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New York Times, Monday, September 7, 2020

How tall Barbie is ... or what the ends of 17-, 25-, 38- and 47-Across are?

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Bain.
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© 2020, The New York Times9/7/20 ( No. 25,871 )
Across
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Something that may be bitten or busted : LIP
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No laughing ___ : MATTER
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"___-voom!" : VAVA
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DuVernay who directed "Selma" : AVA
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Printing goofs : ERRATA
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"___ go bragh!" : ERIN
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Entranceway to London's Hyde Park : MARBLEARCH
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Brainy sort : NERD
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Starting stake : ANTE
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Summer coolers, for short : ACS
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Eye makeup : LINER
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"Yee-___!" : HAW
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Kids' game that usually ends in a draw : TICTACTOE
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Eternal : AGELESS
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Ranter's emotion : RAGE
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"No lie!" : HONEST
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Designer Oscar ___ Renta : DELA
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Go "boo-hoo-hoo!" : SOB
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Singer Yoko : ONO
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North Carolinian : TARHEEL
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Safe Drinking Water Act enforcer, for short : EPA
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Japanese moolah : YEN
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Actress Jessica : BIEL
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Speaks impertinently to : SASSES
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Classic pie crust ingredient : LARD
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"The birds and the bees" : SEXTALK
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Popular food fish that's actually a flounder : LEMONSOLE
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Thanksgiving side dish : YAM
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How the surprised are taken : ABACK
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Miracle on ___ (1980 Winter Olympics upset) : ICE
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Greek cheese : FETA
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Ending for "right to" or "put to" : WORK
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How tall Barbie is ... or what the ends of 17-, 25-, 38- and 47-Across are? : ABOUTAFOOT
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Connecting point : NODE
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Joseph who wrote "Heart of Darkness" : CONRAD
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Roth ___ (investment) : IRA
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"S.N.L." bit : SKIT
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Artists' stands : EASELS
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What prevents a coffee cup from spilling : LID
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Dalai ___ : LAMA
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Any of several Russian czars : IVAN
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Temple on Athens's Acropolis : PARTHENON
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Blanc who voiced Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig : MEL
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Geometry calculation : AREA
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Political or religious pamphlets : TRACTS
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Some ankle bones : TARSI
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And so on: Abbr. : ETC
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When repeated, very enthused : RAH
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Home to St. Mark's Basilica : VENICE
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"There ___ enough hours in the day ..." : ARENT
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"Black-capped" or "yellow-throated" songbird : VIREO
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___ the Giant (legendary 7'4" wrestler) : ANDRE
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"If ___ Street Could Talk," 2018 film for which Regina King won an Oscar : BEALE
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California soccer club : LAGALAXY
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Where Jericho and Bethlehem are located : WESTBANK
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First Nations tribe : CREE
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Author Gay : TALESE
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"___, matey!" : AHOY
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Disappeared : GONE
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Alternative to an elevator : STAIRS
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UPS alternative : DHL
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Staple of Asian cooking : SESAMEOIL
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German auto : OPEL
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Sunbathe : BASK
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Start over : REDO
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Aides, collectively : STAFF
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Old-fashioned keepsake : LOCKET
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Like passwords, one hopes : SECURE
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Playing surfaces for croquet : LAWNS
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Some downloadable reading : EBOOK
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Tuesday, in Tours : MARDI
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Civic club whose motto is "We Serve" : LIONS
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Singer Amos : TORI
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Slightly : ATAD
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King beater : ACE
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Pet with which you might form a tight bond : BOA
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Drawbacks to a free app : ADS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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