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New York Times, Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Comic book character with the title role in a blockbuster 2018 film

Author:
Jeremy Newton
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Newton.
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© 2020, The New York Times9/22/20 ( No. 25,886 )
Across
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Solemn affirmation : OATH
5
Chocolate-and-coffee blend : MOCHA
10
Some G.I. wear, informally : CAMO
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___ gin fizz : SLOE
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"Sex-x-xy!" : SOHOT
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Actor Epps of "House" : OMAR
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Source of 40-Across's 63-Across : HEARTSHAPEDHERB
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"Same here" : ASDOI
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Takes too much, in brief : ODS
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Taboos : DONTS
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Squirrel away : STOW
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Direction headed by a covered wagon : WEST
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Kind of radio : AMFM
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Fine dishes : CHINA
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Blow a whistle : TOOT
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Outcast : PARIAH
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Big order for a wedding reception : CAKE
39
"You're oversharing" : TMI
40
Comic book character with the title role in a blockbuster 2018 film : THEBLACKPANTHER
43
X amount : TEN
44
Not keep a secret : BLAB
45
Like some modern spirituality : NEWAGE
46
Captors of Frodo Baggins : ORCS
48
U.S. women's soccer star Carli : LLOYD
50
Just slightly : ATAD
51
Alternative to "lol" : HAHA
53
What kites do in the wind : SOAR
55
How Lindbergh flew to Paris in 1927 : ALONE
57
Edge of fashion : HEM
58
"Ta-ta!" : IMOFF
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See 17-Across : SUPERHUMANPOWER
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x and y, on a graph : AXES
67
Place to "remember" : ALAMO
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Many a prom night rental : LIMO
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Locked (up) : PENT
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Bluefins and others : TUNAS
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The Avengers, e.g. : TEAM
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Worker protection org. : OSHA
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Some draft picks : ALES
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"Mr." in "The Wind in the Willows" : TOAD
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Sandwich that takes two hands to handle : HERO
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Ed.'s inbox filler : MSS
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"Pick me! Pick me!" : OOHOOH
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Late portrayer of 40-Across : CHADWICKBOSEMAN
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Moves like a rabbit : HOPS
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Broke a fast : ATE
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Run with someone, as a show : COHOST
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"You said it!" : AMENTOTHAT
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Bazaar : MART
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Planets in the sky : ORBS
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Quaint contraction : TIS
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Prez before J.F.K. : DDE
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Alter ego of 40-Across : TCHALLA
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Home of 40-Across : WAKANDA
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Probably gonna, more formally : APTTO
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Bill with "New Rules" : MAHER
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Competition won 12 times by Rafael Nadal : FRENCHOPEN
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Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones sci-fi hit, for short : MIB
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Quick time out? : NAP
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___-3 fatty acids : OMEGA
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Pooped : TIRED
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Calgary's province: Abbr. : ALB
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Opposite WSW : ENE
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Low-___ : CAL
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It stopped flying in 2001 : TWA
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Most logical : SANEST
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Playground joke intro : YOMAMA
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That thar ship : HER
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Worrying sound when you bend over : RIP
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"Immediately!" : ASAP
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Fancy-y-y : LUXE
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Streaming service with "The Handmaid's Tale" : HULU
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Shed : MOLT
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Tot's injury : OWIE
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Disaster relief org. : FEMA
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"Let's take it ___ the top" : FROM
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One may be tipped out of respect : HAT
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Refusals : NOS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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