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New York Times, Sunday, August 22, 2021

41-Down : Responds to br-r-r-isk weather?

Author:
Stephen McCarthy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. McCarthy.
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© 2021, The New York Times8/22/21 ( No. 26,220 )
Across
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What a drawbridge may bridge : MOAT
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In that case : IFSO
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Control tower installation : RADAR
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Pass : ENACT
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"That one's ___" ("My bad") : ONME
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Amelia Bedelia, e.g. : MAID
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"Go me!" : IRULE
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Member of a noble family : XENON
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2004 film about a group of MALIGNERS : MEANGIRLS
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It might be put on for stage PAGEANTRIES : GREASEPAINT
27
Annual film festival where "Saw" and "Get Out" premiered : SUNDANCE
28
"___ La La" (1964 hit) : SHA
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Senator, e.g., for short : NHLER
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Avoids a bogey, perhaps : PARS
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Being : ENTITY
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Be hopping mad : BOIL
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Cool one : CAT
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W.W. II hero, informally : IKE
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Muletas are waved at them : TOROS
40
Canon camera : EOS
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Branch of Islam : SHIA
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You might be MARVELING AT this as it whizzes by : MAGLEVTRAIN
46
Sort of SCHEMATIC for Christian education : CATECHISM
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Like some casts : ALLSTAR
49
City nicknamed "The Old Pueblo" : TUCSON
51
French city near the Belgian border : LILLE
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Prefix with colonial : NEO
53
Tight-fitting : SNUG
55
Toni Morrison title heroine : SULA
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Annual British acting award : OLIVIER
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Series of questions, maybe : EXAM
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Counterpart of elles : ILS
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Opposite of never : EACHTIME
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Many relationships are INSTIGATED on one : DATINGSITE
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Healthy eaters may give this A WIDE BERTH : WHITEBREAD
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Disrupt an online meeting, in a way : ZOOMBOMB
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Grp. that hasn't yet found what it's looking for : SETI
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Wonder Woman and others : AMAZONS
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Valuable load for a mule : KILO
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Influence : SWAY
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Pioneering gangsta rap group : NWA
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Burdened : LADEN
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Just : MERELY
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Preferring one's own company, perhaps : ASOCIAL
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They can be NOISELESS while stalking prey : LIONESSES
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Explorers of the UNTRAVERSED : ADVENTURERS
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Burden : ONUS
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Old cable TV inits. : TNN
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Fill in : BRIEF
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Word repeated in "I ___, I ___, it's off to work I go" : OWE
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Lick, say : WET
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"___ merci!" (French cry) : DIEU
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"On it, captain!" : AYESIR
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"No need to make me a plate" : IATE
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Five-letter word that replaces a four-letter word? : BLEEP
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1980s gaming inits. : NES
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Not even : LESSTHAN
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Writing done GRAPHICALLY : CALLIGRAPHY
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The Trojans lacked the FORESIGHT to turn this down : GIFTHORSE
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It's multilayered : ONION
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You should always bring it to a competition : AGAME
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Children's author Blyton : ENID
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Be taken aback : REEL
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One way to cook a 116-Across : SAUTE
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Unenthusiastic : TEPID
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They know the drill: Abbr. : SGTS
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Word after hard or before short : SELL
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"My Two ___" (2015 Claudia Harrington children's book) : MOMS
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Top : ONEUP
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Appliance brand since 1934 : AMANA
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Pea shooters? : TENDRILS
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"Sign me up!" : IMIN
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Complete travesty : FARCE
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Feature of many British accents : SILENTR
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Binges too much, for short : ODS
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As if orchestrated : RIGHTONCUE
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Indexed data structures : ARRAYS
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Directly : DUE
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Fourth person to walk on the moon : ALANBEAN
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Do a double take? : RESHOOT
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Boot : EXPEL
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Almost : NEAR
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What makes Shrek shriek? : ANI
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One side in a debate : CON
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It may be blown : TNT
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They may be blown : GASKETS
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House Republican V.I.P. Stefanik : ELISE
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Star in Canis Major : SIRIUS
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Just so : TOAT
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Hot dog topper : CHILI
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Airline passenger request : AISLE
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Lion ___ : TAMER
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"Dear ___ Hansen" (2017 Tony-winning musical) : EVAN
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Responds to br-r-r-isk weather? : SHIVERS
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Like zebras and lions : MANED
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Voice with an Echo : ALEXA
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Rub it in : GLOAT
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"It is what it is" and others : TRUISMS
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Mike Krzyzewski, to Duke basketball fans : COACHK
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Rise : CLIMB
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Hot dog topper : SLAW
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A little too silky, maybe : GLIB
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Justin Trudeau, by birth : OTTAWAN
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Don't believe it! : LIE
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Aftmost masts on ships : MIZZENS
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Gives fuel to : STOKES
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Gets a move on, quaintly : HIES
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Who can hear you scream in space : NOONE
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Ending with poly- : GON
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Title meaning "commander" : EMIR
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"___ Meenie" (2010 hit) : EENIE
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Battling : ATWAR
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Rings up : DIALS
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Showing the effects of an all-nighter, say : BLEARYEYED
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Give one's blessing to : ALLOW
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It has more coastline than California, surprisingly : MAINE
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Score after seven points, maybe : ADOUT
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Certain radio format : OLDIES
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Apropos of : ASTO
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"Like that'll ever happen!" : YOUWISH
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"Appetizers" or "Desserts," at a diner : MENUPAGE
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International cosmetics company ___ Rocher : YVES
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Content people? : CREATORS
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Larsson who wrote "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" : STIEG
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Pooh-pooh : SNEERAT
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Common April activity, nowadays : EFILING
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Vietnamese sandwich : BANHMI
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Group trying to sack a QB : DLINE
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Make over, as a ship : REFIT
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A crowd, they say : THREE
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It has 104-Down legs : EASEL
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Obscure, with "out" : BLOT
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They may be set by industry grps. : STDS
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Girl in "The Old Curiosity Shop" : NELL
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sin/tan : COS
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Major Japanese carrier : ANA
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"Kill Bill" co-star : LIU
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You can chew on it : PAP
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Some appliances : GES

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

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