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New York Times, Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Herbert Hoover, by birth (uniquely among all U.S. presidents to date)

Author:
Daniel Grinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Grinberg.
Daniel Grinberg notes:
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© 2019, The New York Times8/28/19 ( No. 25,495 )
Across
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Egg containers : SACS
5
Figure who works with figures, for short : CPA
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1995 cyberthriller about espionage : THENET
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Road map : PLAN
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___ lamp : ARC
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Deep gorge : RAVINE
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Entertainer who popularized the phrase "You ain't heard nothing yet" : ALJOLSON
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Showy shrub : AZALEA
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2004 film about a group of street dancers : YOUGOTSERVED
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United, for one: Abbr. : SYN
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Twisted : WRY
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"Yoo-hoo!" : HEREIAM
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Senatorial thumbs-up : YEA
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Pommes frites seasoning : SEL
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Lavish attention (on) : DOTE
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Science of sound : ACOUSTICS
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Ashen : WAN
36
2014 romance about two teens with cancer, with "The" : FAULTINOURSTARS
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Slowing down, on a score: Abbr. : RIT
41
Ship named for an ancient Roman province in Iberia : LUSITANIA
42
Smeltery imports : ORES
44
Quibble : NIT
45
Instrument featured on Springsteen's "Born to Run" : SAX
46
Common recyclable : SODACAN
48
Tosspot : SOT
49
Only mo. that can begin and end on the same day of the week : FEB
52
2003 Christmas-themed rom-com : LOVEACTUALLY
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Religious enlightenment : SATORI
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Sour notes? : HATEMAIL
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Underling : STOOGE
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Top prize in los Juegos Olímpicos : ORO
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Bread with hummus : PITA
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What 8-, 20-, 36- and 52-Across sound like they could be about : TENNIS
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"Absolutely!" : YES
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Boatload : SLEW
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Fixes, as a pet : SPAYS
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Alnico, e.g. : ALLOY
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Spicy Southern cuisine : CAJUN
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Make out, to a Brit : SNOG
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Singers of high notes in olden times : CASTRATI
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Hardly poetic : PROSY
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Bumps on the path to adulthood? : ACNE
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Section of a bookstore : TRAVEL
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Hell Week hellion, say : HAZER
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Gave the slip to : EVADED
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Goose egg : NIL
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Austin-to-Boston dir. : ENE
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Leaves in hot water? : TEA
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Most underhanded : LOWEST
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Monkey named for a king in Greek myth : RHESUS
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Herbert Hoover, by birth (uniquely among all U.S. presidents to date) : IOWAN
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Breakout company of 1976? : ATARI
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Group with a meeting of the minds? : MENSA
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Brynner of "The King and I" : YUL
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"To Kill a Mockingbird" narrator : SCOUT
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Big dos : AFROS
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City near the Great Sphinx : CAIRO
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Revealed a secret about : OUTED
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Kind of skating : INLINE
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Italian dishes that are simmered : RISOTTOS
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Lady Liberty, for one : STATUE
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Burden : TAX
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Where one might take or dodge shots : SALOON
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Maritime forces : NAVIES
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Cattle-herding canine : CORGI
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Cause of goose bumps : SCARE
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Thrash (around) : FLAIL
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___ Eight (March Madness stage) : ELITE
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Standing rule : BYLAW
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Salutation at sea : AHOY
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Concert pieces : AMPS
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Fast flier of the past, for short : SST
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Chowed down : ATE
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Boatload : TON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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