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New York Times, Saturday, January 8, 2022

Author:
Freddie Cheng
Editor:
Will Shortz
"For once maybe someone will call me '___,' without adding, 'You're making a scene'": Homer Simpson
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) Puzzle has duplicate clues This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Cheng.
Freddie Cheng notes:
Finally, a NYT Saturday puzzle I can solve! Good luck to the rest of you poor souls though… This puzzle skews slightly mathy (that's ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
You don't know PASCAL'S TRIANGLE? Sigh, I'll deign to explain that it's a CGI term related to Pascal the iguana from "Tangled," ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times1/8/22 ( No. 26,359 )
Across
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Number pattern named after a 17th-century French mathematician : PASCALSTRIANGLE
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Teddies and such : INTIMATEAPPAREL
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Exhausted beyond belief : TOOTIREDTOTHINK
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Certain acct. info : SSN
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Diatribes : SCREEDS
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Longtime distributor of James Bond movies : MGM
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Immersed in : AMID
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Business ___ : HOURS
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Lot : FATE
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Maipo Valley exports : WINES
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Pings, maybe : IMS
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___ Gervasi, director of 2012's "Hitchcock" : SACHA
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Union IDs, for a performer : SAGCARDS
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Basic analysis? : PHTEST
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Market debuts, in brief : IPOS
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Mini-___ (small retailer) : MART
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One way to manage expectations : AIMLOW
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Eschew Uber, say : TAKEACAB
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More steadfast : TRUER
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"For once maybe someone will call me '___,' without adding, 'You're making a scene'": Homer Simpson : SIR
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___ Player, first Black woman to become president of a four-year college : WILLA
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Taking off : LESS
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Setting for "La Bohème" : PARIS
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Calm : LULL
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Hominid : APE
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Some stylish suits : ARMANIS
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Measure of volume : BEL
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Do some modeling : SETAGOODEXAMPLE
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"Life is short. ___" (Jacques Torres quip) : EATDESSERTFIRST
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Captain's phrase : STEADYASSHEGOES
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Two-person log cutters : PITSAWS
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Loss of smell : ANOSMIA
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Biblical punishment : STONING
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Loc. ___ : CIT
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Marcello, Rodolfo, Colline and Schaunard, dans "La Bohème" : AMIS
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Turpentine-yielding conifer : LARCH
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Certain anti-inflammatory medicines : STEROIDS
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Hymns of thanksgiving : TEDEUMS
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Yelp reviewers, say : RATERS
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Shuffles and such : IPODS
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Rental units: Abbr. : APTS
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"Don't reckon so" : NAH
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Reaction to a really bad pun : GRIMACE
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Stretches : LENGTHS
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Lean protein : ELKMEAT
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Tenths, in statistics : DECILES
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Increased likelihood of extreme scenarios, in statistics : FATTAIL
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Taste : SAPOR
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Mammal in the Soricidae family : SHREW
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Spreadsheet specification : ROW
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Golf Hall-of-Famer Se Ri ___ : PAK
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Only M.L.B. team never to have played in a World Series : MARINERS
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National geographic books? : ATLASES
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"Again ..." : IREPEAT
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Small knapsack : MUSETTE
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Diatribes : TIRADES
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Certain sports instructor : CLUBPRO
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Whatever's left : ALLELSE
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Works that may require leaps of imagination? : BALLETS
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Savory Indian pastry : SAMOSA
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Uninspired, as writing : PROSY
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Like the most recent Pope Paul among all popes named Paul : SIXTH
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Seasoned : AGED
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Jewelry store? : SAFE
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Canine protection org.? : ADA
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Russian fighter jet : MIG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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