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New York Times, Thursday, September 24, 2020

Explained in great detail ... or what four of this puzzle's clues are?

Author:
Trenton Charlson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trenton Charlson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Charlson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Trenton Charlson notes:
The germ idea of this puzzle dates back to 2016 when I first started constructing. My original puzzle lacked the homophone element, so it had ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I was so confused, looking at [Bee, e.g.] for one themer clue, and seeing BEER BARREL elsewhere in the grid. Surely there was some ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times9/24/20 ( No. 25,888 )
Across
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Start of a 14-Across : GERM
5
[Just ... disappeared!] : PFFT
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Part of a necklace : CLASP
14
Creative nugget : IDEA
15
One whose charges are sarges : LOOIE
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___ system : HONOR
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Kay, e.g. : BEERBARREL
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Introduction to physics? : ASTRO
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Squid organ : INKSAC
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Elle, e.g. : DRUMSTICK
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"I'll be there in five minutes," often : LIE
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Nebraska senator Fischer : DEB
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Pop singer Brickell : EDIE
28
Dead head? : DEE
29
Many a flat-screen : LCDTV
31
Altiplano locale : ANDES
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"You said it!," in slang : WORD
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Dry Spanish wine : RIOJA
36
Union members : STATES
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Pea, e.g. : CRIBBAGEMARKER
42
Knockout : LOOKER
43
Merit : VALUE
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Supermodel born Melissa Miller : EMME
45
Coming-out phrase : IMGAY
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Noise at night : SNORE
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Day ___ : SPA
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Greek goddess of the earth : GAIA
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Charade : ACT
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Twitter titter : LOL
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Bee, e.g. : PANHANDLE
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Blob on a slide : AMOEBA
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Closing bid? : ADIEU
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Explained in great detail ... or what four of this puzzle's clues are? : SPELLEDOUT
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Eurasia divider : URALS
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Roger ___, second-longest-serving chief justice of the Supreme Court : TANEY
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Instead : ELSE
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Gives conditionally : LENDS
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Minnesota W.N.B.A. team : LYNX
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Goes down : SETS
Down
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Vet-assisting legislation of 1944 : GIBILL
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Heavenly : EDENIC
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Stank to high heaven : REEKED
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Land of Opportunity? : MARS
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Track bet : PLACE
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Supporting : FOR
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Largest employer in metro Detroit : FORD
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Like most parking garages : TIERED
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Go after : CHASE
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Perplexed : LOST
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"The ___ for 50 enemies is one friend": Aristotle : ANTIDOTE
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Practitioner of the dark arts : SORCERER
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Line of athletic footwear : PROKEDS
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Shake, as one's tail : ELUDE
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Uneasy feeling : BADVIBE
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Liturgical reference book : MISSAL
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Cabo's peninsula : BAJA
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Playground wheels : TRIKE
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Ride hard : NAG
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Arouse : WAKEN
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Novelist Patrick who wrote "Master and Commander" : OBRIAN
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"Have I ever steered you wrong?!" : TRUSTME
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Buddy : COMPADRE
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Language in which "Hello, how are you?" is "Salut, ce mai faci?" : ROMANIAN
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Mendes of "2 Fast 2 Furious" : EVA
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Rudolph with a parody of Kamala Harris on "S.N.L." : MAYA
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Electric guitar innovator : LESPAUL
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Thick : MIDST
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Ladies' night attendee : GALPAL
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Enthusiastic flamenco cry : OLEOLE
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Hearty : ROBUST
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Gives a lift : ELATES
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Magnetic induction unit : GAUSS
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Sepals of a flower, collectively : CALYX
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Retained ... or detained : HELD
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Playground rhyme starter : EENY
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Some tributes : ODES
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"Dancing With the Stars" judge Goodman : LEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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