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New York Times, Saturday, October 16, 2021

"Sorry if you were offended," e.g.

Author:
Caitlin Reid and Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Reid. This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Agard. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Jeff Chen notes:
A perfect Saturday crossword. 72 words is the max allowable for a themeless, so the bar is sky high. Not only do you have to maximize ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times10/16/21 ( No. 26,275 )
Across
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It's said to have been born on Orange Street, in Kingston, Jamaica : SKA
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Big to-do : STIR
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Bright night lights : NOVAS
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Popular baby shower gift : CRIB
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"Sorry if you were offended," e.g. : NONAPOLOGY
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Pop music nickname : RIRI
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Catchphrase for Olivia Pope on "Scandal" : ITSHANDLED
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Usher : ESCORT
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People also known as the Cat Nation : ERIE
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Wolf's home? : CNN
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"I could a tale unfold ___ lightest word / Would harrow up thy soul ...": "Hamlet" : WHOSE
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Run one's eyes over : SCAN
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Water gait? : WADE
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Call near the end of a card game : UNO
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Squalor : FILTH
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Regional dog variety : CONEY
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Big award in French cinema : PALMEDOR
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Very bottom : FLOOR
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"No hard feelings?" : AREWEGOOD
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Better part of 1999? : NINES
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L.G.B.T.Q.I.A. follower : PLUSSIGN
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Certain swinger : HINGE
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Street in a James Baldwin title : BEALE
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Co. bigwig : COO
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Say the same thing as : ECHO
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Metalworker's union : WELD
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Unlikely to give a strong reaction : INERT
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For choice : YEA
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Spill : FALL
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Photographer's staff : UNIPOD
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"Wait, wait, don't tell me!" : NOSPOILERS
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Its anthem is "Terre de nos aïeux" : TOGO
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Having trouble making a call : ONTHEFENCE
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Did some P.R. work on : SPUN
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Undesirable bedmates? : WEEDS
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Common Christmas tree decoration : STAR
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Realize : SEE
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Blow it : SCREWUP
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Eighth incarnation of Vishnu : KRISHNA
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Sit on a windowsill, say : AIRCOOL
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Huff : SNIT
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Babysitter's charge : TOT
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Check for bugs : INSECTREPELLENT
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Showing uncritical enthusiasm : RAHRAH
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Zip : NONE
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Discontinued : OLD
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One prone to blowing off steam : VOLCANO
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Like some nonbinary people : AGENDER
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State capital near Bondi Beach : SYDNEY
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Life lines? : BIOS
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Royal ___ : PAIN
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Zebra : REFEREE
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Steady partner? : SLOW
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Supply in a golf bag : WOODS
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Date sacred to Jupiter : IDES
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Converge (on) : CLOSEIN
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National fruit of the Philippines : MANGO
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Court infraction : FOUL
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Showy blossom in the iris family, for short : GLAD
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"Zing!" : NICEONE
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Quickly : INHASTE
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Treats that come in plastic tubes : ICEPOPS
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Fail to follow along : GOROGUE
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Still going : NOTDONE
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"That's uncalled for!" : HEYNOW
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Beauties : BELLES
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Victor Hugo's Cosette, e.g. : WAIF
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Tiny carps : NITS
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Opposing forces : FOES
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Part of UX : USER
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Utmost degree? : PHD
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Erstwhile camera and satellite maker for NASA : RCA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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