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New York Times, Saturday, November 26, 2022

Author:
Kanyin Ajayi
Editor:
Will Shortz
Jean Rhys novel that's a response to "Jane Eyre"
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Kanyin Ajayi

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Ajayi.
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© 2022, The New York Times11/26/22 ( No. 26,681 )
Across
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Influential book sellers? : BLURBS
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High jinks : ANTICS
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Search for the wanted : MANHUNT
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Eclipses : SHOWSUP
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Jean Rhys novel that's a response to "Jane Eyre" : WIDESARGASSOSEA
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"Ignore this," in proofreading : STET
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Scottish Highlander : GAEL
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Attitude : SASS
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Corruption : ROT
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Finish that's rough to the touch : STUCCO
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Six-time N.B.A. All-Star Kyle : LOWRY
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Inconsistent : HITORMISS
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"Ti ___" (bit of Romance language romance language) : AMO
33
Bank holding : LIEN
35
Paulo who wrote "The Alchemist" : COELHO
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Open many tabs, maybe : BARTEND
38
Not keeping up : TOOSLOW
39
Connected, say : ONLINE
40
"Crazy Rich Asians" actress Gemma : CHAN
41
"___ Belle Histoire" (French love song) : UNE
42
Unfailingly loyal : RIDEORDIE
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Bugs's archenemy : ELMER
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Changes : ALTERS
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Père d'une princesse : ROI
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Mope : SULK
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Shuns, with "out" : ICES
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Formerly : ONCE
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Chinua Achebe novel that's a response to "Heart of Darkness" : THINGSFALLAPART
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Convenient setting for the forgetful : AUTOPAY
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Alternative to sunbathing : FAKETAN
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"Is it?" : THATSO
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Most seaside towns have one : MARINA
Down
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Big competitors in European auto racing : BMWS
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Brie base : LAIT
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Locale in Dante's "Inferno" : UNDERWORLD
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Classical orator : RHETOR
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Clear the tables : BUS
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Hiccup, so to speak : SNAG
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Cries of clarity : AHS
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Refusals : NOS
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Pairs : TWOSOMES
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Rae of "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" : ISSA
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They're not to be missed : CUES
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Some retreats : SPAS
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Turned to refuse : TRASHED
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A toast : SALUT
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Gain admission : GETIN
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Pain reliever option : TYLENOL
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Ghanaian and Ivorian export : COCOA
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Piano bar mainstay : CROONER
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Work or workers : LABOR
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Neighbor of a Yemeni : OMANI
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People claiming to possess special enlightenment : ILLUMINATI
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Sparkled : SHONE
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Preacher, in a parable : SOWER
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Unmoving : INERT
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Do the final step in needle-threading : TIEAKNOT
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Psychoanalytic subject : THESELF
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About : CIRCA
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Idolize : DEIFY
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Key piece of an overlock sewing machine : LOOPER
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"Now!" : STAT
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"No chance" : UHUH
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Singer Ford with the 1988 song "Kiss Me Deadly" : LITA
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Spoken word competition : SLAM
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Ocean Spray prefix : CRAN
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Mountain whose name means "I burn" : ETNA
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Tech that reduced demand for maps : GPS
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Lead-in to Felipe or Miguel : SAO
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The first Black American sorority, in brief : AKA

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

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