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Proceeded heavily and awkwardly : LUMBERED
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Elbow room : SPACE
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Hardly Michelin-star fare : GLOP
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Order in target practice : AIM
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Brew : STEEP
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Pirate's prop : PEGLEG
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Up for it : GAME
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Latin catchall : ETAL
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Certain skirt : MINI
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Employee incentives : RAISES
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2019 Women's World Cup winner : USA
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Quick smoke? : CIG
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Simple step : ATOB
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Use goo-goo eyes and make small talk, say : FLIRT
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Neighbor of the gallbladder : LIVER
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One crying "Uncle!," maybe : NIECE
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Converse : ANTITHESIS
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Get out of bed : ROUSE
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Admit to office, with "in" : SWEAR
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Halloween decoration letters : RIP
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Actor Mineo : SAL
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What soda and snack machines do : VEND
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Start of a fight : ROUNDONE
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Mail man? : KNIGHT
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N.C.A.A. hoops powerhouse : UNC
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Has on : SPORTS
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Campus extension? : EDU
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Be crazy about : ADORE
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Jill ___, winning 2019 Women's World Cup coach : ELLIS
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Overlook : OMIT
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Creative influence : MUSE
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Goddess depicted with horns : ISIS
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NASA's ___ Research Center : AMES
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Nintendo rival : SEGA
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Brag : CROW
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Opposite of closeted : OUT
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Sophocles' "___ to Man" : ODE

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

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