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New York Times, Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Two-patty burgers introduced in 1997

Author:
Adam Aaronson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Aaronson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2022, The New York Times1/12/22 ( No. 26,363 )
Across
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End of a dorm name, usually : HALL
5
Old-fashioned "Jeez!" : EGADS
10
Huggers : ARMS
14
Cause for an aha : IDEA
15
On the up and up : LEGIT
16
One of more than 30,000 in Scotland : LOCH
17
"A Fish Called Wanda" co-star [7,9] : KEVINKLINE
19
Tapered hairstyle : FADE
20
Say "I dunno," say : ELIDE
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Wolf (down) : SNARF
23
Female whitetail, e.g. : DOE
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Last ___ (final option) : RESORT
26
A total blast [8,1] : GREATFUN
28
On one side of an outfield pole : FOUL
30
Sister brand of Crest : ORALB
31
Pre-weekend outburst : TGIF
34
Biting remark : BARB
37
Ends of mazes : GOALS
39
"Whew!" : MAN
40
Purple Heart honoree, maybe [4,0] : WARHERO
42
Giant in camping gear : REI
43
Reply to "Nuh-uh!" : ISTOO
45
Fully cooked : DONE
46
Musician's break : REST
47
Pulse painfully : THROB
49
Galifianakis of "Birdman" : ZACH
51
Eschew scuba gear, say [3,5] : FREEDIVE
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Downside of starting a new career path, perhaps : PAYCUT
58
Sluglike secretary in "Monsters, Inc." : ROZ
59
Sulky states : SNITS
61
Sandwich eaten next to a fire : SMORE
62
Nano or Touch : IPOD
64
Some poster-making supplies [2,6] : GLUESTICKS
66
___ melt : TUNA
67
Respected person in a tribe : ELDER
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Caroler's tune : NOEL
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Conform to : OBEY
70
Landowners' documents : DEEDS
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Posh shindig : GALA
Down
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One often seen wearing boots with shorts : HIKER
2
Singer with the album "30" : ADELE
3
___ Stadium a.k.a. "Field of Jeans" : LEVIS
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Idled, as workers : LAIDOFF
5
Animal facing a moose on Michigan's flag : ELK
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Comes together nicely : GELS
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Anti-___ cream : AGING
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Currency of Iraq : DINAR
9
System that might include a turntable : STEREO
10
TV E.T. : ALF
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Impromptu signal to slow down : ROADFLARE
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Two-patty burgers introduced in 1997 : MCDOUBLES
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Matte's lack : SHEEN
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Ruler during the Great Fire of Rome : NERO
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FX series set in the Great Plains : FARGO
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Brass instrument with the largest mouthpiece : TUBA
27
East Asian doctrine : TAO
29
Nonkosher cooking fat : LARD
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"Spare me the gory details" : TMI
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Venue for meals with microbrews : GASTROPUB
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Acutely focused and attuned : INTHEZONE
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Greek "P" : RHO
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German automaker Karl : BENZ
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Stand no more, say : SIT
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Tiger on the green : WOODS
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Glean : REAP
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Contents of a vein : ORE
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Like 17-, 26-, 40-, 51- and 64-Across, with respect to the numbers in their clues : RHYMING
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Oversaw? : BINGED
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Playbill heading : CAST
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___-Lay : FRITO
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Common city name ending : VILLE
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Exercise that works the fingers : ETUDE
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Hot ___ : COCOA
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Nerdy "Family Matters" boy : URKEL
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Cybertruck maker : TESLA
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March Madness datum : SEED
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Word after field or before dreams : DAY
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"For reals," in texts : SRS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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