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New York Times, Thursday, October 14, 2021

10-Down : Shooting stars

Author:
Matt Fuchs
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Fuchs.
Matt Fuchs notes:
I am thrilled to be returning to The New York Times with a second puzzle! A lot has occurred since my Times debut. Back then, I was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Such amusing finds, phrases reinterpreted as if they started with swear(ish) words. I got a fun visual of a monocled Brit shaking his ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times10/14/21 ( No. 26,273 )
Across
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Long-term appeal : LEGS
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Rock star Cobain : KURT
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Leave off : OMIT
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Q: How much does it cost to park at stadiums? A: ___ : ALOT
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Postpone, as enrollment : DEFER
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Captain in "The Mysterious Island" : NEMO
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"My allergies are really acting up!" : BLOODYNOSE
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Sicily's highest peak : ETNA
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Unusual time to start a vacation : MIDWEEK
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YouTube content : VIDEOS
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"It ___" (pompous arrival's declaration) : ISI
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"That third strike cost us the game!" : FREAKINGOUT
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Like Swarthmore, but not Bryn Mawr : COED
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Food industry lobby, for short : NRA
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Frost bit? : VERSE
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Not leave to chance : ENSURE
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Run for fun, perhaps : TYPO
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Spanish 101 verb : SER
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"I keep losing things in the dryer!" : DARNSOCKS
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Mitch's husband on "Modern Family" : CAM
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Architect ___ Ming Pei : IEOH
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Calligraphy details : SERIFS
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Hoard : AMASS
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Head across the pond? : LOO
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Ella Fitzgerald forte : SCAT
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"My iPhone never works!" : ROTTENAPPLE
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Wearer of a "Y" sweatshirt : ELI
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Wackadoodle : WEIRDO
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Stand by the pool, maybe : TIKIBAR
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Fit for the task : ABLE
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"This bug spray is useless!" : BLASTEDOFF
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Like many a campfire story : EERIE
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Water pitcher : EWER
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Pressure, informally : HEAT
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It may be on the house : LIEN
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One who's got your back : ALLY
Down
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Maze runners : LABMICE
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National Medal of Arts recipient whose novel "Juneteenth" was published posthumously : ELLISON
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Special treats : GOODIES
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Put (away) : STOW
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Puzzle whose name comes from the Japanese for "cleverness squared" : KENKEN
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World traveler? : UFO
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Hi-___ : RES
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Fountain near the Spanish Steps : TREVI
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Wired : ONEDGE
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Shooting stars : METEORS
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"What's the point in me even trying" : IMNOUSE
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Glass elevator? : TOASTER
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Easter egg decorator : DYER
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Absolutely, informally : DEF
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Call upon : INVOKE
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Place to purchase pencils and paint : ARTSHOP
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Prizefight ending : KAYO
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Lemon or turkey : DUD
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Upped the ante : RAISED
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Old-fashioned preposition : ERE
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Microsoft Surfaces, e.g. : PCS
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The Big Easy : NOLA
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Typical college interviewees: Abbr. : SRS
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Business that offers body waxing : CARWASH
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Creatures named for their changing shape : AMOEBAE
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Roald Dahl heroine : MATILDA
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Nickname for the subzero 1967 N.F.L. Championship Game : ICEBOWL
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Balls in a pocket : FALAFEL
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Recipe that might call for ginger and soy sauce : STIRFRY
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Word with fair or fight : STREET
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Chooses to receive marketing emails, say : OPTSIN
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Prize declined by Sartre : NOBEL
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Diet-friendly : LITE
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Just scrape (by) : EKE
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Bit of creativity : IDEA
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Scented souvenir : LEI
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Is after you? : ARE

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

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