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New York Times, Thursday, September 9, 2021

Author:
Billy Bratton
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Stefani ___ Angelina Germanotta a.k.a. Lady Gaga
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Billy Bratton

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bratton. Thursday freshness: 97%
Billy Bratton notes:
I'm happy to have my first crossword in the Times today! About me: I'm 18, from the Chicago suburbs, and a first year student at ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I used to listen to tons of MILES DAVIS back when I played in jazz bands. His album "Miles Smiles" sure would have been different in ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Billy Bratton is the 50th teenage constructor published by Will Shortz.

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© 2021, The New York Times9/9/21 ( No. 26,238 )
Across
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___ Blackburn, Tennessee's first female senator : MARSHA
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Stay-at-homes? : BANDBS
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They may be iced for a hoppy birthday party : ALEKEGS
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Maker of sweet eggs : CADBURY
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"In a Silent Way" trumpeter [∼3:5] : KILOMETERSDAVIS
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Mohammed bin Thani was the first one for Qatar : EMIR
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Amazingly enough : NOLESS
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___ Annie of "Oklahoma!" : ADO
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Rendezvous (with) : MEET
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Stumblebum : DOLT
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Word with shot or happy : SLAP
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Close : END
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Some unaccredited universities, derisively [∼57:1] : RADIANMILLS
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Singer Amos : TORI
30
Animal whose teeth are the strongest substance in the natural world : SNAIL
31
Makeup shades that match skin tones : NUDES
34
Robotics motor : SERVO
36
Eves' counterpart : MORNS
38
1947's ___-Hartley Act : TAFT
40
Hardly parsimonious, in a saying [∼1:454] : GRAMFOOLISH
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Steal : COP
47
"Ratatouille" protagonist : REMY
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It may be iced for a happy birthday party : CAKE
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People based in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona : HOPI
50
Glowing lines : ODE
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Stefani ___ Angelina Germanotta a.k.a. Lady Gaga : JOANNE
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Diamond data : OUTS
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What you have to do to interpret the answers to 16-, 25- and 40-Across : CONVERTTOMETRIC
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Signs up : ENROLLS
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"Maybe" : WELLSEE
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"You sure about that?" : REALLY
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Ones tackling their home work : DIYERS
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"Yeah? And what if I don't wanna?!" : MAKEME
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Food, quaintly : ALIMENT
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Trusted : RELIEDON
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Garment that appropriately rhymes with "court" : SKORT
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Basted edge : HEM
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Ulterior motives : AGENDA
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Role for Paul McCartney in the Beatles : BASS
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Is calculating, say : ADDS
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Magic org. : NBA
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"Veep" co-star Clea ___ : DUVALL
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Like the left side of the aisle, traditionally : BRIDAL
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Reddit moderators, e.g., in brief : SYSOPS
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Endured : STOOD
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El Greco and others : CRETANS
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___ Bell, Emily Brontë pseudonym : ELLIS
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Lula da ___, former president of Brazil : SILVA
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Free from : RIDOF
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When doubled, a 2010s dance : NAE
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Good cheer : MIRTH
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Good card game for the inebriated? : RUMMY
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Suffix with ranch : ERO
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Treaded winter vehicles : SNOCATS
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"You betcha!" : OFCOURSE
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Bias : SLANT
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Like the cream of the crop : TOPTIER
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Apple store employee? : GROCER
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Overhauled : REDONE
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Supreme god of ancient Egypt : AMENRA
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"So true" : IKNOW
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Felt : SEEMED
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Sign of late February : PISCES
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How a controversial topic might be debated : HOTLY
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Work well together : JELL
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Aéroport d'___ : ORLY
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L x W x H : VOL
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Country music's ___ Young Band : ELI

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