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CHOICE WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 2021

Journalist Fallaci who wrote "Interview With History"

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Eaton-Salners

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Eaton-Salners.
Will Shortz notes:
Alex Eaton-Salners is an in-house attorney for Western Digital, a technology company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. He has been a frequent crossword contributor to The Times since 2017. ... read more
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
As sometimes happens, the starting point for this puzzle didn't end up in the final grid. While brainstorming on another puzzle idea involving the phrase UP OR OUT, I came up with the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Literally, CHOICE WORDS squeezed into a single square. We've written them below in teeny-tiny letters — hopefully, paper solvers used extremely sharp pencils today! Great selection of ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times10/31/21 ( No. 26,290 )
Across
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Action done while saying "Good dog" : PAT
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Mischief-makers : RASCALS
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It might click for a writer : PEN
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Fall mo. : SEP
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Kind to Mother Nature : ECO
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Harris in the Country Music Hall of Fame : EMMYLOU
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Living ___ : WAGE
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Member of the superfamily Hominoidea : APE
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Noted Apple release of 1968, to fans : THEWHITEALBUM
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Haphazard : HITORMISS
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Some crumbly blocks : FETA
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Inits. for a theatrical hit : SRO
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Send away, in a way : DEPORT
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Accomplished the task : DIDIT
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What wiggly lines in comics may represent : ODORS
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Cause of boom and bust? : TNT
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Convene for another session : REMEET
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Up to it : ABLE
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What's frequently used by poets? : OFT
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"To quote yours truly ..." : ASISAY
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___ dish : PETRI
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Heath : MOOR
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Desperate : DOORDIE
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Traditional British entree : LIVERANDONIONS
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Tries for a role : READS
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S.F. metro : MUNI
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"Hey ... over here!" : PSST
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Derby lengths : METRES
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Equivalent of the Face With Tears of Joy emoji : LOL
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Give a buzz : THRILL
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Inconvenience : IMPOSEON
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Execute, as a royal of old : BEHEAD
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Classic concert chambers : ODEA
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Noted U.S. rock group? : MOUNTRUSHMORE
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Approximately : MOREORLESS
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See captain? : POPE
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Studio fixtures : EASELS
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"I'm game!" : SURELETS
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State of equilibrium : STASIS
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Code-cracking grp. : NSA
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Match-ending rugby call : NOSIDE
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Bygone sovereign : SHAH
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Dance-a-___ : THON
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Build on : ADDTO
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Military dismissal : MARCHINGORDERS
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"You game?" : INOROUT
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State to be the case : AVER
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___ Kornfeld, music promoter for Woodstock : ARTIE
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Daddy-o : HEPCAT
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Great Basin native : UTE
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Stun : DAZE
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Heavy weights in Britain : TONNES
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"Murder, ___ Wrote" : SHE
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Samuel ___, business partner of Marcus Goldman : SACHS
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Gradually wear away : ERODE
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Lipton competitor : NESTEA
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Keypad triplet : ABC
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Critical remark : SHOT
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Regardless of the outcome : WINORLOSE
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Hectic trip abroad : WHIRLWINDTOUR
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Card in a royal flush : ACE
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Purposes : AIMS
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One runs from Me. to Fla. : USROUTE
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Seminoles' sch. : FSU
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"You betcha!" : YES
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Northern ___ (curiously named apple variety) : SPY
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Have : POSSESS
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Boggy expanse : FEN
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Fare that's eaten hands-free : PETFOOD
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Wanted badly : ACHEDFOR
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Mano a mano : TOETOTOE
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Negligent : REMISS
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Silicon Valley's ___ Research Center : AMES
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Candy bit that comes in a plastic roll : SMARTIE
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"Battlestar Galactica" robots : CYLONS
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Clerical vestment : ALB
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F, in music : LOUD
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Southern region of Mesopotamia : SUMER
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Fabric options : PATTERNS
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Sense of self : EGO
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Fluent speaker of Elvish, say : NERD
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Uttered a sound : SAIDBOO
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ε : EPSILON
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Bugs : PESTERS
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Relative of a bug : WIRETAP
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Churchill ___ Rooms (London tourist attraction) : WAR
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Long ball : HOMER
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City with a Little Havana : MIAMI
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Nickname for José : PEPE
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Farthest down? : SADDEST
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Anklebone : TALUS
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Least messy : TIDIEST
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Sorority member : SISTER
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Yang's counterpart : YIN
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"I Wanna Be Sedated" band : RAMONES
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Horrid : VILE
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Maximum degree : NTH
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The brainy bunch? : MENSA
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Profligate sort : ROUE
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Measures of electrical resistance : OHMS
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One of the fire signs : LEO
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Alveolar trill, as it's commonly known : ROLLEDR
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Concept, in Cannes : IDEE
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Just in case : LEST
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Glasgow gal : LASS
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Mischief-makers : IMPS
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___ court : MOOT
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Stage between larva and imago : PUPA
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Consecrates : BLESSES
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Act investigated by an insurance company : ARSON
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___ ex machina : DEUS
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QVC alternative : HSN
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Journalist Fallaci who wrote "Interview With History" : ORIANA
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Bindis, e.g. : REDDOTS
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Running behind : LATE
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Kinda : ISH
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Berate blisteringly : SHOUTAT
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They can be wrinkled or thumbed : NOSES
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Field that deals with fields : AGRONOMY
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The newest trend, in slang : HOTNESS
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Inits. at Westminster : HRH
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Trigger : TOUCHOFF
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Head for the hills? : OUTHOUSE
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Moved aside (for) : MADEWAY
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Cupidity : AVARICE
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Changes from commercial to residential, perhaps : REZONES
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Words to live by : CREDO
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Wash out : RINSE
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Popular tick repellent : DEET
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Piercing eye hue : ICEBLUE
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Trial : TESTRUN
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___ of Alexandria (wonder of the ancient world) : PHAROS
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Clinch : SEWUP
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Puerto Rico clock setting: Abbr. : AST
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Ballpark figures, in brief : ERAS
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Semiserious "Got it!" : AHSO
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Places hangers hang : CLOSETS
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Guff : LIP
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Distributor of CARES Act funds : IRS
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___ Moines : DES

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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