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New York Times, Thursday, October 20, 2022

Author:
Rebecca Goldstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
Familial outcast depicted three times in this puzzle
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Rebecca Goldstein

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 44 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Goldstein. Thursday freshness: 36%
Rebecca Goldstein notes:
Thrilled to be back on a Thursday! For this theme, I wanted to black out one instance each of LAMB, RAM, and EWE. Selecting theme ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Jim here, sitting in for Jeff Chen, who is taking swimming lessons at THE Y. There are so many ways Thursday constructors can twist ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times10/20/22 ( No. 26,644 )
Across
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Smart TV brand : RCA
4
They're shared by twins : AGES
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Occur : HAPPEN
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One of many on a starfish : ARM
15
Ethical gray area : MORALAMBIGUITY
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Dude : GUY
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"Here's what we should do" : IVEGOTAPLAN
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Called balls, say : UMPED
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Mustang or Impala : CAR
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Tarnish : SULLY
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Complete series, maybe : BOXSET
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One may keep you on the right track, for short : GPS
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James who sang "How Strong Is a Woman" : ETTA
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Accessory for Hello Kitty : HAIRBOW
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Place for a spiritual retreat : ASHRAM
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Eponym for an annual prize for American humor : TWAIN
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Portrait mode feature : BLUR
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Bar mixer : COLA
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Big time : EON
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Word with star or navel : GAZE
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Place for swimming lessons, informally : THEY
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Prefix meaning "sun" : HELIO
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Non-pro : CON
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Sisterly : SORORAL
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Flight ___ : RISK
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Actress Mendes : EVA
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Like the bunny slope : TAMEST
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Slice of brie, e.g. : CHEESEWEDGE
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Laughs : HAHAS
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Dance move named after a Manhattan neighborhood : HARLEMSHAKE
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Sinus doc : ENT
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Not qualified (to) : UNABLE
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Mideast royal : EMIR
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Part of what makes you you : EGO
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Dark volcanic rock : BASALT
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Toward el Atl√°ntico, from Cuba : ESTE
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Comic book onomatopoeia : POW
Down
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Tagliatelle topper : RAGU
2
Morsel in Hansel and Gretel's path : CRUMB
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Comedian with the 2014 humor book "Yes Please" : AMYPOEHLER
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In the thick of : AMIDST
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End of a presidential address? : GOV
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Upright : ERECT
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Chapter after chapter : SAGA
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Blackjack choice : HIT
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U.S. Open winner of 1994 and 1999 : AGASSI
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Hawaiian word meaning "hors d'oeuvre" : PUPU
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Tablet : PILL
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Citation abbreviation : ETAL
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Part of a U.N. address? : NYNY
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Italian auto with a bull in its logo : LAMBORGHINI
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Sandwich order specification : EXTRAMAYO
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Accept as a loss : EAT
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Wok, e.g. : PAN
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"Notorious" justice, in brief : RBG
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Familial outcast depicted three times in this puzzle : BLACKSHEEP
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Greek spirit : OUZO
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Small songbird : WREN
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Isn't oneself? : ACTS
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Manhattan neighborhood next to TriBeCa : SOHO
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Some small Scots : WEELADS
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Internet service provider whose name is now stylized with a period : AOL
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"Don't I know you from somewhere?" : HAVEWEMET
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"Your Song" singer Rita : ORA
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List on Craigslist, say : RESELL
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Arrival declaration : IMHERE
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Coral ___ : SEA
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They're found in brackets : TEAMS
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November, Alfa, ___, Oscar ("NATO" in the NATO alphabet) : TANGO
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Cousin of a carp : CHUB
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Tennis's Mandlikova : HANA
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Divisions of history : ERAS
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Actor Idris : ELBA
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Fat in Indian cooking : GHEE
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Put away securely : STOW
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Hobbyist's purchase : KIT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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