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New York Times, Monday, October 4, 2021

Alternative to Beano

Author:
Christina Iverson and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Christina Iverson
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Iverson. This is puzzle # 76 for Ms. Michaels.
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© 2021, The New York Times10/4/21 ( No. 26,263 )
Across
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Head of a monastery : ABBOT
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___ Carlo (gambling mecca) : MONTE
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Corn on the ___ : COB
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Dry heat bath : SAUNA
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Accessory for a witch : BROOM
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Serve up a whopper : LIE
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Traditional end of summer : LABORDAYWEEKEND
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Alternative to Beano : GASX
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Corner pieces in chess : ROOKS
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Things bullfighters wave : CAPES
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"Othello" villain : IAGO
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Dare to exceed normal limits : PUSHTHEENVELOPE
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Swing clarinetist Shaw : ARTIE
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Salvador who painted melting watches : DALI
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Most emails offering life insurance policies, say : SPAM
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Word after bumper or cable : CAR
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Stray from a topic : DIGRESS
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Brian who was once with Roxy Music : ENO
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Airport guesses, for short : ETAS
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Alternative to suspenders : BELT
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Frankly admit something : OWNIT
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FedEx or DHL : DELIVERYSERVICE
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Parts of i's and j's : DOTS
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Tilts : LEANS
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Hot dog topping : CHILI
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Extreme happiness : GLEE
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1967 hit by the Tremeloes suggested by the starts of 17-, 27- and 46-Across : HERECOMESMYBABY
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Setting for a couples cruise? : ARK
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___ Gay (W.W. II bomber) : ENOLA
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Bird on the Mexican flag : EAGLE
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U.S. airer of "Downton Abbey" : PBS
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Believer in a nonintervening God : DEIST
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Many vaccinations : SHOTS
Down
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Handy way of communicating, in brief? : ASL
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Sound heard in a herd : BAA
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"Listen, ___!" : BUB
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Musical Yoko : ONO
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Aimed at : TARGETED
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Degrees for C.E.O.s : MBAS
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"___ and Crake" (Margaret Atwood novel) : ORYX
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This very instant : NOW
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Little piggy : TOE
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Come into view : EMERGE
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Queen of the Nile, informally : CLEO
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Sound from a piggy : OINK
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Places for flowers and oysters : BEDS
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Sprinkle, as of salt : DASH
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Some menthol cigarettes : KOOLS
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Organize, as an exhibition : CURATE
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Of the stars : ASTRAL
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___ Beta Kappa : PHI
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Coves and fjords : INLETS
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"We try harder" auto rental company : AVIS
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Walked nervously back and forth : PACED
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Lawn-cutting tools : EDGERS
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Before the due date, say : EARLY
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What screen doors usually don't do : OPENIN
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Freaks out : PANICS
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Be overdramatic : EMOTE
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"Yeah, right!" : IBET
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Recipients of a welcome sight, proverbially : SOREEYES
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Move crabwise : SIDLE
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State with the words "Wild Wonderful" on its license plates: Abbr. : WVA
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Said aloud : VOICED
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Like the first through fifth grades: Abbr. : ELEM
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Crack and redden, as lips : CHAP
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Basil or dill : HERB
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Ruffles the feathers of : IRKS
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Some toothpastes and hair goops : GELS
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Aspiring atty.'s exam : LSAT
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"We're number ___!" : ONE
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Me, to Miss Piggy : MOI
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Scrooge's "Phooey!" : BAH
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In the past : AGO
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Diner sandwich, for short : BLT
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"Definitely" : YES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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