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New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 2022

Author:
Joe Deeney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 20 Words: 133, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Deeney. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2022, The New York Times11/20/22 ( No. 26,675 )
Across
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Tot's rocker : HORSY
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Gets lost : SCRAMS
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Squeeze, as a mop : WRING
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Die down : ABATE
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Eventual outlet for Lake Victoria : THENILE
20
Joan of Arc, for one : MARTYR
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Geometrophiles … : LOVETRIANGLES
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A little off? : ONSALE
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Abound (with) : TEEM
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Member of a colony : ANT
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Rapture : ELATION
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Put down in writing : LOG
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Sad ___ : SACK
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Imagophiles … : PRIZEDRAWING
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Old "The beer of quality" sloganeer, in brief : PBR
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Actress Witherspoon : REESE
38
"You wanted to see me?" : YES
39
Cabaret accessories : BOAS
40
Something you sleep through : DREAM
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Sunny-side-up "suns" : YOLKS
45
In stitches : SEWN
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Gastrophiles … : FANCYRESTAURANTS
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"The Eagle ___ landed" : HAS
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Close out : SETTLE
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Ready for a drive : TEEDUP
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Rightmost menu heading, often : HELP
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Long campaigns : SIEGES
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Org. that partners with Lyft and Uber to promote safe ridesharing : MADD
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"Ish" : SORTA
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Dextropodophiles … : GETOFFONTHERIGHTFOOT
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Come after : ENSUE
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Nugget from a noggin : IDEA
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Sinister smiles : SNEERS
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Novosibirsk negative : NYET
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Come out of la-la land with a jolt : SNAPTO
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To whom it is said "You have a grand gift for silence …. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion" : WATSON
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Small parlor piece? : TAT
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Autotumulophiles … : DIGTHEIROWNGRAVE
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Bird feeder fat : SUET
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Symbol of laziness : SLOTH
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High winds : GALES
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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PC component : CPU
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Even slightly : ATALL
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"Inside the N.B.A." channel : TNT
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Aurophiles … : GOFORTHEGOLD
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The ___ that bind : TIES
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Certain fluency-building subj. : ESL
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Game with cestas and a pelota : JAIALAI
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___ Rule, true-crime writer : ANN
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Periphery : EDGE
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Tap : SPIGOT
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Chronomechanophiles … : LIKECLOCKWORK
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Feel like [grrrr] : SEETHE
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Take care of business : SEETOIT
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Goosebump-inducing : EERIE
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Actress Kaitlin of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" : OLSON
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Schnozzes : SNOOTS
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Palatial : GRAND
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"Go no further!" : HALT
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High wind : OBOE
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Go on and on (about) : RAVE
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Parts of flutes and flowers : STEMS
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Still : YET
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It's a bad look : STINKEYE
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Palaver : CHAT
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Kylo ___ of "Star Wars" : REN
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Red state? : ANGER
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___ Vanilli (1980s-'90s R&B duo) : MILLI
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Sordid : SLEAZY
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Poseurs : WANNABES
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Monopoly properties that don't get hotels, for short : RRS
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Sandwich that may include salami, prosciutto and soppressata : ITALIANHERO
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Stockings : NYLONS
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Basketball coach Popovich : GREGG
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Lauder of beauty products : ESTEE
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Secure, as a skiff : MOOR
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Zoom : RACE
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Passports, e.g., in brief : IDS
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Private affairs? : ARMYLIFE
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Pummel, as with snowballs : PELT
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"That was unexpected!" : WOW
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Things Acrobat Reader reads : PDFS
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Hill by a loch : BRAE
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"Seasons of Love" musical : RENT
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...---... : SOS
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Seeks attention, in a way : ACTSOUT
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"Krazy ___" : KAT
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Sarcastic response to a complaint : SUEME
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Longtime NASCAR sponsor : STP
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Habitat threatened by bleaching : REEF
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Brings up : REARS
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Extra something : ADDIN
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What might accompany a wink : NUDGE
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Choral voice : ALTO
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Minor disagreement : SPAT
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New York university that hosted presidential debates in 2008, 2012 and 2016 : HOFSTRA
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Word repeated in a classic Energizer slogan : GOING
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Finish by : ENDAT
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The N.B.A.'s Curry, to fans : STEPH
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Fall behind the pack : STRAGGLE
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Bloke : GENT
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Singer born Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin : ENYA
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Sub-Saharan pests : TSETSEFLIES
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Can't tolerate : HATES
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Axed : HEWN
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Obedience school command : SIT
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Cooking staple : OIL
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Cooking staple : SALT
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Cooking place : OVEN
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Fit snugly : NEST
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Announcement of a split decision? : DEARJOHN
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Word with trip or test : ROAD
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mel : OTT
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Shelves for knickknacks : WHATNOTS
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Card game shout : UNO
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Preacher's preaching : GOSPEL
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X : CHI
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Rings : PEALS
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2005 Scott Westerfeld sci-fi novel with the sequel "Pretties" : UGLIES
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"The Mod Squad" role : LINC
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Painter's primer : GESSO
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Home to many Constables and Sargents : TATE
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Like some whiskey barrels : OAKEN
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Not be straight with : LIETO
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Ninja Turtles' abode : SEWER
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Came down : ALIT
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TV girl with the catchphrase "Swiper, no swiping!" : DORA
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Emulate the Cheshire cat : GRIN
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Stretched (out) : EKED
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Classic muscle car : GTO
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Co.'s second-in-command, usually : COO
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Gunpowder holder : KEG

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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