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Abridged Too Far

New York Times, Sunday, January 15, 2023

Author:
Michael Schlossberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Schlossberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Schlossberg.
Will Shortz notes:
Michael Schlossberg is a doctor at St. Charles Medical Center, in Bend, Ore., specializing in internal medicine. He started constructing crosswords in 2018 after reading the series "How to ... read more
Michael Schlossberg notes:
Sunday! This puzzle has a two-part gimmick: a title within a title, and a single clue that describes both works. I started by breaking apart shorter, well-known titles. A search of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Some great finds! These can be discovered programmatically — assemble a list of book titles, write some code, sit for a few days while your computer chugs away — but, amazingly, Michael ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times1/15/23 ( No. 26,731 )
Across
1
Deets, say : INFO
5
Like pangolins and armadillos : SCALY
10
Pacific weather phenomenon : ELNINO
16
000-00-0002, for Mr. Burns on "The Simpsons": Abbr. : SSN
19
Apt name for a protestor? : NEAL
20
Shire of "The Godfather" : TALIA
21
"What's the ___?" : MATTER
22
Job listing letters : EEO
23
Play about love and heartbreak in ancient Greece [1605, 431 B.C.] : AMIDSUMMERNIGHTSDREAM
27
Danger : PERIL
28
Cater (to) : PANDER
29
Where people might come to a happy medium? : SEANCE
30
Is worth it : PAYSOFF
32
"The Taming of the Shrew" sister : BIANCA
36
Wheels : AUTOS
37
Timeless children's classic about country dwellers' friendships [1908, 1881] : THEWINDINTHEWILLOWS
41
Farm cry : BAA
43
Vented appliance : DRYER
44
Comedy talk show from 2003 to 2022, familiarly : ELLEN
45
Superlative score : APLUS
48
"Great Caesar's ghost!" : EGADS
50
Eat, baby-style : SUCKLE
56
Timid : TREPID
58
It's symbolized by a crescent moon and star : ISLAM
63
Jewish folklore creature : GOLEM
64
Magnum opus about a young man, family and the concept of free will [1866, 1965] : CRIMEANDPUNISHMENT
70
Not according to plan : AWRY
73
Celebrity chef DiSpirito : ROCCO
74
"Go ahead, shoot!" : ASKME
75
Major and Commander, to Biden : PETS
76
Coming-of-age novel about a teenage boy and his isolation [1951, 1986] : THECATCHERINTHERYE
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Like an old apple : MEALY
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Chicken ___ (South Asian dish) : KORMA
82
Phenomenon also known as data decay : BITROT
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Placid : SERENE
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Rapper ___ Thee Stallion : MEGAN
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Drudges : PEONS
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Celebratory smoke : CIGAR
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Veered, as an airplane : YAWED
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Just peachy : AOK
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Tale about soldiers and treachery in southern Europe [1940, 1603] : FORWHOMTHEBELLTOLLS
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Polynesian greeting : ALOHA
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Kleenex : tissue :: ___ : sticky note : POSTIT
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Yellow-brown shade : WHEATEN
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Mercury and Mars, for two : TENORS
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Grp. promoting world peace : UNESCO
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College athletics channel : ESPNU
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"In a nutshell" … or an alternative title for this puzzle? : TOMAKEALONGSTORYSHORT
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Wallach of "Baby Doll" : ELI
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Stoat in its white winter coat : ERMINE
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Lawyer's favorite dessert? : TORTE
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Asteroid discovered in 1898 : EROS
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Name that means "king" : REX
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City that lends its name to a variety of ice cream : NAPLES
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Warren in the Baseball Hall of Fame : SPAHN
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Fashion letters : DKNY
Down
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Modern kind of purchase : INAPP
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Locale for many Panhellenic Games : NEMEA
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"Rapunzel" or "Rumpelstiltskin" : FAIRYTALE
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Kinda getting up there : OLDISH
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Poker great Ungar : STU
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Burner on a range? : CAMPFIRE
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Michigan liberal arts college : ALMA
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Certain collateral : LIEN
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Convict, in old slang : YARDBIRD
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Persian Gulf territory : EMIRATE
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Gamer's headache : LAG
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Degree in mathematics? : NTH
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Voice role for Snoop Dogg in 2019's "The Addams Family" : ITT
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Federal agent who was the inspiration for Dick Tracy : NESS
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Nightmare : ORDEAL
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Addressed : SEENTO
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Manatee : SEACOW
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Adspeak claim of convenience : NOMESS
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Gin add-in : SLOE
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German refusal : NEIN
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One of Cuba's Castros : RAUL
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Subject line abbreviation : FWD
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Wild group, for short : NHL
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One of many in the "Disney Morgue" : CEL
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Leave gobsmacked : AWE
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Scoreboard letters at MetLife Stadium : NYG
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D.O.J. branch : DEA
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Helpful connections : INS
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Halloween symbol : BAT
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Busy month for a C.P.A. : APR
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Turn from an old pallet into a bookcase, for example : UPCYCLE
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Title for Charlie Chaplin : SIR
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"Toy Story" toy torturer : SID
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"I can't believe this!" : UGH
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Go head-to-head (with) : COMPETE
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Paul who painted "Cat and Bird" : KLEE
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Advanced : LENT
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Some F.D.N.Y. pros : EMTS
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Juicy gossip : DIRT
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Time measurement : SPAN
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One of a classic septet : LUST
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"Key of the Nile" : ANKH
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Act out? : MIME
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Imitation : MOCK
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Amazon device : ECHO
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Laptop brand : ACER
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It's just what you'd expect : NORM
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Bosnian's neighbor : SERB
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After-hours conveniences : ATMS
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Cry at an amusement park : WHEE
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Parent : REAR
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Philosopher Rand who rejected altruism : AYN
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"___ What ___" (song from "La Cage aux Folles") : IAM
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Doggy's sound : YIP
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Carving station option : ROASTPORK
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Hawaiian fish also called a wahoo : ONO
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"Shame!" : TSK
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Prefix with hotel : ECO
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Exams that are essentially impossible to study for : EYETESTS
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___ Gadot of "Wonder Woman" : GAL
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Piercing tool : AWL
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Basis for an annual Forbes list : NETWORTH
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Hobgoblin : IMP
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V8 debut of 1964 : GTO
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Music to a masseur's ears : AHS
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Optimizes, as an engine : RETUNES
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Play-___ : DOH
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More loaded, as a wallet : FATTER
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Stadium chant : OLEOLE
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A.F.L. All-Time Team member with a law degree : RONMIX
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"No. Way!" : WHOA
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Old-timey "listen" : HARKEN
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Default search engine for Microsoft Edge : BING
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Some classic jeans : LEES
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Tethered : LASHED
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"___: The Smartest Guys in the Room" (2005 documentary) : ENRON
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Wackadoo : NUTSY
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Protein-rich blood components : SERA
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"Uncle!" : STOP
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"Downton Abbey" role : CORA
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Zhuzh (up) : AMP
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Small word for small : LIL
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Hydrogen's atomic number : ONE
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Itch : YEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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