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New York Times, Monday, October 10, 2022

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
Place in an auto dealership to pick up wiper blades or spark plugs
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 105 for Mr. Walden.
Byron Walden notes:
Don't delete your calendar app! Yes, it is indeed my byline on a Monday. Had the lower right corner with the revealer not worked out, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
PAR ... TWO? What self-respecting golfer abides by par twos? Certainly not the guys at That's Amazing. This finance guy was so sure ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times10/10/22 ( No. 26,634 )
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Fusses in front of the mirror, say : PRIMPS
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Crudely mimicked : APED
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Show hosts, for short : MCS
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Like outdoor photos taken from above : AERIAL
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Peacekeeping grp. since 1949 : NATO
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Tuna type in sushi restaurants : AHI
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Opponent who helps train a boxer : SPARRINGPARTNER
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Tribal family tree? : TOTEMPOLE
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Operatic solos : ARIAS
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Broke a fast : ATE
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Parsley, sage, rosemary or thyme : HERB
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Spotify or TikTok : APP
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___ Bell (fast-food chain) : TACO
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"Precisely!" : YES
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Female sheep : EWE
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Coastal vista : SEASCAPE
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Gastrophile : FOODIE
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Most difficult challenge for many a student driver : PARALLELPARKING
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Related to stars : ASTRAL
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White dogs, or bluish-gray cats : MALTESES
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Airport code for Australia's largest city : SYD
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End of a soldier's email address : MIL
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YouTube button : PLAY
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Lively energy : PEP
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California valley known for its vineyards : NAPA
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Belly up to the ___ : BAR
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Narrative transition : SEGUE
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Lead singer for Culture Club : BOYGEORGE
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Place in an auto dealership to pick up wiper blades or spark plugs : PARTSDEPARTMENT
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Take advantage of : USE
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Quentin Tarantino's "___ Fiction" : PULP
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More ludicrous : INANER
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Paintball filler : DYE
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Prone to prying : NOSY
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Common miniature golf goal ... or a hint to what's found in 17-, 39- and 60-Across : PARTWO
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Farfalle, fettuccine or fusilli : PASTA
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Transplant, as a flower : REPOT
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Boiling mad : IRATE
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Bog down : MIRE
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Dish with chicken, veal or eggplant, familiarly : PARM
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Inadvertent error : SLIP
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What a protractor measures : ANGLE
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Like onion or garlic skin : PAPERY
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Letter after zeta : ETA
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"___ the Explorer" : DORA
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Combo offerings at nail salons : MANIPEDIS
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Cabernet or merlot sold in a box, say : CHEAPWINE
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Titles for knights : SIRS
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What goners have : NOHOPE
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Lead-in to "la-la" : TRA
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Happen to : BEFALL
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Bygone Russian ruler : TSAR
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Happy as ___ : ACLAM
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Dial a radio show, say : CALLIN
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"Ish" : SORTA
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Brain tests, in brief : EEGS
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Health resorts : SPAS
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"So simple!" : EASYPEASY
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Credential for a painter or sculptor : ARTDEGREE
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Stately shade tree : ELM
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"___-doke!" : OKEY
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Tropical fruit with highly nutritious seeds : PAPAYA
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Things stuck on file folders : LABELS
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"To ___ it mildly ..." : PUT
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Red flower of wartime remembrance : POPPY
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Actor Spiner of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" : BRENT
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Vice president who resigned in 1973 : AGNEW
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Having a throwback style : RETRO
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Tater : SPUD
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Channel showing game highlights : ESPN
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Hold firmly : GRIP
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Sicilian stratovolcano : ETNA
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"The Wire" character portrayed by Michael K. Williams : OMAR
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Couple of musicians : DUO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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