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New York Times, Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Author:
Drew Schmenner
Editor:
Will Shortz
Classic Wilson Pickett cover (1966)
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Drew Schmenner

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Schmenner.
Drew Schmenner notes:
Determining which car-related songs to include in this puzzle was the biggest challenge in constructing it. First, the song titles had ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The BADASS UGLY TRUTH is that even this pop music moron enjoyed the AUTOTUNE pun. I can't help groovin' in my seat when LOW RIDER ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times10/12/22 ( No. 26,636 )
Across
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Vegetable rich in vitamin K, appropriately : KALE
5
Undergrad conferrals, for short : BAS
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Sticks around a classroom? : RULERS
14
"I have no ___" : IDEA
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Gymnast Raisman : ALY
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Captivate : ENAMOR
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Top 10 funk hit from War with an iconic bass line (1975) : LOWRIDER
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Initial attempts : FORAYS
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Inspiration for some psychedelic music : LSD
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___ Kondo, organizing guru : MARIE
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Serum vessel : VIAL
24
Classic Wilson Pickett cover (1966) : MUSTANGSALLY
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Bad streaks : SLUMPS
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Some damning evidence : TAPES
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Garment traditionally woven from white wool : TOGA
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Close chica : AMIGA
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Cartoon collectible : CEL
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Sports trainer's concern, for short : ACL
38
Tracy Chapman hit with the line "I had a feeling I could be someone" (1988) : FASTCAR
40
What "XXX" might represent in comics : ALE
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Small dog : TOY
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"You got me this time!" : IGIVE
43
Water balloons on a hot day, say : AMMO
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Wore out : TAXED
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Seeks at an auction : BIDSON
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Janis Joplin's final recording, which had an anticonsumerism message (1970) : MERCEDESBENZ
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"I have no ___" : CLUE
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Water balloon sound : SPLAT
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Proof finale, in brief : QED
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Rich, fashionable sorts : JETSET
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Modern music staple that's a punny description of 17-, 24-, 38- and 48-Across : AUTOTUNE
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Available, as a London cab : ONHIRE
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Prefix with city or state : TRI
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People that built the Temple of Kukulkan : MAYA
65
Moistened, in a way : BASTED
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Winter hrs. in Boston : EST
67
Printer toner color : CYAN
Down
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Crush (it) : KILL
2
Foofaraws : ADOS
3
Like some PG-13 language : LEWD
4
Home of the body's vestibular system : EAR
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Supercool individual : BADASS
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Smartphone notification : ALERT
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Turkey is on top of this : SYRIA
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Expert with flags, perhaps : REF
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"___ más!" : UNO
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Caterpillars and such : LARVAE
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Many messages in spam folders : EMAILSCAMS
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Palace resident : ROYAL
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"ur joking, right?!" : SRSLY
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Waking announcement : IMUP
22
Tempt : ENTICE
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Sport with cage matches, in brief : MMA
25
Lady ___ : GAGA
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Get a round of punch? : SPAR
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"Right now" : STAT
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Bonkers : LOCO
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Unpleasant realities : UGLYTRUTHS
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Some stage whispers : ASIDES
33
"Catfish" airer : MTV
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Friend of Telly and Zoe : ELMO
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Name hidden in "paleontology" : LEON
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Prix ___ : FIXE
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Gray-haired, say : AGED
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Woodcarving tool : ADZ
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Doesn't just pass the test : ACESIT
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"Get outta here!" : BEATIT
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"___ the Wild" (2007 film) : INTO
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Minimum wage employment, informally : MCJOB
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Kagan of the Supreme Court : ELENA
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Sudden wave : SPATE
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Obscures : BLURS
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Docking spot : QUAY
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Singer born Eithne Ní Bhraonáin : ENYA
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Many a diploma signer : DEAN
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Before, poetically : ERE
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Actor Danson : TED
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Cable option for cinephiles : TMC

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