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Stella Zawistowski
Stella Zawistowski

NY Times, Sun, Aug 08, 2021 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Stella Zawistowski
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 65
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Across
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Confront air-conditioning expense (6) : ACCOST
4
Doctor taking time to fish (8) : STURGEON
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Well-respected naval commander ditches Al for Ed (7) : ADMIRED
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A strong, fresh musical performance (3,4) : ARTSONG
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Mutant alien flier, actually (2,4,4) : INREALLIFE
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Losing effort in a legislature? (4) : DIET
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Take the top off fruit assortment (5) : RANGE
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China deal wrecked the whole thing? (9) : ENCHILADA
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Harshly criticizes innocent one at the time of setback (9) : LAMBASTES
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Muppet embraced by younger niece (5) : ERNIE
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Dictator's hiding place for money (4) : CASH
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PiƱata ribs broken on both sides? (10) : BIPARTISAN
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A dog and a mother in a Southern state (7) : ALABAMA
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Class embarrassed family (7) : KINDRED
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Reuse art mobile to make something precious (8) : TREASURE
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Leader reordered from merchant (6) : DEALER
Down
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Middle Easterner doesn't start video game system (5) : ATARI
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Director James arrived alongside director Howard (7) : CAMERON
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Sat around, badly defeated and berated (8,2) : SCREAMEDAT
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If craft is developed, what might make jam? (7) : TRAFFIC
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"Darn! Sun is coming up" (4) : RATS
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Perot: "I can suppress pornography" (7) : EROTICA
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Maneuver around knotted tie on gate (9) : NEGOTIATE
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Handel, Verdi accommodating research (5) : DELVE
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Lover of the arts titled neat bust (10) : DILETTANTE
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Feeling hesitant, cutler chopped up morsel for a toad (9) : RELUCTANT
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Knead lump a long time (7) : MASSAGE
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Iran hit, blasted into nonexistence (4,3) : THINAIR
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Hit bottom of bridge heading to Kansas? (5) : SPANK
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Nothing about broken sort to help in breathing (7) : NOSTRIL
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Bottom of swirling drain (5) : NADIR
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First in line behind girl (4) : LASS
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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