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New York Times, Saturday, October 30, 2021

Source of cheap caviar

Author:
Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Hawkins.
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© 2021, The New York Times10/30/21 ( No. 26,289 )
Across
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Words on some flashcards, informally : VOCAB
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Stuff : SATE
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"___ are ..." : ODDS
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Academia, it's said : IVORYTOWER
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TV host who was the subject of the documentary "You Laugh but It's True" : NOAH
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One paid to be in an audience : SEATFILLER
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Pot price : ANTE
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Its larva is eaten as a delicacy in the Mexican dish escamoles : ANT
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Suffix with carboxyl : ASE
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Loved, on social media : HEARTED
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Found through searching : TRACKEDDOWN
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"Olympus ___ Fallen" (2013 film) : HAS
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Quiet (down) : PIPE
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Defeated, in a way : SLAIN
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Source of cheap caviar : LUMPFISH
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What Real Madrid and F.C. Barcelona play in : LALIGA
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Clerical garment : ALB
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Many take notes using one : ATM
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Milk purchase: Abbr. : GAL
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"___ love is better than high birth to me": Shak. : THY
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Lacking focus : BLURRY
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Low-lying areas? : HIDEOUTS
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City name on both the East and West Coast : SALEM
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Elwes of "The Princess Bride" : CARY
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Letters that further extend letters : PPS
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You can't leave home with it : BASEBALLBAT
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One who likes to dish? : CATERER
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Ohio congressman Ryan : TIM
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Corn's place : TOE
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Princess ___ Martell on "Game of Thrones" : ELIA
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Mystery prize : EDGARAWARD
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Refrigerate : COOL
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Locale for athletic competition : FIELDHOUSE
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A long, long time : EONS
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Something that may be broken in a kitchen : YOLK
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Reveal : LETON
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Checked item for some travelers : VISA
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___-ready : OVEN
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Outer layer : COAT
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Linocuts and such : ART
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Without a doubt : BYFAR
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Grammatical mistake : SOLECISM
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___ Together (punny name for a hardware store) : AWL
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Snickers piece? : TEEHEE
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Didn't do the right thing : ERRED
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Hot : ONAROLL
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"I might be out late. See you in the morning" : DONTWAITUP
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Occasions for hiring a sitter : DATENIGHTS
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Get rid of : SHED
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"Alas!" : TISAPITY
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Commercial success : ADSALE
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One of 768 in a 35-Across: Abbr. : TSP
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Overseas rate: Abbr. : KPH
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Commotion : HULLABALOO
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Walking : AMBULATION
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Count against? : NAYS
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Screening sites : LABS
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One whose work is always cropping up? : FARMER
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Loser to "The Shape of Water" for Best Picture : LADYBIRD
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Some slumber party activity : GIRLTALK
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Caulks, e.g. : RESEALS
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A.I. on Discovery One : HAL
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Go (for) : OPT
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Vigorous exercise : CARDIO
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Substantial : BEEFY
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Titular Menotti opera character : AMAHL
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Singer Peniston with the 1991 top 5 hit "Finally" : CECE
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Opposite of relaxed : TAUT
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Thereabouts : ORSO
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___ Prairie, suburb of Minneapolis : EDEN
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It's hair-raising : GEL
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Wretchedness : WOE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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