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New York Times, Monday, January 3, 2022

Embedded spy awaiting a mission

Author:
Beth Rubin and Trent H. Evans
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trent H. Evans

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Rubin. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Evans.
Constructor notes:
BETH: Originally from New York, I am a librarian, writer, and artist living in Los Angeles. My puzzles have appeared in Universal ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times1/3/22 ( No. 26,354 )
Across
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"First, do no ___" (physician's maxim) : HARM
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Claim on some food packaging : NOMSG
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Simplicity : EASE
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Cookie often dipped in milk : OREO
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Barclays Center in Brooklyn, for one : ARENA
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Ending with Insta- : GRAM
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Telepathic sort : MINDREADER
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Halliwell of the Spice Girls : GERI
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Makeup mogul Lauder : ESTEE
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Determines the money needed to get out of jail : SETSBAIL
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Affirmative response to "Shall we dance?" : YESLETS
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Greek letter that one might expect to come last : ZETA
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Embedded spy awaiting a mission : SLEEPERAGENT
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Minor-league level : AAA
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With 59-Across, "Madam Secretary" star : TEA
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Curbside coin collector : METER
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Scattered here, there and everywhere : ALLOVERTHEPLACE
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Animal that dances ballet in "Fantasia" : HIPPO
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Apple mobile devices run on it : IOS
44
Locale for clouds : SKY
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"Quit arguing, kids!" : STOPITYOUTWO
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Cuatro + cuatro : OCHO
51
1988 Best Picture winner starring Dustin Hoffman : RAINMAN
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People who "sow" evil : BADSEEDS
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See 35-Across : LEONI
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Antioxidant-rich berry : ACAI
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Intuition without logical explanation, or a hint to this puzzle's circled letters : GUTFEELING
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Dryer fuzz : LINT
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"Ciao" in Chihuahua : ADIOS
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Singer India.___ : ARIE
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Border : EDGE
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H. Ross ___, candidate of 1992 and 1996 : PEROT
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Banana skin : PEEL
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Invitingly warm and cozy : HOMEY
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Come up, as issues : ARISE
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Amounts on Monopoly cards : RENTS
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X and Y, for Tesla : MODELS
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Scottish refusal : NAE
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Pop star Rita : ORA
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Doc's prescriptions : MEDS
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"Gesundheit!" elicitor : SNEEZE
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Hose holder, or a kind of snake : GARTER
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Breakfast roll with another breakfast staple added in : EGGBAGEL
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Locale : AREA
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Dress in India : SARI
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Jannings who won the first Best Actor Oscar : EMIL
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Highlight ___ (sports compilation) : REEL
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"Forever" purchase : STAMP
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Clairvoyant sort : SEER
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Outdoor furniture setting : PATIO
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Sched. listings at JFK or LAX : ETAS
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Long part of a giraffe : NECK
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Card above deuce : TREY
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Oohs and ___ : AAHS
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Landed, as on a wire : ALIT
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Fido fare, maybe : ALPO
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Night, to day : OPPOSITE
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Soprano or alto : VOICE
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60 minutes : HOUR
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This: Sp. : ESTA
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Something to "mind" at a British train station : THEGAP
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"What's up, my man?!" : YODUDE
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___ E. Coyote : WILE
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Up and back, in a pool : ONELAP
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Wavy-patterned fabric : MOIRE
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Photographer Leibovitz : ANNIE
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___ Barker, fashion photographer and reality TV judge : NIGEL
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Bundle of hay : BALE
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You'll trip on it if you drop it : ACID
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"Shoot!" : DANG
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Commotion : STIR
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Rock's ___ Fighters : FOO
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Ballpark guess: Abbr. : EST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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