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New York Times, Saturday, September 11, 2021

What may be corrected on a trans person's birth certificate

Author:
Sid Sivakumar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sid Sivakumar

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Sivakumar.
Sid Sivakumar notes:
My sincere thanks to crossword constructors Jenna LaFleur and Lisa Bunker for guiding me on how to approach the entry DEADNAME. Though ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love this pattern, such visual — and solving — flow. One might describe it as having a center and four corners, but there's so much ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times9/11/21 ( No. 26,240 )

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Across
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Cause for alarm? : BURGLAR
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Lake ___, where the Chari River empties : CHAD
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Compete for speed, say : RUNARACE
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Cheery refrain : TRALA
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Eyeroll-inducing response to "How did you do that?" : ITSMAGIC
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Work on some issues together? : COEDIT
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Stuck a fork in, say : STABBED
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Buddhism's founder : GAUTAMA
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Kind of vest : KEVLAR
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#1 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time" list, with "The" : SOPRANOS
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Old-fashioned endings? : DEES
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Fashion designer ___ Saab : ELIE
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Ball with a yellow stripe : NINE
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Meets and eats, perhaps : DOESLUNCH
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Publisher of "The 1619 Project," for short : NYT
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"None for me, thanks" : NAHIMGOOD
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Stephen of BBC's "The Honourable Woman" : REA
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Things auditors watch for : TAXDODGES
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Top : ACME
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One-named singer with the 1968 hit "Abraham, Martin and John" : DION
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Composer Zimmer : HANS
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She was Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year : THUNBERG
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Composed : SEDATE
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Acts like a nudnik to : PESTERS
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Parts of a platform : STANCES
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Smartphone screen displays : ALERTS
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Home of the only world capital to border two other countries : SLOVAKIA
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Turns up : COMES
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Where to see Print : FILEMENU
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Take a ___ : KNEE
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Corkscrews, e.g. : OPENERS
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Cut (in) : BUTTED
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Liable to be lost, in a way : UNSAVED
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Yak, yak, yak : RAMBLEON
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Join the table : GRABASEAT
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Oktoberfest buy : LAGER
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Word with rain or rock : ACID
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Letter accompanying a personal statement, informally : REC
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Ariadne, e.g. : CRETAN
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Knew someone, so to speak : HADANIN
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Split payment : ALIMONY
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Quantitative analyst's fodder : DATASET
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Take a ___ : RISK
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Go all over : TOUR
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House style with shingle exteriors and flat-front facades : CAPECOD
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Happening : GOINGON
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Title sort of person in 2008's Best Picture : SLUMDOG
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Panaceas : ELIXIRS
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Computer programs used in 3-D animation : SHADERS
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Euphoria : HOGHEAVEN
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What may be corrected on a trans person's birth certificate : DEADNAME
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Group to which Don Rickles joked he "never received an official membership card" : RATPACK
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Order : ECHELON
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"Tell a joke or something ... I'm so bored" : AMUSEME
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One who puts down a few chips? : SNACKER
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Course selection : ENTREE
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Oktoberfest buys : STEINS
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Puts down a few chips, maybe : BETS
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That's a wrap! : STOLE
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Hirsute figure in the Bible : ESAU
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Piece of intimate wear : SLIP
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United Airlines hub, for short : SFO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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