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New York Times, Saturday, September 19, 2020

17-Down : Three-star picture?

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Ms. Weintraub. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Robyn Weintraub notes:
I hope you enjoy this Saturday crossword, my 30th puzzle in the New York Times. Overall most of my clues made the cut, including my ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
That central feature, PASSPORT PHOTO, is perfect. Not only is it a snazzy phrase, but that clue is so clever! Such a brilliant ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times9/19/20 ( No. 25,883 )

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Across
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It's often made along with a birthday cake : WISH
5
Freshen, as a drink : TOPUP
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Interruption : GAP
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Smart relative? : ACHE
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Titular woman of classical music : ELISE
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They go around in circles : COGS
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Kraken, for one : SEAMONSTER
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Wedding ring : HORA
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"Don't you worry" : NEVERFEAR
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Commanded : BADE
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Russian letter in the spelling of "tsar" : TSE
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___ blaster (weapon for Emperor Zurg) : ION
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Ran rapidly : DARTED
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Contents of a certain pouch : ROO
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Fresh : PERT
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Org. concerned with choppers : ADA
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"Whoa now, let's think about this for a minute" : DONTBESOHASTY
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Shot required for international travel : PASSPORTPHOTO
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Collection of precious texts : RAREBOOKSTORE
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Classic couples' retreat? : ARK
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Symbols of hope during the American and French Revolutions : ELMS
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Where many connections are made : HUB
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Angkor Wat, for one : TEMPLE
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___ publica : RES
40
Prune : LOP
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Blockhead : DOLT
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Miserable : WOEBEGONE
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Kind of bean on the Big Island : KONA
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On one's way out, say : HALFASLEEP
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Meany of fiction : OWEN
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Georgia who played Georgette on 1970s TV : ENGEL
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Admits, with "up" : OWNS
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This, that or the other : ANY
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Beauty : PEARL
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Treatment during "sandal season," informally : PEDI
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"That ___ so bad!" : WASNT
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Freezable products sold in pouches : ICEES
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Paradoxically, a close one might be hair-raising : SHAVE
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Blood pigment : HEME
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Staff you wouldn't want to employ? : TENFOOTPOLE
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Colleague of Kent and Lane at the Daily Planet : OLSEN
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Pocket that isn't full of rye? : PITA
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Kind of ID : USER
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So says : PER
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Opposite of kitsch : GOODTASTE
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Went along with : AGREEDTO
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TV "FYI," of a sort : PSA
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Get burnt : CHAR
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Three-star picture? : ORIONSBELT
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Historic sites in Hot Springs, Ark. : BATHHOUSES
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Blow it : DROPTHEBALL
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Follower of Martin Luther King Jr. : DAY
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Thorny subject : ROSE
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Free coffee, wellness programs, local discounts, etc. : PERKS
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Some quotes: Abbr. : ESTS
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Campaign contributions that are given anonymously : DARKMONEY
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[There you have it!] : BOOM
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Choice between two options : AORB
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Streamline, maybe : PAREDOWN
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Double-crosser : RAT
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Something avoided by a person with teleophobia : PLAN
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Send elsewhere (to) : REFER
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"Camelot" composer : LOEWE
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Upright : ONEND
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Product whose name comes from the Greek for "digestion" : PEPSI
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Wax off? : WANE
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Eldest sister in Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : OLGA
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Unlikely serving at a Michelin-starred restaurant : GLOP
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Roadside initials : KOA
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Like the latest, in the past : HEP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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