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New York Times, Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Popular expression ... or what the opposite of the answer to each starred clue is?

Author:
Margaret Seikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Seikel.
Margaret Seikel notes:
This puzzle started with ELEVATOR PITCH. As a college student who is eventually interested in getting a job, people constantly ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
CATCH PHRASE, ooh, that's such a juicy phrase, eagerly waiting to be mined for crossword wordplay. How about [What's uttered when a ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times9/2/20 ( No. 25,866 )
Across
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Sometimes-unconscious leanings : BIASES
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German grandparent, affectionately : OPA
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Docs who don't specialize : GPS
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Not retired : ACTIVE
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"I can't ___" : EVEN
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Brazil's Amazonas, e.g. : RIO
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*Something reminisced about in the movie "Grease" : SUMMERFLING
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Stale : OLD
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Annual June celebration : PRIDE
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___ Awards (annual prizes for science fiction and fantasy) : NEBULA
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Globes : ORBS
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Middle-distance golf club : FIVEIRON
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Space force, informally : ZEROG
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"Safe!" or "You're out!" : CALL
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Nowadays many of them are targeted : ADS
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Egyptian sun god : AMENRA
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Open-___ sandals : TOED
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PC core : CPU
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Made a getaway : RAN
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___ Ribeiro, host of "America's Funniest Home Videos" : ALFONSO
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Units of laughter? : HAS
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Many wedding guests : KIN
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Christian who said "Happiness is the secret to all beauty" : DIOR
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Charm, in a way : SEDUCE
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Start of four U.S. state names : NEW
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"Roger that" : COPY
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Kitchen gadget for making mashed potatoes : RICER
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Chamomile tea and yogurt, for sunburn : REMEDIES
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"The ___ the limit" : SKYS
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It might have an apple on it : LAPTOP
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Chomper : TOOTH
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Winner of the most Women's World Cups : USA
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Popular expression ... or what the opposite of the answer to each starred clue is? : CATCHPHRASE
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"___ the season ..." : TIS
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"Quiet!" : HUSH
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Submarine : HOAGIE
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Some pepperoni orders, informally : ZAS
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Like : ALA
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Fructose and glucose : SUGARS
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Humanities degs. : BAS
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Place that may have lots of monitors, for short : ICU
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Convenience store convenience, in brief : ATM
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Animated sitcom family name : SIMPSON
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"Do I ___!" : EVER
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Font flourish : SERIF
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Egg: Prefix : OVI
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Flat broke : PENNILESS
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Kind of management : ANGER
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*Some hamburger meat : GROUNDCHUCK
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Sort who's hard to tolerate : PILL
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Part of a McDonald's meal : SODA
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*Sales spiel in 60 seconds or less, say : ELEVATORPITCH
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Bank backer, for short : FDIC
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Bit of drag show wear : BOA
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Netflix show starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney : OZARK
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Losing Brexit option : REMAIN
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*Alpine crossing over the Austrian/Italian border : BRENNERPASS
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Entrepreneur Musk : ELON
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___ school : GRAD
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Absent-minded : SPACEY
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Suffragist and longtime leader in the National Woman's Party : ALICEPAUL
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Action figure? : DOER
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___ manual : USERS
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Word with pyramid or court : FOOD
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See 47-Down : DISHRAG
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With 45-Down, epitome of limpness : WET
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Michelle of "Star Trek: Discovery" : YEOH
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Shade of brown : MOCHA
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Former frosh : SOPHS
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Difficult skating jump with a backward takeoff : LUTZ
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Home of 60% of the world's people : ASIA
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10 benjamins : THOU
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Org. that has to deal with a lot of baggage : TSA
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Turkish title : AGA
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Elton John, e.g. : SIR
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Some wiring experts: Abbr. : EES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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