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New York Times, Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Aircraft that's 1% full?

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
Author:
Margaret Seikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Margaret Seikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {BQ} Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.91 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Seikel.
Margaret Seikel notes:
One of my favorite activities each holiday season is picking out gifts for the people I love. To do so, I keep a running log of ideas ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I loved uncovering MATCHING PJS. When I was single, I vowed never to subject my friends to this sort of nausea-inducing sight, but ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times12/7/21 ( No. 26,327 )
Across
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Truck weigh station unit : TON
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Enter one's password : LOGIN
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Contents of an hourglass : SAND
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Boston's Mass. ___ : AVE
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Birth announcement units : OUNCES
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Charlie's Angels, e.g. : TRIO
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'Tis the season: Abbr. : DEC
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One remedy for a hangover, supposedly : PICKLEJUICE
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Place to attach a surfboard leash : ANKLE
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Big ___ (cheapo's opposite) : SPENDER
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Place to pick up a pepperoni pie, perhaps : PIZZAJOINT
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Card in Uno or action on Spotify : SKIP
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Actress Glazer of "Broad City" : ILANA
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U.F.C. sport : MMA
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Popeye's Olive ___ : OYL
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Thorny part of a rose : STEM
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Listens to : HEARS
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Close follower of the "horse race" : POLITICALJUNKIE
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Poker-faced : STONY
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"Oh, OK" : ISEE
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Sinister fish in "The Little Mermaid" : EEL
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Reactions to stepping on Legos, say : OWS
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Late-night coffee order : DECAF
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What's stronger than "might" : WILL
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Aircraft that's 1% full? : PRIVATEJET
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Farm measure : ACREAGE
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Astronomer Hubble : EDWIN
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Some Xmas card attire ... or a hint to 18-, 23-, 37- and 48-Across : MATCHINGPJS
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Keats's "To Autumn," e.g. : ODE
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Worry : FRET
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Distribute cash at the end of a shift, in restaurant lingo : TIPOUT
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"Oedipus ___" : REX
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Snafu : MESS
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Snapple cap fodder : FACTS
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Kit ___ bar : KAT
Down
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Self-congratulatory cry : TADA
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Have a bun in the ___ : OVEN
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Aid for sleeping on a plane : NECKPILLOW
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Singer/actress Jennifer : LOPEZ
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"Yes, madame!" : OUI
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Big inits. in protein powder : GNC
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"Gross!" : ICK
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Half ___ (wrestling hold) : NELSON
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Fall guys? : STUNTMEN
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Like Death Valley : ARID
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Pleasant French city? : NICE
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Go-getter : DOER
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Filter that gives photos a vintage look : SEPIA
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Biden White House press secretary Psaki : JEN
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Sass : LIP
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Pasta popular on "The Sopranos" : ZITI
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Smart ___ : ALEC
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Birthplace of Rastafarianism : JAMAICA
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Absorbs, as with bread : SOPS
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Capital of Japan for more than a thousand years : KYOTO
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Iconic encouragement from Tim Gunn on "Project Runway" : MAKEITWORK
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The Little Mermaid : ARIEL
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Teen's bedroom, stereotypically : STY
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Peach or periwinkle : HUE
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Vend : SELL
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Checks out : INSPECTS
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Challenge for a future atty. : LSAT
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Spanish boss, with "el" : JEFE
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8 or 9, but not 10 : DIGIT
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Were it possible that : EVENIF
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Get hitched : WED
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When doubled, enthusiastic : RAH
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Jokes around : JESTS
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Radio switch : AMFM
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Safekeeping : CARE
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Google Maps might provide several of them: Abbr. : RTES
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Starting place for an inventor : IDEA
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In the on-deck circle, say : NEXT
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4.0 is an excellent one : GPA
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African American or Asian American, e.g., for short : POC
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Stick (out) : JUT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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