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New York Times, Friday, November 11, 2022

Author:
Brooke Husic and Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blended style of facial makeup
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Husic. This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Agard. Friday freshness: 36%
Constructor notes:
ERIK: I had originally come up with 25/50-Across as a clue/answer pairing, and felt pretty self-satisfied about it, so imagine my surprise ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Erik has given me a lot of great book recs over the years, so seeing FANTASY SERIES made me a smile. That clue was equally fantastic, "invented ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times11/11/22 ( No. 26,666 )
Across
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Launch party? : NASA
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Horrify : APPALL
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___ school : PREP
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Higher bet : OVER
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Popular paper flower variety : DAHLIA
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Are awesome : RULE
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Are awesome : ROCK
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Doesn't stay in any one place too long : DRIFTS
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Writer ___ Weijun Wang : ESME
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Environmentally friendly opening : ECO
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What jigsaw puzzle pieces do : FIT
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Breaking point? : RESTSTOP
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Set of books that may have an invented language : FANTASYSERIES
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Milk source : UDDER
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"One heart," "two hearts," "three hearts," etc. : BIDS
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Chef's creation : MENU
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The Big Easy, by another nickname : NOLA
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Puffin, for one : AUK
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Wraps that might have sauce on them : APRONS
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Introspective question : DOI
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Noun phrase that's present perfect indicative? : WISHLIST
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M.L.B. All-Star Anderson : TIM
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Slightly burned : SINGED
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Content of some pads : INK
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Owl's sound : WHOO
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She used the Force multiple times in "The Last Jedi" : LEIA
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They help you find your routes : MAPS
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Luxurious and expensive : SWANK
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Film technique for revealing a character's psychological state : DREAMSEQUENCE
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Attraction for a bargain hunter : YARDSALE
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Baby cheetah : CUB
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Sportscaster Adams who hosted "Good Morning Football" : KAY
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Neutrogena competitor : OLAY
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Hindi or Hebrew : TONGUE
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Ritual pile : PYRE
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Big name in streaming : ROKU
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Stomach : ENDURE
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Word with image or language : BODY
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Castle fortress : KEEP
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Empty ___ : NESTER
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Bit of trickery : RUSE
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"You bought it? It's yours" : NOREFUNDS
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Option for high-temperature cooking : AVOCADOOIL
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Dance section of a 33-Across brass-band parade : SECONDLINE
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Chamber oriented so that those who face it also face Jerusalem : ARK
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Ethiopia's capital, informally : ADDIS
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Wild ride? : PARTYBUS
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The Sixers, on scoreboards : PHI
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___ Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's loyal butler : ALFRED
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Pop bottles, perhaps : LITERS
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Creamy South Asian drink : LASSI
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Event for journalists, informally : PRESSER
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Reddish brown : RUST
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Muppet known for singing duets with "Sesame Street" guests : ELMO
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Easter confection : PEEP
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A ways away : FAR
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Entice : TEMPT
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"A true warrior, like ___, shows his strength in hot water" (Chinese proverb) : TEA
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Adherent to the Five K's : SIKH
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Pass words? : NOTHANKYOU
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Many factory workers carry them : UNIONCARDS
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Mutual ___ : AID
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Big ___ ("the moon and the stars," e.g.) : ASK
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Blended style of facial makeup : SMOKEYEYE
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Dresses in : WEARS
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They can be red or read : LIPS
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Hit HBO show whose main character worked at the nonprofit We Got Y'all : INSECURE
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Cry to a horse : GIDDYUP
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Big inits. in sports theater : WWE
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Actress Jena of 2001's "Donnie Darko" : MALONE
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Atonement for a mistake : AMENDS
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Go in (for) : SUB
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Not drunk? : EATEN
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Part of LGBTQ+ : QUEER
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Pennsylvania city or county : YORK
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Sunburn soother : ALOE
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Tend to a Zen garden, say : RAKE
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Stomach : GUT
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Popular beer, informally : PBR

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