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New York Times, Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Small interval for grouping data, to a coder

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 41 Missing: {FQX} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Trudeau.
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© 2021, The New York Times10/19/21 ( No. 26,278 )
Across
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Part of a doorframe : JAMB
5
Goat's bleat : MAA
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Catch, as fly balls : SHAG
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Ingredient in some topical gels : ALOE
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Furniture item often facing a TV : COUCH
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Writer Ephron : NORA
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Top : BEST
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The blahs, more formally : ENNUI
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October birthstone : OPAL
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*Children's book whose title character says "If I can fool a bug, I can surely fool a man. People are not as smart as bugs" : CHARLOTTESWEB
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Dead even : ALLTIEDUP
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Holds on to : KEEPS
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"Isn't ___ bit like you and me?" (Beatles lyric) : HEA
27
___ Rizzo, main role in "Midnight Cowboy" : RATSO
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Genie's locale : LAMP
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It has fuzzy skin : PEACH
34
French word in some bistro names : CHEZ
35
Greek goddess of discord : ERIS
36
"___ you asked ..." : SINCE
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Game often played with a random number generator : KENO
38
___-advised : ILL
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Late actor Ed : ASNER
40
Small interval for grouping data, to a coder : BIN
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Baseball rival of BOS : NYY
42
Takes classes at : ATTENDS
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Sushi topper : ROE
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Say that you're going, say : RSVP
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Bygone jet, for short : SST
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Unwanted discovery in a refrigerator : ODOR
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Accumulate : PILEUP
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Radish lookalike : TURNIP
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Yard sale caveat : ASIS
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Whom you might contact after a computer crash : ITGUY
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Eight, in Italian : OTTO
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Persistent little sibling, maybe : PEST
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Title winner : CHAMP
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Hijab, e.g. : VEIL
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National Endowment for the ___ : ARTS
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Unsupported assertion : SAYSO
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Big name in petrol : ESSO
Down
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The "one" in a one-two : JAB
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Actor Baldwin : ALEC
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Dance in a pit : MOSH
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Downloads in the testing phase : BETAAPPS
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Muslims, e.g., but not Hindus : MONOTHEISTS
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*Chain known for its soft pretzels : AUNTIEANNES
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Bit of décor? : ACUTEACCENT
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Layered buildup in the Arctic : SNOWPACK
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Wish : HOPE
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Part of U.A.E. : ARAB
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___ pal : GAL
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Housing in the big house : CELL
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Rushed, old-style : HIED
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Monogram of the "Treasure Island" author : RLS
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California's Big ___ : SUR
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Fashion's Calvin : KLEIN
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One who's up at dawn : EARLYRISER
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*Prominent left-leaning political action committee : EMILYSLIST
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Literary trio found in the answers to this puzzle's starred clues : THEBRONTES
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"Affliction" for those close to graduation : SENIORITIS
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Globe coverer : OZONE
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H.S. exam : PSAT
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Word with immunity or mentality : HERD
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"The Simpsons" storekeeper : APU
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___'wester (hat) : SOU
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Pieces of three-pieces : VESTS
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Teed off : DROVE
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One of the Smurfs : PAPA
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Insta uploads : PICS
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Care for cars? : TYPO
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Sport with mallets : POLO
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"___ Carter V" (2018 Lil Wayne album) : THA
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Part of L.G.B.T. : GAY
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Hesitant syllables : UMS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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