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New York Times, Tuesday, November 2, 2021

___ Belova a.k.a. Marvel's Black Widow

Author:
Vaibhav Srikaran and Matthew Stock
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 77, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Srikaran. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Stock.
Constructor notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times11/2/21 ( No. 26,292 )
Across
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Signed off on : OKED
5
The six packed in a six-pack : BEERS
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Go or Go Fish : GAME
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Societal standard : NORM
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Element below neon on the periodic table : ARGON
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Utopia : EDEN
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"Just keeping you on your ___" : TOES
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Gala, e.g. : BIGDO
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Group promoting hwy. safety : MADD
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Org. with a canine registry : AKC
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Yes in the Senate : AYE
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What tides do about twice a day : EBB
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"Dios ___!" : MIO
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Like teenage facial hair, often : PATCHY
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Tension-based cutting tool : BOWSAW
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"Cry me a river" : BOOHOO
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Shinbones : TIBIAS
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Lead-in to vision or zone : EURO
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High-maintenance sorts : DIVAS
35
Craft brewery offerings, in brief : IPAS
37
Roles on "Grey's Anatomy": Abbr. : DRS
38
Islamic leaders claiming succession from Muhammad : CALIPHS
40
Plumber's pipe material, in brief : PVC
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Environmental activist Thunberg : GRETA
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Envision : SEE
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Confection popular in South Asia and the Mideast : HALVA
46
Cafe, e.g. : EATERY
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Anne played in film by Natalie Portman and Vanessa Redgrave : BOLEYN
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Traditional name for a child born on December 25 : NOEL
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Petulant cry : MEWL
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Rare sighting after a storm ... or a hint to this puzzle's circled letters : DOUBLERAINBOW
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Feeling that everyone's having fun in your absence, for short : FOMO
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Campaign headquarters watch party, e.g. : EVENT
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Paleozoic and Mesozoic : ERAS
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Hawaiian feast : LUAU
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Muchachos : NINOS
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Light beige : ECRU
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Coffee containers : URNS
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Commercial lead-in to Turf : ASTRO
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Central theme of "A Star Is Born" : FAME
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Ready to go next : ONTAP
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Cackling Australian bird : KOOKABURRA
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Toy for a budding engineer : ERECTORSET
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Private conversations on Twitter, for short : DMS
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Nickname for the Mandalorian's charge : BABYYODA
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Cleveland is on its shore : ERIE
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Spur (on) : EGG
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Went by mustang ... or Mustang : RODE
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Hoity-toity : SNOBBISH
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There's an official one for every month : GEM
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Lump in one's throat : ADAMSAPPLE
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Like a public relations pro : MEDIASAVVY
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Provide funds for : ENDOW
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"I get it now ..." : AHH
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Move like a buoy : BOB
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Dove's cry : COO
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Platform for Super Mario Galaxy : WII
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Some museum paintings : OILS
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Court evidence that's hard to refute : TAPE
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Where the crispest brownies are found in a brownie pan : EDGE
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Compete (for) : VIE
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Peruse : SCAN
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Cocoa alternative : CAROB
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Displayed : SHOWN
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Hanging by a thread : TENUOUS
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Like some hot dogs : ALLBEEF
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___ Belova a.k.a. Marvel's Black Widow : YELENA
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Words of agreement in Shakespeare : BEITSO
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Some jeans : LEVIS
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Large estate : MANOR
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Sullen : DOUR
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Country near the Strait of Hormuz : OMAN
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It's usually due on the first of the month : RENT
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What's black and white and a threat all over? : ORCA
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Take a liking (to) : WARM
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___ vaccine : FLU
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___ Bird, 12-time W.N.B.A. All-Star : SUE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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