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JIGSAW PUZZLE

New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 2021

Singer whom M.L.K. Jr. called the "queen of American folk music"

Author:
Christina Iverson and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 130, Blocks: 83 Missing: {QXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Iverson. This is puzzle # 122 for Mr. Chen.
Notepad: When this puzzle is done, insert the five shaded jigsaw pieces into the box at the bottom to get a three-word phrase, reading across, for what jigsaw puzzles provide.
Will Shortz notes:
Christina Iverson, of Ames, Iowa, is a stay-at-home mom with two young kids. Jeff Chen is a writer and professional crossword constructor in Seattle. This puzzle's theme started with the ... read more
Constructor notes:
CHRISTINA: This puzzle came very far from my initial idea! I wanted to make a domino themed puzzle for my domino-obsessed son, with pieces that toppled over in the grid. I asked Jeff to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Who would have thought a YouTube channel about putting together jigsaws would be interesting? To my surprise — especially since I don't do many jigsaws — I've been gripped by Karen ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times8/8/21 ( No. 26,206 )
Across
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Part of a pie or the earth : CRUST
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Style that makes waves : PERM
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Doe in a court case : JANE
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Flubs : GOOFS
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Keister : TUSHY
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China holder? : ASIA
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Axe target : ODOR
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Some Madison Avenue workers : ADMEN
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End of many a sports broadcast : RECAP
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Freestyles, perhaps : RAPS
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Barflies : SOTS
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Botch : MISDO
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"First, you're going to want to dump out the box and ___" : PICKUPTHEPIECES
31
Francis of old game shows : ARLENE
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Bounded : LEAPT
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Capital on a 126-mile-long canal that's used as a skating rink in the winter : OTTAWA
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English breakfast, e.g. : TEA
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"What's most useful next is to ___" : GOOVERTHEEDGE
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College app component : REC
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Role for "Ronny" Howard : OPIE
48
Joshes : KIDS
49
State flower of Utah : SEGO
50
One of the B's in BB&B : BATH
51
Field work of note in 1979 : NORMARAE
54
Rifle, in frontier lingo : OLDBETSY
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"To connect things up you'll have to ___" : PLAYWITHMATCHES
63
Ones getting the crumbs? : PIGEONS
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Bonnie with five Top 40 hits in the 1990s : RAITT
67
Euphoric feeling : ELATION
71
Love to bits : ADORE
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More like a dive bar or certain bread : SEEDIER
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Beehives, but not hornets' nests : UPDOS
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Daredevil's hashtag : YOLO
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Very in : HOT
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One of the B's in BB&B : BED
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Good name for an investor? : IRA
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High-end Italian auto, informally : ALFA
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"As you go, make sure you exercise your ___" : FREEDOMOFASSEMBLY
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At peace : SERENE
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Little bouquets : POSIES
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"ka-POW!" : BAM
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"With patience and perseverance you're sure to ___" : GETITTOGETHER
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Course goal : PAR
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Songs that can be trilling? : ARIAS
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Castigates : TEARSINTO
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Fairy tale figure : GNOME
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Confer, as credibility : LEND
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Gets wild and crazy : PARTIESDOWN
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Legendary : EPIC
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Leave skid marks, maybe : SWERVE
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N.F.L. standout : ALLPRO
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Homes for high fliers : AERIES
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Instruction to drivers leaving cars at a garage : NOSEIN
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"C'mon, slowpoke!" : MOVEIT
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Ends, as a mission : ABORTS
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Mary Poppins, for one : NANNY
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Pick up on : SENSE
Down
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O-line anchor : CTR
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Feel regret : RUE
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Trojans' sch. : USC
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Distinctive part of a cookie cutter : SHAPE
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"Tap tap tap ..." activity : TYPING
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Get into a lot : PARK
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Jacob's brother, in the Bible : ESAU
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Moved like waves or muscles : RIPPLED
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A certain degree : MASTERS
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St. ___ University (Philadelphia school) : JOSEPHS
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Rescue dog, for one : ADOPTEE
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Response to the Little Red Hen : NOTI
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Language related to Manx : ERSE
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Egg, e.g. : GAMETE
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Keats, for one : ODIST
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Sounds in a yoga studio : OMS
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Government economic org., at any rate? : FED
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___-Cat : SNO
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Big suit : CEO
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Derby, e.g. : HAT
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Menial laborer, metaphorically : COG
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Loads : ATON
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Take back, for short : REPO
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Retreat : LAIR
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"Was it ___ I saw?" (classic palindrome) : ARAT
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Mists, e.g. : WETS
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Feeling it after a marathon, say : ACHY
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Approves : OKAYS
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Perspective : VIEW
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Achievement for Whoopi Goldberg, in brief : EGOT
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Like cioccolato or torta : DOLCE
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Titus and Tiberius : EMPERORS
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Bosom buddies : BESTPALS
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Staple of skin care : ALOE
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Sought office : RAN
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UPS competitor : DHL
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Steady, maybe : BEAU
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Wrath : IRE
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Exercise program since the 1990s : TAEBO
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Sharp, on a TV, informally : HIDEF
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Peak sacred to the goddess Rhea : MTIDA
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Noshed on : ATE
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"You'll ___ for this!" : PAY
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Words with a ring to them? : IDO
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Letter between foxtrot and hotel in the NATO alphabet : GOLF
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How people often scroll through social media : IDLY
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"That's gotta hurt!" : OOF
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"The Puzzle Palace" org. : NSA
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More straight-faced : STONIER
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Creamy Italian dish : RISOTTO
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Word that becomes its own opposite by putting a "T" at the front : HERE
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Singer whom M.L.K. Jr. called the "queen of American folk music" : ODETTA
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Play again, as a TV special : RESHOW
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Companion in Brittany : AMIE
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Brain diagnostics, for short : EEGS
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Used as a rendezvous point : METAT
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Devote : SPEND
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Name suffix meaning "mountain" : BERG
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Fir tree : BALSAM
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"Is it still a date?" : AREWEON
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Roman goddess of wisdom : MINERVA
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Prefix with color or state : TRI
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Sugar ending : OSE
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W.W. II fighters : GIS
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Apps made with jalapeños and cheese : POPPERS
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"You agree?" (*nudge, nudge*) : AMIRITE
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Gathers some intel : RECONS
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Actor Brody : ADRIEN
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Singer Willie : NELSON
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Annoying : PESTY
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Grannies : NANAS
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Blood line : VEIN
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Temporal ___ : LOBE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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