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New York Times, Friday, November 26, 2021

Nation conspicuously missing from the Wilson-proposed League of Nations, in brief

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Friday, October 22, 2021.
Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robyn Weintraub

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQ} This is puzzle # 38 for Ms. Weintraub.
Robyn Weintraub notes:
A few things of interest in this puzzle (at least to me… ). Clues for 28 Across and 12 Down are bits of new knowledge I obtained while ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
LET THAT SINK IN, EATING FOR TWO — now that's the Weintraubian themeless vibe I know and love! Fantastic everyday phrases that can ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times10/22/21 ( No. 26,281 )
Across
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Abundant : AMPLE
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"___ and Basie!" (1963 jazz album) : ELLA
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Calendar heading named for a Norse deity: Abbr. : THU
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"Everything's going to be fine" : RELAX
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Bucolic spots : LEAS
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Artist colony in a desert : TAOS
16
Digital color presentation? : NAILPOLISH
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Vegetable also called "ladies' fingers" : OKRA
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Seriously : INEARNEST
20
Colon or semicolon, in an emoticon : EYES
21
"Men in Black" antagonists : ETS
22
Long run? : EON
23
Bonny ones : LASSES
25
___ Explorer : MSN
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Something that may be packed : HEAT
28
Heckerling who directed "Look Who's Talking" and "Clueless" : AMY
29
Courtroom conclusion : CASEDISMISSED
32
Comment after an amazing statement : LETTHATSINKIN
33
What might be found between X and Z? : GENERATIONGAP
34
Small amphibian : EFT
35
Subj. for class cut-ups? : ANAT
36
Direction of many a lavatory on a plane : AFT
37
One-fourth of KISS : STUPID
39
Olympic skater Midori : ITO
40
___ Chang, Harry Potter's first love interest : CHO
43
1982 Disney film with a 2010 sequel : TRON
44
Kitty food? : POKERCHIP
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It covers a lot of ground : SOIL
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"Walk" : GOONSTRIKE
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Endor native : EWOK
50
Spirits of Greece : OUZO
51
Like a tapestry : WOVEN
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___ Sarnoff, Warner Bros. C.E.O. beginning in 2019 : ANN
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Participated in a pistol duel : DREW
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They're full of opinions : OPEDS
Down
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Helicopter traffic reporter on "The Simpsons" : ARNIE
2
Intended : MEANT
3
Bends at the Bolshoi : PLIES
4
[I forgot the words ...] : LALA
5
Local alternative : EXPRESSTRAIN
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Actress Pompeo of "Grey's Anatomy" : ELLEN
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Adornments sometimes made with kukui nuts : LEIS
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Hold up : LAST
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Vapers don't get it : ASH
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Tries chai, say : TAKESASIP
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Quartet in Revelation : HORSEMEN
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Nation conspicuously missing from the Wilson-proposed League of Nations, in brief : USA
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Santa's sleighful : TOYS
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How you might count to five : ONONEHAND
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Dining with one's child? : EATINGFORTWO
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Countertop or flooring materials : LAMINATES
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Children's author/illustrator Hoff : SYD
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Problem for a king : MATE
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Cry made while swinging a baton : HITIT
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"Put a tiger in your tank" sloganeer : ESSO
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Roman army leader : CENTURION
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Cellphone plan concern : DATA
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Card game in which jacks are the top four trumps : SKAT
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Got out of Dodge, say : LEFTTOWN
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Some kitchen appliances : GES
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Tennessee governor who became president : POLK
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"Say no more" : IKNOW
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Herb often used in preparing potatoes and omelets : CHIVE
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Upped : HIKED
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Is on first : OPENS
44
Really come down : POUR
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Move, maybe ominously : OOZE
46
Take to another dimension? : CROP
47
Lead-in to cow or lion : SEA
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Uranus, e.g. : GOD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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