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New York Times, Sunday, September 19, 2021

57-Down : Triangular piece in a party bowlful

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 66 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 123 for Mr. Gordon.
Will Shortz notes:
Peter Gordon is a puzzlemaker and editor from Great Neck, N.Y. He has been a puzzle editor for Games magazine, Sterling Publishing and the bygone New York Sun. Since 2010 he has edited ... read more
Peter Gordon notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
FRESH PAIR OF EYES is not only a colorful figure of speech but also a perfect rationale for "add two I's into a word to form a new word." It's not hard to dash off a few lines of code to ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times9/19/21 ( No. 26,248 )
Across
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Like the Rock vis-à-vis any of the Stones : BEEFIER
8
Small doodles, perhaps : LAPDOGS
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___ pants : HAREM
20
Surpass : ECLIPSE
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Candy bar with an exclamation point in its name : OHHENRY
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To love, in Italian : AMARE
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Meticulous magical beings? : THOROUGHFAIRIES
25
The land down under : HADES
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Sharpen : HONE
27
Screams : RIOTS
28
Calendar column: Abbr. : MON
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Frenzied states : PANICS
30
High-ranking figures, collectively : BRASS
32
Like some cross-Caribbean flights? : PANAMAHAITI
34
Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver in the New York Jets Ring of Honor : ALTOON
37
Biblical father of Eliphaz : ESAU
40
CNN political correspondent Bash : DANA
41
Bushy-tailed rodents : DORMICE
43
Postseason tournament pick : WILDCARD
46
___ Reader (quarterly magazine) : UTNE
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Journals of a certain stunt performer? : DOUBLEDIARIES
52
Commuting arrangement : CARPOOL
54
Body shop fig. : EST
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Owing : SHY
56
Buddy of Buddy, maybe : FIDO
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What might whet an appetite : AROMA
59
Taken down and put up elsewhere : REHUNG
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Relative of cerulean : AZURE
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Scale for some judges : ONETOTEN
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Possible reason for refusing to wear a tank top? : SHOULDERHAIRINESS
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Worries about something : SWEATSIT
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2018 crime biopic : GOTTI
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"Potatoes done perfect" sloganeer : OREIDA
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Shape of a doughnut : TORUS
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Shape of a canine ID tag, often : BONE
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Fossil suffix : ITE
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"Most miserable hour that ___ time saw": Lady Capulet : EER
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"Checkmate" : YOULOSE
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Means of learning about Chiang Kai-shek? : BOOKSONTAIPEI
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Massachusetts' College of Our Lady of the ___ : ELMS
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Some post-pollution efforts : CLEANUPS
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Become ticked off : GETSORE
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Ready : PREP
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Wielder of the hammer Mjölnir : THOR
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Tools used by horologists : LOUPES
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Inept dancers at Oktoberfest? : POLKAIDIOTS
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Express line count : ITEMS
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Mentor of 50 Cent : EMINEM
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Valedictorian's pride, in brief : GPA
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Mag space seller : ADREP
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Smurf with a white beard : PAPA
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Dish at a traditional Bedouin wedding : CAMEL
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New look provider ... or a homophonic hint to this puzzle's theme : FRESHPAIROFEYES
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Small hill : KNOLL
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Poorly lit : DARKISH
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Series of steps : PROCESS
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Early R&B group for Missy Elliott : SISTA
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Stockpiles : AMASSES
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Felt on the head? : STETSON
Down
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"2 Broke Girls" co-star Behrs : BETH
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Bounce off the wall : ECHO
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Musk of SpaceX : ELON
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Incendiary explosive : FIREBOMB
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Big news to share in the biz world? : IPO
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Company acquired by Allstate in 2011 : ESURANCE
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Longtime first name in TV talk : REGIS
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Unpartitioned apartment : LOFT
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Clicking sounds? : AHAS
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Letter two after tau : PHI
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___ E (skin care brand) : DERMA
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Guacamole ingredient : ONION
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Major exporter of nutmeg : GRENADA
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___ admin : SYS
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"LOLOL" : HAHAHA
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Big name in microwaves : AMANA
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Straight sides of sectors : RADII
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Put up : ERECT
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Soccer superstar nicknamed "La Pulga" ("The Flea") : MESSI
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Water (down) : HOSE
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The National Zoo's Xiao Qi Ji, e.g. : PANDA
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Agitate : ROIL
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Hungarian herding breed : PULI
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Figure on Italy's 2,000-lira note before euros were introduced : MARCONI
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Common viper : ADDER
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Free : LOOSE
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People can't lie under it : TRUTHSERUM
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Actor who delivered the line "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" : SWAYZE
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Word with power or brakes : AIR
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GQ V.I.P.s : EDS
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Best : DEFEAT
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"___: Vegas" (TV reboot of 2021) : CSI
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Revolted : UPROSE
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Treat for Mr. Owl : TOOTSIEPOP
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Seward Peninsula city : NOME
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Verve : ELAN
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"There was no choice" : IHADTO
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Person with star power? : RATER
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Triangular piece in a party bowlful : DORITO
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Rentals that might come with dolly carts : UHAULS
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"Wrong!" : NOTSO
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Nickname for someone whose full name is a calendar month : GUS
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Spur : URGEON
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Letter two before tau : RHO
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Obie-winning playwright Will : ENO
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Defamed, in a way : LIBELED
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"Indeed" : ITISSO
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Reason to see an ophthalmologist : STYE
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Pea jacket material : WOOL
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Caterpillar competitor : DEERE
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Thomas Jefferson or John Tyler, by birth : ARIES
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Org. that bestows the Community Assist Award : NBA
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Liberal arts sch. major : ENG
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Certain curtain : SCRIM
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On the ___ (no longer friendly) : OUTS
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Overseas speed meas. : KPH
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Go from here to there ... like *that* : TELEPORT
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Quark's place : ATOM
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"It's my hunch ..." : ISUSPECT
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Pithy saying : EPIGRAM
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Dish whose yellow color comes from saffron : PAELLA
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"Rude Boy" singer, to fans : RIRI
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Divisions of bushels : PECKS
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Like the Mideast exclave of Madha : OMANI
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Long rides? : LIMOS
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Used a prayer rug, say : KNELT
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Literally, "works" : OPERA
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Pieces of work : TASKS
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Traditional rivals of the N.C.A.A.'s 'Hoos : TERPS
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Church part : APSE
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There are three of them in a Morse "O" : DAHS
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Passing through D.C.? : AYES
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USD : dollar :: MXN : ___ : PESO
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Part of 79-Down: Abbr. : ASSN
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Frequent C.D.C. collaborator : FDA
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"___ Way" (Kitty Kelley biography of Sinatra) : HIS
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Opponent : FOE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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