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New York Times, Thursday, September 2, 2021

Harold who sought the Republican presidential nomination nine times over 48 years

Author:
David W. Tuffs
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David W. Tuffs

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Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Tuffs. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
David W. Tuffs notes:
Hi all! I'm a fourth-year linguistics major at UC Santa Cruz, my hobbies are photography, Garageband, and trying my best at piano, and I've ... read more
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Some great finds, ZEN GARDEN becoming EN GARDE, PROSECUTE to ROSE CUT, STABLEMATE to TABLE MAT, WEATHERED to EAT HERE. These types of ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times9/2/21 ( No. 26,231 )
Across
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Part of V.A.T. : ADDED
6
Curious : ODD
9
Taste : SAMPLE
15
Aerial view provider : DRONE
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"I was stuck in traffic," maybe : LIE
17
Titania's spouse, in Shakespeare : OBERON
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Fencer's cry : ZENGARDEN
20
Like "h" among "h," "i" and "j" : WIDEST
21
Link between two names : AKA
22
Sean of "Stranger Things" : ASTIN
24
Scene in Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks" : DINER
25
Wishy-washy R.S.V.P. : IMIGHT
27
Style of diamond with a flat base : PROSECUTE
29
___ dog : CONEY
30
Apple on Apple Music : FIONA
31
Tesla had one in 2010, for short : IPO
32
K-12 subj. : ENG
33
Like someone receiving baseless accusations, maybe? : AWOL
35
Generates dubiously, with "up" : GINS
37
Spot for a dinner plate : STABLEMATE
40
Takes (down) : JOTS
41
Actor Rhames : VING
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Sign of a hit : SRO
45
Gen ___ : YER
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Rapper featured on Flo Rida's "Low" : TPAIN
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Long Island home of Brookhaven National Laboratory : UPTON
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Roadside restaurant sign : WEATHERED
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Roger on the high seas : AYEAYE
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Giant on both the Nikkei and N.Y.S.E. indexes : HONDA
55
N.B.A. great with a doctorate in education : ONEAL
57
Screening grp. : TSA
58
"Alice in Wonderland" cry : IMLATE
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On and on ... or how to read 18-, 27-, 37- and 51-Across to understand this puzzle's theme? : ENDLESSLY
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Fix, in a way : NEUTER
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Expert : ACE
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Spouts : SPEWS
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Completely cover : ENCASE
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Ottawa N.H.L.er, to fans : SEN
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Discussion group : PANEL
Down
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Wood-shaping tool : ADZ
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"Pigs will sooner fly!" : DREAMON
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Rumble in the Jungle promoter : DONKING
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Get involved : ENGAGE
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Org. with strict schedules? : DEA
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Parents and grandparents, in slang, with "the" : OLDS
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Slimming aid : DIETPILL
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Co-star of 2019's "Joker" : DENIRO
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Scatter : SOW
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Bear : ABIDE
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Something that nearly one million Americans practice regularly : MEDICINE
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Union agreements? : PRENUPS
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Not beat : LOSETO
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French lead-in to "chat" : ENTRE
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Snitch : RAT
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Prefix with binary : NON
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Contents of a certain shelf : ICE
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Hilton alternative : HYATT
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Astronomer Carl : SAGAN
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Key ring item : FOB
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Throw it away : WASTE
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He can help you after a crash : ITGUY
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Spreadsheet command : SORTDATA
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Prints, perhaps : EVIDENCE
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Low point: Abbr. : MIN
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First name on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" : JEANLUC
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Harold who sought the Republican presidential nomination nine times over 48 years : STASSEN
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"I" : ROYALWE
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It appears twice in the Fibonacci sequence : ONE
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Buckingham Palace figures : YEOMEN
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Expert : PRO
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Trojan War hero : AENEAS
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Where lab coats get cleaned? : PETSPA
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Be a kvetch : WHINE
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Gives zero stars, say : HATES
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___ ears : ALL
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Mideast locale of Sira Fortress : ADEN
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Lead-in to long : ERE
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Rafael Nadal's home country, in the Olympics : ESP
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Designer inits. : YSL

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