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New York Times, Thursday, October 27, 2022

Author:
Barbara Lin
Editor:
Will Shortz
Eat, quaintly
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Barbara Lin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Lin. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Barbara Lin notes:
This is my first rebus puzzle. It got its start when I thought of BREAK BREAD and JUNK DRAWER together, with that fairly uncommon KD ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Leveling up from Wednesday to Thursday NYT crosswords can feel insurmountable. The only rule for Thursdays is that there are no rules. ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Jeff is right that finding words for this theme is best done by coding, but just for fun, let's try RegEx. Transformation at the first ... read more
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PM
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© 2022, The New York Times10/27/22 ( No. 26,651 )
Across
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Vacuum : VOID
5
Direction for snowbirds : SOUTH
10
Foes of Frodo : ORCS
14
___ colada : PINA
15
Best : OUTDO
16
The Big Easy : NOLA
17
Mail opening : SLOT
18
Brunch offering : CREPE
19
Subj. that includes the study of bubbles? : ECON
20
Eat, quaintly : BREAKBREAD
22
Fatty, as tissue : ADIPOSE
24
Old T-shirt, maybe : RAG
25
Complains, donkey-style : BRAYS
28
Confronts reality : FACESFACTS
29
Modern ___ : ERA
30
They line the Champs-Élysées : CAFES
31
Finish, as a cake : FROST
32
"That's a bad idea!" : DONTDOIT
34
"That __ Then, This Is Now" (1971 S. E. Hinton novel) : WAS
35
Solution to some chemistry problems? : LYE
36
Start of a reminiscence : ONCE
37
Cynthia who played Harriet Tubman in 2019's "Harriet" : ERIVO
39
Longtime CBS drama : NCIS
43
Where to find "Fresh Air" : NPR
45
Identity prefix : CIS
46
Wildly outlandish story : TALLTALE
47
Range maker : AMANA
50
Frenzied : MANIC
52
Alternative to a boot : TOW
53
Lawn equipment with an engine : POWERMOWER
54
Hole ___ : INONE
55
Rite Aid rival : CVS
56
Like some questions that will never be answered : UNASKED
58
Be in direct competition : GOTOETOTOE
60
Bergdorf competitor : SAKS
61
Saguaros, e.g. : CACTI
64
They may be split or loose : ENDS
66
Frozen treat : ICEE
67
Words mouthed to a TV camera : HIMOM
68
Make amends? : EDIT
69
Frozen treat : CONE
70
Give an address : ORATE
71
D.C. address? : SOTU
Down
1
Air Force Two riders : VPS
2
Crude industrialist? : OILBARON
3
Not derived from living matter : INORGANIC
4
"It's a ___!'" : DATE
5
Place where everything should have a mate : SOCKDRAWER
6
Couple's word : OUR
7
Tribe for which a state is named : UTE
8
Reason for an end zone celebration, for short : TDPASS
9
Did some gardening : HOED
10
Like some families : ONEPARENT
11
Ornate : ROCOCO
12
Places to hang hangers : CLOSETS
13
Most reasonable : SANEST
21
"Shark Tank" airer : ABC
23
Highly debatable : IFFY
24
Give a makeover : REDO
26
A ways away : AFAR
27
Confident assertion : YESICAN
33
Home of Dollywood : TENNESSEE
35
Moving too slowly, say : LOSINGTIME
38
Prosecco o Chianti : VINO
40
Item of feline furniture : CATCONDO
41
"Five stars!" : ILOVEDIT
42
Oodles : SLEWS
44
Part of PRNDL : PARK
47
College-level H.S. class with scales and intervals : APMUSIC
48
Formula 1 locale : MONACO
49
Rouse : AWAKEN
50
Where a trapeze artist performs : MIDAIR
51
Co. big : CEO
57
Device with Alexa : ECHO
59
Tiny pedestals, of a sort : TEES
62
Nashville awards org. : CMA
63
Little one : TOT
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Apt name for a goulash chef : STU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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