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New York Times, Thursday, November 4, 2021

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
Language in which "Ho" and "Hoina" mean "yes" and "no"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQXY} This is puzzle # 102 for Mr. Steinberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
David Steinberg notes:
I constructed this puzzle in early 2020. My original plan was to make it a Sunday, but I couldn't find enough pairs of long theme ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Eye-opening finds. I love these space-addition/deletion/shifting discoveries, GOLD INGOT and HOLDING ON sharing that long string of ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/4/21 ( No. 26,294 )
Across
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Periodontist's specialty : GUMS
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Where students might kick their feet up : DOJO
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Attacks from all sides : BESETS
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"Right away!" : ASAP
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___ Eats : UBER
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Currency in Pakistan : RUPEE
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Only Monopoly railroad whose name doesn't contain "Railroad" / Laughing gleefully : SHORTLINE
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Font whose name is a homophone of 20-Across : ARIAL
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See 19-Across : AERIAL
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Seriously overcharged : GOUGED
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Traditional media category : PRINT
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Philadelphia's ___ Center for the Performing Arts : MANN
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They may be full of Natural Light : KEGS
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Carnitas holder : TACO
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Bordeaux red : CLARET
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Some daily temps : HIGHS
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It took the iconic photograph "Pillars of Creation" : HUBBLE
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First animal sound in "Old MacDonald" : MOO
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Brouhaha : ADO
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Setting for "The Sound of Music" / Greyhound journey : AUSTRIA
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Toothpaste tube letters : ADA
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France's ___ de Loire : VAL
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Make quickly, as a pot of coffee : BREWUP
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Coastline feature : INLET
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"Goodness me!" : OHDEAR
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The first Fabergé egg was created for one : TSAR
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Hanukkah chocolate shape : COIN
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Move slowly : OOZE
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Subordinate to : BELOW
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Police drama co-starring LL Cool J : NCISLA
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Language in which "Ho" and "Hoina" mean "yes" and "no" : NEPALI
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Bricks sold in sets : LEGOS
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Hairy problem? ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : SPLITENDS
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Something that falls in the fall : ACORN
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"1917," e.g. : EPIC
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Pinnacle : ACME
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Malicious group of computers : BOTNET
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Puppy pickup place : NAPE
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One compartment of a golf bag : TEES
Down
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Tank top? : GASCAP
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Wedding worker : USHER
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Like one in six New Zealanders, ethnically : MAORI
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Goes all out : SPRINTS
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Nearly pointless? : DULL
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What secures a kimono : OBI
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Game that has 54 blocks : JENGA
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Home to the Willamette Valley : OREGON
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Engage in gasconade or fanfaronade : BRAG
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"I figured it out!" : EUREKA
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Web master? / Of the outer skin layer : SPIDERMAN
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Sleepytime, e.g. : TEA
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Fleur de ___ (fancy salt) : SEL
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"See ya!" : TATA
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Removes, as a lapel microphone : UNCLIPS
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Pointer controller : MOUSE
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Rock that's often cut open : GEODE
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Ermine, in the summer : STOAT
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Desserts dusted with cinnamon sugar : CHURROS
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Bound : LEAP
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Mayhem : HAVOC
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British Columbia neighbor : IDAHO
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Expensive bar / Not letting go : GOLDINGOT
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Texter's "I meant to say ..." : BTW
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___ force : BRUTE
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Scandinavian pop group : ABBA
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"Again ..." : IREPEAT
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"Again!" : ENCORE
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Help with a heist : ABET
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Elizabeth who plays Wanda on "WandaVision" : OLSEN
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Mothers of Invention musician : ZAPPA
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Outdated charging device? : LANCE
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Pre-makeover self : OLDME
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Smartens (up) : WISES
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What separates money from everything? : ISNT
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Kind : NICE
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Test site : LAB
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Prefix with label : ECO
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Edge : LIP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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