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New York Times, Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Author:
Jakob Weisblat
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jakob Weisblat

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 2 for Jakob Weisblat. Wednesday freshness: 68%
Jakob Weisblat notes:
I'm excited to be making my solo NYT debut after a puzzle last year with my cousin Gabi Friedman. This puzzle idea started as a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What an interesting exercise, taking a large number, and seeing what crossworthy themers relate to it. I wasn't aware of WAYNE GRETZKY ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times9/9/20 ( No. 25,873 )
Across
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Citizens United, e.g., for short : PAC
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Give up : CEDE
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Button whose icon consists of a triangle over a horizontal line : EJECT
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Prefix with friendly : ECO
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What fire poppies do after a wildfire : BLOOM
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Louis ___, "My Dinner With Andre" director : MALLE
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Bird able to run faster than the fastest human : EMU
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99, in chemistry : EINSTEINIUM
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Something removed before signing : PENCAP
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"My gal" of song : SAL
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Terminal abbr. : DEP
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Lump in the throat : TONSIL
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Most likely to be picked, say : RIPEST
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99, in Islam : NAMESOFALLAH
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Black cat, some think : OMEN
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Stereotypical dog name that isn't actually used much : FIDO
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Area of expertise : NICHE
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"Who ___?" (end of a riddle) : AMI
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U.S.A.F. honor : DFC
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Saucer, perhaps : UFO
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Fall into decay : ROT
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"Hidden Figures" actress Janelle : MONAE
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The "A" in A.D. : ANNO
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Looks for gold : PANS
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99, in hockey : WAYNEGRETZKY
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Invites out for : ASKSTO
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Stab in the back : BETRAY
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Fill-in-___-blank : THE
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Letters of "good" cholesterol : HDL
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Former Ohio governor John : KASICH
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99, in pop music : LUFTBALLONS
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December 1st? : DEE
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Spice that comes in stars : ANISE
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Dugout, e.g. : CANOE
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Tree with oval-shaped saw-toothed leaves : ELM
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Expensive violin, for short : STRAD
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Glasses, in adspeak : SPEX
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Mountain seen in "The Sound of Music" : ALP
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Look-see : PEEP
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Pinnacle : ACME
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"Sure, I'm game" : COUNTMEIN
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Shears : CLIPSOFF
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Immeasurably long time : EON
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___ Equis (beer) : DOS
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First responders, for short : EMTS
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Mexican revolutionary Zapata : EMILIANO
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When M.L.K. was born: Abbr. : JAN
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Omit, as a syllable : ELIDE
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Parts of a crossword that the constructor works on last : CLUES
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Entice : TEMPT
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Major component of chili : BEANS
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Jazz pianist Hines : EARL
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Either of two directing brothers : COEN
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"Will do my best" : IFICAN
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Chap : LAD
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Symbol of the golden ratio : PHI
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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Arsenal supply : AMMO
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Upscale section of an airport : LOUNGE
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Something that just might work : CRAZYIDEA
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"Out of my way!" indicator : HONK
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E-commerce site with handmade crafts : ETSY
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Place for final words : DEATHBED
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The United States Bullion Depository, familiarly : FORTKNOX
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Responses of disappointment : AWS
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Bird's beak : NEB
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School-supporting orgs. : PTAS
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Baby ___, character in "The Mandalorian" : YODA
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Clear, as a computer's memory : ERASE
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Book often stored horizontally : ATLAS
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Push aside : SHUNT
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Fermented milk drink : KEFIR
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Hybrid business entities: Abbr. : LLCS
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Holder of mitochondria : CELL
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Source of canvas and cannabis : HEMP
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They take a look at fliers, for short : TSA
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Length of a 400-meter run : LAP
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Washington's bill : ONE

Answer summary:
5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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