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New York Times, Monday, October 11, 2021

*Atlanta rapper featured on Lizzo's Grammy-nominated "Exactly How I Feel"

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Monday, September 6, 2021.
Author:
Joshua Rosenblatt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rosenblatt.
Joshua Rosenblatt notes:
Publishing my first puzzle in the NYT is a real pinch-me moment! I've been puzzling my whole life, but I only really got into ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I was flummoxed on two levels today — not surprising given that my wardrobe, largely consists of t-shirts older than me, is certainly ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

The clue for CHLOE ZHAO at 17-Across was changed from "Asian-American" to "Chinese-born."

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© 2021, The New York Times9/6/21 ( No. 26,235 )
Across
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Combat sport on pay-per-view, in brief : MMA
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On the ___ of the moment : SPUR
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Like oversize clothes : BAGGY
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___ milk (nondairy choice) : OAT
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On the up-and-up : LEGIT
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Match in opinion : AGREE
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*Chinese-born director who became only the second woman to win the Oscar for Best Director : CHLOEZHAO
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Shrek's love : FIONA
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Listened to : HEARD
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Penthouse or attic : TOPFLOOR
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Rear end, to Brits : ARSE
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*Runway model famous for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel : CHANELIMAN
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Agcy. dealing with workplace accidents : OSHA
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Animals around the house : PETS
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Elvis's wife : PRISCILLA
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Jewish community center, for short : YMHA
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D.C. "Squad" member : AOC
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Fashionable ... or where you might find the starts of the answers to the starred clues : INVOGUE
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Command between "ready" and "fire" : AIM
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Like a basso's voice : DEEP
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Vegetables in traditional moussaka : EGGPLANTS
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Did a sketch : DREW
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Disturb, as sediment : ROIL
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*Longest resident performer at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace : CELINEDION
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Have ___ in one's belfry : BATS
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Response to a stimulus : REACTION
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Baked pudding of potatoes or noodles in Jewish cooking : KUGEL
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Loosen, as laces : UNTIE
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*Atlanta rapper featured on Lizzo's Grammy-nominated "Exactly How I Feel" : GUCCIMANE
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Bishop's hat : MITER
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Stop and Yield : SIGNS
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AOL, for one : ISP
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Budweiser and Beck's : BEERS
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Altoids containers : TINS
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Tennis court divider : NET
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Chocolate-flavored coffee : MOCHA
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HBO's "Real Time With Bill ___" : MAHER
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Book of maps : ATLAS
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Transport down a winter hill : SLED
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Dispenser candy : PEZ
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"That tastes bad!" : UGH
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Cowboy's rope : RIATA
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Perplex : BAFFLE
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Nimbleness : AGILITY
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Bachelor party attendee : GROOMSMAN
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Italian city where Columbus was born : GENOA
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Ache (for) : YEARN
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Saturday morning TV character : TOON
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Dunkable cookies : OREOS
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Vitality : PEP
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Place for a goatee : CHIN
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Split in two : HALVE
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Biol. or chem. : SCI
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Increase unnecessarily, as an expense report : PAD
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___ v. Wade : ROE
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Cold drink with caffeine : ICEDLATTE
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Something to throw on a fire : LOG
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Belligerent, in London : AGGRO
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Runaway success : HIT
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Mornings, informally : AMS
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"Once ___ a time" : UPON
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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More costly : PRICIER
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Collection of songs : ALBUM
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Goes in : ENTERS
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One of ancient China's Three Kingdoms : WEI
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Bit of bread : CRUMB
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Start of a playground rhyme : EENIE
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Kennel occupants : DOGS
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Arctic dweller : INUIT
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Once more : AGAIN
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All wound up : TENSE
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Got some shut-eye : SLEPT
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Candy item in foil : KISS
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Some movie f/x : CGI
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MSNBC competitor : CNN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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