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New York Times, Friday, January 28, 2022

Author:
Jem Burch
Editor:
Will Shortz
Actor who received an Emmy nomination for playing Dr. Anthony Fauci on "S.N.L."
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Jem Burch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 38 Missing: {X} Scrabble average: 1.88 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Burch.
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H
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P
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O
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Q
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N
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P
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J
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P
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F
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S
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H
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S
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J
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M
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P
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B
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S
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Y
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F
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U
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Z
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T
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A
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© 2022, The New York Times1/28/22 ( No. 26,379 )
Across
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Solicit, in slang : HITUP
6
About : ORSO
10
Chinese dynasty in which the terra-cotta army was built : QIN
13
Not appropriate : INAPT
14
___ shark : POOL
15
Year, in Brazil : ANO
16
"North and South" writer John : JAKES
17
Source of a big scoop : LADLE
18
Key next to Q : TAB
19
Egyptian sun deity : ATEN
20
Begotten : SIRED
21
Word before doble or Robles : PASO
22
Actor who received an Emmy nomination for playing Dr. Anthony Fauci on "S.N.L." : BRADPITT
24
Like bogeymen : FEARED
26
Egg container : SAC
27
"Let's see here ..." : HMM
28
"Whew, that's hot!" : SOSPICY
29
Occasion for kids to stay up late : PAJAMAPARTY
32
Extreme athletes with parachutes : BASEJUMPERS
34
Space force? : ZEROGRAVITY
36
Less clear : FUZZIER
39
Were present? : ARE
40
Poppycock : ROT
42
Grow on trees, so to speak : ABOUND
43
Cheesy sandwiches for snackers : RITZBITS
45
Structure with many layers? : COOP
46
Sentences : DOOMS
48
Drink with a polar bear mascot : ICEE
49
Cartesian conclusion : IAM
50
Member of G. W. Bush's cabinet, familiarly : CONDI
51
Insinuated : GOTAT
52
Had : ATE
53
Kid's cut, perhaps : OWIE
54
Express lane tally : ITEMS
55
Some trip on it : LSD
56
Not taken by : ONTO
57
___ Islands (autonomous part of Denmark) : FAROE
Down
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Some head coverings : HIJABS
2
Caught : INATRAP
3
Alternative to "walk" or "go by bus" : TAKEACAB
4
Flip : UPEND
5
Spread makeup: Abbr. : PTS
6
Moving images, apparently : OPART
7
Badgered at length : RODE
8
Like many a lemon, eventually : SOLDFORPARTS
9
Stadium cry : OLE
10
Like Al Jazeera : QATARI
11
"Be right there!" : INASEC
12
Chopped liver, so to speak : NOBODY
17
Student of the classics, say : LITMAJOR
20
Regained one's composure : SIMMEREDDOWN
21
Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls : PAPYRI
23
Introduce gradually : PHASEIN
25
Actor Emilio : ESTEVEZ
28
Director of the "Evil Dead" franchise : SAMRAIMI
30
Add some flair to : JAZZUP
31
Snub-nosed dog : PUG
33
Less forgiving : STRICTER
35
Words before un beso : YOTEAMO
36
It may involve a mask : FACIAL
37
Some subs : UBOATS
38
Met with someone online, maybe : ZOOMED
41
Literally, "fly," in Setswana : TSETSE
43
Event with clowns : RODEO
44
Endemic flora and fauna : BIOTA
47
"Will do!" : ONIT
50
Crib sound : COO
51
Animated snippet : GIF

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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