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New York Times, Monday, September 14, 2020

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 46 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Guzzetta. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Guzzetta notes:
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0914 ( 25,878 )
Across
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Insect that builds a paper nest : WASP
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Takes a breather : RESTS
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Fig. of total economic output : GNP
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Mayberry boy of 1960s TV : OPIE
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Make legal : ALLOW
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Logs, for a fire : FUEL
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Riddled (with) : RIFE
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Lamented Princess of Wales : DIANA
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Sin often associated with green : ENVY
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Major-league team from the Motor City : DETROITTIGERS
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Frozen H2O : ICE
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Female deer : DOE
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Not quite right : AMISS
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Start of a tennis rally : SERVE
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"Hold your horses!" : SITTIGHT
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Variety : ILK
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Prefix often associated with green : ECO
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"You there!" : HEY
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Ballot for candidates of more than one party : SPLITTICKET
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One that gives a hoot? : OWL
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Humor : WIT
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Container at a beer bash : KEG
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Number of minutes on hold before getting a customer representative : WAITTIME
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Greek I's : IOTAS
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Two-___ sword : EDGED
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Precollege exam : SAT
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Genetic material : RNA
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Comes out ahead in either case ... as exemplified by 19-, 29-, 36- and 44-Across? : HASITBOTHWAYS
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Sources of much spam : BOTS
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Helper in conning : SHILL
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Nuptial exchange : IDOS
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At no cost : FREE
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Stage before metamorphosis : LARVA
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Gambling mecca north of Carson City : RENO
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Gave a meal to : FED
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Helpers : AIDES
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Genesis garden : EDEN
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"People are saying ..." : WORDIS
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Each : APIECE
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Kitchen gizmo for flour : SIFTER
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Equal : PEER
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SiriusXM medium : RADIO
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Best of the best : ELITE
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Part of a window blind : SLAT
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Morrison who wrote "Beloved" : TONI
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Gala giveaways : SWAG
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Item with cross hairs : GUNSIGHT
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Home of Carson City: Abbr. : NEV
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Two-___ toilet paper : PLY
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Physicist Enrico after whom element #100 is named : FERMI
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Three-time Pro Bowler ___ Beckham Jr. : ODELL
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Dine : EAT
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"Nevertheless, ___ persisted" : SHE
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Porker's quarters : STY
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Big shot, for short : VIP
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Italian for "seven" : SETTE
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French for "here" : ICI
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Tick-___ : TOCK
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Green-fleshed fruit : KIWI
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How a person might feel after being passed over for a promotion : SLIGHTED
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"Tiny" Dickens boy : TIM
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Singer Urban : KEITH
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A narcissist has a big one : EGO
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Be in debt : OWE
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Lump of chewing gum : WAD
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What good movie trailers do : TEASE
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Gridiron scores, for short : TDS
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Sent to another team : TRADED
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"Can I get a volunteer? Somebody ...?" : ANYONE
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Jeans brand popular in the 1980s : SASSON
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Do, as a crossword : SOLVE
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Book of maps : ATLAS
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Mallorca, e.g. : ISLA
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Bangkok native : THAI
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Something "in the hand" that's "worth two in the bush" : BIRD
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Something an informant might wear : WIRE
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Very close pal, informally : BFF
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Mine cart contents : ORE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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