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New York Times, Monday, November 29, 2021

Actress de Armas of "No Time to Die"

Author:
Enrique Henestroza Anguiano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Enrique Henestroza Anguiano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Anguiano.
Enrique Henestroza Anguiano notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times11/29/21 ( No. 26,319 )
Across
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Soldier who deserted : AWOL
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Daughters' counterparts : SONS
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Archcompetitor : RIVAL
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Sitarist Shankar who tutored the Beatles : RAVI
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"Shall I compare ___ to a summer's day?" : THEE
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Upper crust : ELITE
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Something on a list : ITEM
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Taj Mahal locale : AGRA
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Closes with a bang : SLAMS
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Hoped-for experience at a casino : STREAKOFLUCK
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Residences that may have groundskeepers : ESTATES
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Oaty cereal : MUESLI
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Sprinkle often paired with salt : DASHOFPEPPER
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___ Diamond, author of popular science books : JARED
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Modern love? : BAE
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Pledge drive giveaway : TOTE
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"What ___ the chances?" : ARE
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Digital birthday greeting : ECARD
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Classic doll with "Shaving Fun" and "Mod Hair" versions : KEN
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Degs. for entrepreneurs : MBAS
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On the ___ (fleeing) : LAM
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Ominous note from a boss : SEEME
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Fashion designer's purchase : BOLTOFFABRIC
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Designer Giorgio : ARMANI
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Eavesdropping range : EARSHOT
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Early advantage ... or what 20-, 28- and 45-Across each have? : RUNNINGSTART
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Apple tablets : IPADS
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Tweak, as text : EDIT
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"On top of that ..." : ALSO
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Lakeside rental : CANOE
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Nintendo competitor : SEGA
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Bad cafeteria food, say : SLOP
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College boards, e.g. : EXAMS
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Powdered drink once used by NASA : TANG
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Desires : YENS
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Get out of bed : ARISE
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Actress Naomi : WATTS
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For all to see : OVERT
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Mouth-puckering green drink : LIMEADE
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Belmont ___ : STAKES
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"Goodness gracious!" : OHGOSH
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Kind of ball it's hard to hurt anyone with : NERF
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___ of approval : SEAL
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Sort of dog that's ready for a new home : RESCUE
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Poorly hidden, as a secret : ILLKEPT
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By way of : VIA
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Prez dispenser? : ATM
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Broadway's "___ Misérables" : LES
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Just slightly : ATAD
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Called strikes and balls at a game : UMPED
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Broke the silence, in a way : SPOKE
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"See if I care what they do!," informally : LETEM
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Cara who sang "Flashdance ... What a Feeling" : IRENE
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Michelle with the best-selling memoir "Becoming" : OBAMA
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Distant : FAR
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Big name in smoothies : JAMBA
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Ann ___, Mich. : ARBOR
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Sphere of influence : REALM
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Spritelike : ELFIN
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Half-___ (latte option) : CAF
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Fame in the field of sports or entertainment : STARDOM
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Lancelot and Gawain of legend : SIRS
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Blissful state : ECSTASY
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Burdens of proof : ONUSES
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Harmless : BENIGN
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Motley, as a crew : RAGTAG
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Actress and spokesmodel Berry : HALLE
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Cinema legend Welles : ORSON
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Sporty car roofs : TTOPS
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Tweets often come from here : NEST
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"What's the big ___?" : IDEA
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Swelling soother : ICE
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Roman peace : PAX
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Actress de Armas of "No Time to Die" : ANA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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