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New York Times, Saturday, November 6, 2021

Furry creature that Wallace becomes during the full moon, in a "Wallace & Gromit" film

Author:
Brooke Husic and Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Husic. This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Nediger.
Constructor notes:
BROOKE Will and I started working together more than a year and a half ago and have posted a bunch of indie collabs on his blog — it's ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love the "Wallace and Gromit" shorts, "The Wrong Trousers" capturing this mechanical engineer's imagination decades ago. I haven't ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/6/21 ( No. 26,296 )
Across
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Trash : SLAM
5
Kind of rock : ACID
9
Toni Morrison title character who lives in the Bottom : SULA
13
Lower-cost option at a supermarket, usually : STOREBRAND
15
Fresh : ANEW
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Furry creature that Wallace becomes during the full moon, in a "Wallace & Gromit" film : WERERABBIT
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Bio subject : LIFE
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"___ changed" : IVE
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Feature of the inner planets : CRUST
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Thread count? : TEXTS
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Facebook allows for more than 50 : GENDERS
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Reciprocal of a siemens : OHM
24
Sharon Olds's "___ to Dirt" : ODE
25
Hush puppies alternative : PONE
27
Restaurant starter, informally : APP
30
Prominent attire for Jr. Pac-Man : PROPELLERBEANIE
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Assumes : TAKESFORGRANTED
36
Grande and others : STARBUCKSORDERS
37
Actress Susan : DEY
38
Order at a lodge : ELKS
39
It's sold by the yard : ALE
40
Good things to have for a private party : INS
41
What a trip! : ODYSSEY
45
Alliterative partner of 45-Down : GLITZ
48
Proceeds smoothly : FLOWS
50
Creature whose male incubates the eggs, during which it won't eat, drink or defecate for 50+ days : EMU
51
Trails : LAGS
52
New York City setting of the "Eloise" books : PLAZAHOTEL
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It may be bonded : ATOM
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"Much obliged!" : IOWEYOUONE
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Whom to call "maman" : MERE
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Guard, perhaps : TEND
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Current : WIND
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Martin or Harvey : STEVE
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Actress with an Academy Award for 1960's "Two Women" : LOREN
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Amount to : ARE
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Maker of the world's first diesel-powered passenger car : MERCEDESBENZ
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Photographer Diane : ARBUS
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Pickup line? : CABS
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Still alive, so to speak : INIT
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Noted organochloride, in brief : DDT
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Boston exurb : SALEM
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Bell Labs development of the 1970s : UNIX
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Took off : LEFT
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Floors : AWES
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Amount from a flask, maybe : SWIG
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Amounts from a distillery, maybe : BARRELFULS
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Program replaced by "CBS This Morning" : THEEARLYSHOW
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Olympics rule-breaker : DOPER
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Like Tony-winning plays : ONBROADWAY
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Brightens, with "up" : PERKS
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ASCAP and A.S.P.C.A.: Abbr. : ORGS
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Lead-in to date : ANTE
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Walk on water? : PIER
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Disposable shoe liners : PEDS
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What cognitive behavioral therapy might treat, in brief : PTSD
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Grade : RATE
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"Capisce?" : OKAY
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Sure thing : LOCK
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Home of the two deepest canyons in the Americas (each 11,500+ feet) : ANDES
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Response at the door : ITSME
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Gave off, in a way : OOZED
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___ Hall : SETON
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Change in writing : EMEND
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'Tis the season to be jolly : YULE
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Kind of rock : GLAM
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Behind : LATE
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2008 animated film with the tagline "He's got a monster of a problem" : IGOR
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Barents Sea sight : FLOE
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Quad part : LAWN
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Stone : PIT
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"Absolument!" : OUI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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