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THIS AND THAT

New York Times, Sunday, November 21, 2021

Drama linked to the resurgence of the name "Betty" for baby girls

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Sunday, November 7, 2021.
Author:
Sid Sivakumar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sid Sivakumar

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 124, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Sivakumar.
Will Shortz notes:
Sid Sivakumar is an M.D./Ph.D. student at Washington University in St. Louis, training in biomedical engineering and neuroscience. He works on medical devices that aid in stroke ... read more
Sid Sivakumar notes:
I'm grateful to several pioneering constructors in the 21×21 themeless space: Ada Nicolle, Brooke Husic, Erik Agard, Evan Birnholz, Paolo Pasco, Ricky Cruz, and Will Nediger, among others ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Themeless Sunday, with a fresh Sid-southeastern feel to it — how often do you see the words "bhikkhunis " and "bhindi masala" in a crossword? Some great entries, too, like CANDY COUNTERS, ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/7/21 ( No. 26,297 )
Across
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Tablet purchases : APPS
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Setting for Banff National Park : CANADIANROCKIES
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Dealer's enemy : NARC
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Disney film with more than a million hand-drawn bubbles : THELITTLEMERMAID
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Rap's Run-D.M.C., e.g. : TRIO
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Ostrich or kangaroo : BIPED
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Amtrak service : ACELA
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Emulate Ella Fitzgerald : SCAT
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Boxer Wolfe who played Artemis in "Wonder Woman" : ANN
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"Yes, indeed" : ITIS
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Get-together : SOCIAL
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Rush : MAKEHASTE
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Clear spirit : GIN
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Seasonal fast-food sandwiches that aren't halal : MCRIBS
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"Star Trek" virtual reality chambers : HOLODECKS
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San ___ (European enclave) : MARINO
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[stern glare] : DONT
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Italian wine region : ASTI
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Certain developer's job : CODING
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Seriously unpleasant : VILE
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Or greater : PLUS
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Fall flavoring : NUTMEG
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Some movie theater concession areas : CANDYCOUNTERS
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Shattered : DASHED
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Eateries serving small plates : TAPASBARS
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Spoils : HAUL
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Up : RISEN
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Command center : BASE
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Multiday event, for short : FEST
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2017 CVS Health acquisition : AETNA
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Profess : AVER
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Tough bass part? : FISHSCALE
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Really grooves with something : DIGSIT
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Quaint locale of first-aid supplies : MEDICINECHEST
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Valorous : HEROIC
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Bhikkhunis : Buddhist monastery :: ___ : convent : NUNS
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The C of C major, e.g. : ROOT
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Word with zone or boots : COMBAT
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Actor Idris : ELBA
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Error message? : OOPS
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Was completely exhausted : RANOUT
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Hiking aids : TRAILMAPS
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Employees who work a lot : VALETS
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Bit of reading near a cashier, in brief : MAG
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Grasps at straws? : DRAWSLOTS
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Not at all : NOWISE
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Big name in pasta sauces : RAGU
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N.B.A. coach ___ Unseld Jr. : WES
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Badly hurt : MAIM
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"Capisce?" : GOTME
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Rail in a dance studio : BARRE
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Images on some Australian silver coins : EMUS
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V.I.P. access points : PRIVATEENTRANCES
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Mythos : LORE
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Nutritional plan involving controlled removal of foods : ELIMINATIONDIET
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Predator frequently appearing in Calvin's daydreams in "Calvin and Hobbes" : TREX
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Special delivery? : KEYNOTEADDRESS
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Put on pretensions : ACTBIG
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Island home to Faa'a International Airport : TAHITI
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It's located in the middle of an alley : ONEPIN
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Drones, e.g. : MALES
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Terse confession : IDID
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Op. ___ : CIT
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Bad person to confess bad things to : RAT
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Twisting together : ENLACING
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Puerto Rico's ___ Telescope, formerly the world's largest single-aperture telescope : ARECIBO
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Impersonate at a Halloween party : COMEAS
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Immune system component : TCELL
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Vegetable in bhindi masala : OKRA
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Lens holder : RIM
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Fine crystals used in food preparation : SEASALT
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Symbol of industry : ANT
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Make a flying jump onto a slope : PARASKI
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They get left in the dust : PRINTS
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Treat on a tea trolley tray : SCONE
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"___ Mode" (2018 #1 hit for Travis Scott) : SICKO
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Labyrinth builder of myth : DAEDALUS
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Tarot card said to "radiate" positivity : THESUN
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Foretold the future : SCRIED
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Certain gasket : ORING
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Deterrent to a pickpocket : MONEYBELT
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Behaves like a fool, informally : ACTSTHEGOAT
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Drama linked to the resurgence of the name "Betty" for baby girls : MADMEN
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Remains tightly secured : HOLDSFAST
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Acquired family member : MOTHERINLAW
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Actress Meyer of "Beverly Hills 90210" : DINA
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Tested the censor, say : CUSSED
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Vendors of e-cigs : VAPESHOPS
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Cruise stop : PORT
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Wet behind the ears : NAIVE
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Important sales for growing businesses? : CASHCROPS
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Argument : CASE
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Totally wipes out : EATSIT
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Like some very old characters : RUNIC
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Pallet piece : SLAT
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Small drink of whiskey : DRAM
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Zap, in a way : TASE
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Items at T.S.A. checkpoints : BINS
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Boeing competitor : AIRBUS
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What the waving of a white flag can indicate : FINALLAP
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Business brass : CEOS
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Reduce in rank : DEMOTE
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Style pioneered by Picasso : CUBISM
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Works at the cutting edge? : HONES
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Hot, in Havana : CALIENTE
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Evidence of a crossword solver's mistake, maybe : ERASURE
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Dairy-free coffee additive : OATMILK
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Butcher's offering : RAWMEAT
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Quiver : TREMOR
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Ripply fabric pattern : MOIRE
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Give a thumbs-down : VOTENO
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Bespectacled "Peanuts" character : MARCIE
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Gives a thumbs-up : AGREES
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Talk show slate : GUESTS
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Harped (on) : DWELT
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Unfashionable : NOTIN
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Time off, for short : RANDR
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Slightly spoiled, in a way : GAMY
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Label signing : BAND
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___-positive movement : SEX
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Contest : VIE
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Actress Mowry of "Sister, Sister" : TIA
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Authority, metaphorically : ROD

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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