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New York Times, Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Brand with the record for a single car driven the most miles (3+ million and counting)

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1378/26/19958/11/20211
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1.59336
Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 65, Blocks: 55 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 2 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 137 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 2021, The New York Times8/11/21 ( No. 26,209 )
Across
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Prefix with day or night : MID
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"You can't possibly mean me?!" : MOI
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___ Khan (Muslim title) : AGA
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"Malternative" beverage : ALCOPOP
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It's mostly nitrogen on Earth, but carbon dioxide on Mars : AIR
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Preschooler, say : TOT
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With 8-Down, light blue Monopoly property : VERMONT
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Jan. honoree : MLK
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Zoned out : STAREDINTOSPACE
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's alma mater : UCLA
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Dude : HOMBRE
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iPad Pro, for one : TABLET
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With 48-Down, promotional phrase on some product packages : ASSEEN
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1996 double-platinum Beck album : ODELAY
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Regulator mechanism, for short : SERVO
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Utter hell, say? : SWEAR
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N.B.A. great with five championship rings as a player and three as a head coach : STEVEKERR
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Fix, as loose laces : RETIE
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Seemed confused, maybe : HADABLANKLOOK
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One told to "Go get 'em!" : TIGER
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Provider of a canyon trail ride : BURRO
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Appeared poker-faced : SHOWEDNOEMOTION
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Whittle (down) : PARE
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Brand with the record for a single car driven the most miles (3+ million and counting) : VOLVO
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It's $550 for 17-Across/ 8-Down with a hotel on it : RENT
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Directive before "awake" or "woke" : STAY
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"Adorkable" one, maybe : DWEEB
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20,310 ft., for Denali : ELEV
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Taiwan Strait's ___ Islands : MATSU
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"Roger that" : IGOTCHA
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Result of a damaged hard drive : DATALOSS
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One whose porridge was too cold for Goldilocks : MAMABEAR
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Pennsylvania petroleum center, once : OILCITY
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Peeved : IRKED
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See 17-Across: Abbr. : AVE
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Paved the way : LED
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1981's "Gorky Park" or 2012's "Gone Girl" : CRIMENOVEL
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Luxury hotel chain : OMNI
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"Stuffed" food item at a pub : POTATOSKIN
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Musician Yoko : ONO
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N.B.A. scoring stat: Abbr. : PTS
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Name of 11 pharaohs : RAMSES
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Support column : PILLAR
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Muppet with a unibrow : BERT
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Effect created by a guitar pedal, informally : REVERB
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Magazine highlighting Clio winners : ADWEEK
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It's been known to chase Wild Turkeys : BEER
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Letter before theta : ETA
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Pair of cymbals in a drum kit : HIHAT
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Ancient marketplace : AGORA
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Loser to Truman in 1948 : DEWEY
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"___ you for real?" : ARE
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Certain Wall Street takeover, in brief : LBO
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Highly unconventional : OUTRE
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Large bay window : ORIEL
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Danish coin : KRONE
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Bakers' amts. : TSPS
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See 31-Across : ONTV
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Blu-ray forerunner : DVD
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Partner of then : NOW
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World Cup cheer : OLE
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"Killing ___" (Sandra Oh series) : EVE
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Swarm : MOB

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

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