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New York Times, Thursday, September 17, 2020

Artist given the derisive nickname "Avida Dollars," an anagram of his full name

Author:
Simeon Seigel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Simeon Seigel

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Seigel.
Simeon Seigel notes:
Very happy to be making my NYT debut. I'm an architect living with my wife and daughter (and these days, my son on leave from college) ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ah, me and my long crossword memory. If it hadn't been for a brilliant "black square plus signs" one from a few years back, I would ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Apollo XI had two pilots. Buzz Aldrin was the Lunar Module (not LEM) Pilot, and Michael Collins was the Command Module Pilot. Neil Armstrong had to settle for Commander.

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© 2020, The New York Times9/17/20 ( No. 25,881 )

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Savings bank, informally : THRIFT
7
It's a wrap : TOGA
11
Cry and cry : SOB
14
"Whoopee!" : HOORAH
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About 600 million viewers watched its pilot in 1969 : APOLLOXI
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Pop-up generator : ADWARE
18
Superfan of a certain 2010s pop star : BELIEBER
19
Third word of many a limerick : WAS
20
Rx dosages: Abbr. : MGS
22
Music holder before cloud storage : CDSTAND
23
Nonclotting blood component : SERUM
25
Supposed crop circle makers, for short : ETS
26
Garden pest : APHID
29
Held up : BORNE
31
In-flight announcement, for short? : APB
34
Tributary of the Potomac : SHENANDOAHRIVER
37
Starts to de-camp? : AIDES
39
+ ... with a hint to four pairs of answers in this puzzle : AND
40
Ish : SORTA
41
Food item whose name is derived from a comic strip : DAGWOODSANDWICH
44
Many a craft beer : ALE
45
Runs : FLEES
47
Nimbi : HALOS
48
Absorbed, as a loss : ATE
49
Section of the Chipotle menu : TACOS
51
Thoughtless sender of emails? : SPAMBOT
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"Delish!" : YUM
56
Pop : DAD
59
Like the browser windows of a multitasker : KEPTOPEN
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"F," on a form : FEMALE
63
"Indubitably!" : YESSIREE
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"Get what I'm talkin' about?" : FEELME
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Just squeeze (out) : EKE
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Kind of disease with a telltale bull's-eye rash : LYME
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Split : SCHISM
Down
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Become more relaxed : THAW
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Newswoman Kotb : HODA
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Feuds : ROWS
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George's lyricist brother : IRA
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Subcontracted, with "out" : FARMED
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Major Nashville landmark : THEGRANDOLEOPRY
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Key under a tilde : TAB
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Kuwait is a member of it, in brief : OPEC
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Financial incentive for an executive to stay at a company : GOLDENHANDCUFFS
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Stars : ALISTERS
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Gluten-free noodle variety : SOBA
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They work as a team : OXEN
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Middle finger, with "the" : BIRD
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No-fault rulings at court? : LETS
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Hero : SUB
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Muscle-to-bone connector : SINEW
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Lunar phenomenon : MOONSET
26
Carne ___ : ASADA
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Small glass container : PHIAL
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Avoid commitment : HEDGE
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Meas. equal to 180°/π : RAD
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Spring month in Paris : AVRIL
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Chain where you can buy wet or dry food : PETCO
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Guy friends, in slang : BRAHS
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Midwest tribe : IOWAS
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Prepare runny, as an egg : SOFTBOIL
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Drink suffix : ADE
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For argument's sake : SAY
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Housekeeping 101 : HOMEEC
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Totals: Abbr. : AMTS
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Scottish isle connected by road bridge to the mainland in the 1990s : SKYE
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Sneaky look : PEEK
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Place for an icon in church : APSE
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Be lousy (with) : TEEM
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Artist given the derisive nickname "Avida Dollars," an anagram of his full name : DALI
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Charitable giving : ALMS
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Consider : DEEM
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Elizabeth Warren, ___ Herring : NEE
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Verbal shrug : MEH

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

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