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New York Times, Thursday, November 18, 2021

Where the Nez Percé Reservation is found

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Brian.
Ori Brian notes:
With both RED and TAYLOR Swift in this puzzle, it seems fitting to endorse RED (TAYLOR's Version) as this puzzle's official ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Literal wordplay in the clues, arrows pointing to Di in Di Gaga Godiva = FIRST LADY. At first, the sequence of FIRST, SECOND, MIDDLE, ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/18/21 ( No. 26,308 )
Across
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Vaccination site : ARM
4
Tap alternative? : PSST
8
Take the wrong way? : FILCH
13
___-tzu : LAO
14
Ancient region of Asia Minor : IONIA
15
Where the Nez Percé Reservation is found : IDAHO
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→ Di ← Gaga Godiva : FIRSTLADY
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Inventor of dynamite : NOBEL
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Approved, with "to" : SAIDOK
20
Bit of baloney : LIE
22
Like the soles of Louboutin shoes : RED
23
Bird's-eye view? : BILL
24
R.p.m. → m.p.h. ← k.p.s. : SECONDRATE
27
Singer Baker : ANITA
29
Pair at sea : OARS
30
Its name comes from the Greek for "uncuttable" : ATOM
31
Total jerk : ASS
32
French word at a coffeehouse : LAIT
34
One crying foul, say : UMP
36
Art → Calculus ← Spanish : MIDDLECLASS
40
Long-snouted fish : GAR
41
Bread eaten with curry : ROTI
42
Marcille who won "America's Next Top Model" : EVA
45
Dieci meno due : OTTO
48
Heaven on earth : EDEN
50
How you might recall a childhood memory : DIMLY
52
Housewarming masquerade → tailgate ← : THIRDPARTY
55
Influential icon : LION
56
TV coach Lasso : TED
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In which four raised fingers and a curved thumb is "B," in brief : ASL
58
Letting up : EASING
60
Fossilized tree resin : AMBER
62
Ha-ha chortle → tee-hee ← : LASTLAUGH
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Not claim, say : WAIVE
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Do some tailoring to : ALTER
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Woman's name that sounds like a letter : DEE
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Paid (up) : ANTED
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Mouth off to : SASS
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Slip : ERR
Down
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Title character of an '80s sitcom : ALF
2
What toes can resemble after a long bath : RAISINS
3
Excessive righteousness : MORALISM
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Some business casual shirts : POLOS
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Fraudulent medical treatment : SNAKEOIL
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"Ice Age" sloth : SID
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Swift to climb the Billboard chart? : TAYLOR
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Docked, in a way : FINED
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Vow-sealing words : IDO
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Common experiment subject : LABRAT
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Cause of some orange fingers : CHEETO
12
Poker variant : HOLDEM
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"___ be a shame ..." : ITD
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Alluvium : SILT
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Put down : INSULT
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Silence of the lambs? Just the opposite! : BAA
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Wedding vendor : CATERER
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Speaks on the record? : RAPS
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Captain Pierce portrayer on old TV : ALDA
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Sellers of airtime, informally : ADREPS
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___ of honor : MAID
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Dr. Frankenstein's aide : IGOR
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Dance-offs, e.g. : CONTESTS
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Shirtless, say : SEMINUDE
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Many a YouTube star : VLOGGER
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Writer Rand : AYN
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Chief tributary of the St. Lawrence River : OTTAWA
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Oppressive authority, informally : THEMAN
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Tasty morsel : TIDBIT
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City with the longtime slogan "Big things happen here" : DALLAS
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Had the courage : DARED
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Richard who wrote "Revolutionary Road" : YATES
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35mm camera type : SLR
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Inhabitant of 48-Across : EVE
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Similar to : ALA
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What's-___-name : HER

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