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New York Times, Thursday, November 3, 2022

Author:
Chase Dittrich and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
Garden of ___ (punnily named snack brand)
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97/8/20201/4/20245
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Chase Dittrich
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1517/5/20102/3/2024104
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401015253711121
RebusCircleScrabbleFresh
10391.6256%
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJQX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Dittrich. This is puzzle # 139 for Mr. Chen. Thursday freshness: 14%
Constructor notes:
CHASE: Wow — the POW?! I'm so honored, truly. First off, I'd like to thank Tom Brady. You are my rock, even if you suck eggs. You ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
How could we resist building a puzzle around a KICK IN THE PANTS resulting in a PAIN IN THE ASS? Yes, Chase and I are a pair ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times11/3/22 ( No. 26,658 )
Across
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Tinker (with) : FUTZ
5
Obscures, in a way : BLURS
10
Acts as one? : PLAY
14
Memo starter : INRE
15
Garden of ___ (punnily named snack brand) : EATIN
16
Word with bird or nest : LOVE
17
Persian for "country" : STAN
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Taqueria menu adjective : ASADA
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"You sure about that?" : ISIT
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_N_ _ _ERS : KICKINTHEPANTS
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Téa of "Madam Secretary" : LEONI
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"No ___!" (cry in a queue) : CUTS
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CRAWL SP_ _ _ : ACEINTHEHOLE
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Brand owned by Whirlpool : AMANA
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Absence of musical ability : NOEAR
35
Trojans' sch. : USC
36
The "seven" referenced by the film title "Seven" : SINS
37
Intoxicated, in modern slang : TURNT
38
Meh : BLAH
39
Exam taken by many jrs. : ACT
40
Works at a restaurant … or what many diners experience at popular restaurants : WAITS
41
Sauce that often contains nuts : PESTO
42
_EABR_ _ _ : PAININTHEASS
45
Small valley : DELL
46
First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
49
COLD S_ _U_ _ER : HOLDINCONTEMPT
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Goes over or under, in a way : BETS
55
Worst possible turnout : NOONE
56
It might help you get a grip : VISE
57
Product with a Mini variety : OREO
58
Role on "Stranger Things" : ERICA
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University in a town of the same name : ELON
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Org. : ASSN
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What good pitches often result in : SALES
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___ control (city law subject) : RENT
Down
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Nashville university attended by W.E.B. DuBois and John Lewis : FISK
2
To : UNTIL
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Go over, in a way : TRACE
4
Riddles in Buddhism : ZENKOANS
5
___ Baby : BEANIE
6
Anchor's position : LAST
7
Home of the Uintah and Ouray reservation : UTAH
8
Nag, nag, nag : RIDE
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Popular app originally launched under the name Picaboo : SNAPCHAT
10
Column base : PLINTH
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Directionless sorts : LOSTSOULS
12
Enterprise rival : AVIS
13
Lead-in to a counterargument : YET
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Ancient worshiper of Pachamama ("earth mother") : INCA
22
Violinist Leopold : AUER
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Language family in Canada : INUIT
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Up : NORTH
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All wound up : TENSE
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Khan Academy subj. : LSAT
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Comeback : ECHO
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"Go, go, go!" : ASAP
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Mineral whose name means "crumb" in Latin : MICA
33
Cures for what ails you : ANTIDOTES
37
Marks in the sand, perhaps : TANLINES
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All-time greatest : BESTEVER
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Feral : WILD
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"Hey, over here!" : PSST
43
Wrestling maneuver : NELSON
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Trojan hero born of Aphrodite : AENEAS
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Actor Hirsch : EMILE
48
Printer brand : EPSON
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From half of a couple, maybe : HERS
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Name that's a conjunction + an article : NORA
51
It's all wound up : COIL
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Some time ago : ONCE
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Bazaar sight : TENT
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It's a wrap : BOA

Answer summary:
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