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New York Times, Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Author:
Ethan Zou and Tomas Spiers
Editor:
Will Shortz
Italian confection brand known for its gold foil wrappers
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Ethan Zou
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Tomas Spiers

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Zou. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Spiers. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Constructor notes:
TOM: Ethan and I became friends when we were assigned lab partners in high school chemistry class (thank you, late-alphabet names!). ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Regular readers might be surprised that I picked today's as the POW! Not only is this rebus-weary solver wary of the genre, but having ... read more
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R
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F
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Y
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C
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B
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L
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N
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H
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A
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W
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L
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A
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D
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A
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B
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F
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R
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M
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B
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N
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O
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P
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B
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ER
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© 2022, The New York Times11/2/22 ( No. 26,657 )
Across
1
Like the ocean's ebb and flow : TIDAL
6
Words said at the front of an aisle : IDOS
10
Babysitter's handful : BRAT
14
___ it all (unaffected) : ABOVE
15
Giggle : HEHE
16
Indian flatbread : ROTI
17
Italian confection brand known for its gold foil wrappers : FERREROROCHER
19
Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
20
"Tiny" Dickens boy : TIM
21
Butterflies-to-be : PUPAE
22
Slangy command to someone arriving with a six-pack : BEERME
23
2007 Alicia Keys album : ASIAM
25
Scatter like a flock of birds : FLYOFF
27
Home, colloquially : CRIB
29
Starts to remove, as screws : LOOSENS
32
Hemmed and ___ : HAWED
35
Underhanded move for an athlete? : LAYUP
37
"___ Dere" (jazz classic about a toddler's many questions) : DAT
38
Notification : ALERT
39
One serving punch? ... or, parsed differently, a hint to 12 squares in this puzzle : BOXER
40
Transport back and forth : FERRY
41
Way to go, in Paris : RUE
42
Dough : MOOLA
43
Stiff, as competition : FIERCE
44
Fall Out Boy, for one : EMOBAND
46
Item split by pedants : HAIR
48
Casual getaways : VACAYS
50
Southwestern sights : MESAS
53
Loath (to) : AVERSE
55
Gaming novices : NOOBS
57
La ___, Bolivia : PAZ
59
Friedrich who created a scale of hardness : MOHS
60
Small dog originally bred for fox hunting : BORDERTERRIER
62
Soeur's sibling : FRERE
63
Drew on : USED
64
Protein-building acid : AMINO
65
Swimming competition : MEET
66
___ Gerritsen, author of medical and crime thrillers : TESS
67
Seasons, in a way : SALTS
Down
1
Only U.S. president also to serve as chief justice : TAFT
2
Flag carrier airline of Spain : IBERIA
3
Campus quarters : DORMS
4
Assert : AVER
5
Its spots are actually rosettes : LEOPARD
6
Restaurant chain with a smile in its logo : IHOP
7
Unleaded, so to speak : DECAF
8
"Amen!" : OHHELLYEAH
9
Oracle : SEER
10
Intimate apparel in many lawyer puns : BRIEFS
11
First men's tennis player to reach 10 consecutive Grand Slam singles finals : ROGERFEDERER
12
Subject of study at CERN's laboratory : ATOM
13
Exhaust : TIRE
18
13th-century Persian poet and mystic : RUMI
22
Cutesy sound that may accompany a poke : BOOP
24
Founder of heavy metal's Body Count : ICET
26
___ Highness : YOUR
28
Temporary embarrassment in a public competition, figuratively : BLOODYNOSE
30
Deal breaker? : NARC
31
Eyelid woe : STYE
32
Sprinter that's a homophone of 46-Across : HARE
33
One mentioned in "Class Notes," informally : ALUM
34
Shout that may accompany many arms waving : WEREOVERHERE
36
Rocker Rose : AXL
39
___ fide : BONA
40
Much of Finland's wilderness : FIRS
42
Nutmeg's "sister spice" : MACE
43
Parties that become naps when their first letter is changed to an "s" : FIESTAS
45
___ hound : BASSET
47
Dinosaur DNA source in "Jurassic Park" : AMBER
49
Sensitive spots : SORES
51
When many hibernations end : APRIL
52
Extremely virtuous sort : SAINT
53
Radio toggle : AMFM
54
Suffix with omni- : VORE
56
"What are the ___?" : ODDS
58
Two-thirds of 100 : ZEROS
60
Start of an objection : BUT
61
Bombeck who wrote "Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession" : ERMA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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