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New York Times, Saturday, September 21, 2019

Performer in the first U.S. public radio broadcast, 1910

Author:
Joon Pahk and Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QXYZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. pahk. This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
joon and erik: we originally had "manmade" in the phrasing for the 8-down clue, and are grateful to the nyt team for the thoughtful ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
joon and Erik, two of my favorite people in the crossworld! A reader accused me the other day of favoritism; that I gave better ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times9/21/19 ( No. 25,519 )

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Across
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Obtain with difficulty : TRACKDOWN
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You can't make one by yourself : DEAL
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Place where you pay for what you break : REPAIRSHOP
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Villain who says "What you know, you know" : IAGO
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"Wow" : IMPRESSIVE
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See 19-Across : STEW
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___ bourguignon (variety of 18-Across) : BOEUF
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A symbol of Australia : OPAL
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The Taj Mahal or Great Pyramid : TOMB
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It usually leaves crumbs : ERASER
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Baby buggy? : LARVAL
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Very rich : CALORIFIC
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Not level with : LIETO
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Biblical mount : ASS
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Group that's on the take? : CAMERACREW
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Left, and then some : SOCIALIST
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Reading, to Brits : MAJORINGIN
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Show dejection, in a way : SAG
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Yawning, but not from boredom : AGAPE
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Spot starter? : TEAKETTLE
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James who is more than a little forward? : LEBRON
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"You got that right!" : SUREDO
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Sun bloc? : WNBA
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Island off the Tuscan coast : ELBA
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Tenderer, maybe : RIPER
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What results from an ace on a deuce : ADIN
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Making rough : COARSENING
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City near Sparks : RENO
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Role for which LeVar Burton was nominated for an Emmy : KUNTAKINTE
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Rowers' workout machines, informally : ERGS
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Hoi polloi : THEMASSES
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Noted film festival site since 2002 : TRIBECA
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Suckerfish : REMORAS
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Reacts to losing one's hearing, perhaps : APPEALS
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Performer in the first U.S. public radio broadcast, 1910 : CARUSO
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Actor Sutherland : KIEFER
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Profs, often : DRS
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Italian menu palindrome : OSSO
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First object made by humans to break the sound barrier : WHIP
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Flare way up? : NOVA
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What a representative represents : DISTRICT
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Have dinner at a friend's : EATOVER
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Contemporary : AGEMATE
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"That was uncalled for" : LOWBLOW
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Kind of grant : PELL
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Actress Christina : RICCI
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"I'm afraid ..." : ALAS
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Barely perceptible : FAINT
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Something that might need polishing : IMAGE
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Salsa legend Cruz : CELIA
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Blues venues? : RINKS
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TV Guide's "Best Series of All Time," with "The" : SOPRANOS
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Froyo mix-in : OREO
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Apple worms, say : MALWARE
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Like some nonbinary people : AGENDER
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Poking vigorously : JABBING
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Laceless footwear : STEPINS
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Having a little chewiness : ALDENTE
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1960s-'70s French president Pompidou : GEORGES
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Exuberant cry : EUREKA
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Some Caribbean islanders : TRINIS
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Make out : NECK
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Lug : LOUT
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___ mi (Vietnamese sandwich) : BANH
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Uffizi Gallery holding : ARTE
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Houston, for one : SAM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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