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New York Times, Monday, November 7, 2022

Author:
Jill Singer
Editor:
Will Shortz
What baba ghanouj is often served with
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Singer.
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© 2022, The New York Times11/7/22 ( No. 26,662 )
Across
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Outstanding : SUPERB
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Clothes line? : SEAM
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Toothed tool : SAW
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"Now it makes sense" : OHISEE
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Opposite of baja, in Spanish : ALTA
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How many it takes to tango : TWO
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With 58-Across, "I'm so nervous! There are …" : BUTTERFLIES
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Prominent feature of an elephant or dachshund : EAR
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"Now it makes sense!" : AHA
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Word with jerk or joint : KNEE
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___ and Caicos Islands : TURKS
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"I can't stop thinking about it! There's a …" : BEEINMYBONNET
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Marched in an attention-seeking way : PARADED
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German luxury auto : AUDI
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Cards worth 1 or 11 in blackjack : ACES
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Opposite of exo- : ENTO
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"I'll return soon," in a text : BRB
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"Why the troubled look?" … or a hint to 17-, 24-, 48- and 58-Across : WHATSBUGGINGYOU
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Edgar's nickname, perhaps : NED
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Prefix with sphere : IONO
43
Flightless Australian birds : EMUS
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Color of unbleached linen : ECRU
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Skill : ABILITY
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"I can't sit still! There are …" : ANTSINMYPANTS
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Cloth to dry off with : TOWEL
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Figs. that include interest : APRS
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Extra amount for a waiter : TIP
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What hips don't do, per a Shakira hit : LIE
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See 17-Across : INMYSTOMACH
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"___ we there yet?" : ARE
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Where India is : ASIA
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It has the same function as "Option" on a Mac : ALTKEY
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6-3, 6-2 or 7-6 : SET
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D.C. ball club, informally : NATS
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Attacks : BESETS
Down
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Japanese buckwheat noodle : SOBA
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"No siree!" : UHUH
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What baba ghanouj is often served with : PITABREAD
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Approx. : EST
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Stunk : REEKED
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Senator Sanders : BERNIE
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Witch trials locale : SALEM
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One of the Mannings : ELI
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Had breakfast, say : ATE
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Extinct megafauna species whose name derives from the Greek for "breast tooth" : MASTODON
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Rear of a ship : STERN
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No longer in slumberland : AWAKE
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___-case scenario : WORST
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Ward (off) : FEND
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Prefix with cycle or code : UNI
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Sunrise direction : EAST
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Yin's counterpart : YANG
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"___ have promises to keep, and miles to go …": Robert Frost : BUTI
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One of 16 on a chessboard : PAWN
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Pain : ACHE
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One in a Freudian trio : EGO
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How one sends an embarrassing email to the entire office? : BYMISTAKE
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Sound defeat : ROUT
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Kind of phone signal that's nearly obsolete : BUSY
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Like thick-crust, rectangular pizza : SICILIAN
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Created : BORN
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E pluribus ___ : UNUM
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Hanukkah money : GELT
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Language suffix : ESE
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Facebook and Pinterest : APPS
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Record of drinks ordered : BARTAB
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Dr. Scholl's product : INSOLE
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World record? : ATLAS
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Bête ___ : NOIRE
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Something a bird or celebrity might do : TWEET
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"Get Yer ___ Out!" (Rolling Stones album) : YAYAS
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Stage name for rapper Tracy Lauren Marrow : ICET
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___ Ed (gym class) : PHYS
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Intelligence org. : NSA
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Sch. for aspiring engineers : MIT
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Everest and Denali: Abbr. : MTS

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