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New York Times, Monday, November 14, 2022

Author:
Taylor Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
High-society, metaphorically
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Johnson.
Taylor Johnson notes:
Hi everyone! Thrilled to be making my NYT debut today. The inspiration for this puzzle struck me one day while making dinner with my ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Who doesn't love a PIZZA PARTY? I'll tell you who: two certain kids who refuse to eat anything that a molecule of SAUCE has touched. ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times11/14/22 ( No. 26,669 )
Across
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The "A" of U.A.E. : ARAB
5
West Coast N.F.L. player, informally : LARAM
10
Hearty one-pot meal : STEW
14
"Watch your ___!" ("Attitude check!") : TONE
15
Playback option, in brief : SLOMO
16
Cuisine with tom yum gai : THAI
17
"At Last" singer ___ James : ETTA
18
High-society, metaphorically : UPPERCRUST
20
Like a bad day for a picnic, say : RAINY
22
Blows up : EXPLODES
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After-hours bank convenience : ATM
24
List-ending abbreviation : ETC
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Center of activity : HUB
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Something unimpressive, slangily : WEAKSAUCE
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Finest efforts : BESTS
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They get defused in some action films (one hopes!) : TIMEBOMBS
38
Pigeon sound : COO
39
Rock's Joan ___ & the Blackhearts : JETT
41
Italian mojito garnish : BASIL
42
The "A" of B.A. : ARTS
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Wrath : IRE
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"Stay, please!" : DONTLEAVE
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North Dakota city that's the title of a Coen brothers film : FARGO
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"Smi-i-i-i-le!" : SAYCHEESE
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Frittata ingredient : EGG
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"Dexter" airer, for short : SHO
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Take a midday snooze : NAP
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Revolutionary maneuver in sports or break dancing? : SPINMOVE
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Sidekick of Mario and Luigi : YOSHI
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Social event hinted at by the ends of 18-, 28- and 48-Across : PIZZAPARTY
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Sound of a flyswatter : WHAP
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Ingredient in some skin-care products : ALOE
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Hemingway's "The Sun Also ___" : RISES
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Tales passed down through generations : LORE
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"Here's a brief summary," in internet-speak : TLDR
70
"The Big Podcast With Shaq" host : ONEAL
71
Big fan, in modern lingo : STAN
Down
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Consumed no cooked food : ATERAW
2
Turn clockwise or counterclockwise : ROTATE
3
Warp drive power source on "Star Trek" : ANTIMATTER
4
Coffee tidbit : BEAN
5
Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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Swiss peak : ALP
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Jump ___ (double Dutch equipment) : ROPE
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Alternative to Visa or Mastercard, informally : AMEX
9
Change from Jason into a Power Ranger, say : MORPH
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Flashing light at a concert : STROBE
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Dull sound of impact : THUD
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Slide (into) : EASE
13
Mental resourcefulness : WITS
19
Black card suit : CLUBS
21
Polite affirmative, in the South : YESM
25
1990s fitness fad using karate moves : TAEBO
26
Some quality cigars : CUBANS
29
Word with shaving or sewing : KIT
30
___ Rica : COSTA
31
Brontë and Dickinson, for two : EMILYS
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Image captured with Shift+Command+3 on a Mac : SCREENSHOT
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One in nursery school : TOT
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Letters spelled out with rocks on a desert island, in cartoons : SOS
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"Disgusting!" : BLECH
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What "choosy moms" choose, according to ads : JIF
40
Obama ___ (2009-17) : ERA
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Pennsylvania, in D.C.: Abbr. : AVE
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You'd better believe it! : DOGMA
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Sailor's "Hello!" : AHOY
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Many a TikTok user, informally : GENZER
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Largest hot desert in the world : SAHARA
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Lifesaving device for one with severe allergies : EPIPEN
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Start getting paid, as an athlete : GOPRO
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Petty fight : SPAT
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Little clump on a sweater : PILL
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Preppy clothing brand : IZOD
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Self-absorbed : VAIN
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Gaelic language : ERSE
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Birds that can twist their heads almost 360° : OWLS
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Brewed beverage : TEA
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Fashion monogram : YSL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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