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NY Times, Sun, Apr 18, 2021 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
John Halpern and Friends
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 30, Blocks: 71, Across Lite, PDF
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Across
9
Brazen criminal - he's a bad 'un (9) : UNABASHED
10
Apply minimum of effort, knocking over dino (5) : EXERT
11
Elderly relative in Georgia defending extreme elements of Republicanism? (7) : GRANDMA
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Interrupt doubter after Reformation (7) : OBTRUDE
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Lying hedonists all over the place (9) : DISHONEST
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Boy, it will return like some currents (5) : TIDAL
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Songs: those inducing narcosis? (7) : NUMBERS
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Pursue no backing for an American League team (7) : YANKEES
20
Cast finished speaking (5) : THREW
22
Roman arena figure reportedly delighted she'd made a tasty meal for 'im? (9) : GLADIATOR
25
Suddenly get worse in the Sunshine State and enlist again (5,2) : FLAREUP
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Most related eastern bats (7) : NEAREST
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Brilliant effect produced by bit of color in spun yarn (5) : ECLAT
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Choice in September 1st plebiscite? (9) : SELECTION
Down
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Rough, like a covered floor? (6) : RUGGED
2
Only odd parts read in deal, that figures! (4) : DATA
3
Said carriage is pretty (8) : HANDSOME
4
Piece of music in E sharp composed (6) : PHRASE
5
Idolatry debunked in masterly fashion (8) : ADROITLY
6
Hurriedly fly off and act like a small bird? (4,2) : BEATIT
7
Then guides in ruins can be a blessing (10) : GESUNDHEIT
8
Soak the French spires (8) : STEEPLES
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Roll with seasonal seasoning, did you say? (10) : SOMERSAULT
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Told capriciously, "Fine, do it!" (8) : NOTIFIED
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Sing different letters in shower? (8) : SIGNPOST
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Pain is in something a lexicographer studies (8) : NUISANCE
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Item placed on a grave ordered in the war (6) : WREATH
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Singer Wilson and Green's records (6) : ANNALS
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Bar stocking container for beer (stout) (6) : ROTUND
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Alien abducts just under a dozen - that's way out! (4) : EXIT
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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