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New York Times, Tuesday, September 29, 2020

21-Down : L.P.G.A. golfer ___ Ko, the youngest #1 in professional golf history (17 years, 9 months)

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Cruz. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2020, The New York Times9/29/20 ( No. 25,893 )

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Across
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Message in Morse code, maybe : SOS
4
Collect : AMASS
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Lou Bega's "___ No. 5" : MAMBO
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Actress Longoria : EVA
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Frank of the Mothers of Invention : ZAPPA
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Like the modern descendants of dinosaurs : AVIAN
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For each : PER
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No later than : UNTIL
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Tightly packed : DENSE
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As a whole : INALL
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Some Catholic gift shop purchases : ROSARIES
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Gray in the face : ASHY
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Prodigies, informally : PHENOMS
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Alternative to truth? : DARE
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What many people do on weekend mornings : SLEEPIN
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Cabinet members, to the president : ADVISORS
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One of many for baking soda : USE
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Can't hold back laughter while performing, say ... or a hint to the circled letters : BREAKSCHARACTER
43
Karaoke locale, often : BAR
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Tried to be like : EMULATED
45
Bottomless pits : ABYSSES
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Sign for a soothsayer : OMEN
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Homes with wheels : CAMPERS
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"Toy Story" boy : ANDY
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Common house style : COLONIAL
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Siren's wail, e.g. : BLARE
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Something to make in an emergency? : HASTE
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Having low odds of success : RISKY
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Through : VIA
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Rental when moving, maybe : UHAUL
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Implied, but not stated : TACIT
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Away from the bow : AFT
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Requiring nerve : GUTSY
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Apart (from) : ASIDE
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Sgt.'s superiors : LTS
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Brown tone : SEPIA
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Devices relied upon to a high degree? : OVENS
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Actress ___ Michelle Gellar : SARAH
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Blue: Sp. : AZUL
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"Whew!" : MAN
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Well-suited : APT
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Steeple : SPIRE
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They do dos : SALONS
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Title for Marie Curie : MADAME
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Opposed (to) : AVERSE
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___-golf : MINI
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It might be stolen in full view : BASE
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Small bills : ONES
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L.P.G.A. golfer ___ Ko, the youngest #1 in professional golf history (17 years, 9 months) : LYDIA
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Fa's follower : SOL
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Reasons to do something : PROS
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Nickname for a mythical hero : HERC
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Seek, as consent : ASK
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Short stroke : PUTT
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"Makes sense to me" : ISEE
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One who knows all the answers, maybe : NERD
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"Mamma Mia" group : ABBA
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Opposite of colorful : DRAB
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Extremely : VERY
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The woman in question : SHE
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Subject of una balada : AMOR
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Captain Morgan and others : RUMS
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Bass, for one : ALE
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Shortcut for ships : CANAL
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Powerful judicial group, in brief : SCOTUS
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With sound mind : SANELY
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Old record co. conglomerate : EMI
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Peloponnesian War victor : SPARTA
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Sewing machine inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Like the forces of an armada : NAVAL
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Move with the current : DRIFT
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Poet who wrote "I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree" : YEATS
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Drink quickly : CHUG
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Most populous Hawaiian island : OAHU
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Hurdle for an aspiring atty. : LSAT
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The "B" of MB : BYTE
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Ecology, e.g.: Abbr. : SCI
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Not be serious : KID

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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