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New York Times, Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Mark Antony's request to the farmer when he realized he didn't have enough corn for the cookout?

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bardolph.
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© 2020, The New York Times8/25/20 ( No. 25,858 )
Across
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A bit cracked : AJAR
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Perch for a mountain goat : CRAG
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Maker of the first mass-produced car with an all-aluminum body : ACURA
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Like an area that's off-limits : NOGO
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Unexciting Yahtzee roll : PAIR
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Image in an sonogram : FETUS
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16-ounce sirloin that Shylock brought to the cookout? : THEPOUNDOFFLESH
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Dow Jones, e.g. : INDEX
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One less than penta- : TETRA
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Reluctant to make eye contact, maybe : SHY
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Three on a sundial : III
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End part : TAIL
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Mark Antony's request to the farmer when he realized he didn't have enough corn for the cookout? : LENDMEYOUREARS
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Brain test, in brief : EEG
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Weapon with two accents in its name : EPEE
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Quarterback ___ : SNEAK
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Fat in some piecrusts : LARD
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Opposite of tautness : SLACK
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Wee : TINY
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Toast, essentially : BREAD
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Jerk, slangily : TOOL
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Laudatory poem : ODE
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Cry from Hamlet when he spotted his favorite spice mix at the cookout? : AYTHERESTHERUB
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Alternative to Levi's : LEES
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___ & Perrins (sauce brand) : LEA
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"How adorable!" : AWW
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Things guitarists and prospectors both use : PICKS
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Currency of Serbia : DINAR
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Lady Macbeth's declaration upon checking the steaks at the cookout? : WHATSDONEISDONE
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Flood embankment : LEVEE
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Genuine : REAL
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Europe's tallest volcano : ETNA
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Adjective for Caroline : SWEET
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William who took a bow : TELL
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Donna of old TV : REED
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Voting no : ANTI
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Legend of pop music : JOHN
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Like wine and cheese, typically : AGED
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Lure deceptively : ROPEIN
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PC component : CPU
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Chew someone out, maybe : RANT
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White House worker : AIDE
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Capri has a blue one : GROTTO
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Things to get in order : AFFAIRS
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Bit of animation : CEL
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Some Four Corners natives : UTES
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Fraternity activity : RUSH
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Like a fireplace the morning after, say : ASHY
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Rust, chemically : OXIDE
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Madame, across the Rhine : FRAU
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Handfuls for a babysitter : IMPS
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Spring time : LENT
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1960s counterculture guru Timothy : LEARY
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"Snowy" bird : EGRET
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Fish with no pelvic fins : EEL
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First Nobel laureate from Ireland : YEATS
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Things that rhythm lacks? : AEIOU
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Aretha Franklin's genre : RANDB
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___ terrier : SKYE
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Old isle of exile : ELBA
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Roald who wrote "The BFG" : DAHL
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Barracks item : COT
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Department store eponym : KOHL
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Recessed, as eyes : DEEPSET
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English city north of Sheffield : LEEDS
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Actress Tara : REID
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Armed guard, perhaps : ESCORT
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Las Vegas player : RAIDER
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Leatherworking implements : AWLS
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"That was close!" : WHEW
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Sand castle destroyer : WAVE
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Patella's place : KNEE
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Member of an elite team : SEAL
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Word often followed by a colon : NOTE
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Either of two wives of King Henry VIII : ANNE
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Show literacy : READ
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Casual shirt : TEE
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"___ bite!" : ILL

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