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New York Times, Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Author:
Simeon Seigel
Editor:
Will Shortz
Autonomous household helper since 2002
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Simeon Seigel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Seigel.
Simeon Seigel notes:
There are dozens of terms composed of 4+4+4 common, unrelated components (FEAT+HERB+RAIN, say). But I could only find a handful of good 4+4+4+4 ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Jim here, sitting in for Jeff Chen, who is still telling his often-repeated golf story. I know, I know, you're disappointed Jeff's not ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times10/26/22 ( No. 26,650 )
Across
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Autonomous household helper since 2002 : ROOMBA
7
"I feel your pain!" : THATSUCKS
16
More bountiful : AMPLER
17
Inspiration for an often-repeated golf story : HOLEINONE
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Patsy + French "to be" + Singe + Pop queen = Sales wonk : MARKETRESEARCHER
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Be nosy : PRY
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River at Arles : RHONE
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Leopold's partner in 1920s crime : LOEB
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Give a few laughs : AMUSE
24
1952 Winter Olympics host : OSLO
27
Boat pole + Old "once" + Pace + Essence = Chief planner : MASTERSTRATEGIST
34
Study at the eleventh hour, say : CRAM
35
River past Cincinnati : OHIO
36
Sound emitted by methane emitters : MOO
37
Cryer in movies : JON
38
What you're on when you're crawling ... or a hint to parsing 18-, 27-, 46- and 61-Across : ALLFOURS
42
Flat … or inflate? : PAD
43
Part of a stable diet? : OAT
44
Like some practice courts : MOOT
45
Sticky note, maybe : MEMO
46
Fiber source + Auto make + Red planet + Boxing family = Noted jazz saxophonist : BRANFORDMARSALIS
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Prefix with present : OMNI
53
Cloudless : CLEAR
54
Early foe for 007 : DRNO
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With 58-Across, SEAL missions : NAVAL
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See 57-Across : OPS
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Interpret + Hockey's Kovalchuk + Colorado ski town + Fit = On hand : READILYAVAILABLE
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Regards : APPLIESTO
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Arrived on horseback : RODEIN
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"Wretched hive of scum and villainy," per Obi-Wan Kenobi : MOSEISLEY
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Gently rocked : SWAYED
Down
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Incline : RAMP
2
Somali-born congresswoman from Minnesota : OMAR
3
Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
4
___ Day (Jan. observance) : MLK
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Slangy request at a kegger : BEERME
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Playwright Miller : ARTHUR
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"Interwebs" : THENET
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Gas pump attachment : HOSE
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Quaff of gruit and wort, in days of yore : ALE
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Drink "for two" in song : TEA
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Entitled Brit? : SIR
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Open, in a way : UNCLOG
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Silver salmon : COHO
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Bend it, like Beckham? : KNEE
15
Nikola Tesla, ethnically : SERB
19
One of the friends on "Friends" : ROSS
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Bank drive-thru convenience : ATM
24
Pearl Harbor National Memorial locale : OAHU
25
Begin to wake : STIR
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Presidents Harrison, Hoover, Clinton and Obama, by birth : LEOS
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Uninspiring or low-paying work : MCJOB
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Erupting with noise : AROAR
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One getting credit for seasonal gifts : SANTA
30
Young inhabitant of the Hundred Acre Wood : ROO
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Push on : IMPEL
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"Ditto" : SOAMI
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Fusses : TODOS
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Radio toggle : AMFM
39
Lake bird : LOON
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___ Greiner, the so-called "Queen of QVC" : LORI
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Co. making arrangements : FTD
45
Tag, key or chip, say : MAR
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"Gourd" : NOODLE
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James who plays Professor X in film : MCAVOY
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Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
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Shows for a later audience : REAIRS
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Unhealthy-looking : SALLOW
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1/8 fluid ounce : DRAM
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Certain tow job : REPO
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Takes some down time : NAPS
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___ the Great (sleuth of kid-lit) : NATE
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Comply : OBEY
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It may mean squat to a dancer : PLIE
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Thrill : SEND
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Right on the dial of a grandfather clock? : III
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"Au Revoir ___ Enfants" : LES
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Big fashion inits. : YSL
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___-compliant (what public facilities must be, in brief) : ADA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle.

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