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New York Times, Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Spelling of "BH90210"

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQW} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Trudeau.
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© 2022, The New York Times1/11/22 ( No. 26,362 )
Across
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Positive particles : PROTONS
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Fending (off) : STAVING
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Brand X : GENERIC
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Precipice of exposed bedrock : OUTCROP
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With 18-Across, Emmy-winning "Ugly Betty" actress : AMERICA
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See 17-Across : FERRERA
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Festive French season : NOEL
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Goddess often depicted holding a staff of papyrus : ISIS
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Lunch with Skippy, briefly? : PBJ
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Tricky thing to get caught in : LIE
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Nabokov's longest novel : ADA
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QB Newton who popularized dabbing : CAM
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Ate away : ERODED
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Author of "An Inconvenient Truth" : ALGORE
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Spelling of "BH90210" : TORI
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Enlighten : EDIFY
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Deeply regrets : RUES
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65-Across justifiers, in a saying : ENDS
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Year, in ancient Rome : ANNUS
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"The Queen's Gambit" actress Taylor-Joy : ANYA
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Newswoman Paula : ZAHN
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Remark further : ADD
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Sondheim's "___ the Woods" : INTO
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Fellows : MEN
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When viewed : ONSIGHT
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___-runner (bootlegger) : RUM
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One calling you out, perhaps : UMP
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Bunch of numbers for crunching : DATASET
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N.B.A.'s ___ Ming : YAO
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Charge : FEE
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Come over the top, in poker : RERAISE
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Certain camera, for short : SLR
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Journalist ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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Path of a pop-up : ARC
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Threepio's "Star Wars" companion : ARTOO
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Site of a Massachusetts tourist shop named "Witch Way Gifts" : SALEM
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Nothing : NIL
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See 39-Across : MEANS
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Amazon voice assistant : ALEXA
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Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
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Shopping ___ : SPREE
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___ Tour : PGA
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Sleep stage, in brief : REM
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Unified : ONE
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Bird on a beach : TERN
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Baltimore bird : ORIOLE
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"Great thinking!" : NICEIDEA
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Common bathroom device : SCALE
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Bulgaria's capital : SOFIA
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They always come 48 hours before Thanksgiving : TUESDAYS
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Relating to a heart chamber : ATRIAL
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Some old tape players, briefly : VCRS
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Wrath : IRE
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Here/there go-between : NOR
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Transcript fig. : GPA
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Court great Sampras : PETE
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Prize for third place : BRONZEMEDAL
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Oscar-winning director of "Get Out" : JORDANPEELE
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Grand Ole Opry performer ... or a hint to 17-/18-Across and 23- and 36-Down : COUNTRYSTAR
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"Can we talk privately?" : AREYOUALONE
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Bit of Southwest topography : MESA
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Share juicy gossip : DISH
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2008 Clint Eastwood film "___ Torino" : GRAN
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Half of a double helix : DNASTRAND
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Grammy-winning singer of "Little Things" : INDIAARIE
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Chocolate treat on a stick : FUDGSICLE
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Rhyming descriptor for Obama : NODRAMA
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Groups fixing computer crashes, for short : ITTEAMS
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Scar's brother in "The Lion King" : MUFASA
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Scot's refusal : NAE
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"Mama ___ Crazy," 1984 hit by the Judds : HES
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Gloomy : MOROSE
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"Superman" antagonist ___ Luthor : LEX
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Dem.'s opposite : REP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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