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New York Times, Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The hundred folds on a chef's toque are said to represent the number of ways to prepare this

Author:
Ray Brunsberg and Ellen Brunsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Brunsberg. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Brunsberg.
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© 2022, The New York Times1/25/22 ( No. 26,376 )
Across
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Smug expression : SMIRK
6
Gentle attention-getter : TAP
9
"Fidelio" is Beethoven's only one : OPERA
14
Be honest (with) : LEVEL
15
Tide competitor : ERA
16
Tongue, but not cheek : ORGAN
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Make amends : ATONE
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Hi or lo follower : RES
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___ boson (the so-called "God particle") : HIGGS
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General's responsibility? : WAROPERATION
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Foxy : SLY
24
"___ Te Ching" : TAO
25
In which head shots can be taken : SOCCER
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Apology from Iago? : SORRYOTHELLO
32
Take stock of : ASSESS
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Peculiar light in the sky, in brief : UFO
36
Millennium, at the beginning and end? : EMS
37
Lure (in) : ROPE
38
University entrance exam, for short : ACT
39
It turns red litmus paper blue : BASE
40
60 minuti : ORA
41
Click of disapproval : TSK
42
Wears : SPORTS
44
Antitrust concern? : MONOPOLYRISK
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Requests from : ASKSOF
49
Big name in ice cream : EDY
50
Formerly named : NEE
53
Editors of crossword puzzles, e.g.? : CLUECHECKERS
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Dagger's partner : CLOAK
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"Come as you ___" : ARE
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They may be locked or blown : HORNS
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Hooded snake : COBRA
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Singer Cooke : SAM
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Country with the highest percentage of vegetarians : INDIA
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Reuben ingredient : SWISS
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"The Last O.G." channel : TBS
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One of the Affleck brothers : CASEY
Down
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Cabbage dishes : SLAWS
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Rock genre : METAL
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Highbrow tower material? : IVORY
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Home to the Atlantis casino : RENO
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Thieving condors of Mario games : KLEPTOS
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Holy ___ : TERROR
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πr2, for a circle : AREA
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Bygone : PAST
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"Pick me! Pick me!" : OOHOOH
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One-named singer who pioneered the Minneapolis sound : PRINCE
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The hundred folds on a chef's toque are said to represent the number of ways to prepare this : EGG
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Scott Joplin tune : RAG
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T or F, say: Abbr. : ANS
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Corn units : EARS
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:, in an analogy : ISTO
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Pellucid : CLEAR
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Part of a horror film address, for short : ELMST
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National floral emblems of the U.S. : ROSES
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Date regularly : SEE
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Gross : YUCKY
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Not seldom, poetically : OFT
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Pleasant whiff : AROMA
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Billionaire philanthropist George : SOROS
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Defeat soundly, so to speak : SPANK
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It has colloquial gestures like "kiss-fist" and "shaking L": Abbr. : ASL
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___ choy : BOK
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Miso soup cubes : TOFU
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Affirmative or negative, in a debate : SIDE
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Medium : PSYCHIC
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Trio for Daniel Day-Lewis : OSCARS
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Bohemian folk dances : POLKAS
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Takes up or lets down, say : REHEMS
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Passionate learners, to some : NERDS
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Bert's buddy on "Sesame Street" : ERNIE
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College application part : ESSAY
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One wicked witch's home in "The Wizard of Oz" : EAST
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Baltimore seafood specialty : CRAB
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Hawaii's ___ Coast : KONA
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IV amounts : CCS
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Make oneself heard in a herd : LOW
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Kimono sash : OBI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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