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New York Times, Friday, October 29, 2021

Boob tube?

Author:
Aimee Lucido
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Aimee Lucido

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Lucido.
Aimee Lucido notes:
This puzzle was my attempt at making a grid-first puzzle. Sometimes I get locked into the same grid shapes, which means I tend to get ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
There would be HELL TO PAY if a male constructor tried to pull off a [Boob tube?] clue for UNDERWIRE. That's so brilliant, so funny, ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times10/29/21 ( No. 26,288 )
Across
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Rhyming ice cream treat : CHOCOTACO
10
They may be loaded or covered : BASES
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What there will be if you cross the wrong person : HELLTOPAY
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If you ask her to make you a sandwich, she'll say "OK, you're a sandwich" : ALEXA
17
Boob tube? : UNDERWIRE
18
Foolish in an endearing way : DIPPY
19
Summer setting in the Windy City : CDT
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Ten C-notes : ONEG
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Bachelorette party accessories : SASHES
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One in the Jenner family : KRIS
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One might begin "It was a dark and stormy night ..." : SCARYSTORY
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High rollers' rollers : LIMOS
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Some world leaders : EMIRS
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Way to go: Abbr. : RTE
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Absolved : EXEMPT
32
French word that sounds like a letter of the alphabet : EAU
33
Ask "Why should I?," say : SASS
34
Vote by ___ : MAIL
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Org. involving course work : LPGA
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Dept. store stock : MDSE
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Neighbor of Caps Lock : TAB
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N.B.A. team coached in the '70s by Bill Russell : SONICS
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Sea eagle : ERN
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[More worms, mama!] : CHIRP
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Easy-peasy : ASNAP
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Nickelodeon's longest-running game show : DOUBLEDARE
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Hairstyle for 2-Down : AFRO
55
Tight (with) : INGOOD
56
Certain blood vessel, to a physician : VENA
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___ Burgundy, Will Ferrell persona : RON
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Shield adorned with Medusa's head : AEGIS
60
Ginormous : HUMONGOUS
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Static, e.g. : NOISE
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"That sounds 'bout right" : IRECKONSO
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Twisted look : SNEER
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Lewis Carroll character who asks "Does your watch tell you what year it is?" : MADHATTER
Down
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Response between a smile and a belly laugh : CHUCKLE
2
Woodstock headliner : HENDRIX
3
Bygone : OLDTIME
4
The Browns, on scoreboards : CLE
5
Oaxacan "other" : OTRO
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Burgs : TOWNS
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Individually : APIECE
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I Spy or Backseat Bingo : CARGAME
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Spanish "Hey!" : OYE
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Fierce : BADASS
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Most desirable, as guests : ALIST
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Ulta competitor : SEPHORA
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Whizzes : EXPERTS
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Accepts a ring, perhaps : SAYSYES
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Ice cream shop supplies : SYRUPS
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River in Picardy : SOMME
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Yemeni money : RIAL
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Facial spot : SPA
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Gave faithfully, in a way : TITHED
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___ Stark, role for which Sophie Turner was Emmy-nominated : SANSA
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Put down : LAID
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___ step further : GOA
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Traffic dividers : MEDIANS
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Talk long and boringly : DRONEON
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Wearable blanket : SNUGGIE
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Virtuosa's display : BRAVURA
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Short person's group photo position, ideally : INFRONT
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Go barhopping, say : CAROUSE
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Name on many a sports jersey : SPONSOR
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Dealmaking pro : CLOSER
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Taking a heavy science course load, perhaps : PREMED
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Capital near the old Oregon Trail : BOISE
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Eldest son of Cain : ENOCH
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"Puppy Love" singer, 1960 : ANKA
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He/___ pronouns : HIM
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Caught : GOT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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