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New York Times, Sunday, October 10, 2021

Traditional attire for some martial artists

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
Author:
Priyanka Sethy and Matthew Stock
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {QX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Sethy. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Stock. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Will Shortz notes:
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PRIYANKA: Excited for my first NYT puzzle! As a fairly self-aware nerd, I found this theme very appropriate as a debut. Matthew and I started out with CORE CURRICULUM as a revealer, but ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times9/26/21 ( No. 26,255 )
Across
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Ones with big heads around the office? : TACKS
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With 27-Down, island nation near Indonesia : EAST
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What OPEC and NATO are both in? : CAPS
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E, in Morse code : DIT
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Inauguration Day activity : SWEARINGIN
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Five-times-a-day Islamic prayer : SALAT
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Word with earth or muscle : TONE
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Function whose output is 45° when applied to 1 : ARCTANGENT
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German : Freundin :: Spanish : ___ : AMIGA
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Google search info : HITS
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Some whiskeys : RYES
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Piece of work : TASK
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Premium membership designation : ELITESTATUS
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End ___ : USER
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Small row : SPAT
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Sashimi selection : AHITUNA
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Holds : HAS
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Language of the 18th-century poet Mir Taqi Mir : URDU
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(0,0), in math : ORIGIN
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Put on an unhappy face : MOPE
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It lets you see the sites : INTERNETCONNECTION
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Rice dish : PILAF
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Mess up : ERR
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Hebrew name meaning "ascent" : ELI
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Walks (on) : TREADS
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Talk, talk, talk : GAB
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"How ___!" : RUDE
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Contents of some banks : SNOW
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Hyphenated beverage brand : HIC
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Holders of multiple passports : DUALCITIZENS
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Transcript fig. : GPA
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Give a hoot? : JEER
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Values highly : ESTEEMS
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Trouble : ADO
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Soothe : ASSUAGE
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[Ignore that edit] : STET
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Honey ___ (Special K flavor) : OAT
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First openly lesbian anchor to host a major prime-time news program : RACHELMADDOW
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Pond fish : KOI
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Not looking good at all : DIRE
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Follow closely : TAIL
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Goth relative : EMO
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"What in the ...!" : SONOFA
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$$$ for old age : IRA
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___ soap : LYE
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Brutes : OGRES
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Ones fighting for change : POLITICALACTIVISTS
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Reindeer in "Frozen" : SVEN
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Start of a rendezvous request : MEETME
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2019 jukebox musical featuring the song "Proud Mary" : TINA
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Sun-kissed, say : TAN
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Funny business? : STANDUP
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Zip : NADA
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"___ a Crime" (2016 Trevor Noah memoir) : BORN
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Hempseed product : CANNABISOIL
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Property claim : LIEN
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One might be good or evil : OMEN
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Michael ___ of "Ugly Betty" : URIE
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End of an era? : ONEBC
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Bringing up the rear : LASTINLINE
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Tops : BEST
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Kind of syrup that's an alternative to honey : AGAVE
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Homeland of many Paiute and Shoshone : GREATBASIN
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Grate expectations? : ASH
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"Spy Kids" actress Hatcher : TERI
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"So true!" : AMEN
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One of two poles : ANODE
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"May God bless and keep the ___ ... far away from us!" ("Fiddler on the Roof" line) : TSAR
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Bad way to go : AWRY
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Winans with 12 Grammys : CECE
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Panko-breaded chicken dish : KATSU
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Sp. title : SRA
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Fence line? : ENGARDE
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A long time : AGES
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Drops in water : SINKS
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Purchase for Wile E. Coyote : TNT
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Sleeveless undergarment, informally : CAMI
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Settled (on) : ALIT
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Event with a crowning moment : PAGEANT
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Store : STASH
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Pull out all the stops : DOITUP
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Not sharp, perhaps : INTUNE
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Thompson of "Sorry to Bother You" : TESSA
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Summer ___ : INTERN
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Soda cracker, by another name : SALTINE
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Choice words? : THATONE
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Pull in : EARN
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See 6-Across : TIMOR
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Microsoft's answer to the iPad : SURFACE
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"I'm so sorry for you!" : POORDEAR
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Trendy : HIP
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Alex and ___ (jewelry chain) : ANI
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Mo. metropolis : STL
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Early development sites : UTERI
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Extended-wear manicure options : GELS
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Added bonus, metaphorically : ICING
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Aerie baby : EAGLET
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Celia known as the "Queen of Salsa" : CRUZ
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Words of admission : ITWASME
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Stop ___ (sign) : AHEAD
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Muralist Rivera : DIEGO
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Goof (around) : SCREW
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Kind of data distribution with two peaks : BIMODAL
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Finish with : ENDAT
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Tometi who co-founded Black Lives Matter : OPAL
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Newsroom sights : DESKS
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"So are we!" : USTOO
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Used Grubhub or Postmates, say : ATEIN
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___ Ing-wen, first female president of Taiwan : TSAI
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Alleged : SOCALLED
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Traditional attire for some martial artists : JUDOGI
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Ornate tea vessel : SAMOVAR
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Overdone : TRITE
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"Howdy!" : HIYA
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Put in a seat, perhaps : ELECT
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Lakeside city that's at one end of I-79 : ERIE
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Result of pulling the goalie : OPENNET
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Jane of "9 to 5" : FONDA
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"Don't misbehave!" : ACTNICE
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Q followers : RST
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Letter that rhymes with three other letters : ETA
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Phishing target, for short : SSN
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Encroach : IMPINGE
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Human rights lawyer Clooney : AMAL
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Like the Dalai Lama : TIBETAN
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Part of the joke : INONIT
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Gawps : STARES
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Go away : VANISH
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Take a dive, perhaps : SCUBA
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W.W. II threat : UBOAT
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Ringing in the new day? : ALARM
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Katie of ESPN : NOLAN
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Brown or blacken : SEAR
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"Duh!," in modern slang : OBVI
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[Nodding] : ISEE
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Japanese soup ingredient : MISO
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Children's author Blyton : ENID
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Bird with a reduplicative name : NENE
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JFK alternative : LGA
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Dallas and Houston are in it, in brief : NBA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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