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New York Times, Sunday, November 21, 2021

Equipment used to play the oldest organized sport in North America

Author:
Adam Wagner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Wagner. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2021, The New York Times11/21/21 ( No. 26,311 )
Across
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Lets extra light in, in a way : DILATES
8
Get on the stick? : POGO
12
Music genre prefix : ALT
15
Arm of the Dept. of Homeland Security : FEMA
19
Deforestation, for example : ECOCIDE
20
Not home : AWAY
21
Pool tester : TOE
22
Line through two poles : AXIS
23
Salma Hayek: 1996, 2002 : FROMDUSKTILLDAWN
26
Bop on the head : BONK
27
Driven, say : TYPEA
28
"___ Flux" (onetime sci-fi series) : AEON
29
Yellow belly? : ELLS
30
Pair in gossip : ITEM
31
Dev Patel: 2008, 2016 : SLUMDOGMILLIONAIRE
36
Jerkwad : ASS
39
What remains, with "the" : REST
40
Quail : bevy :: ___ : parliament : OWL
41
Liechtensteiner's currency : FRANC
42
Amount of tips earned by a street performer, maybe : HATFUL
45
Equipment used to play the oldest organized sport in North America : CROSSE
47
Choose : GOFOR
50
Brad Pitt: 2001, 1995 : OCEANSELEVEN
54
Accompanier of smoke : ASH
56
Texter's "I think ..." : IMO
57
Catherine of "Schitt's Creek" : OHARA
58
Outstanding finds : GEMS
59
Broadband inits. : DSL
61
"You mean I'm wrong?!" : ITISNT
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Utilize a company policy for new parents, say : TAKELEAVE
66
When tripled, playful onomatopoeia for shooting laser beams : PEW
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"Here, have a taste" : TRYTHIS
68
Owen Wilson: 2005, 2006 : WEDDINGCRASHERS
71
Baseless rumors : CANARDS
74
The lowest número primo : DOS
75
Pickup line? : NEEDALIFT
79
It's at the beginning of this clue : SHORTI
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Noted fashion monogram : YSL
81
Equal : PEER
82
"Sunrise" singer Jones : NORAH
83
Focus of some smartphone updates : IOS
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Before, in poetry : ERE
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Joaquin Phoenix: 2014, 2013 : INHERENTVICE
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Problems with phonograph records : SKIPS
92
Contents of college blue books : ESSAYS
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Early online forum that popularized terms like "FAQ" and "spam" : USENET
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Put on again : RERAN
97
Some dolls sold in a Universal Studios gift shop : ETS
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When "Alexander Hamilton" is sung in "Hamilton" : ACTI
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Mathematician Lovelace : ADA
102
Al Pacino and Robert De Niro: 1974, 1995 (twice!) : THEGODFATHERPARTII
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Brother of 99-Down : ABEL
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Ramirez of "Grey's Anatomy" : SARA
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Historic trade ally of the Monacan people : ERIE
111
Dark yellow shade : TOPAZ
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-elect : TOBE
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Modern tech feature for watching two programs on one screen ... or an alternative title for this puzzle : PICTUREINPICTURE
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Bug-eyed : AGOG
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High-value deposit : ORE
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Shore soarer : GULL
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Absolutely devoured : INHALED
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Takes from : ROBS
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TV's "___ Lasso" : TED
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Name on a toy truck : HESS
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Places for rubs and scrubs : DAYSPAS
Down
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Expert : DEFT
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Song title shared by hit singles for Ja Rule and Flo Rida : ICRY
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In the ___ : LOOP
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High points : ACMES
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Kind of force created by the moon : TIDAL
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Ending with "brown." or "auburn." : EDU
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What tahini is made from : SESAME
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Tush : PATOOT
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Thanks (to) : OWING
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Actress Gadot : GAL
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Olive ___ : OYL
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In any way : ATALL
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Sleazeballs : LOWLIFES
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Kind of muscle : TENSOR
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Chess's ___ Caruana, onetime youngest grandmaster in U.S. history (14 years, 11 months) : FABIANO
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Flowerhorn cichlids and vampire tetras, for example : EXOTICFISH
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Worker who wants to strike? : MINER
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"Go on, shoot" : ASKME
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Sister brand of Saucony and Stride Rite : KEDS
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Small valleys : DELLS
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Cybersquatters make fake ones : URLS
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What 2 is vis-à-vis 1 : MORE
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"Hmm ..." : IWONDER
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Badger : NAG
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Barrels of fun : AHOOT
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Satirist ___ Baron Cohen : SACHA
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Entree served with a knife : STEAK
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Price jockeying of competing airlines : FAREWAR
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Not paying attention : UNALERT
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Walgreens competitor : CVS
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___ Khan of Khan Academy fame : SAL
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Prefix with present : OMNI
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Goes to hell : ROTS
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"Golly gee!" : EGADS
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Stock ticker symbol for a longtime clothing brand : LEVI
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Corrects in text : EMENDS
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Brought on : HIRED
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River of old song : SWANEE
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"Clever ___ are never punished": Voltaire : TYRANTS
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[swoon] : ITSLOVE
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Meat Loaf's "Rocky Horror" role : EDDIE
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Surfaces, e.g. : PCS
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Start of many a limerick : THERE
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Massive adversary : GOLIATH
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Whom you might ask "Where will I be in 10 years?" : SEER
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Forensic pros, in brief : CSIS
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Words of eventual understanding : AHOK
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"'Fraid not" : NOSIREEBOB
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Supermodel Shayk : IRINA
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Went up against : FACED
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Sorority letter : THETA
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Shortest answer from a Magic 8 Ball : YES
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Measures of acidity : PHS
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Modern joust venue, informally : RENFAIRE
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Org. with a noted bell : NYSE
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Van Gogh's "La ___ Étoilée" : NUIT
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Walking sticks? : PEGLEGS
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Packed house inits. : SRO
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Went after : SETAT
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Expensive Super Bowl purchase : ADSPOT
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Shower times : APRILS
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Brother of 108-Across : CAIN
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Timorous : TREPID
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Member of a Turkic group : TATAR
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Onetime streaming platform of the 2010s : HBOGO
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Took a bow? : ARCED
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Submissions to a casting director : REELS
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Like wool sweaters, often : ITCHY
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Teensy bits : IOTAS
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Thick component of orange juice : PULP
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Broca's ___, segment of the brain linked to speech : AREA
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Snoring symbols in Surrey : ZEDS
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[That smells terrible!] : UGH
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Regret : RUE
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___ sense : INA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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