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New York Times, Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Author:
Joe Deeney
Editor:
Will Shortz
Set up a couple on a blind date, say
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 14 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Deeney.
Joe Deeney notes:
I wanted to include JULIA WARD HOWE in the middle but could not make that into a workable grid. Fun to have two skinny ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I was all set to deliver my usual "Will Shortz doesn't like themes where circled letters are all the same because they're too ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times10/4/22 ( No. 26,628 )
Across
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Big name in artificial intelligence : IBM
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Elbow : PROD
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Women's links org. : LPGA
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Luau dish : POI
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"The Great" pope between Sixtus III and Hilarius : LEOI
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"The Walking Dead" actress Lauren : COHAN
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Neil deGrasse Tyson, for one : ASTROPHYSICIST
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Handwriting on a prescription, perhaps : SCRAWL
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Satanic : EVIL
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The Beatles' "___ a Woman" : SHES
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One-named Greek-born soft-rock musician : YANNI
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Diamonds, in slang : ICE
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Set up a couple on a blind date, say : PLAYEDCUPID
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Wine label word : CRU
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Large number : SLEW
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Dungeons & Dragons and Diablo, in brief : RPGS
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"Drag Race" host : RUPAUL
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One way to administer fluids, for short : IVLINE
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Voting against : ANTI
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Shimmery mineral : MICA
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Golden Bears' sch. : CAL
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Kept moving quickly : ZOOMEDALONG
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Coast Guard rank: Abbr. : ENS
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Poem that begins "Once upon a midnight dreary," with "The" : RAVEN
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Best guesses as to "when," in brief : ETAS
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Cat's sound of self-relaxation : PURR
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John who wrote "How Does a Poem Mean?" : CIARDI
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"Stay focused"... or a punny description of the placement of this puzzle's circled letters : EYESONTHEPRIZE
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Have the wheel : STEER
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Word after baking or cream : SODA
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Beer barrel : KEG
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Casino figures : ODDS
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Spent some time in a cellar, say : AGED
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New Orleans-to-Tampa dir. : ESE
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"No bid from me" : IPASS
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"The Garden of Earthly Delights" painter : BOSCH
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Anglican bishop's headwear : MITRE
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Implement that might be pulled by a tractor : PLOW
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Risky email button to hit accidentally : REPLYALL
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"So ni-i-ice!" : OOH
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Like some home improvement projects, in brief : DIY
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Collections of points in math : LOCI
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Damning verbal attack : PHILIPPIC
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Filling at a filling station : GAS
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Hill worker : ANT
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Honda model since 1972 : CIVIC
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Coarse file : RASP
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Dangerous email button to hit accidentally : SEND
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Vote for : AYE
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Never-before-seen : NEW
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Big name in insurance : CIGNA
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Famed Ford flop : EDSEL
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The Tigers of the S.E.C. : LSU
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Address on a business card : URL
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Mania : CRAZE
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Sentence that's really two sentences : RUNON
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Fully informed : UPTOSPEED
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Target : AIM
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Words of resignation : ICONCEDE
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Vincent ___ Gogh : VAN
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Dallas baller : MAV
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Réunion, par exemple : ILE
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What a spell checker's red squiggly line indicates : ERROR
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"Fiddlesticks!" : DARN
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First, second or reverse : GEAR
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Tot's transport : TRIKE
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Woodworking tools : ADZES
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Lengthy attack : SIEGE
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A multitool has a lot of them : USES
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Tablet debut of 2010 : IPAD
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That, in Tegucigalpa : ESO
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Since Jan. 1 : YTD
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Bag-checking org. : TSA
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Harley-Davidson, on the N.Y.S.E. : HOG

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

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