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New York Times, Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Colorfully named victim in the U.K. version of Clue

Author:
Anne Grae Martin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Martin.
Anne Grae Martin notes:
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The iconic yoga pose, DOWNWARD DOG, is represented perfectly in the grid. I love crossword art that features shapes made of circles — ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/17/21 ( No. 26,307 )
Across
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Like the comment "I heard you the first 10 times!" : SASSY
6
Biceps locale : ARM
9
Hide (away) : STASH
14
With 45-Across, one who's adorable : CUTIE
15
Mauna ___ : LOA
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"Gadzooks!" : WOWIE
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"Mrs. America" actress Uzo : ADUBA
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Goal of some meditation : AWARENESS
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Kylo ___ of "Star Wars" : REN
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Like many items on Etsy : HANDMADE
23
Home front? : ENTRYWAY
25
Grasslike swamp plants : SEDGES
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Hugs, on a love letter : OOO
30
Politicians in the House of Commons: Abbr. : MPS
31
Kind of milk that's an alternative to soy : OAT
32
Headstrong : OBDURATE
36
One of 12 on a die : EDGE
37
Bruins' sch. : UCLA
38
Ideal scenario : DREAM
40
What large birds typically do less often : MOLT
41
Comparative word : THAN
42
Flesh out some wedding plans, perhaps : SETADATE
44
Pop star Grande, to fans : ARI
45
See 14-Across : PIE
47
Body shot, in brief? : MRI
48
Cain with a 2012 presidential campaign : HERMAN
50
Roughly putting (together) : COBBLING
55
Like September's equinox : AUTUMNAL
57
Path to enlightenment : TAO
58
What the five formations of circled letters in this puzzle represent : YOGAPOSES
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___ omen (Latin akin to "Heaven forbid") : ABSIT
63
Wonderland girl : ALICE
64
Before, in poetry : ERE
65
Neighbor of a Slovene : CROAT
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Many a Jane Austen setting : MANOR
67
Pistons or Lions, on scoreboards : DET
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Netflix's "Sparking Joy With Marie ___" : KONDO
Down
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Freak out : SCARE
2
"The Shield of Achilles" poet : AUDEN
3
Publicity act : STUNT
4
12- or 62-Down : SIB
5
Response to "Who, me?!" : YEAHYOU
6
___ Thompson a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo : ALANA
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Unruly : ROWDY
8
Palindromic title : MAAM
9
Subjects of King Carl XVI Gustaf : SWEDES
10
Muscular : TONED
11
Breathtaking feeling : AWE
12
Member of the fam : SIS
13
"___ a Tramp" (Disney song) : HES
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Hoarse voice : RASP
22
"Let's talk ..." : AWORD
24
Fearsome pteranodon of classic film : RODAN
26
"Waiting for ___" : GODOT
27
Former U.S. coin worth $10 : EAGLE
28
[Do not delete] : STET
30
What an Impossible Burger lacks : MEAT
32
Clayey color : OCHRE
33
Serena's best friend on "Gossip Girl" : BLAIR
34
British bum : ARSE
35
Common garment for tie-dyeing : TEE
36
___ alert : EMAIL
37
Great Salt Lake locale : UTAH
39
Venomous snake : MAMBA
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Colorfully named victim in the U.K. version of Clue : DRBLACK
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Mark Twain title character : PAUPER
46
Fancying : INTO
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"America's Bodyshop" company : MAACO
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Informal summons : CMERE
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Infancy : ONSET
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"You wanna fight? Let's go!" : ITSON
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Mythological being that's an anagram of DIANA : NAIAD
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Arrived at : GOTTO
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Treated as a pawn : USED
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Major vegetable export of Nigeria (nearly 70% of the world's total) : YAM
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Portuguese greeting : OLA
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Ingredient in a Negroni : GIN
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Member of the fam : BRO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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