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New York Times, Friday, November 19, 2021

Ways in which different cultures interact

Author:
John Hawksley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hawksley.
John Hawksley notes:
This puzzle started with another grid, with a third (!) central 3x15 stack. Here, I found the HATERS GONNA HATE stack, but with ugly ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SHIVER ME TIMBERS! Now that's a way to headline a triple-stack themeless. Bursting with imagery. Even better is HATERS GONNA HATE — ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/19/21 ( No. 26,309 )
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Phrase popularized by Long John Silver of "Treasure Island" : SHIVERMETIMBERS
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It's "on a dark desert highway," in song : HOTELCALIFORNIA
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Ways in which different cultures interact : ETHNICRELATIONS
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Le Dakota du Sud or le Dakota du Nord : ETAT
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Like some traditions : ORAL
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Listens, old-style : HARKS
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Have that *wow* factor : POP
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Name ending for Mari- or Rosa- : LYN
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Things people often claim to have read when they haven't : TERMS
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Typesetting unit : PICA
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Funky stuff : ODORS
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N.B.A. M.V.P. of 2015 and '16, familiarly : STEPH
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"I don't do ___. I am ___": Salvador Dalí : DRUGS
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Eponymous instrument inventor Adolphe : SAX
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Smaller than usual, endearingly : FUNSIZE
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"What do you call cheese that isn't yours? Nacho cheese!," e.g. : DADJOKE
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Periods that aren't usually added, for short? : OTS
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"Live in ___" (clothing slogan) : LEVIS
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Water colors : AQUAS
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Japanese camera : NIKON
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Protagonist of "The O.C." : RYAN
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What may be thrown down for a duel : GLOVE
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Popular video game series with cars, for short : GTA
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Nickname that drops "An-" : DRE
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Show petulance, in a way : WHINE
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Former-Yankee-turned-broadcaster, to fans : AROD
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Clean, as decks : SWAB
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"Don't sweat the naysayers" : HATERSGONNAHATE
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Opening statement of an appeal? : INEEDAHUGEFAVOR
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Digs near a flower bed, say : GARDENAPARTMENT
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Black ___ : SHEEP
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"Too ___ Handle" (Netflix reality show) : HOTTO
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"We've all been there" : ITHAPPENS
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Let it all out : VENT
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Hebrew name meaning "my God" : ELI
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Pioneering brand of caffeine-free soft drink : RCCOLA
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Combine : MARRY
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Longest-serving U.S. first lady, informally : ELEANOR
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One might be open for business : TILL
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"___ tree falls ..." : IFA
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Big time for long-distance calling : MOTHERSDAY
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Prickly shrubs : BRIARS
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Vast, poetically : ENORM
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Places for curlers : RINKS
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Be wise to : SASS
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Apparel often worn with sandals : TOGA
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Computer addresses, for short : IPS
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Green stew : CHILIVERDE
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Outfit : DUDS
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NorCal airport : SFO
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Syllable of disapproval : TUT
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"Whip It" rock band : DEVO
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It travels at Mach 1 : SOUNDWAVE
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Black sorority with 300,000+ members, in brief : AKA
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Marks, as a survey box : XES
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The Cowardly Lion's counterpart in Kansas : ZEKE
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Presidential monogram of the early 1800s : JQA
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The cool kids, e.g. : INGROUP
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"That really isn't necessary" : NONEED
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Original "S.N.L." cast member : RADNER
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Home to Lake Volta, the largest artificial reservoir in the world : GHANA
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Volume measure : LITER
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Island nation near Fiji : TONGA
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Betray, in a way : RATON
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Critic who said "Art is the closest we can come to understanding how a stranger really feels" : EBERT
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Daniel Webster or Henry Clay : WHIG
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Sheik's peer? : AGHA
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Part of a fancy bedding set : SHAM
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___ Juan : SAN
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Like the mizzenmast : AFT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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