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New York Times, Friday, January 14, 2022

Ensemble purchase that includes sheets and pillowcases

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Friday, December 10, 2021.
Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JKQWX} This is puzzle # 138 for Mr. DiPietro.
Jeff Chen notes:
Fantastic clue for RUNNERS HIGH, that rush you get after a few miles of racing. [Rush while racing?] is such an interesting way to ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times12/10/21 ( No. 26,330 )
Across
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Ensemble purchase that includes sheets and pillowcases : BEDINABAG
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Cheek-related : MALAR
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Heading for : ENROUTETO
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Set apart : ALONE
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Skew conservative : LEANRIGHT
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"___ boogie!" : GOTTA
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Meat : GIST
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Period at the beginning of the Stone Age : EOLITHIC
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Value : PRIZE
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Wilson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : RITA
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Back on board : AFT
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1968 Peace Nobelist Cassin : RENE
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Garments that sound like you'd exercise in them : PUSHUPBRAS
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"Let's ___!" : EAT
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California setting of several Steinbeck novels : MONTEREY
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I, for one : PRONOUN
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At a discount : REDUCED
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Big brass : GENERALS
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___ fever, a.k.a. allergic rhinitis : HAY
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Have a natural interest in gambling? : SHOOTCRAPS
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Wear out : TIRE
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Company that helped launch TMZ : AOL
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Spot : ESPY
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Spots for dips : POOLS
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Japanese dish of raw fish and vegetables over rice : CHIRASHI
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Kind of limit : TERM
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Was peripatetic : ROVED
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Untrained, perhaps : INDIAPERS
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Up : AHEAD
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Ignored protocol : GONEROGUE
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House of ___ : LORDS
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Beat reporting? : HEARTRATE
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___ esprit (gifted person) : BEL
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Suffix with acetyl : ENE
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Involve as an unwilling participant : DRAGINTO
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Charge, in a way : IONIZE
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Many a frontline worker : NURSE
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Words after keep or going : ATIT
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Importune : BEG
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Albert Camus or Isaac Asimov, religiously : ATHEIST
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What over 40 million U.S. adults do annually : GOTOTHERAPY
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They're known for their holiday gifts : MAGI
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2019 rap hit whose title follows the lyric "How much money you got?" : ALOT
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Mandrake the Magician's sidekick : LOTHAR
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Modern protest group : ANTIFA
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Jerks, say : REACTS
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Rightful praise : LAURELS
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School for the college-bound, informally : PREP
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Bench warmer? : REAR
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Rush while racing? : RUNNERSHIGH
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Springs : POUNCES
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Ones using a x-walk : PEDS
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One side of a coll. football "Holy War" rivalry : BYU
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Vintner Claude : MOET
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Intl. Rescue Committee, e.g. : NGO
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Largest college sorority by enrollment (380,000+ members) : CHIOMEGA
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Noble title : EARL
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Goes green, say? : DYES
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Golden Ball winner in 2019's Women's World Cup : RAPINOE
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Of holy rites : SACRAL
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Christmas cheer? : HOHOHO
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Twist in a story : OLIVER
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Lethargy : TORPOR
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Neil ___, drummer/lyricist for the rock band Rush : PEART
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Inbox category : READ
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Puts on : ADDS
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Level : TIER
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Subj. of supercoiling : DNA
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Same old, same old : RUT
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"Let's ___ ..." : SEE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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