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New York Times, Friday, November 5, 2021

Dessert order at a Mexican restaurant

Author:
Joseph Greenbaum
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joseph Greenbaum

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Greenbaum.
Joseph Greenbaum notes:
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When our kids were younger, Jill and I sang various songs from Jesus Christ SUPERSTAR to them at bedtime. Why? DON'T OVERTHINK IT; the ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/5/21 ( No. 26,295 )
Across
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Result of a rise, perhaps : STARDOM
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Other half : SPOUSE
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One of the Balearic Islands : MINORCA
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Dessert order at a Mexican restaurant : CHURROS
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Quirky sort : ODDDUCK
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Life-form led by Optimus Prime in the "Transformers" movies : AUTOBOT
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Monthly expense : GAS
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Ballpark figure : GUESSTIMATE
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___ Lonely Boys, group with the 2004 hit "Heaven" : LOS
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Button for enlarging an image : PLUS
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Mark of perfection : TEN
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Expose : LAYOPEN
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Really, really : OHSO
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Gender-___ : FLUID
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T-Bird alternative : VETTE
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Cabbage alternative? : IOU
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"This isn't a trick question" : DONTOVERTHINKIT
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"___ c'est Paris" (French soccer club slogan) : ICI
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Vibe : SENSE
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Airs during the holidays : NOELS
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Jimmy of high-end footwear : CHOO
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Made it through : GOTPAST
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Pro in D.C. : NAT
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Exaggerated : TALL
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"The Bachelorette" network : ABC
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Deli lunch options : TURKEYWRAPS
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Sound after a sip : AHH
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Midcruise milieu : OPENSEA
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Where Bill and Hillary first met : YALELAW
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In : POPULAR
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Budgeting class? : ECONOMY
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Automotive amenity that offers an annual Santa Tracker : ONSTAR
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Stingrays, often : RAGTOPS
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Emissions concern : SMOG
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Like some pools : TIDAL
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"Thus ..." : ANDSO
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What something bacillary is shaped like : ROD
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Word with wonder or designer : DRUG
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Protest movement launched in 2011, familiarly : OCCUPY
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Peace slogan : MAKELOVENOTWAR
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Barricaded : SHUT
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To ___ mildly : PUTIT
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Cry from a balcony : OROMEO
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Big adventure through the concrete jungle : URBANHIKE
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Emissions concern : SOOT
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Ciudad del ___, Paraguay's largest city after Asunción : ESTE
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Sound investment in the 1980s? : CASSETTEPLAYER
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Follower of Jesus Christ? : SUPERSTAR
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Paper cut, e.g. : SLIT
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Troubles : ADOS
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___ power : NTH
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Sovereign land, so to speak : SOIL
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Excuses : OUTS
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It has a $100 billion line of credit with the Treasury Dept. : FDIC
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Cousin of a firth : LOCH
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Ones calling the strikes? : UNIONREPS
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Zwölf minus elf : EINS
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Chill : VEG
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"___ problem" : NOTA
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Acorn, by another name : OAKNUT
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Fine wool source : ALPACA
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Cybertruck maker : TESLA
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Mowgli's teacher in "The Jungle Book" : BALOO
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Belt wearer, perhaps : CHAMP
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Lead-in to -graphic : TOPO
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Keeping current with : UPON
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Graduation class : YEAR
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This is taking fore-e-ever : SLOG
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Many start with "I": Abbr. : HWYS
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Sinus doc : ENT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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