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Thanksgiving Meal Prep

New York Times, Sunday, November 19, 2023

Author:
Rebecca Goldstein and Rachel Fabi
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Research hors d'oeuvres online?
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Rows: 21, Columns: 20 Words: 137, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Goldstein. This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Fabi. Sunday freshness: 17%
Will Shortz notes:
Rebecca Goldstein, of Albany, Calif., is a research scientist at Merck, developing immunotherapies for cancer. Rachel Fabi, of Syracuse, N.Y., is a bioethics professor at SUNY ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times11/19/23 ( No. 27,039 )
Across
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It grows on trees : BARK
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Dance form featured in the documentary "Kumu Hina" : HULA
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If-then-___ (programming trio) : ELSE
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Fruit in the custard apple family : PAPAW
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Home to Dublin and Toledo : OHIO
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Ritual whose name translates to "covenant" : BRIS
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Locale for many cabs : NAPA
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Common lab culture : ECOLI
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Stockpile bread? : BANKROLLS
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Research hors d'oeuvres online? : GOOGLEAPPS
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"Ditto" : ASDOI
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Tizzy : SNIT
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Rural tower : SILO
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Catchy tune, in slang : BOP
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Fighting sport, for short : MMA
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Since : ASOF
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"Time to head out!" : LETSGO
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Selects green bean casserole, candied yams and mashed potatoes? : CHOOSESSIDES
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What a ghost might do to you : STARTLE
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Chortled syllable : HEH
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Loch Ness monster, apparently : HOAX
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Love lines? : ODES
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Eases : ABATES
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Blast from the past, so to speak : OLDSONG
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"Full House" twins : OLSENS
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Setting in "Nomadland" : RVLOT
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Kilt folds : PLEATS
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Alex's partner in the jewelry industry : ANI
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Features of a vacant stare : DEADEYES
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Gets caught : SNAGS
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Sanctify : BLESS
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"Cease!," on the seas : AVAST
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Part of a rock band? : ORE
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Debate roasting versus deep-frying? : TALKTURKEY
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Groove : RUT
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"There ___ enough words" : ARENT
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Word with bump or trap : SPEED
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Former Florida flier : PANAM
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Breaking up : ENDINGIT
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Corn unit : EAR
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Inventor Gray who had a patent war with Alexander Graham Bell : ELISHA
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Martin of Hollywood : STEVE
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City on the Kenai Peninsula : SEWARD
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"Let me join!" : IWANTIN
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Foolish : UNWISE
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Unspecific amount in a recipe : DASH
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Small game, often : PREY
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Some nail-biters, for short : OTS
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Developing : NASCENT
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Steers the dessert cart? : SHEPHERDSPIE
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Fame : RENOWN
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Cupid's counterpart : EROS
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Grabbed a chair : SAT
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Some sex cells : OVA
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Heads of org. charts : CEOS
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Part of some pods : ORCA
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November birthstone : TOPAZ
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Make cranberry sauce from scratch? : KICKTHECAN
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Reserve the chardonnay for later? : TABLEWINE
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On a bias : ASKEW
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Off-the-wall : ZANY
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Actress Jessica : ALBA
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Noted Celtic musician : ENYA
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Kind of question : YESNO
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Shiny silver sticker? : EPEE
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Bid first, say : LEAD
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"___?" "___!" : DEAL
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___ tea : BOBA
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Exclamations of enlightenment : AHAS
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Outer layer : RIND
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1988 Beach Boys hit with a geographical title : KOKOMO
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"The White Lotus" network : HBO
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Web addresses : URLS
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Stage name of Montero Lamar Hill : LILNASX
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St. Francis of ___ : ASSISI
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Official lang. of Guyana : ENG
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Land through which the Mekong River flows : LAOS
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Go bad : SPOIL
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Quarter backs? : EAGLES
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Letter before cue : PEE
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Landmark health legislation, for short : ACA
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Certain recyclable, in the Midwest : POPBOTTLE
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Brand aptly found in "natural pooch food" : ALPO
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Tendril : WISP
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"Ba-dum-tss" sounds : RIMSHOTS
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Led Zeppelin's "Whole ___ Love" : LOTTA
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Aids in planning : TODOLISTS
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Untold millennia : AEONS
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G-men : FEDS
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Buffalo N.H.L.ers : SABRES
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Work on one's whisking technique? : GRAVYTRAIN
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Slices and dices : CHOPS
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"Absolutely not" : HELLNO
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"Goodness!" : OHDEAR
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Enter a bear market : SAG
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Tournament ranking : SEED
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Clinton and Obama, astrologically : LEOS
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Approx. : EST
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Chuck Taylor All Star, e.g. : SNEAKER
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Pro tip about seasoning stuffing? : SAGEADVICE
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Length of some fun runs, informally : ONEK
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Backed up : SAVED
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Having an even score : ALLTIED
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Macy's Thanksgiving ___ Parade : DAY
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Hairstyle that the Brits call "fringe" : BANGS
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Captain Marvel, e.g. : SUPERHERO
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Start of some countdowns : TEN
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Peruse : READ
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Open, as a drain : UNSTOP
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Home to Faa'a International Airport : TAHITI
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German candy with a caramel center : RIESEN
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Toddler's time out? : PLAYDATE
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Parsonage : MANSE
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Sicilian stratovolcano : ETNA
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Things behind the Times? : NEWSRACKS
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"___ the night before Christmas …" : TWAS
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Pitchers : EWERS
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Thur. + 3 : SUN
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Arthur of tennis : ASHE
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Rage : IRE
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Philanthropist Pratt for whom the Baltimore public library system is named : ENOCH
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Measurer of acidity : PHSCALE
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Pluck : TWEEZE
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Entrance : PORTAL
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Put in a hold : STOWED
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"For real," in modern parlance : NOCAP
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Go-ahead : OKAY
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Metaphor for a migraine : VISE
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Lucid : SANE
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Inspiration for the tribute band A*Teens : ABBA
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Winter candle scent : PINE
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Actress Taylor-Joy of "The Queen's Gambit" : ANYA
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Ardor : ZEAL
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Ryan Gosling's role in "Barbie" : KEN
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Common factor : TWO
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It ends when 1/1 begins : NYE
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Boyo : LAD

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9 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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