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New York Times, Friday, October 28, 2022

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
Means of making untraceable social media posts
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Nediger.
Will Nediger notes:
Submitting a puzzle with a three-letter entry that's never been used in the Times, especially an acronym, is always a dicey ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Will Nediger touches on an excellent point: Will Shortz is picky about initialisms. His rationale is that if you've never heard of it, ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times10/28/22 ( No. 26,652 )
Across
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Flummoxed : ATSEA
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___ law : OHMS
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Member of the mammalian order Chiroptera ("hand wing") : BAT
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Late show? : DREAM
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It's raised by a wedge : HEEL
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Ecologist Leopold who advocated "thinking like a mountain" : ALDO
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Symbolic hand gesture in Hinduism : MUDRA
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Like overcast skies, in England : GREY
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N.Y.C. neighborhood west of the Bowery : NOHO
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"This is too painful to watch!" : ICANTLOOK
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Rod fitting in a hole : DOWEL
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Number written as a simple cross in Chinese : TEN
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Festival at the end of Ramadan, informally : EID
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Cash in Jordan : DINARS
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Tomfoolery, e.g. : FUN
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That way : THUS
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Late ___ : FEE
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Means of making untraceable social media posts : BURNERACCOUNT
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Fragrant, buttery breakfast offering : CINNAMONTOAST
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Something a veteran won't make : ROOKIEMISTAKE
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Link abbr. : URL
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When said three times, "Come on, you all" : GUYS
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"___ advice?" : ANY
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Stocks : BROTHS
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Likely : APT
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Word with baby or house : SIT
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Prejudiced person : BIGOT
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Using frozen grapes as ice cubes and binder clips as cable organizers, e.g. : LIFEHACKS
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"Gotcha" : IDIG
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Aristocratic type, in British slang : TOFF
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Disney's "___ of Avalor" : ELENA
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"Meh"-inducing : SOSO
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Subject of a houseguest's query : WIFI
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Small-time : MINOR
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Gender-affirming treatment, in brief : HRT
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Type of chalcedony : ONYX
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Broods : STEWS
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Grudgingly agree : ADMIT
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"No hard feelings?" : TRUCE
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Kia Cadenza, e.g. : SEDAN
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Take home : EARN
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Event that might include poetry, but not pros? : AMATEURNIGHT
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"This is a disaster!" : OHGOD
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Subway fare? : HERO
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Unassuming : MEEK
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Tricksy : SLY
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Fly off the handle : BLOWAFUSE
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Follower : ADHERENT
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You might throw a wrench into it : TOOLSET
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Like the author of "Beowulf," in brief : ANON
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Carl who pioneered modern taxonomy : LINNAEUS
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"Hot Stuff" and "I'm Every Woman," e.g. : DISCOANTHEMS
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Roll with many functions : DUCTTAPE
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James Brown genre : FUNK
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Afternoon hour in Québec : TROIS
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John equivalent : HANS
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Cell authority, maybe : BIOLOGIST
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Courteney Cox was the only "Friends" star who never got one : EMMY
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Sommelier's adjective : OAKY
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It goes door to door : CORRIDOR
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Codswallop : RUBBISH
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Like some orders : TOGO
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Tack on : AFFIX
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Segment made of lines : SCENE
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"Right!" : IKNOW
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Prerevolutionary rulers : TSARS
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Tender ender : LOIN
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Dubious : IFFY
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Came down : ALIT
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Afternoon hour : TWO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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