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New York Times, Friday, August 28, 2020

Author:
Kate Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
Secret admirer of Lily Potter in the Harry Potter universe
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Hawkins.
Kate Hawkins notes:
When I started constructing crosswords at the end of 2019, I certainly didn't expect my New York Times debut to be a themeless puzzle! ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! I'm always impressed by people making their crossword splashdown in the most competitive arena of them all, themelesses. Will ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times8/28/20 ( No. 25,861 )
Across
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Locale with a vaulted roof : APSE
5
Auto roof options : TTOPS
10
Band boosters, perhaps : PTAS
14
[C'mon, the light turned green!] : TOOT
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Dish that might be garnished with nori or negi : RAMEN
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Join in space : DOCK
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Gaelic name for Scotland : ALBA
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Ally : UNITE
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Lead-in to government or body : ANTI
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Appearing highly embarrassed : BEETRED
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Go for the bronze? : SUN
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Fastest creature on two legs (up to 45 m.p.h.) : OSTRICH
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Bedouin, say : ARABIAN
28
One might be left in the dust : SHOEPRINT
30
Rebound : RALLY
31
Get on board? : SURF
32
Camera film speed inits. : ISO
33
"___ Quiet Uptown" (song from "Hamilton") : ITS
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Business plan that's likely to collapse : PYRAMIDSCHEME
39
Some like it hopped : ALE
40
___ Bo : TAE
41
Word repeated before "1, 2, 3" : TEST
43
Turn : SPOIL
46
Pearly whites that aren't white : GOLDTEETH
48
First #1 hit for the Spice Girls : WANNABE
50
Sonata alternative : ELANTRA
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E.U. member since 1973 : IRE
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Lets have it : YELLSAT
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Sleep on it : COT
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Theme park conveyance : TRAM
57
Water from a water fountain : SPURT
58
Persians, e.g. : RUGS
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Animated feature Oscar winner after "Zootopia" : COCO
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Article of faith : TENET
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Two people in People, maybe : ITEM
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Certain address starter : HTTP
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Secret admirer of Lily Potter in the Harry Potter universe : SNAPE
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Kind of therapy : GENE
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Stuck : ATALOSS
2
Make final improvements to : POLISHUP
3
A play to one's emotions : SOBSTORY
4
Subject of a station update, for short : ETA
5
Genre of the "Serial" podcast : TRUECRIME
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Coates who wrote "Between the World and Me" : TANEHISI
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Opposite of stet : OMIT
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One using an exercise wheel, maybe : PETRAT
9
Cruel countenance : SNEER
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Awkward thing to witness while third-wheeling, in brief : PDA
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Lymphoid lump : TONSIL
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Honest-to-goodness : ACTUAL
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Inside dope : SKINNY
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Marcel Marceau character : BIP
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Villainous title in science fiction : DARTH
25
"Fa la la la la, la la la la," e.g. : REFRAIN
27
Decimal : BASETEN
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Acknowledge, in a way : NODTO
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Creamier alternative to a cold brew : ICEDLATTE
35
Ease : ALLAY
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Professional pitcher : SALESREP
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Plot point in a rom-com : MEETCUTE
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Component of the pill : ESTROGEN
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"Here's where I am" : THATSME
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It's on-again, off-again : SWITCH
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Oscine : songbird :: psittacine : ___ : PARROT
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Like Sartre's "No Exit" : ONEACT
46
Smooth writing implement : GELPEN
47
Bit of ink : TAT
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High scores : BESTS
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___ Bar (protein snack) : LUNA
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Challenge for a barber : MOP
58
Fix : RIG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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