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New York Times, Thursday, November 25, 2021

Han Solo claims to have made the Kessel Run in less than 12 of these

Author:
Chase Dittrich
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 36 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Dittrich.
Chase Dittrich notes:
Happy Fhanksgiving! The impetus for this puzzle was the revealer, T/F, which never actually made it into the grid. That idea came from ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Chase! He recently moved up to Seattle, not too far away from me. I've enjoyed working with him on several puzzles, including a NYT ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
The clue is correct, but that Han Solo reference is cringey for astronomers. PARSECS are units of length, not time. Oops. ADDED NOTE: ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/25/21 ( No. 26,315 )
Across
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Builder of a papery nest : WASP
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Brand of imported "bier" : AMSTEL
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Stadium souvenir : CAP
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"Hairspray" mom : EDNA
15
"High Sierra" co-star : LUPINO
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Make, in math : ARE
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Go-getter : DOER
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Wood nymph / Independent person : TREESPIRIT/FREESPIRIT
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Cold-blooded killer : ASP
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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It gives many Scotches their smoky taste : PEAT
24
Win at the Olympics / Cheap jewelry material : TAKEGOLD/FAKEGOLD
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"I'd be delighted" : GLADLY
29
Impish sort : RASCAL
30
Grandson of Adam : ENOS
31
Prophet who said "But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream" : AMOS
32
"Darn!" : DRAT
35
Request from : ASKOF
39
Location for round-the-clock monitoring, in brief : ICU
40
Drove a golf ball / Gain strength from : TEEDOFF/FEEDOFF
42
___ pro nobis : ORA
43
Numbers game : LOTTO
45
___ Point, Calif. : DANA
46
Praise loudly : HAIL
47
Misfortunes : ILLS
49
Old Spanish coins : REALES
51
Wagner heroine : ISOLDE
54
Goodyear blowout / "Everything must go" event : TIRESALE/FIRESALE
56
Zap : NUKE
57
Act of digitization : SCAN
59
Chocolate ___ : LAB
60
Waterworks parts / Amygdalae : TEARGLANDS/FEARGLANDS
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Openings for "To Tell the Truth" : TEES
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Frozen dessert eponym : EDY
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Rapper who had an infamous rivalry with Tupac : BIGGIE
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Brand with a paw print in its logo : IAMS
69
Hi-___ : RES
70
School board? : SEESAW
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One of two options in five squares in this puzzle : TRUE
Down
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Join : WED
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Kerfuffle : ADO
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Breaks curfew, maybe : SNEAKSOUT
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Han Solo claims to have made the Kessel Run in less than 12 of these : PARSECS
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PC key / Sitcom ET : ALT/ALF
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Many a work by Banksy : MURAL
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Devote, as time : SPEND
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All square : TIED
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Iago, under Othello : ENSIGN
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Hack : LOP
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Felt something : CARED
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Common default font : ARIAL
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Trivial : PETTY
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"Not for me" : IPASS
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___ Tour : PGA
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Lag behind / Weak : TRAIL/FRAIL
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Transmission repair franchise : AAMCO
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Renaissance Faire adjective : OLDE
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Lollygag : LOAF
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Boris Johnson's alma mater : ETON
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Traffic lights you can't go through : REDS
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Nabokov title character : ADA
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Nonprimate with fingerprints that are nearly identical to a human's : KOALABEAR
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Bay window : ORIEL
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One of two options in five squares in this puzzle : FALSE
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Snitched / Throw in the cards : TOLD/FOLD
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Jamie of "M*A*S*H" : FARR
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Backsplash installer : TILER
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Attacks a job with gusto : HASATIT
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Nielsen of "The Naked Gun" : LESLIE
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Caterpillar roll ingredient : EEL
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Lay to rest / Deduce : INTER/INFER
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Tannery product : SUEDE
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Green-lights : OKAYS
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Zesty flavors / Part of a Dracula costume : TANGS/FANGS
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Country with the largest population of vegetarians : INDIA
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Pen : CAGE
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"Pygmalion" author's monogram : GBS
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Darn, e.g. : SEW
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Land-bound bird : EMU
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Glasgow-to-London dir. : SSE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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