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PLAYING WITH FOOD

New York Times, Sunday, September 27, 2020

1985 thriller with the tagline "A federal agent is dead. A killer is loose. And the City of Angels is about to explode."

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 63 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Eaton-Salners.
Will Shortz notes:
Alex Eaton-Salners is an in-house attorney for Western Digital, a technology company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. He's been interested in puzzles and language since he was a child. He ... read more
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
Although today's gimmick is similar to my Sunday from last August entitled Bird Play, the idea here predates that puzzle by a couple years. It was originally conceived in 2016, though in a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
PLAYING WITH FOOD, this is a puzzle for my kids! Tess likes to powder her nose with marshmallows, while Jake smears things everywhere. And I do mean everywhere. It's better if you don't ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times9/27/20 ( No. 25,891 )
Across
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Partly open : AJAR
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Drug also known as angel dust : PCP
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"Maybe," informally : ISPOSE
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Window dressing : DRAPE
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Tyr, in Norse mythology : GODOFWAR
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Org. with both left- and right-wingers : THENHL
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___ arteries (what carry blood to the kidneys) : RENAL
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"Hmm ... hard to say" : OHIDUNNO
24
South American financial institution since 1965 : BANKOFGUYANA
26
Reversed : UNDID
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Warm up : THAW
29
King of Troy in the "Iliad" : PRIAM
30
Currency of Laos : KIP
31
1985 thriller with the tagline "A federal agent is dead. A killer is loose. And the City of Angels is about to explode." : TOLIVEANDDIEINLA
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Firmly establishes: Var. : ENGRAINS
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Part of a return address? : IRS
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Experienced network congestion : LAGGED
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Used to be : WAS
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"I Love You, ___" (book by Nancy Reagan) : RONNIE
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Twilled fabrics : SERGES
43
Subject of two squares on a Monopoly board : TAX
44
Hip-centric dance : HULA
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It keeps a top up : SPIN
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"Good ___!" (shout to a batter) : EYE
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Collectible item with stats : BASEBALLCARD
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Bacchanalias : ORGIES
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Huge financial loss, so to speak : BATH
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First lady : EVE
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Memo opener : INRE
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Elements of neighborhood watch programs : FOOTPATROLS
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Brewed beverage : ALE
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Single historical record : ANNAL
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QB stat: Abbr. : ATT
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Fool's gold : PYRITE
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Lose stiffness : GOLIMP
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Fueled up, in a way : ATE
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California's Point ___ Peninsula : REYES
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Helpful contacts : INS
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Food depicted cryptically at 24-Across : BANANASPLIT
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From : ASOF
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Notes after sols : LAS
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Consuming Tide Pods, once, inexplicably : MEME
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At peace : SERENE
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Food depicted cryptically at 31-Across : STUFFEDOLIVE
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On, in a way : LIT
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Brain tests, in brief : EEGS
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Significant periods : ERAS
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___ Sherman-Palladino, creator of "Gilmore Girls" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" : AMY
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Overhauls : REDOES
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Item creating separation : SPACER
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Nail polish brand : OPI
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Viagra competitor : CIALIS
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Bit of swearing in church? : IDO
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"Pay attention!" : LISTENUP
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Food depicted cryptically at 49-Across : CHOPPEDSALAD
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Refuge from a flood : ARK
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Youngest Marx brother : ZEPPO
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Skin care brand : OLAY
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Love, in Lucca : AMORE
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Food depicted cryptically at 59-Across : MASHEDPOTATO
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Romps : EASYWINS
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Riverbank romper : OTTER
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Book after Nehemiah : ESTHER
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Places to collect prints : ARTSALES
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Garish signs : NEONS
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Adds more lubricant to : REOILS
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Good name, informally : REP
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Jedi who trained Luke : YODA
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Central American rodent that resembles a guinea pig : AGOUTI
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TV host with two Peabodys : JOHNOLIVER
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Sports brand with a three-stripe logo : ADIDAS
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Sculptor who said "I invent nothing, I rediscover" : RODIN
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Completely defeat, as a noob : PWN
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Deep-six : CAN
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Kirsten Gillibrand, to Hillary Clinton, once : PROTEGEE
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Connective tissue that runs along the outer thigh, familiarly : ITBAND
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Prayer garment : SHAWL
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Farm enclosure : PEN
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Doing some menial duty, in old army lingo : ONKP
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Reinforces, with "up" : SHORES
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Puckish : ELFIN
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Dramatic intro : DRUMROLL
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Jedi trained by Luke : REY
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Jedi related to Luke : ANAKIN
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Grilled sandwich : PANINI
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Go by : ELAPSE
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State of drunken confusion : FUDDLE
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Media restriction : GAGRULE
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Goes quickly : HIES
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Venture to state : DARESAY
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Azalea with the 2014 #1 hit "Fancy" : IGGY
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Up to one's ears : AWASH
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Caffeinated aspirin brand : ANACIN
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A tool or a spray : AXE
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Fit of pique : SNIT
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Parlor pics : TATS
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Invite to one's home : HAVEIN
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To the extent that : SOFARAS
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Black Lives Matter gathering, e.g. : PROTEST
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"Let me pay for that" : IGOTYOU
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Bundle of hay : BALE
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"Twilight" protagonist : BELLA
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Silver-screen actress known as "The British Bombshell" : ANNALEE
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TV-MA's film equivalent : RRATING
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Has away with words? : DELETES
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Stand-up comedian Mike : EPPS
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Spam spewers : BOTS
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Many musical chords : TRIADS
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Classic laundry brand : RINSO
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First-class : AONE
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Church recess : APSE
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Feeling amenable (found hidden in this clue!) : GAME
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Bony projection found just behind the ear : MASTOID
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Cause's partner : EFFECT
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Gaggle : BEVY
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V.I.P. above veep : PRES
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Knowledgeable : LEARNED
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Parody, say : MIMIC
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Cold storage facilities : FREEZERS
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Where crumbs might accumulate during a meal : LAP
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Summer Olympics usually take place in one : LEAPYEAR
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Thumb-twiddling : IDLE
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Kelly on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : RIPA
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Op-eds, e.g. : ESSAYS
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Hit hard, as brakes : SLAMON
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Hook, for one : PIRATE
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Sends an invitation for : ASKSTO
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Be against : OPPOSE
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Sorted laundry load : COLORS
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Philippine port with a reduplicative name : ILOILO
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Euphemistic "extremely" : DARNED
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The so-called "Pearl of the Black Sea" : ODESSA
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Word before hand or jaw : UPPER
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Quarters costing dollars? : HOTEL
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___ Center, home of the Orlando Magic : AMWAY
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Father of Anne Frank : OTTO
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Layer of farmland? : HEN
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What yellowfin is marketed as : AHI
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"People ___ talking" : ARE
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Indy inits. : STP

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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