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New York Times, Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Author:
Wendy L. Brandes
Editor:
Will Shortz
*1971 film about coming of age in a small, one-cinema Texas town, with "The"
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Brandes.
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© 2022, The New York Times11/22/22 ( No. 26,677 )
Across
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Moth's cocoon phase : PUPA
5
Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
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Unwanted effect in Olympic diving : SPLASH
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Words of sudden recognition : OHITSYOU
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Country singer Yearwood : TRISHA
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*1971 film about coming of age in a small, one-cinema Texas town, with "The" : LASTPICTURESHOW
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One-named satirist of ancient Greece : LUCIAN
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Therefore : THUS
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Send to Washington, say : ELECT
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*Eloquence said to be acquired by kissing the Blarney Stone : GIFTOFGAB
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Blog feed inits. : RSS
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Sloth, for one : SIN
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Lustful, informally : RANDY
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Chinese dialect spoken mainly in Hunan province : XIANG
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Major online brokerage : ETRADE
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*Exams that value analysis and understanding more than rote memorization : OPENNOTETESTS
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Assigned letter evaluations to, as term papers : GRADED
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Language in Delhi : HINDI
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Nail polish brand with a Mint Candy Apple shade : ESSIE
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Pitcher's stat : ERA
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"Scram!" : GIT
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*Van Morrison song aptly featured in "An American Werewolf in London" : MOONDANCE
46
N.B.A. star Curry : STEPH
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Actress Taylor-Joy of "The Queen's Gambit" : ANYA
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Careless or carefree : BLITHE
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*Owning, as an achievement : TAKINGCREDITFOR
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Like some long trains : BRIDAL
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College applicant's concern : DEADLINE
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Abrasion : SCRAPE
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Crafty : SLY
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"Vous ___ d'ici?" ("Are you from around here?": Fr.) : ETES
Down
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One sampling public opinion : POLLER
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Some movers : UHAULS
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Sign between Aquarius and Aries : PISCES
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Garret : ATTIC
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It's like cheatin' : LYIN
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Inits. in Congress beginning in 2019 : AOC
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Part of a blackjack dealer's ritual … or what this answer is doing vis-à-vis the answers to the starred clues : CUTTINGTHECARDS
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Swagger like Jagger, say : STRUT
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Like most bulk mail : PRESORTED
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Gritty residue in a chimenea : ASH
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Home to "Homeland," in brief : SHO
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Hem's partner in hesitation : HAW
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Tiff : SPAT
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Letters on old TV dials : UHF
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Name hidden in "margin of error" : GINO
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Origin of the words "jasmine" and "julep" : FARSI
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Summer pest : GNAT
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Chimes in with : ADDS
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Tournament advantage : BYE
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Take the edge off, in a way : SAND
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Marked, as a ballot : XEDIN
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Tired phrase? : INEEDANAP
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Sicilian volcano : ETNA
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"Ish" : ORSO
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___ doble (Spanish two-step) : PASO
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Land of the Blarney Stone : EIRE
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Garnet, e.g. : GEM
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Popular New Year's resolution : GETFIT
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Galaxy alternative : IPHONE
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"___ Nothing Holdin' Me Back" (2017 hit by Shawn Mendes) : THERES
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Right ___ : ANGLE
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LGA and JFK's location : NYC
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Reached base in a cloud of dust, say : SLID
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Noble designation : TITLE
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Yearly celebration, for short : BDAY
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Longtime channel for Samantha Bee : TBS
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Rainbow, for one : ARC
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Cassis cocktail : KIR
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Ore's partner in frozen foods : IDA
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Unagi, e.g. : EEL

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

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