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New York Times, Saturday, August 8, 2020

___ Petry, first female African-American writer with a million-selling novel ("The Street")

Author:
Brooke Husic and Sid Sivakumar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brooke Husic
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1.67110
Sid Sivakumar

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Husic. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Sivakumar.
Constructor notes:
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© 2020, The New York Times8/8/20 ( No. 25,841 )

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Across
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Seat of Hillsborough County, with a population of 400,000+ : TAMPA
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Smart : CHIC
10
Spread, with "out" : FAN
13
Setting for much of "Life of Pi" : OCEAN
14
When NATO was formed : TRUMANERA
16
Actress Price who co-starred on CBS's "Rules of Engagement" : MEGYN
17
Ring highlights? : GEMSTONES
18
Bit of German street food, informally : BRAT
19
Form moisture, in a way : BEAD
20
"Oh, no you ___!" : DIDNT
21
Demographic myth often used with respect to Asian-Americans : MODELMINORITY
24
Sitcom regular at Monk's Cafe : ELAINE
26
Seasonal milkshake flavor, informally : NOG
27
It's just above a 4 : DOLLARSIGN
30
Argue (with) : SPAR
34
Key : ISLE
35
What newcomers learn, with "the" : ROPES
36
Feature in many depictions of Buddha : HALO
37
[Is this thing on?] : TEST
38
Hard-to-believe filings at the N.S.A. : UFOREPORTS
40
What was originally used as a yellow dye before its best-known property was discovered : TNT
41
Kid's fixation : NEWTOY
42
Joint that sells joints : POTDISPENSARY
48
Square : UNHIP
49
Singer/songwriter Sands : EVIE
50
Ω : OHMS
53
Entered angrily, say : STOMPEDIN
55
Hit the town : GOOUT
56
It starts right out of the gate : HORSERACE
57
Common recyclable : EMPTY
58
Money for a bullet train ticket, maybe : YEN
59
Muscle that can be exercised by dumbbells, for short : DELT
60
Super Six, of old autodom : ESSEX
Down
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The Taj Mahal, e.g. : TOMB
2
HP competitor : ACER
3
They have many outlets : MEGAMALLS
4
Place to go that requires cash at the door? : PAYTOILET
5
___ Petry, first female African-American writer with a million-selling novel ("The Street") : ANN
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Destroy : CREAM
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Lollapalooza : HUMDINGER
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Content of some chats, in brief : IMS
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Conjoined title character of 1990s-2000s Nickelodeon cartoons : CATDOG
10
Big name in luxury handbags : FENDI
11
Word that sounds like "orange" in a classic knock-knock joke : ARENT
12
Eliciting a "Blech!" : NASTY
14
Shampoo brand : TGEL
15
Film ___ : NOIR
19
Some trips to resupply festivities : BEERRUNS
22
It has four bases : DNA
23
Word of dismissal : NONSENSE
24
Toolbar heading : EDIT
25
Ditch : LOSE
28
Downplay the significance of : SOFTPEDAL
29
2019 event for Uber, briefly : IPO
30
Places for demos : SHOWROOMS
31
Makes the rounds on a weekend night, say : PARTYHOPS
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Cher, for example : ALTO
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Optimistic : ROSY
39
Kind of coat : PEA
40
Let know, with "off" : TIPPED
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Too forward : PUSHY
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Like ballet dancers, at times : ONTOE
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Metaphorical source of irritation : THORN
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Turns down : DIMS
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Throw out : EVICT
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CB channel for emergency use : NINE
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Zoom call option : MUTE
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Daughter of Tethys in Greek mythology : STYX
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Infinitive verb suffix in Italian : ERE
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"Huh!" : GEE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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