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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Dec 27, 2020 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 28, Blocks: 69
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© 2020, The New York Times
Across
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Detective, first of many, in areas where something is missing (6) : HOLMES
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Big boys keep score without needing to write anything down (8) : MENTALLY
9
Call it a day to do a bike repair job? (6) : RETIRE
10
Solar pen developed for private use (8) : PERSONAL
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Some lumber to buy for sounding (3-2-4) : TWOBYFOUR
13
Travel east of remote Dakotan locale (5) : FARGO
14
Shady moneymaking means playing the clarinet (5,6) : CHAINLETTER
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Holiday spread after - . - . ? (5,2,4) : CINCODEMAYO
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Doctor on TV show not starting or finishing operation (5) : HOUSE
22
Case worker changed one script (9) : INSPECTOR
24
Romantic hero keeps concealing Jeep model (8) : CHEROKEE
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Craving new T-shirt (6) : THIRST
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Issues go astray, probably (1,5,2) : IGUESSSO
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Not doing well in doctors' practices (6) : DRILLS
Down
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Iconoclasts present odd mannerisms (8) : HERETICS
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Tortilla cooked by a shore (8) : LITTORAL
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Primitive, sort of like a British nobleman? (5) : EARLY
5
Business bigwig shares unprintable oaths (11) : EXECRATIONS
6
Group of experts in doubt ask for certainty (4,5) : TASKFORCE
7
Former TV host regarding poetry's "radiant maiden" (6) : LENORE
8
Let people know about a hurt chicken (6) : YELLOW
12
Craft coarse linen in a fresh way (5,6) : OCEANLINERS
15
Yuletide saint heard of a metal (9) : NICKELOUS
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Describing the countryside by speaking (8) : PASTORAL
17
Is one of the authors of "Ceremonies for Barn Animals"? (2-6) : COWRITES
19
The Windy City - repeatedly arty and pretentious (6) : CHICHI
20
Where some Alaskans are saying Hera's Roman name (6) : JUNEAU
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Emergency room stocking the old anesthetic (5) : ETHER
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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