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New York Times, Thursday, September 10, 2020

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David J. Kahn notes:
In 2018 I wrote a Friday puzzle with a Beethoven minitheme. However, with the 250th anniversary of his birth coming up in December, I ... read more
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Jim Horne notes:

The clue for 4-Down should be, "Like Tom Brady's balls."

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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0910 ( 25,874 )
Across
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Mind-set : MOOD
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Shells you can eat : PASTA
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Spoiled : BAD
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With 70-Across, dramatic opening of 62-Across's Fifth : GGGEFLAT
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A computer hacker usually uses this : ALIAS
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It's next to nada : UNO
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Like boardinghouse rooms, again and again : RELET
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Like all of the 62-Across works in this puzzle : SYMPHONIC
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Some garden machinery : SEEDERS
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It's a laugh : YUK
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Jewish month of 30 days : SHEBAT
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___ limits (political issue) : TERM
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Ricky Martin, e.g. [Third] : PUERTORICAN
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Big seller of camping gear : REI
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About : INRE
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Pivot : SLUE
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Abbr. after Brooklyn or Cleveland : HTS
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Exercise before a trip to Latin America, say [Sixth] : SPANISHTUTORIAL
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"___ So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" (hymn) : TIS
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Quaking cause : FEAR
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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When sung three times, a soccer anthem : OLE
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Event before a college football game [Ninth] : SCHOOLRALLY
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___ ball : NERF
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Walk stylishly : SASHAY
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Is down with : HAS
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Like many retired academics : EMERITA
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Composer whose works are hidden in 30-, 39- and 48-Across : BEETHOVEN
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Only part of Egypt located in Asia : SINAI
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Potential starts of new generations : OVA
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Broadcasting : ONAIR
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See 13-Across : FFFD
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Marked incorrect : XED
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Trifle : PENNY
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Schlep : TOTE
Down
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Supervisors: Abbr. : MGRS
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Curved molding : OGEE
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Randy look : OGLE
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Released air from, as a balloon : DEFLATED
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Quarterback, often : PASSER
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Prince ___ Khan : ALY
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Kind of card : SIM
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Choose : TAP
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Like barbecue pits : ASHY
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Historic Boston locale : BUNKERHILL
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What every infinitive in Esperanto ends with : ANI
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Grumpy co-worker : DOC
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Class struggle? : TEST
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Not at home ... or caught at home : OUT
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Part of the Greek spelling of "Aristotle" : RHO
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Paris hangouts : BISTROS
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Vocal opponent of 2001's Patriot Act, for short : ACLU
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Like violin strings : TAUT
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The price you pay : RETAIL
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Lose : MISLAY
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Detroit pro player : PISTON
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Disentangle, in a way : UNPILE
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David Lynch's first feature-length film : ERASERHEAD
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Last name in "Star Wars" : REN
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Prefix with cortex : NEO
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Possibilities : IFS
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Brief moments : SECS
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It's a laugh : HAHA
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Coastal feature : RIA
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Literary master of irony : OHENRY
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Skedaddle : LAM
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Stock at a saloon : RYES
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Trimmable part : FAT
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Get the goods : SHOP
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It may precede a breakup : RIFT
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Lowdown : INFO
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Loser to Wilson in 1912 : TAFT
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Person carrying a briefcase, maybe : AIDE
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Pricey seating area : BOX
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December 24, e.g. : EVE
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It's next to nothing : ONE
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Part of 62-Across's name : VAN
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64-Down, to 62-Across : EIN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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