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New York Times, Saturday, November 19, 2022

Author:
Benji Goldsmith
Editor:
Will Shortz
Moves from 9 to 5, say
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111/19/2022
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Benji Goldsmith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) Grid has both left-right and up-down symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Goldsmith.
Benji Goldsmith notes:
Hi Crossworld! It's just MAGICAL to be making my NYT debut and even more so to be back-to-back with Robyn Weintraub, a constructor ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love seeing innovative themeless grid patterns. This one not only has striking visual appeal — sort of an hourglass with vampire ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times11/19/22 ( No. 26,674 )
Across
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Like a charm : MAGICAL
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"Ask away!" : OKSHOOT
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Savoring a solitary walk through the woods, say : ATONEWITHNATURE
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Isn't able to control the outcome of one's actions : CREATESAMONSTER
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Remote power sources, maybe : AAS
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Venue with highlights and replays : ESPNEWS
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Carry the day : WIN
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Chicken (out) : WIMP
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Does some yard work : SODS
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Fed on the sly? : NARC
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"If u ask me ..." : IMO
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Half of a Polynesian locale : BORA
30
Moves from 9 to 5, say : DIALSITBACK
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It's sometimes weather-related : SMALLTALK
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Early role for Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake : MOUSEKETEER
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Studies : DENS
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Neighbor of Turk. : SYR
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Couplet : DYAD
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Tupperware stock : LIDS
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French 101 verb : ETRE
43
Ristorante suffix : INI
44
Paleo, e.g. : DIETFAD
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Actress Tyler : LIV
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Tofu, for instance : MEATALTERNATIVE
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Question asked without reservation? : ISTHISSEATTAKEN
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"Rumor has it …" : THEYSAY
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Quirky old fellas : GEEZERS
Down
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Popular companion bird : MACAW
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Transportation in a Duke Ellington classic : ATRAIN
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Loses it : GOESMAD
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Preceder of word or sense : INA
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Pride : lions :: ___ : badgers : CETE
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Knocks over : AWES
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Sigmatism : LISP
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"Alas!" : OHME
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Not just think : KNOW
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Missing : SANS
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Bklyn. ___ (part of N.Y.C.) : HTS
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Show up in labor? : OUTWORK
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Frozen food brand : OREIDA
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Birds that rarely swim, despite having webbed feet : TERNS
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Khaki : TAN
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The Bastille and the Tower of London, historically : PRISONS
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Salmon variety : SOCKEYE
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Albert with a Nobel Prize : CAMUS
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British ___ : ISLES
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Whitish : MILKY
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Shade of brown paint : OTTER
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Made hay? : BALED
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Much of "Deck the Halls" : LAS
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Flutter : BAT
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Help settle : MEDIATE
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Beady-eyed and sneaky : RATLIKE
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Kumail Nanjiani's role on "Silicon Valley" : DINESH
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Impetus : DRIVER
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Curb : LIMIT
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Erroneous answer to "What are the odds?" : EVENS
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Place of honor : DAIS
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"Casablanca" role : ILSA
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Website with a Craft Supplies section : ETSY
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It provides more coverage than a tank : TEE
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Grenade, in gaming lingo : FRAG
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Deal preceder : ANTE
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11/11 or 12/12, but not 13/13 : DATE
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Psalm possessive : THY
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Whirling toon, familiarly : TAZ

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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