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New York Times, Wednesday, August 25, 2021

17-Across : "Please continue your generous support of the church"

Author:
Adam Vincent
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Vincent.
Adam Vincent notes:
The genesis of this puzzle came from an early 2019 brainstorming session on the word "state," during which I noticed how many synonyms ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I spent much of a my 20s sleeping with the TV on, needing distractions from the 80+ hour work weeks. The inane 3 a.m. infomercials ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times8/25/21 ( No. 26,223 )
Across
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Packs of alpacas : HERDS
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Abbr. in a library catalog : ISBN
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Partner of willing : ABLE
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Kind of daisy : OXEYE
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Material for toy darts : NERF
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Like business in the off-season : SLOW
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"Please continue your generous support of the church" : MASSAPPEAL
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Prepare, as prosciutto : CURE
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Give off : EMIT
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Brand with a paw print in its logo : IAMS
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Follows, as advice : HEEDS
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Undesirable bunkmate : SNORER
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Frigid temps : TEENS
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"This device makes prepping cherries a breeze" : PITTERPATTER
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Tweak : MODIFY
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Made explicit, in a way : SAID
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Grow long in the tooth : AGE
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Historical record : ANNAL
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Snake along the Nile : ASP
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Discover unexpectedly : HITON
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Passing remark? : YEA
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Singer Mai with the 2018 hit "Boo'd Up" : ELLA
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Least polite : RUDEST
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"Students should report to the gym for a special presentation" : ASSEMBLYLINE
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Sailor's "Stop!" : AVAST
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For dogs, they're often in the shape of bones : IDTAGS
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Japanese noodles : RAMEN
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Snap back? : HIKE
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Boor : LOUT
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It shows a lot of plays, but no musicals : ESPN
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"This medicine will reduce your temperature in no time" : FEVERPITCH
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Glen or dale : VALE
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Timeline spans : ERAS
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Beautifully blue : AZURE
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Exceeded the legal limit : SPED
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Philosopher known for his paradoxes : ZENO
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Word that comes from the Lakota for "dwelling" : TEPEE
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Smartphone button : HOME
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End-of-semester hurdles : EXAMS
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Pine secretion : RESIN
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Gilead in "The Handmaid's Tale," for one : DYSTOPIA
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What floats your boat? : SEA
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To a certain extent : INPART
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Appear : SEEM
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Support on the shoulder : BRASTRAP
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Pro Bowler's org. : NFL
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Initial part of a roller coaster ride : ASCENT
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It leans to the left : BLUESTATE
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Tennyson, for one : LORD
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Dolly and her fellow clones, e.g. : EWES
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Imam's quality : PIETY
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Recruit selectively : HEADHUNT
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Colonial sharpshooter : RIFLEMAN
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Prefix with dermis : EPI
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Writing assignment : ESSAY
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Big personalities : EGOS
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Cancel ___ (tenant rights movement) : RENT
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___ Harris, sister and campaign chair of Kamala : MAYA
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There are two in "101 Dalmatians" : ONES
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Spit in a tube, say : DNASAMPLE
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Mentally sound : ALLTHERE
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See through rose-colored glasses : IDEALIZE
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Scale abbr. : LBS
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Dressage competitor : RIDER
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Made uniform : EVENED
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Words from one doing a demonstration : LIKESO
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Rolled out of bed : GOTUP
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Bolivian capital : SUCRE
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Goes "vroom vroom" : REVS
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"Stat!" : ASAP
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First czar of Russia : IVAN
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For whom the bell tolls : THEE
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Hat similar to a tarboosh : FEZ
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Have down ___ : PAT

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