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New York Times, Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Author:
Ailee Yoshida
Editor:
Will Shortz
What a dog's tail wag and bark might mean
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Ailee Yoshida

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Yoshida. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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As a high school student, I pick up on a variety of language throughout my day, ranging from Gen-Z slang to calculus terms. This ... read more
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Ailee Yoshida is the youngest female constructor in NYT crossword history.

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© 2022, The New York Times10/11/22 ( No. 26,635 )
Across
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Word said twice before "pants on fire" : LIAR
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Dressed (in) : CLAD
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Miso, for one : PASTE
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Guesstimate words : ORSO
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2021 Pixar film set on the Italian Riviera : LUCA
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Colorado ski resort : ASPEN
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*Sincere intentions : GOODFAITH
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Swiss green : CHARD
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How one might cower : INFEAR
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Martial artist Bruce : LEE
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What gives a doc inside info? : MRI
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Artfully evasive : COY
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*One who's "Hoppin' and a-boppin' and a-singin' his song," in a 1958 hit : ROCKINROBIN
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Vicinity : AREA
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Round of a track race : HEAT
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King or Donkey follower : KONG
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What a dog's tail wag and bark might mean : LETSPLAY
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Slackens, as rain : ABATES
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*With 39-Across, flower named for its distinctive shape : STAR
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*See 38-Across : LILY
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Cake: Fr. : GATEAU
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Slowly enter, as a crowd might : FILTERIN
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Possible score after deuce : ADIN
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Escape ___ (group activity) : ROOM
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Yoshi of Mario games is one, for short : DINO
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*Considerable amount of money, in an idiom : PRETTYPENNY
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Vietnamese dish containing 46-Down : PHO
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Barrel at a brewery : KEG
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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Chucked forcefully, in modern lingo : YEETED
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Foolish : INANE
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Kara Zor-El's identity in DC Comics ... or a punny hint to the answers to the starred clues : SUPERGIRL
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Matt of "The Martian" : DAMON
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"Really, though?" : ISIT
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Garfield's canine buddy : ODIE
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Some dog-powered transports : SLEDS
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Badgers : NAGS
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Filming locations : SETS
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Like the left brain, in pop psychology : LOGICAL
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Smelter's material : IRONORE
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Heretofore : ASOFYET
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Went by horse or car : RODE
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Mild cigar : CLARO
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Him, in Paris : LUI
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Do one's part? : ACT
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Mexico's national flower : DAHLIA
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Kind of fitness test for K-12 students : PACER
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Output from an eruption : ASH
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Sender of unsolicited emails : SPAMBOT
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French loaf baked in a rectangular mold : TERRINE
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They're typically happy in fairy tales : ENDINGS
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A ways away : FAR
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Involve : ENTAIL
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Burn slightly : CHAR
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It has all the answers : KEY
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Gave the green light : OKAYED
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Agree : ASSENT
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Org. sponsoring a school fund-raiser, perhaps : PTA
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Hill with the 1998 #1 hit "Doo Wop (That Thing)" : LAURYN
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Sandwich named for its ingredients : BLT
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Depict by drawing : LIMN
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Spinoff clothing store for children : GAPKIDS
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Kind of gland that produces cortisol : ADRENAL
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Reason for overtime : TIEGAME
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Enemy : FOE
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Hazardous current : RIPTIDE
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Get using will power? : INHERIT
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Slurpy strands of food : NOODLES
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Decides to join : OPTSIN
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Most student drivers : TEENS
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Russian refusals : NYETS
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"Quit ___ bellyachin'!" : YER
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"Me" problems : EGOS
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Minimal gesture of acknowledgment : NOD
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"Party in the ___" (Miley Cyrus hit) : USA
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Common shape for a toy bank : PIG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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