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New York Times, Sunday, November 27, 2022

Author:
Adam Wagner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Wagner

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 80 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Wagner.
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© 2022, The New York Times11/27/22 ( No. 26,682 )
Across
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Gambling spot? : PIP
4
Chap : GENT
8
Addis ___ : ABABA
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Pro response : YEA
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Bit of chicanery : JAPE
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___ water (healthful drink) : ALOE
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Totally uncool : NOTOK
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Rock's Jethro ___ : TULL
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"You're gonna love this, I promise!" : ITLLBEFUN
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Urban area typically with the tallest buildings : INNERCITY
24
Rocky road topping? : GRAVEL
25
Length for a pregnancy : TERM
27
Moneymaking venture : GIG
28
LeBron James became one in 2018 : LAKER
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That's the spirit! : GENIE
30
Highway network that famously has sections without a speed limit : AUTOBAHN
32
Service recipient : CLIENT
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An ocean : LOTS
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Device dusted off to watch old home movies, maybe : VCR
35
Flat-topped French hat : KEPI
36
Ante alternative : BLIND
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Public court proceeding : OPENHEARING
40
Many a bad Yelp review : RANT
41
Luxuriate (in) : BASK
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They're not sciences : ARTS
43
___ Cannon, creator of the "Pitch Perfect" film series : KAY
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Fish sticks? : RODS
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Strength of character : GRIT
50
"Me!" : IAM
52
Compliment to a French chef : CESTSIBON
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Crackerjack : WHIZBANG
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Slack-jawed : AGAPE
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Automotive successor of the Bel Air : IMPALA
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Proudly embody, informally : REP
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What you're on when you're making progress : RIGHTTRACK
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Product sold on a rack, informally : MAG
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"Them's fightin' words!" : ITSWAR
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Set one's sights : AIMED
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Welcome center handouts : AREAMAPS
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Free of flaws, as a reputation : STAINLESS
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DiFranco of folk : ANI
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Sewer in American history : ROSS
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Hamlet's cousin : TOWN
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Music genre prefix : ALT
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Ideal engine sound : PURR
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Duel personalities? : FOES
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Like some memes : DANK
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Major concern for a meteorologist : SUPERSTORM
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The Bruins, on scoreboards : BOS
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Contents of a household box : FUSES
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Pasta whose name means "barley" in Italian : ORZO
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Startled scream : EEK
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Weight : HEFT
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Goes from one thing to another : MORPHS
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Purchase option for a dedicated fan : PREORDER
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Like dumbbells : DENSE
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Like Roma tomatoes : OVATE
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Something that may be sold by the yard : ALE
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The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund, e.g., in brief : NGOS
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Hate, hate, hate : LOATHE
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Certain juicing need : LEMONSQUEEZER
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Residential construction project : PAVEDROAD
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Deep shot, in hoops : TREY
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Weird : OUTRE
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Brother of Logan Roy on "Succession" : EWAN
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Has a meal : SUPS
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Urban grid: Abbr. : STS
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Tennis champ ___ Osaka : NAOMI
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Figs. first issued in 1936 : SSNS
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Summer on the Riviera : ETE
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Subscription platform for online content creators : PATREON
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"That is my intention" : IPLANTO
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Where the ilium and ischium are : PELVIS
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Inhabitant of Ireland or Scotland : GAEL
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Holiday helper : ELF
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Sign that you can't go back now? : NOUTURN
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Philosophical pillar : TENET
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___ Arbor, Mich. : ANN
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Deep inhalation to get high : BONGHIT
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Ordered delivery, perhaps : ATEIN
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Hive mind of "Star Trek: TNG," with "the" : BORG
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National Dog Show org. : AKC
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___ someone's yum (criticized a person's tastes, slangily) : YUCKED
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Discovery astronaut Ochoa : ELLEN
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With it : ALERT
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Shake a little : JIGGLE
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Amtrak booking : TRAINTRIP
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Worker with wax : BEE
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"Oof, what a day!" : IMBEAT
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Run-D.M.C.'s "You Be ___" : ILLIN
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Longtime co-host of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade : ROKER
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Good Texas hold 'em hand : ACEKING
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Auto loan figs. : APRS
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Bit of roofing in Spanish-style architecture : CLAYTILE
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Biden and Harris, notably, in brief : VPS
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Underwire undergarments : BRAS
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Muffin makeup, maybe : OATBRAN
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Over-emoter : HAM
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Trade, informally : BIZ
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Star N.F.L. wide receiver Allen : KEENAN
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First family from Illinois : OBAMAS
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Exercise in a swimming pool : DOLAPS
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Grabs : SNAGS
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"___ Life" (1981 Rick James single) : GHETTO
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Tool for cutting wood along the grain : RIPSAW
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Scandalized : AGHAST
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Pro who gets many return customers? : CPA
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Bad makeup artist : SMEARER
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Spot for a band : WRIST
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High ways : AIRLANES
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Early stop at a casino, maybe : ATM
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Univ. senior's hurdle : GRE
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Funding : AID
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"___ but a scratch": oft-quoted Monty Python line : TIS
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Con artist : GRIFTER
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Chattering plastic teeth, for one : WINDUPTOY
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Rapper ___ Def : MOS
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Group with lodges : ELKS
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Part of E.T.A.: Abbr. : ARR
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100% : PURE
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Allow for more high-density housing and mixed-use development, in urban planning lingo : UPZONE
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Company shake-up, for short : REORG
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Symbol of sturdiness : OAK
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Pallid : ASHEN
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Problem for a pitcher : SOREARM
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They have their ups and downs : SEESAWS
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With 86-Down, very upset ... like the answers to five of this puzzle's clues? : BENTOUT
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See 85-Down : OFSHAPE
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Grand mounts : STEEDS
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They go around at museums : FRAMES
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Coffin carrier : HEARSE
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Drops down? : MOLTS
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In no way hidden : OVERT
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It has only one-sixth of the mass of Earth's moon : PLUTO
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Goobers : DOPES
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Pentagon inits. : DOD
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Cousin of turquoise : AQUA
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Part of the eye that focuses light onto the retina : LENS
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Momma's boy : SON
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Big name in outdoor gear : REI
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Jones of CNN : VAN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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