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New York Times, Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Author:
Kathy Lowden and Erik Piepenburg
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
2011 dark-comedy slasher film that takes place during a family reunion
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Erik Piepenburg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Lowden. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Piepenburg. Tuesday freshness: 77%
Jim Horne notes:
"Musical interval used to convey sadness" for MINOR THIRD might cause some consternation for both musicians and Canadians. It's ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times10/31/23 ( No. 27,020 )
Across
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Bill dispensers, in brief : ATMS
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"___ Don't Lie" (#1 Shakira hit) : HIPS
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"Sweet!," quaintly : NEATO
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"Pet" that's a plant : CHIA
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Land unit : ACRE
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Less cooked : RAWER
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Horror film franchise named after a holiday : HALLOWEEN
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Yoga pose : ASANA
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Social media platform whose logo resembles a musical note : TIKTOK
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Things often named with ordinal numbers: Abbr. : STS
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Horse's gait : TROT
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2018 slasher set at a remote lake house : HESOUTTHERE
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Soothing applications : BALMS
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Shredded salad ingredient in 2-Down cuisine : PAPAYA
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"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
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Noah's craft : ARK
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Horror franchise with the antagonist Ghostface : SCREAM
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In an emphatic manner : ROUNDLY
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Break, as a rule : VIOLATE
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2017 horror film that won Best Original Screenplay : GETOUT
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@@@ : ATS
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___ Rachel Wood of "Westworld" : EVAN
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State of rest : REPOSE
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Warning signs : OMENS
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1973 horror film starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland : DONTLOOKNOW
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Asian nursemaid : AMAH
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Mac alternatives : PCS
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They can be grand or upright : PIANOS
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Word with signal or silence : RADIO
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2011 dark-comedy slasher film that takes place during a family reunion : YOURENEXT
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Cricket noise : CHIRP
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Common sushi fish : TUNA
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Realm : AREA
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Football gains : YARDS
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Make an impression? : ETCH
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Yearn (for) : LONG
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Eight, in Essen : ACHT
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Southeast Asian cuisine : THAI
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Food for a baby mammal : MILK
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Pepper's partner : SALT
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Ethan of "Boyhood" : HAWKE
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Epitome of coldness : ICE
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Washing machine setting : PRESOAK
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Spoofed : SENTUP
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Gun lobby org. : NRA
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Upper Manhattan neighborhood also known as El Barrio : EASTHARLEM
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In the loop : AWARE
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Voice above baritone : TENOR
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Speak to a crowd : ORATE
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Cries at a fireworks display : OOHS
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Condition of equilibrium : STASIS
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Nimble, as a nonagenarian : SPRY
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Tickle Me Elmo maker : TYCO
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Floating chunk of 6-Down : BERG
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Hand sanitizer ingredient : ALOE
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Oaf : LOUT
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Musical interval used to convey sadness : MINORTHIRD
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Catchy-yet-quirky music genre : ALTPOP
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Roof overhang : EAVE
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___ impasse : ATAN
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Department store department : MENS
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Burr-versus-Hamilton face-off : DUEL
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Powerful engine : VTEN
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Invites on a date : ASKSOUT
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Immature egg cell : OOCYTE
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Scraped knee, perhaps : OWIE
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Mr. of "Pride and Prejudice" : DARCY
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Largest city in Nebraska : OMAHA
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Low point : NADIR
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Big name in media and philanthropy : OPRAH
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Overly meticulous : ANAL
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Emperor beginning in A.D. 54 : NERO
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Yoked animals : OXEN
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Without a plus-one, say : STAG
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Black ___ : OPS
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Tar Heels' sch. : UNC

Answer summary:
5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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