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New York Times, Tuesday, September 8, 2020

"Falsehood can hold out against much in this world, but not against ___": Solzhenitsyn

Author:
Kevin Christian and Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Christian. This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Home of Busch Gardens : TAMPA
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Birthstone for many Libras : OPAL
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React in astonishment : GASP
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Sprinkle with holy water, say : BLESS
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Antiquated "not" : NARY
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Igor Stravinsky's "Fair lady, gracious gentlemen," e.g. : ARIA
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With 26-Across, quote from 4-/60-Down : ABOYSBESTFRIEND
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Inexperienced, as a recruit : RAW
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Some tax shelters, for short : IRAS
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Leather processing professional : TANNER
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Pluto's Egyptian counterpart : OSIRIS
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Razz : TEASE
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See 17-Across : ISHISMOTHER
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Chanel perfume : COCO
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Can't live without : NEED
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Fraternity letter : TAU
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With 38-Across, star of 4-/60-Down : ANTHONY
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See 34-Across : PERKINS
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Loo : LAV
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Hype : TOUT
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Keen on : INTO
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Main character in 4-/60-Down : NORMANBATES
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H.S. science class for ambitious students : APBIO
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Become too old to qualify : AGEOUT
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Sound of a fife : TOOTLE
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Winning the booby prize : LAST
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___ Tomé and Príncipe : SAO
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Director of 4-/60-Down, which was released on 9/8/60 : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
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Advantageous mtge. deal : REFI
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Jack of all trades, master of ___ : NONE
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Midwest air hub : OHARE
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___-Z (classic Camaro) : IROC
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Mimic : APER
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Lassoed : ROPED
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Skier's aid : TBAR
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Duchess of ___ (Goya subject) : ALBA
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Ask for Friskies, maybe : MEOW
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"Gangnam Style" performer : PSY
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Pilgrimage destination in central Italy : ASSISI
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Like macho push-ups : ONEARM
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Ardor : PASSION
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"Falsehood can hold out against much in this world, but not against ___": Solzhenitsyn : ART
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Uber alternative : LYFT
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Somersaulting dive : GAINER
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Sports venue : ARENA
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Trigonometry's law of ___ : SINES
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San Diego player : PADRE
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Rite with a mohel : BRIS
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Like movies that are more adult than PG-13, maybe : RATEDR
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"Pick me! Pick me! I know!" : OHOH
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Part of the process : STEP
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College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
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1970s-'80s sketch comedy show : SCTV
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___-haw : HEE
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Berkeley school, informally : CAL
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Fork point : TINE
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Unwelcome picnic guests : ANTS
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Sponsor of many a Bob Hope show, in brief : USO
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Peter with eight Oscar nominations (but no wins) : OTOOLE
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"... ___ a lender be" : NOR
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City and county of Arizona : YUMA
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Singer Eartha : KITT
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Quotable bit on a movie poster : TAGLINE
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___ acid (aqua fortis) : NITRIC
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Like Felix Unger vis-à-vis Oscar Madison : NEATER
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Variety of pear : BOSC
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Stephen King or Ellery Queen : AUTHOR
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Space Invaders console : ATARI
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One propelling a raft, maybe : POLER
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Superb, on Broadway : BOFFO
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Novelist Ferber : EDNA
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"General Hospital," e.g. : SOAP
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Field unit : ACRE
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Approved : OKED
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Short flight : HOP
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Comic Margaret : CHO

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