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New York Times, Sunday, January 2, 2022

"Wait for It" singer in "Hamilton"

Author:
Paolo Pasco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Pasco.
Will Shortz notes:
Paolo Pasco, of San Diego, is a senior at Harvard studying computer science. He sold his first crossword to The Times when he was 15. This is his 22nd puzzle for the paper. He wrote a ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times1/2/22 ( No. 26,353 )
Across
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Game option represented by a flat palm : PAPER
6
Singer with the 2016 #1 album "A Seat at the Table" : SOLANGE
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Disney queen : ELSA
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Not clash : AGREE
18
Front lines? : FOREWORD
19
Said without saying : GOTAT
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CERISE + LAVENDER = certain baby animals : REINDEERCALVES
23
God sometimes depicted with green skin : OSIRIS
25
State in which "Parks & Recreation" is set: Abbr. : IND
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Pull some strings, maybe? : TUNE
27
Clinches : ICES
29
Chip away at : ERODE
30
Employee on an airline or cruise ship : STEWARD
32
CORAL + GOLD = pet store purchase : DOGCOLLAR
36
Veto : NIX
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___ stick : POGO
38
Quarterback who holds the N.F.L. record for most consecutive games started (297) : FAVRE
39
"You're on!" : ITSABET
41
Train set : CARS
42
Tailor, maybe : ALTER
43
One-named singer with the album "Lovers Rock" : SADE
45
Lipstick choice : NUDE
46
AMBER + GREEN = imported brew : GERMANBEER
48
Final Fantasy character who shares his name with a U.S. city : RENO
49
Sashay, say : STRUT
50
___ B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting : IDA
51
A bunch : LOADS
52
PEAR + CRIMSON = fighting group : MARINECORPS
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Bottle flipping in the mid-2010s, e.g. : FAD
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Hospital settings, briefly : ERS
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Poster board? : FORUM
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Max's opposite : MIN
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Bo or bonsai : TREE
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LIME + MAGENTA = visualization : MENTALIMAGE
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["You're still talking?"] : YAWN
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Subj. of some collegiate bragging : GPA
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Actor Gallagher : AIDAN
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Go astray : ERR
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"Herc could stop a show / Point him at a monster and you're talking ___" (lyric in Disney's "Hercules") : SRO
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RUST + SCARLET = celestial group : STARCLUSTER
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Daughter in the comic strip "FoxTrot" : PAIGE
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Cha chaan teng serving : TEA
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Plot problems : HOLES
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Dis-tressed : BALD
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CREAM + PEACH = nonviolent protest : PEACEMARCH
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Plantings lining the Literary Walk in Central Park : ELMS
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Skier's accessory : POLE
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Many an art print, briefly : LITHO
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"No injuries here" : IMOK
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2019 space film : ADASTRA
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B's in math? : BETAS
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Devotee, informally : STAN
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A ways : FAR
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TEAL + OCHER = breakfast option : HOTCEREAL
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Absolves : LETSOFF
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Fisher of 2018's "Eighth Grade" : ELSIE
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One towering over the rest of the field? : SILO
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Actress Rooney : MARA
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___ Giedroyc, co-host of "The Great British Bake Off" : MEL
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Nappy : U.K. :: ___ : U.S. : DIAPER
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MAUVE + TANGERINE = restaurant handout : VEGETARIANMENU
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African antelope : ELAND
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Frenzied : INAPANIC
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Goddess who turned Picus into a woodpecker : CIRCE
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Throws in : ADDS
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Unbelievable rumors : CANARDS
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Takes the edge off : EASES
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2024 Olympics host : PARIS
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Deal maker : AGENT
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Christopher Street Day celebration : PRIDEPARADE
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Still, for a poet : EEN
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Outlet store come-on : REDTAGSALE
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Miffed : SORE
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Fantasy creature whose name is an anagram of another fantasy creature : ORC
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Rural setting : LEA
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What's the point of leatherwork? : AWL
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Newcomer : NOVICE
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Artist El ___ : GRECO
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"The motor industry's Titanic," per a 1994 book : EDSEL
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Nwodim of "S.N.L." : EGO
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Ne'er-do-wells : LOSERS
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Keep from sticking, say : STIR
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"Wait for It" singer in "Hamilton" : AARONBURR
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Stave (off) : FEND
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Got ready for guests, in a way : TIDIEDUP
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Prefix with centric or vision : EURO
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Volleyball teams, e.g. : SEXTETS
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Lost traction while driving over : SLIDON
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Sinuous dance that emulates a creature : WORM
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3/4 and 7/8, e.g. : DATES
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Done : OVER
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Hound sound : GRR
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Homophone of the sum of this clue number's digits : ATE
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Took off : FLED
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Who says "That I did love thee, Caesar, O, 'tis true" : ANTONY
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Wood in some incense : CEDAR
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Bring down : ABASE
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Truth ___ : SERUM
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"Jung at heart" persona? : ANIMA
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Talent : GIFT
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Par for the course : NORMAL
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___ to go : RARIN
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Chemistry, for one: Abbr. : SCI
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Grinding tooth : MOLAR
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Come out : EMERGE
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High on marijuana, in slang : FADED
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Way to go : EGRESS
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Twangy, as a singer : NASAL
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"Us," "It" or "Her" : TITLE
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Progressive alternative : GEICO
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Ones doing stellar work : ASTRONOMERS
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Total : WRECK
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One arranging for flood insurance? : NOAH
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Parts of many gaming rigs : PCS
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Payment sent : REMITTANCE
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In a bundle, as documents : SHEAFED
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Wasn't straight : TOLDALIE
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Culinary phrase after "pollo" or "scaloppine" : ALMARSALA
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Vessels hunted by K-ships : UBOATS
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Element in many henna designs : PETAL
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"I'm in heaven!" sounds : AAHS
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Doner kebab bread : PITA
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Latin 101 word : AMAS
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For : PRO
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Film director ___ Isaac Chung : LEE
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"That's it" : THEEND
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Heavy footwear choice : BROGAN
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Evening in Italy : SERA
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Car model name made entirely of Roman numerals : CIVIC
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Novelist Ferrante : ELENA
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Of the flock : LAIC
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Cross swords : FENCE
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Sooty channels : FLUES
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Modern checkout device : IPAD
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Diagnostic scans, for short : MRIS
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Map lines: Abbr. : RDS
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Clean energy grp. : EPA
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Stuff in cigarettes, but not e-cigarettes : TAR
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"... is there more?" : AND
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Rapper known offstage as Mathangi Arulpragasam : MIA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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