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New York Times, Wednesday, November 3, 2021

It might be made short

Author:
Dan Harris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Harris.
Dan Harris notes:
I've had a draft of this puzzle lying around since 2015, and while cooped up at home last year, I decided to dust it off. With fresh ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Will Shortz takes few "both words can follow X" themes these days, so it takes an exceptional execution to make one stand out from the ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/3/21 ( No. 26,293 )
Across
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Popular gem-matching app game : BEJEWELED
10
Names as a source : CITES
15
Disney theme park designer : IMAGINEER
16
___-garde : AVANT
17
It might be made short : LONGSTORY
18
"The Jeffersons" actress Gibbs : MARLA
19
Hebrew letter that also names a part of the body : SHIN
20
Icy Hot competitor : BENGAY
21
Ball caller : UMP
24
Shortcuts : TIMESAVERS
27
Joie de vivre : GAIETY
30
Graph line : AXIS
31
___ Fridays : TGI
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Grind, as teeth : GNASH
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Multicolored : PIED
34
Battle of Normandy city : CAEN
35
Paper to fill out when asserting a claim : INSURANCEFORM
38
Fraternal letters : BPOE
39
Devices that criminals attack through "jackpotting" : ATMS
40
Advance slowly : CREEP
42
Schwarzenegger's birthplace: Abbr. : AUS
43
Western ski resort that doesn't allow snowboarding : ALTA
44
A whole lot : OCEANS
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Pedigrees : BLOODLINES
48
Piggery : STY
49
Noted anonymous street artist : BANKSY
50
Dec. 25 : XMAS
53
Video Pinball maker : ATARI
54
The great beyond ... or where each word in 17-, 24-, 35- and 45-Across might be found? : AFTERLIFE
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Implied : GOTAT
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Increasingly outmoded circus role : LIONTAMER
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Make changes to the board : ERASE
62
Ire : ILLTEMPER
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___ Keane, "The Family Circus" cartoonist : BIL
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___ rap (music subgenre) : EMO
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One of the Brady Bunch : JAN
4
Scrambled order : EGGS
5
What accompanies tossing a coin into a fountain : WISH
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Thing : ENTITY
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Téa of TV : LEONI
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Always, poetically : EER
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"I'll wash, you ___" : DRY
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Arrived dressed up like : CAMEAS
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Joint czar with Peter I : IVANV
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Places to focus on : TARGETAREAS
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Photo lab request : ENLARGEMENT
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Has a quiet night, perhaps : STAYSIN
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Second song of a single : BSIDE
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Boot lined with sheepskin : UGG
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Puller of strings : MANIPULATOR
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One of 32 by Beethoven : PIANOSONATA
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Go-to guy : MAINMAN
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Suits : EXECS
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Agere sequitur ___ ("action follows being": Lat.) : ESSE
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Tue. plus two : THU
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LaBelle or LuPone : PATTI
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Fitness center? : CORE
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Bounce back : RALLY
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I.S.P. regulator : FCC
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Charles who helped invent the mechanical computer : BABBAGE
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"Gangnam Style" rapper : PSY
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Pop-up business? : ADSITE
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Hollywood's Haley Joel : OSMENT
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Gumbo vegetables : OKRAS
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Glorify : EXTOL
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Museo works : ARTE
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Bang shut : SLAM
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Comedian Wong : ALI
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Chick-___-A : FIL
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Little fiend : IMP
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Downside of checking a bag : FEE
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Goof : ERR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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