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New York Times, Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Org. supporting mom-and-pop stores

Author:
Meghan Morris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Morris.
Meghan Morris notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times9/28/21 ( No. 26,257 )
Across
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Carne ___ (taco option) : ASADA
6
Ebbed : WANED
11
B'way's "___ Miz" : LES
14
See 4-Down : LEMON
15
Backspace through, say : ERASE
16
Type : ILK
17
Refusing to understand : BEINGOBTUSE
19
Org. enforcing RICO laws : FBI
20
Tack on : ADD
21
Like Prince William vis-à-vis Prince Harry : ELDER
22
Beg : PLEAD
24
Language from which "bandana" comes : URDU
25
Strip sails and ropes from : UNRIG
27
Put in a movie role : CAST
30
Org. supporting mom-and-pop stores : SBA
32
Targets of cleanses : TOXINS
35
Bothered a lot : ATEAT
37
When a football might be hiked : ONTWO
39
Through : VIA
40
1989 Spike Lee title offering good, if vague, advice : DOTHERIGHTTHING
43
Runner's midsection? : ENS
44
Much-requested airplane seat : AISLE
45
Actress Sohn of "The Wire" : SONJA
46
Samovar : TEAURN
48
One of football's Mannings : ELI
50
Jennifer who wrote "A Visit From the Goon Squad" : EGAN
51
Fort ___, N.C. : BRAGG
53
Aliases, informally : AKAS
55
Derby cocktail : JULEP
57
Change : ALTER
59
___ page (help source) : FAQ
62
Actress de Armas : ANA
63
One of a résumé pair? : ACUTEACCENT
66
To wit: Abbr. : VIZ
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Motorola phones : RAZRS
68
Spanish 101 verb : ESTAR
69
Bit of firefighting equipment : AXE
70
Romeo and Juliet had one : TRYST
71
Cockpit array : DIALS
Down
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Actress Jessica : ALBA
2
Germ : SEED
3
Surrounded by : AMID
4
With 14-Across, longtime CNN host : DON
5
Rile up : ANGER
6
Co-founder of the N.A.A.C.P. and author of "The Souls of Black Folk" : WEBDUBOIS
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Works in the Galleria degli Uffizi : ARTE
8
Island nation that's the world's smallest republic : NAURU
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Certain curve : ESS
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Strong connection, as to one's land : DEEPROOTS
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Animating : LIFEGIVING
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Actor Idris with an O.B.E. : ELBA
13
Lose traction : SKID
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Alero or Aurora, informally : OLDS
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Year in the reign of Nero : LIX
24
Six-sided state : UTAH
26
Abbr. on a wrapper : NTWT
27
Air Force Academy student : CADET
28
Make amends (for) : ATONE
29
Fires up? : SETSABLAZE
31
Relationship of the circled letters to the apt words they connect to in this puzzle : ANGLE
33
"American ___ Warrior" : NINJA
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Scientist who said "Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark" : SAGAN
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Rend : TEARAPART
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What's new? : THELATEST
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Part of a wedding ceremony : RING
42
Digs up, in a way : HOES
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Suffix with architect : URE
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Store with a one-way route through its cavernous space : IKEA
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Like many bridal veils : GAUZY
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Like paths of missiles : ARCED
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Language that may be used in 56-Down : JAVA
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See 55-Down : UNIX
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Much mail: Abbr. : LTRS
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Cheese in a Greek salad : FETA
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Seriously uptight : ANAL
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Periods in the N.B.A.: Abbr. : QTRS
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It might be jacked up : CAR
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Forensic abbr. : CSI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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