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New York Times, Monday, August 3, 2020

53-Down : Indian flatbread

Author:
Eric Bornstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FKXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bornstein. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York Times8/3/20 ( No. 25,836 )
Across
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Home of Pago Pago : SAMOA
6
Muscles that get "crunched" in crunches : ABS
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[Oh, well] : SIGH
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Things that go off when there's danger : ALARMBELLS
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Other: Sp. : OTRO
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Where to go for a fill-up : GASSTATION
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Mets' venue before Citi Field : SHEA
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Regarding : ASTO
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___ San Lucas (Mexican resort city) : CABO
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Member of a tough crowd, say : BOOER
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Firm place to plant your feet : SOLIDGROUND
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"That sounds fun to me!" : IMDOWN
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"Auld ___ Syne" : LANG
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Tuesday, in Toulouse : MARDI
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Ancient carver of stone heads in Mesoamerica : OLMEC
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Move on a pogo stick : HOP
36
Viewing options popularized in the 1990s : PLASMASCREENTVS
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___ card (smartphone insert) : SIM
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Beefcakes : STUDS
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Doesn't win : LOSES
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H2O, south of the border : AGUA
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"So's your mama!," for one : RETORT
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Cash or stock, e.g. : LIQUIDASSET
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Child's counterpart : ADULT
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Witty remark : QUIP
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"I'll get right ___" : ONIT
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Christmas carol : NOEL
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The terrible twos, e.g. (one hopes!) ... or the start of 17-, 22-, 36- or 45-Across? : JUSTAPHASE
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Protected, at sea : ALEE
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Floral garland : DAISYCHAIN
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"Money ___ everything" : ISNT
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Opposite NNW : SSE
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Halves of quarts : PINTS
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Long story : SAGA
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"What a shame!" : ALAS
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What a sail is tied to : MAST
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Approximately : ORSO
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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"I was with my girlfriend all evening," e.g. : ALIBI
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Donation to the Red Cross : BLOOD
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Info in a data breach: Abbr. : SSN
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"Leaving already?" : SOSOON
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"That seemed right to me, too" : ITHOUGHTSO
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Like most vegetation : GREEN
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Keep everything for oneself : HOARD
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Breakfast sizzler : BACON
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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"Charming" jewelry? : BRACELET
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What a skinny-dipper lacks : SWIMSUIT
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Kind of club for singers : GLEE
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Little rapscallions : IMPS
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Home of Timbuktu : MALI
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Theatrical sort : DRAMAQUEEN
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Takes too much, in brief : ODS
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Buckeyes' sch. : OSU
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12, for 1/3, 1/4 and 1/6: Abbr. : LCD
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"The Marvelous ___ Maisel" : MRS
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On top of : OVER
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Surreptitious sound during an exam : PSST
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Slightly : ATAD
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Word repeated in "Waste ___, want ___" : NOT
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Throat : GULLET
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Give back to : REPAY
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Hawaiian porch : LANAI
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"Golden" things in the Bible : IDOLS
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Light blue shades : AQUAS
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Actress Essman of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" : SUSIE
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Takes a chair : SITS
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"Huh, funny running into you!" : OHHI
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Indian flatbread : NAAN
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"That true?" : ISIT
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Bills with Alexander Hamilton on them : TENS
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Attys.' degrees : JDS
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Drug also known as angel dust : PCP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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