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New York Times, Monday, September 21, 2020

Author:
Daniel Larsen and The Wave Learning Festival Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
Tony who played for 15 seasons with the Minnesota Twins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JXYZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Larsen.
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© 2020, The New York Times9/21/20 ( No. 25,885 )
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Musical pieces for one instrument : SOLOS
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Enthusiastic : KEEN
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Shoot out : EMIT
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Literary heroine who cries "Curiouser and curiouser!" : ALICE
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Apex predator of the ocean : ORCA
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Bear whose bed is too soft, in a children's story : MAMA
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Time to watch boxing on TV : FIGHTNIGHT
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Vases : URNS
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To the greatest extent : EVERSO
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"Hmm, I'm intrigued ..." : OOH
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. : DOT
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Like getting a $2 bill in change : RARE
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Gulped : ATE
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Modern request to attend : EVITE
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One rushing in to save the day : WHITEKNIGHT
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Mess up : BOTCH
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"___ your price!" : NAME
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One of the housewives on "Desperate Housewives" : BREE
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Tears out of the ground : UPROOTS
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Ingratiates : ENDEARS
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Noggin : BEAN
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___ at hand : NEAR
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It's on the plus side : ASSET
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It makes your pupils constrict : BRIGHTLIGHT
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Hawaiian kind of porch : LANAI
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Floral wreath : LEI
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Stay in touch? : FEEL
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Venusians and Martians, in brief : ETS
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Motion accompanying the words "There, there" : PAT
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Martial art with a belt system : KARATE
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Carry : TOTE
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"Precisely!" : QUITERIGHT
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Greek counterpart of Cupid : EROS
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Citrus fruit that won't win any beauty contests? : UGLI
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First-stringers : ATEAM
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Snakes spawned by Medusa's blood, in Greek myth : ASPS
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Requests : ASKS
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Carried : BORNE
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Less risky : SAFER
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Tony who played for 15 seasons with the Minnesota Twins : OLIVA
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Large hybrid cat : LIGER
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Brownish-yellow : OCHRE
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Goes down, as the sun on the horizon : SETS
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Kind of pond in a Japanese garden : KOI
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Small work unit : ERG
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Sound in a long, empty hallway : ECHO
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Alliance HQ'd in Brussels : NATO
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Bird in Liberty Mutual ads : EMU
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Annual New Orleans celebration : MARDIGRAS
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Paradoxical response to a door knock : IMNOTHERE
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Pepsi Challenge, for one : TASTETEST
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Witness to the first rainbow in the Bible : NOAH
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Rooster's mate : HEN
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Glittery addition to a Christmas tree : TINSEL
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Info on an airport monitor, for short : ETA
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Emanations to be picked up : VIBES
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Repeated question from an owl? : WHO
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Come out : EMERGE
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When doubled, a popular number puzzle : KEN
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Foamy drink invented in Taiwan : BUBBLETEA
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Ones "standing by" in an infomercial : OPERATORS
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Railroad station : TRAINSTOP
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Cuban line dance : CONGA
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Explosive stuff : TNT
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Slangy pronoun : DAT
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Be sick : AIL
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Au courant : HIP
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Walk in the woods : HIKE
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___-Lay (corn chip maker) : FRITO
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Enthusiastic : EAGER
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___ Hunt, role for Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible" : ETHAN
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"I've got this" : LETME
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Water color : AQUA
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Harbor boats : TUGS
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Horse developed in the desert : ARAB
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Curve in the road : ESS
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Kind : ILK
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"My country, ___ of thee ..." : TIS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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