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New York Times, Friday, September 10, 2021

___ the 25-Down, founder of the kingdom of Hawaii

Author:
Adrian Kabigting
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kabigting.
Adrian Kabigting notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times9/10/21 ( No. 26,239 )

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Across
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Hack job : DATABREACH
11
Lean : SKEW
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News alert of old : EXTRAEXTRA
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Choose from the restaurant menu : HAVE
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Hybrid citrus fruit native to China : MEYERLEMON
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The toe of a geographical "boot" : OMAN
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Bad reasoning : ILLOGIC
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Piece of the action : PERCENT
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"We'll handle this one" : LETUS
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Literally, "disciple" : SIKH
25
Gamete producer : GONAD
28
AAA service : TOW
30
Gives a hand : DEALS
33
Clodhopper : RUBE
34
Unexplained by science, say : PARANORMAL
36
LAX approximation : ETA
37
Meeting after a meeting : DEBRIEF
38
Paris-to-Zurich dir. : ESE
39
What fuel economy standards might address : AIRQUALITY
41
Cry of relief : PHEW
42
Get ready to drive : TEEUP
43
Anago, on a Japanese menu : EEL
44
Cat With ___ of Joy (emoji) : TEARS
45
Some Christmas purchases : FIRS
47
Platform for a performer : RISER
49
Nickname for Chicago's Cloud Gate sculpture : THEBEAN
52
Words when throwing caution to the wind : SCREWIT
56
Rain or shine : VERB
57
What comes after the fall : WINTERTIME
59
Fibrous part of a potato : PEEL
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Feeling of otherness : ALIENATION
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Absolute delight : GLEE
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Backgrounds in theater : SETDESIGNS
Down
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___ bra : DEMI
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Skater's leap : AXEL
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"G2G" : TTYL
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Colored rings : AREOLAE
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Intruded, with "in" : BARGED
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On again : RELIT
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Performing tasks according to encoded instructions, as a computer file : EXECUTABLE
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Dispenser in many a vestibule : ATM
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Edit out, as from a photo : CROP
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Name associated with boxers : HANES
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Upset of the century, say : SHOCKER
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___ the 25-Down, founder of the kingdom of Hawaii : KAMEHAMEHA
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Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress ___ Rachel Wood : EVAN
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Passed : WENT
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Finished with : RIDOF
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More contrite : SORRIER
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See 12-Down : GREAT
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Navel type : OUTIE
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Travel authority? : NBAREFEREE
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Pending acceptance, in a way : WAITLISTED
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___ tag : LASER
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Heaps : SLEWS
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Matar, in Indian cuisine : PEA
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Marshal under Napoleon : NEY
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Cellist Jacqueline : DUPRE
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Cavil : QUIBBLE
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Jewelry creator Elsa who helped define the Tiffany brand : PERETTI
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Earths, in sci-fi : TERRAS
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Perceived to be : SAWAS
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"A-a-a-and ___!" : SCENE
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Common sitcom rating : TVPG
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No-goodnik : HEEL
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River personified by the god Hapi : NILE
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Kristen of "S.N.L." : WIIG
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Comment after a cue : IMON
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Top marks : TENS
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Small grouse : NIT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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