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New York Times, Saturday, January 8, 2022

They might be loaded with singles

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
Author:
Nam Jin Yoon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQVZ} Grid has diagonal symmetry. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Yoon. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Nam Jin Yoon notes:
This puzzle owes its genesis to Brooke Husic and the puzzles on her blog, which: you should solve (my favorites are this one and this ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
CHEF'S KISS is right! Perfect Saturday puzzle. This further establishes Nam Jin as a preeminent themeless constructor. Hard to believe ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times12/4/21 ( No. 26,324 )
Across
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[Perfection!] : CHEFSKISS
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Face to scale : CLIFF
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Some exercise wear : YOGAPANTS
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Artist ___ de Toulouse-Lautrec : HENRI
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What the name "Renée" means : BORNAGAIN
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List of pointers : INDEX
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Pull (out) : EKE
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Overdrawn account? : YARN
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Actress MacDowell : ANDIE
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Classical music tradition from Hindustan : RAGA
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"Dear future me ..." : NOTETOSELF
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Nest egg yield : CHICK
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He's been called the "Father of Science Fiction" : WELLS
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Pastoral sound : BAA
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Quarters : ABODES
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Bit of mayo? : DIA
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Scuttled : SANK
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Taps : FAUCETS
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With some side-eye : ASKANCE
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Some transcript omissions : ERS
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Strips : PARES
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Home to the three highest capital cities in the world : ANDES
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March alternative : SITIN
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Big inits. in admissions : ETS
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Alternatives to toilet paper : BIDETS
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"Can we chat real quick?" : GOTASEC
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Nose-crinkling : ACRID
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They rate very high on the Scoville scale : HABANEROS
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"I got you" : SAYNOMORE
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Food truck output : AROMA
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Fictional Harvard Law student played by Reese Witherspoon : ELLEWOODS
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Favored, with "with" : SIDED
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Artful : SLY
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Like many apartment rentals : NOFEE
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Bash : FETE
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Connection point not seen much anymore : CYBERCAFE
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Establishment where indoor smoking is permitted : HOOKAHBAR
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Beyond the pale : EGREGIOUS
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Deadly household appliance, according to Korean urban legend : FAN
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Sterilize, in a way : SPAY
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First female dean of Harvard Law : KAGAN
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Straight : INAROW
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Wasn't generous : STINTED
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Digits on a paper card, for short : SSN
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Trousers named for an Asian country : CHINOS
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Gives, as credence : LENDS
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They don't have a major-label contract : INDIEBAND
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Like many jobs in the gig economy : FREELANCE
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Make whole : FIX
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Book with scales : ATLAS
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Rock group whose name came from letters found on a sewing machine : ACDC
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___ Sports Bureau (official 32-Down keepers) : ELIAS
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Mountebanks : FAKES
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Stay quiet : KEEPITDOWN
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See 25-Down : STATS
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Minimalist style : SANSSERIF
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Polite form of address, abroad : SRI
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Blades used in "Kill Bill" : KATANAS
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Masked warning? : ENGARDE
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Notre Dame setting : SEINE
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Follower of an "I'm late" text, in brief : ETA
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They might be loaded with singles : BASES
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Poker declaration : ICALL
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Deadpan : DRYLY
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Like Falstaff : OBESE
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Take the edge off? : ERODE
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One might fly close to the sun : COMET
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Printmaker? : HOOF
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"No Ordinary Love" singer : SADE
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Pastoral sound : MOO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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