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New York Times, Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Author:
Erica Hsiung Wojcik and Matthew Stock
Editor:
Will Shortz
Gesture of greeting or gratitude
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Matthew Stock

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 14 Words: 73, Blocks: 44 Missing: {BJQXZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Wojcik. This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Stock. Wednesday freshness: 51%
Jim Horne notes:
Jim here, sitting in for Jeff Chen, who is busy playing TWISTER. Look at this lovely progression. A new color is added at ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times11/23/22 ( No. 26,678 )
Across
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Home of "Cribs" : MTV
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Profound : DEEP
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TV's Grey and House, for short : MDS
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Assent in the House : YEA
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Gesture of greeting or gratitude : HATTIP
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Falafel-making need : OIL
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🔴🟡 : MASTERCARDLOGO
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Group : ASSORT
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Takes care of taxes without help from the post office : EFILES
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Not on the rocks : NEAT
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Gemstone that can come from petrified wood : OPAL
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Poet who wrote "The cow is of the bovine ilk; / One end is moo, the other, milk" : NASH
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🔴🟡🟢 : TRAFFICLIGHT
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What "port" is on a ship : LEFTSIDE
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Like :( vis-à-vis :/ : WORSE
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Say what you want? : ORDER
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Genetic messenger : RNA
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Symptom of urban expansion : SPRAWL
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Modern ___ : ERA
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Evergreen tree with poisonous seeds : YEW
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Energy field that can be "read" : AURA
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One of many for the goddess Durga : ARM
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🔴🟡🟢🔵 : TWISTERMAT
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Laughing syllables : HAHAS
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TV series with a Time Lord, informally : DRWHO
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🔴🟡🟢🔵⚫ : OLYMPICRINGS
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___/them pronouns : THEY
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Natural stew thickener : OKRA
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___ Mountains, formation made by the collision of the continents Laurasia and Kazakhstania : URAL
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Ancient letter : RUNE
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Pile of paper : REAM
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Figure in Maori mythology : TIKI
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Some 911 call respondents, in brief : EMTS
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Author Janowitz : TAMA
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Expressed agitation, as a llama : SPAT
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"You really came through, buddy!" : MYMAN
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Social service? : TEASET
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Poet Elizabeth Bishop's alma mater : VASSAR
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Run away suddenly : DARTOFF
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Abbr. preceded by a comma : ETC
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In-flight announcement, for short : ETA
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Italian tire company : PIRELLI
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Dough : MOOLAH
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Absorb, as new information : DIGEST
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Sound a wader makes : SLOSH
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Singer/songwriter with the 2021 Oscar-winning song "Fight for You" : HER
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Many a download : PDF
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Comes to : TOTALS
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Wait around : LINGER
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Word before bull or after ball : PIT
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Coolers, for short : ACS
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List at a department of motor vehicles : FEES
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Worshiped person : IDOL
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Like a mocking grin : WRY
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Sole : ONE
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Natural resource? : RAWTALENT
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Super-tight grasp : DEATHGRIP
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Goof : ERR
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Rhyming parent of a lamb : RAM
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Jet-setter's need : PASSPORT
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Boring routine, metaphorically : RUT
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"Where the Wild Things ___" : ARE
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"Patton" or "Platoon" : WARDRAMA
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"As a matter of fact, that's right" : WHYYES
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Response to "Who's in?" : IAM
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Test taken in a tube, in brief : MRI
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"Oh, fudge!" : AWNUTS
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Just OK : HOHUM
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Tennis champion Naomi : OSAKA
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International brand with a three-syllable name : IKEA
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Stuff : CRAM
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Quattro meno uno : TRE
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Descriptor for a candle or a party : LIT

Answer summary:
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