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New York Times, Monday, November 8, 2021

Good name for a postseason football game sponsored by General Mills?

Author:
Carl Larson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Carl Larson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Larson.
Carl Larson notes:
The idea for this puzzle came to me when I was cluing the answer SUMMER in another puzzle as "Queen Of Disco Donna." That got me ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I fell into the Wikipedia rabbit hole, perusing the list of honorifics. My first impression was that QUEEN of Disco, Soul, Jazz and ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/8/21 ( No. 26,298 )
Across
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Honorific given to 17-, 27-, 43- and 58-Across : QUEEN
6
Agreements between nations : PACTS
11
CBS series with spinoffs set in Miami and New York : CSI
14
Rocker Vedder or Van Halen : EDDIE
15
Menotti's "___ and the Night Visitors" : AMAHL
16
"... yadda, yadda, yadda" : ETC
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Disco : DONNASUMMER
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Bread for a Reuben sandwich : RYE
20
Montero Lamar Hill a.k.a. Lil ___ X : NAS
21
Socially distant : ALOOF
22
"u up?," e.g. : TEXT
23
"___ the season to be jolly" : TIS
25
"Mona ___," painting with an enigmatic smile : LISA
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Keep away from : AVOID
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What a bride gets fitted for : DRESS
36
Dude : BRO
37
"Aye-aye" guy : CAPN
38
Most common surname in the U.S. (ahead of Johnson and Williams) : SMITH
39
Trickster of Norse myth : LOKI
40
Get a move on, quaintly : HIE
41
Japanese dog breed : AKITA
42
Like emails at the top of an inbox : NEWER
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Stops procrastinating : ACTS
47
Purchase at a pump : GAS
48
Sank, as a putt : MADE
50
Cowboy's cow catcher : LASSO
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"For ___ a jolly good fellow ..." : HES
57
___ Man Winter : OLD
58
Country : LORETTALYNN
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Coffee, slangily : JOE
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"Carmen" or "Elektra" : OPERA
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Nintendo villain with an upside-down "M" on his cap : WARIO
64
Opposite of 'neath : OER
65
Like maples but not pines : LEAFY
66
Won the World Series in four games, say : SWEPT
Down
1
Proof-ending letters : QED
2
Thick Japanese noodle : UDON
3
Woman's name hidden in "United Nations" : EDNA
4
He postulated E = mc^2 : EINSTEIN
5
Grant-issuing cultural org. : NEA
6
Bandmate of John, George and Ringo : PAUL
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Hunter's supply, for short : AMMO
8
Hunter's garb, for short : CAMO
9
Justice League member who's super-speedy : THEFLASH
10
35mm camera type : SLR
11
Good name for a postseason football game sponsored by General Mills? : CEREALBOWL
12
Mythological river around the underworld : STYX
13
Rapper/actor on "Law & Order: SVU" : ICET
18
Pageant wear : SASH
22
"For shame!" : TSK
24
"___ be my pleasure" : ITD
26
Shoo-___ (sure winners) : INS
27
Be of use : AVAIL
28
Access to a treehouse, maybe : ROPELADDER
29
"You gotta ___ ..." : ADMIT
30
On the ___ (broken) : FRITZ
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Mark down for a sale, say : RETAG
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Cheesed off : IRKED
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Dark film genre : NOIR
34
Feel sore : ACHE
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Black diamond trail, e.g. : SKISLOPE
39
Ordinance for dog-walkers : LEASHLAW
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Toward the stern : AFT
42
Org. supporting the Second Amendment : NRA
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Blackjack card with two values : ACE
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Acronym for a multiaward accomplishment : EGOT
48
Magical power, informally : MOJO
49
___ vera : ALOE
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Vicinity : AREA
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Feudal worker : SERF
53
Dog command often issued with an outstretched palm : STAY
55
Brontë's Jane : EYRE
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Scissor sound : SNIP
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"u r so funny!" : LOL
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Reactions to cute puppies : AWS
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"Just kidding!" : NOT

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

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