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New York Times, Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Unsuk Chin's "Alice in Wonderland," for one

Author:
Johanna Fenimore
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Fenimore.
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© 2021, The New York Times10/27/21 ( No. 26,286 )
Across
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"The Fox and the Grapes," e.g. : FABLE
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What often follows "Did you hear ...?" : RUMOR
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___ Jima : IWO
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Yet to be rented : UNLET
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Unsuk Chin's "Alice in Wonderland," for one : OPERA
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Hosp. scan : MRI
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Classic line from the Superfans sketch on "S.N.L." : DAAAAABEARS
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Buddy : PAL
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Cacophony : DIN
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William who lent his name to a state : PENN
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Masterful moves : COUPS
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Classic line from the Delicious Dish sketch on "S.N.L." : SCHWEDDYBALLS
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Apple platform : IOS
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Baked ___ : ALASKA
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Belief system : CREDO
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Womb mate : TWIN
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Sue Grafton's "___ for Innocent" : IIS
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Classic opening line from an NBC sketch show : LIVEFROMNEWYORK
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King or queen topper : ACE
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Baby ___ ("The Mandalorian" nickname) : YODA
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Looks all over (for) : HUNTS
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Reply to "Gracias" : DENADA
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"___ Duke" (1976 Stevie Wonder hit) : SIR
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Classic line from the Wayne's World sketch on "S.N.L." : WERENOTWORTHY
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Doughnut go-with on an orchard tour : CIDER
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Indian honorifics : SRIS
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Little dog's bark : YAP
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"I'll take that as ___" : ANO
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Classic line from the Blue Öyster Cult sketch on "S.N.L." : MORECOWBELL
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Pot-au-___ (French stew) : FEU
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How some will solve this crossword : ININK
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Start of a playground selection process : EENIE
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Humorous suffix with "most" and "best" : EST
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Religious offshoots : SECTS
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Made ewe cry? : BAAED
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"Wabbit" pursuer Elmer : FUDD
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Diarist Nin : ANAIS
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Mel who voiced 1-Down : BLANC
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Grassy field : LEA
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Greek "H" : ETA
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Dressed like a Supreme Court justice : ROBED
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Overturn : UPEND
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Ogreish sort : MEANY
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Hockey great Bobby : ORR
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Scamp : RASCAL
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Strong urge : IMPULSION
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Sarong, for one : WRAPSKIRT
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Some fine art : OILS
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Imitates : APES
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Humorous suffix with "crap" and "schnozz" : OLA
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Prep for a surprise party, in a way : HIDE
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Big dog's bark : WOOF
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Nemesis : BANE
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Doesn't just assume, say : ASKS
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Attired : CLAD
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Mirin and sake : RICEWINES
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Made level : EVENEDOUT
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Also : TOO
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Subj. of arms talks : WMD
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___ funk : INA
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Hanks's "Sleepless in Seattle" co-star : RYAN
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Sound from a fan : WHIR
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Portable structure that's pitched : YURT
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Exist : ARE
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Skin layer : DERMIS
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Uninspiring : SOSO
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Overseer of Hamlet's duel with Laertes : OSRIC
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Council site of 1545 : TRENT
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Absorbs, as body moisture : WICKS
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"Laughing" scavenger : HYENA
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New Haven Ivy Leaguer : YALIE
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___ au lait : CAFE
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Begged : PLED
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What the tangent of 45° is equal to : ONE
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Something that's catchy? : WEB
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Actress Arthur : BEA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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