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New York Times, Saturday, September 5, 2020

Polonium was named for her homeland, Poland, in 1898

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FQWXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Guzzetta. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Guzzetta notes:
This puzzle was accepted in July 2019. I hope solvers enjoy it! Thanks to Will and Sam for their great editing and clue work, as ... read more
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Excellent "stair-stack," with a dynamite triplet of long entries. My bits of insider knowledge foiled me today — I've had the good ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0905 ( 25,869 )
Across
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Opposite of very : ATAD
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Part of Kamala Harris's ancestry : TAMIL
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Lead-in to -nomic : ERGO
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"Not finished yet ..." : MORETOCOME
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Some tandoori fare : NAAN
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Paper-pusher : BUREAUCRAT
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Stopping point? : DIME
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Outburst of complete exhaustion : ICANTGOON
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Dice, in slang : BONES
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"Glorify ___ Name" (church chorus) : THY
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Roman foeman : HUN
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Witticism : BONMOT
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New York football team, to fans : GMEN
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Country singer/songwriter Tillis : PAM
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Palindromic woman's name : AVA
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One going through cyclic ups and downs? : MOUNTAINBIKER
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Spot at a movie theater : TEASERTRAILER
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Doctor's approach : BEDSIDEMANNER
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Suffix with form : ULA
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Curve together loosely, as one's hands : CUP
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Plates : TAGS
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Not-so-hard pill to swallow : GELCAP
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Zip : PEP
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"Pretty worm of Nilus," in Shakespeare : ASP
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Playwright Fugard : ATHOL
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Laugh it off, say : TAKEAJOKE
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Fall sound : THUD
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Polonium was named for her homeland, Poland, in 1898 : MARIECURIE
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"Watch your ___!" (response to 52-Across) : TONE
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Option for expressing grievances : OPENLETTER
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Picks, in football: Abbr. : INTS
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Calves come from them : BERGS
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See 48-Across : SASS
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Scope : AMBIT
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Something you shouldn't do in an art museum : TOUCH
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Solar ___ : ARRAY
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Celebrity chef Paula : DEEN
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Grew a spine : TOUGHENEDUP
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Client's company contact, informally : ACCOUNTREP
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Dummkopf : MORON
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"___ absolute mess" : IMAN
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Word that's also a diminutive suffix : LET
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Stop at : ENDON
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Big earner at a business : RAINMAKER
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Message that basically tells you to get a life? : GAMEOVER
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Amazon deterrent : ONESTAR
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Work with a needle, informally : TAT
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Terrible on opening weekend, say : BOMBING
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Some slapstick props : BANANAPEELS
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Impersonate on Halloween : GOAS
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It contains many numbers : MUSICAL
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Gilbert and Sullivan's "glorious thing to be" : PIRATEKING
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Olympic pursuit : MEDALHUNT
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"___ inside" (convenience store sign) : ATM
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Parts of Polynésie française : ILES
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Form of crowdfunding : TELETHON
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Lamborghini alternative : BUGATTI
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Things that can be cracked : CODES
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One knife in a knife collection : PARER
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Source of the brachiocephalic trunk : AORTA
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Heaven, with "the" : SKIES
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Gets a hard look (at) : PEERS
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Athletic trainer's supply : TAPE
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A as in Atlantic City? : ACE
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Projects : JUTS
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Kind of rule : MOB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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