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New York Times, Friday, October 7, 2022

Author:
Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
Animal that the Aztecs called ayotochtli, or "turtle-rabbit"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QX} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 30 for Ms. Guizzo. This is puzzle # 137 for Mr. Chen.
Constructor notes:
MARY LOU: Many thanks to Jeff for helping me feature KETANJI BROWN JACKSON in this grid, no easy feat given the limited number of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm glad I could help MaryLou out with her KETANJI / BROWN / JACKSON concept. When she approached me with it, she had spaced out the ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen win the "first to include KETANJI BROWN JACKSON's full name" race. The new Justice was sworn in on ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times10/7/22 ( No. 26,631 )
Across
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"How fast does a ___ have to run before it looks gray?": Demetri Martin : ZEBRA
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Sharp divide : CLEAVAGE
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They come with strings attached : APRONS
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Sycophant : HANGERON
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Words from a witness : ISAWIT
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Like some colleagues : ESTEEMED
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Go around : ROVE
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Takes care of for the family? : OFFS
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Lozenge target, maybe : RASP
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___ City, nickname for Seattle : EMERALD
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"Yikes!" : OMG
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___ makhani (buttery dish) : DAL
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Steve with four N.B.A. coaching championships : KERR
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Foe of the Roman Empire : ATTILA
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With 38- and 43-Across, history-making SCOTUS appointee : KETANJI
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With calmness and self-control : COOLLY
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Sale incentive, informally : BOGO
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See 33-Across : BROWN
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"___ Coming," 1969 Three Dog Night hit : ELIS
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Fluffy fur source : ANGORA
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See 33-Across : JACKSON
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Tangled mess, maybe : CABLES
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Lead-in to a Southern "-ville" : ASHE
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Chill : ICE
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Lexicographic bit, in brief : DEF
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Spot for a spot : TEASHOP
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Bagful purchased at a nursery : LOAM
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Sports event with many touching moments : EPEE
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Big player : TUBA
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Second half of a doubleheader : LATEGAME
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Disgraces : SHAMES
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Entry requirement, often : USERNAME
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At 18, the youngest person to sweep the four main Grammy categories (Song, Album, Record, Best New Artist) in a single year : EILISH
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Crumbly topping : STREUSEL
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Priestess of Hecate : MEDEA
Down
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Former name of the second-largest country in Africa : ZAIRE
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English derby site : EPSOM
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Withstand : BRAVE
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One in a galley : ROWER
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Nickname in "Star Wars" : ANI
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One in a galley : CHEF
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What's thrown for a loop? : LASSO
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Med. specialist : ENT
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Dating app info : AGE
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Zig or zag : VEER
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Animal that the Aztecs called ayotochtli, or "turtle-rabbit" : ARMADILLO
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Fully commits : GOESALLIN
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Some bridge maneuvers : ENDPLAYS
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One has to make a run for it : STOLENBASE
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First chairman of the E.E.O.C., familiarly : FDRJR
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Connector of two names : AKA
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Comfort food with shortening? : MACNCHEESE
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Car modified into the Monkeemobile : GTO
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Dry wine of Spain : RIOJA
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Base ten? : TOES
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Coffee-growing region on the Big Island : KONACOAST
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Helicopter, in slang : EGGBEATER
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Jerkwad : TOOL
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Tiny rod-shaped organism : BACILLUS
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Scrap : WASTE
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Stop sign : RED
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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French woman : FEMME
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Like some unpleasant air : STALE
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Like some unpleasant air : HUMID
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Falstaffian, in a way : OBESE
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Title bestowed by a sultan : PASHA
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Just : MERE
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Chemical ___ : PEEL
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Companion of a 1-Across, maybe : GNU
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Some batteries, for short : AAS
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Vikki Carr's "It Must Be ___" : HIM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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