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ACROSS

1 Word re­peated in

“Mi ____ es su ____” 5 Skipped town

9 Good name for a

botanist?

14 Cer­tain vac­uum tube 20 Tai­wan-based elec­tron­ics gi­ant

Per item

Shred

Make air­tight Caterer’s plat­ter Off

Di­rec­tor of “Eat Drink Man Woman,” 1994 Mor­ti­cia, to Fester, in 1960s TV Ex­pect­ing help? Beat gen­er­a­tion fig­ure?

Tidy

____ Muham­mad, men­tor to Mal­colm X “Mm-hmm” Rea­gan-era scan­dal Old Ger­manic tribe Passes out

Oral ex­am­i­na­tion? Ini­ti­a­tions have them

52 Dish made from a

fer­mented root 53 Grace’s sur­name on “Will & Grace” Neu­tron’s home Jazz singer who acted in the “Roots” minis­eries Whop­per maker He­matite, e.g. Like 100% in­fla­tion ____ Kip­pur Sor­bet-like dessert orig­i­nally from Si­cily ____ port

Wrist watch?

Like this puz­zle’s cir­cled let­ters vis-àvis their Across an­swers Brewer’s need Long ____ “Nuh-uh!” “Hor­ri­ble!” Reaches Near­est coun­try to Cape Verde 21 22 23 24 26 27

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13 14 15 16 Grammy win­ner Erykah ____ Talk­a­tive sort Com­peti­tor of Rugby “Li’l” fel­low

“I’m with ____” Hell, in­for­mally It might take only seven dig­its Sam­pled Be rum­ple-free Leaves for bag­gage claim, say

Star fol­low­ers Vi­ta­min B3 Pre­fix with nor­mal Cause of a tossed joy­stick, maybe Block from get­ting close to the bas­ket Grid­iron gains Comic ____ Nancherla

Stage in get­ting a PH.D.

Some rust­proof rails Chasms News­room fix­ture Frozen break­fast brand

“Let’s do it!” Risks a ticket “Sid­dhartha” nov­el­ist

In case Wash­ing­ton team, fa­mil­iarly

____ Crunch Smoothie fla­vor Tennis star’s feat Place for ex­hi­bi­tions Word with noo­dle or nurse Vis­count’s su­pe­rior Big schol­ar­ship awarder, for short Mint-fam­ily herb “Down goes ____!” (1973 sports line) Mo­jito in­gre­di­ent Nail-pol­ish brand When jams are pro­duced

Place for an al­tar Long line in Rus­sia Let

“Amen to that” 17 18

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47 Earthen pot What it takes two to do One-on-one Olympics event Chuck in the air Not main­stream, briefly Sepa­ra­tions at wed­dings?

Body work, in brief Lead-in to boy or girl Birth­place of the Re­nais­sance

RCA com­po­nent Put claw marks in Sharer of Rus­sia’s western bor­der Set­ting for many G.I. sto­ries

Much of Aries’ span Post­grad­u­a­tion stres­sors, for some Lengthy at­tack 49 51 55

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72 73 Refin­ing, as mus­cles Lead-in to cone “You only live once,” for one Baked-beans fla­vor Möt­ley ____ Sched­ule-keep­ing org.

Team scream “10-4” Long­est Amer­i­can north-south rte. “Fid­dler on the Roof” set­ting In spades Fu­ture at­tor­ney’s hur­dle, for short Mem­phis-to-nashville dir.

2018 World Cup champs Prayer end­ing? Work­place for a cabin boy An­ti­quated anes­thetic

Pong cre­ator All-fe­male group with the 1986 No. 1 hit “Venus” One-named singer whose last name is Ad­kins

Pitches

Al­bany is its cap­i­tal: Abbr.

83 Gor­such’s pre­de­ces­sor on the bench

84 Two of di­a­monds? 85 Trusted news source in the Mideast Friend of Descartes ... or, in English, ques­tion pon­dered by Descartes? “What chutz­pah!” Early record holder Puts to rest 74

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117 120 122 Pricey-sound­ing ap­parel brand? Tin­der, e.g. Sur­face

“Well, I’ll be” fol­lower

B’way buys

It cov­ers a lot of ground Recog­ni­tion for a sci­en­tist Comic’s of­fer­ings Per item

Stud finder?

One wear­ing black eye­liner and ripped jeans, say De­sire

Makes out? Cause of some in­som­nia Ap­pli­ca­tion figs. Dummkopf Booze­hound

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