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New York Times, Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Author:
David Rockow
Editor:
Will Shortz
Desert wanderer's mount in a 1972 hit by America
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David Rockow

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJQVZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rockow.
David Rockow notes:
This is my first published puzzle in any outlet. I got into crosswords by doing NYT syndicated puzzles in my hometown paper in Oregon. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
BIRDS of a feather FLOCK onto a single FEATHER. Longtime readers will know that my thoughts went straight to the precious phoenix ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times11/29/22 ( No. 26,684 )
Across
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"Flick your ___" (longtime slogan) : BIC
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Mother, in Mexico : MADRE
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Fella : CHAP
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Promising words : IDO
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Dominated, in sports lingo : OWNED
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1970 hit for the Kinks : LOLA
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Hoot : RIOT
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International service organization with a dove in its logo : PEACECORPS
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Exercise in a pool : DOLAPS
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City in ancient Crete with a renowned labyrinth : KNOSSOS
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Walks and runs, for two : STATS
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Bygone MGM rival : RKO
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Formerly : NEE
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Words from a pourer : SAYWHEN
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Hit BBC series since 1963, informally : DRWHO
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Bleats : BAAS
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Low-___ (blurry, maybe) : RES
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More prone to prying : NOSIER
36
Mixed martial arts org. : UFC
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Element of plumage … and a feature shared by every answer crossing this one : FEATHER
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Oversee, as a case : TRY
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"Dewey Defeats ___," infamous Chicago Tribune headline of 1948 : TRUMAN
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Managed : RAN
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___ Mix : CHEX
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L.A.'s region : SOCAL
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Attached, as a patch : SEWEDON
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Chapel Hill sch. : UNC
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Sort : ILK
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Kind of switch : ONOFF
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Lavatory fixture : COMMODE
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Low-scoring soccer result : ONENIL
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Traditional habitats for pigeons : URBANAREAS
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Paul of "There Will Be Blood" : DANO
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Finch feeder filler : SEED
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Chicken stock, e.g. : BROTH
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PC alternative : MAC
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Skin opening : PORE
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Noted seasonal worker : SANTA
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Forest ranger? : ELK
Down
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Tweeters : BIRDS
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Turkey : IDIOT
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Unruffled : COOLASACUCUMBER
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Swabs : MOPS
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Wide-eyed wonderment : AWE
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Molecule whose structure was discovered by Rosalind Franklin : DNA
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Consider : RECKON
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Garden west of Nod : EDEN
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Ninth-inning relievers, often : CLOSERS
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Desert wanderer's mount in a 1972 hit by America : HORSEWITHNONAME
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Chow for a chow, perhaps : ALPO
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Mountain route : PASS
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Quaint farewells : TATAS
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Its Andean variety has the largest wingspan among all raptors : CONDOR
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"Gangnam Style" musician : PSY
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Ratite featured on Uruguayan currency : RHEA
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American raptor that's the size of a mourning dove : KESTREL
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Small brown passerine that holds its tail upright : WREN
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Roll call call : HERE
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African antelope : ORYX
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Qualifying words : BUTS
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Style featuring natural curl : AFRO
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Goose that might nest on volcanic ash : NENE
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Its peregrine variety is the world's fastest avian : FALCON
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Iconic metaphor for keen-eyed watchfulness : HAWK
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Artificial : MANMADE
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Funnel-shaped : CONED
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With 4-Across, mountain range in 44-Across : SIERRA
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Put on : DON
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Important exam : FINAL
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Gathering of 1-Down, like that found in the center of this puzzle : FLOCK
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Edge : CUSP
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Cookie with a creme filling : OREO
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Small amounts : DABS
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Worker protection agcy. : OSHA
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Very long time : EON
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QB's throw: Abbr. : ATT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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