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New York Times, Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Gymnast on Time's August 2, 1976, cover with the headline "She's perfect"

Author:
Jules Markey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jules P. Markey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Markey.
Jules P. Markey notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times10/6/21 ( No. 26,265 )
Across
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Animal that's also a plant? : MOLE
5
Genghis Khan tactic : SIEGE
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F.D.R. job-creating program : WPA
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Follower of the calends and the nones : IDES
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Like some texts and cows : SACRED
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Holds : HAS
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Good advice during an emergency : KEEPACOOLHEAD
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"Always Be My Maybe" actress Wong : ALI
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Obliquely : ASKANCE
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Made like an artisan : CRAFTED
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Yokohama drama : NOH
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mel : OTT
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"___ quam videri" ("To be rather than to seem") : ESSE
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Gymnast on Time's August 2, 1976, cover with the headline "She's perfect" : COMANECI
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Geezers and fogies : OLDCOOTS
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Knock out : AWE
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Meathead : DOLT
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"Thumbs up" : AOK
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Not used to : NEWAT
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Consumed : ATE
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Cutting : SNIDE
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Political journalist Berman : ARI
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Constellation resembling a harp : LYRA
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Drop (off) : NOD
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What participles shouldn't do : DANGLE
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Brand with a snow-covered mountain on its label : COORSLIGHT
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Not duped by : ONTO
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Actor Cariou : LEN
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John of Scots : IAN
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Doing dinner and a movie at home, say : COCOONING
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Excerpt : PASSAGE
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Tick off : IRK
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Typecasts, in a way ... or a hint to four squares in this puzzle : PIGEONHOLES
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China's Chou En-___ : LAI
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Battery ends : ANODES
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Like a flag on a windless day : LIMP
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Scratch (out) : EKE
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Coffee go-with : DONUT
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Website for 20-Across items : ETSY
Down
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"Morning Joe" co-host Brzezinski : MIKA
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Lyric verses : ODES
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Soup bulb : LEEK
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Sevilla's home : ESPANA
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Yard ___ : SALE
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German pronoun : ICH
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Put up : ERECT
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Customize for : GEARTO
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One literary source for Wagner's "Ring" cycle : EDDA
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"How are plans coming along?" : WHATSCOOKING
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Most ghostly : PALEST
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They break the fourth wall : ASIDES
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Slid over a bit : SCOOCHED
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In short order : ANON
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Consumed : FEDON
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Rockefeller or Getty : OILTYCOON
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Pokey : CAN
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Be in a red state, perhaps : OWE
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TV monster's catchphrase : MEWANTCOOKIE
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One source of global warming : COAL
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___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
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Yukon, e.g.: Abbr. : TERR
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Its atomic number is 18 : ARGON
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No later than, informally : TIL
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"I'm such a meathead!" : DOH
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Summer setting for N.Y.C. : EDT
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Mongols and Mughals, for example : ASIANS
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Easily tamed : DOCILE
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Winter coat : ANORAK
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Current event? : ELNINO
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Tie down securely : LASH
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Flat liner? : INSOLE
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Incite : EGGON
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Tech release of 2010 : IPAD
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Writer of 2-Down : POET
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Made a touchdown : ALIT
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Masterpieces : GEMS
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Award for a great play : ESPY
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Follower of "spelman." : EDU

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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