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New York Times, Friday, November 25, 2022

Author:
Simon Marotte
Editor:
Will Shortz
Funny bones?
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKVX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Marotte. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Simon Marotte notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times11/25/22 ( No. 26,680 )
Across
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Book of legends : ATLAS
6
Site of 2022's "Woman, Life, Freedom" protests : IRAN
10
Biryani base : RICE
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Funny bones? : LOADEDDICE
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Green giant, maybe : OGRE
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Cheesy snack pockets : PIZZAROLLS
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___ party : POOL
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Artful : SLY
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List of players : LINEUP
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Site for artisans : ETSY
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Expressed joy, in a way : WEPT
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The Mayans' Chichén Itzá, e.g. : RUINS
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Sour : GOBAD
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Port authorities? : WINESNOBS
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Touch, for one : IPOD
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Actress Tomei : MARISA
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Upper arm muscle, for short : TRI
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Ohio sluggers : REDS
36
Canoodles, in England : SNOGS
37
"___ Gone," Hall & Oates hit : SHES
38
Sample : TRY
39
Garment that's pulled over the head : PONCHO
40
Quiches, e.g. : PIES
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Enjoyed oneself tremendously : HADABLAST
43
Tan : SANDY
44
Rocking toy, to a tot : HORSY
45
Film about fish tanks? : SCUM
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Sulk : POUT
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Some coffee or ice cream orders : MOCHAS
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Parrot : APE
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Barbecue blends : RUBS
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Animal that's more akin to a squirrel than a canine, despite its name : PRAIRIEDOG
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Cruise stop, often : ISLE
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Bond issuer? : IANFLEMING
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Heated competition? : MEET
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Came down : ALIT
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Campus squares : QUADS
Down
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Range across eight countries : ALPS
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Travail : TOIL
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Like a ne'er-do-well : LAZY
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Shaping tool : ADZ
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Closed up : SEALED
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Whiner's "You can't make me!" : IDONTWANNA
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Tick off : RILE
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Org. originally founded to support conscientious objectors : ACLU
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Coffee-brewing portmanteau : NESPRESSO
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Enlist : ROPEIN
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"Beats me" : IGOTNOTHIN
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Mule, e.g. : CROSSBREED
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Wriggly : EELY
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Problem for a plumber : DRIP
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Balls (up) : WADS
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Megan Rapinoe's team : USA
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Costumer's measurement : GIRTH
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London has a "Royal" one : OPERAHOUSE
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Performer whose face is rarely seen : BODYDOUBLE
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Classic Camaros : IROCS
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Late assignment : NIGHTSHIFT
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Actress Spacek : SISSY
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Annual bodybuilding competition won 10 times by Iris Kyle : MSOLYMPIA
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___ folder : SPAM
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"Reading Rainbow" airer : PBS
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Purchase for a creative kid : ARTSET
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Title girl of a 1957 Dale Hawkins hit : SUSIEQ
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Psychologist Jung : CARL
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Puritanical : PRIM
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Like some contraceptives : ORAL
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"Please?" : CANI
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___ Victoria, singer known for her "gothic blues" style : ADIA
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Setting for many a Monet painting : POND
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They're fit to be dyed : EGGS
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Creature frequently depicted in Indigenous Australian art : EMU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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