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New York Times, Sunday, December 11, 2022

Author:
Laura Taylor Kinnel
Editor:
Will Shortz
Disorder from which Dostoyevsky and many characters in his novels suffered
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Laura Taylor Kinnel

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Kinnel.
Will Shortz notes:
Laura Taylor Kinnel, of Newtown, Pa., teaches math and is the director of studies at a Friends boarding school near Philadelphia. This is her sixth crossword for The Times, most of them ... read more
Laura Taylor Kinnel notes:
I submitted this puzzle just a few days before the publication of Christina Iverson's fun 12/26/2021 puzzle and was fascinated to see how she'd taken a similar core idea and turned it into ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times12/11/22 ( No. 26,696 )
Across
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Letting up : ABATING
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35mm options : SLRS
12
Rotter : CAD
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What a cafeteria tray can be used as : SLED
19
Creative, as thinking : LATERAL
20
Tug of war or capture the flag : TEAMGAME
22
Le Pew of Looney Tunes : PEPE
23
Hypotenuse-finding formula : PYTHAGOREANTHEOREM
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Opposed to, in dialect : AGIN
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Frost : HOAR
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Prefix with pronoun : NEO
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"No ifs, ___ or buts" : ANDS
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Asia's vanishing ___ Sea : ARAL
30
Ethereal glows : AURAS
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Young Henry V, to Falstaff : HAL
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Eins + zwei : DREI
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A-lister : CELEB
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Evening, informally : NITE
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Pharmaceutical pioneer Lilly : ELI
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Having an impeccable reputation, say : ABOVEREPROACH
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One drinking soft drinks at a party, perhaps : DESIGNATEDDRIVER
48
"Le Bonheur de Vivre" painter : MATISSE
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"Dust Tracks __ Road" (Zora Neale Hurston memoir) : ONA
50
Egg on : URGE
51
Implement at a regatta : OAR
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Doesn't comply with : DISOBEYS
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A Kool-Aid flavor : WATERMELON
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Serve : WAITON
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Member of the fam : SIB
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Eliot's "___ Marner" : SILAS
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Cause of class struggle? : ESSAY
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Boor : LOUT
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Symbol of Irish heritage : CELTICKNOT
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Garnish on a Moscow mule : LIME
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Some young ladies abroad: Abbr. : SRTAS
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Things frequently stolen : BASES
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Pierre ou Marie : NOM
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Auditioners' goals : ROLES
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Like some lips : PURSED
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Common frequency for college classes : SEMIWEEKLY
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Bum : PATOOTIE
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Non reversal? : OUI
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Langston Hughes classic : ITOO
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Insta blurb : BIO
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Invertebrate with a floral eponym : ANEMONE
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"The Pink Panther" character : INSPECTORCLOUSEAU
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Having successfully made it, slangily : INLIKEFLYNN
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Top-level foreign policy grp. : NSC
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Avant-garde : EDGY
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___ de leche : DULCE
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Internet star Majimbo known for her comedy videos : ELSA
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Prince, but not a princess : SON
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"Go jump in a lake!" : SCRAM
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Oil alternative, in baking : LARD
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Durable furniture material : TEAK
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Texter's transition : BTW
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___ Antipova ("Doctor Zhivago" character) : LARA
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Gallic greeting : ALLO
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Composer who studied under Joseph Haydn : LUDWIGVANBEETHOVEN
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Bit by a bit : REIN
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Tournament favorites : ONESEEDS
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Group of tonal languages : CHINESE
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Day originally marked by a full moon in the early Roman calendar : IDES
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Hunk : WAD
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Like some forecasts and complexions : ROSY
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Wish otherwise : HOPENOT
Down
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Leader of the pack : ALPHA
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Gulf Coast habitat : BAYOU
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Fragrant oil : ATTAR
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Resident of the most populous city in western Asia : TEHRANI
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Income source for some older folks, in brief : IRA
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Do more than nudge : NAG
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Day-___ : GLO
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"Mean" Joe Greene, e.g. : STEELER
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Simple shelter : LEANTO
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When doubled, overly enthusiastic : RAH
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Windshield annoyance : SMEAR
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Rapper with the 2018 #1 album "Invasion of Privacy" : CARDIB
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Midwest college town : AMES
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Biden or Harris, for short : DEM
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One on a rack : SPARERIB
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"In witness whereof," "as hereinbefore mentioned," etc. : LEGALESE
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Disorder from which Dostoyevsky and many characters in his novels suffered : EPILEPSY
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Cozy spot : DEN
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Approach : GONEAR
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Protein-mimicking molecule : RNA
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Compound at a nail salon : ACETONE
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Ink on a contract : SIGNATURE
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Beats around the bush … or bushes : HEDGES
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Sublime soprano : DIVA
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Brings up, as a subject : BROACHES
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39+ weeks, for a pregnancy : TERM
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Mane character in "The Wizard of Oz"? : LION
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Leaves out : OMITS
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Prefix with constriction : VASO
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Wedding cake supports : DOWELS
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Charm : ENAMOR
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Didn't participate : SATOUT
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Big cheese's place? : DELICASE
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Physicist Schrödinger : ERWIN
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Like carbon monoxide : DIATOMIC
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James who sang "A Sunday Kind of Love" : ETTA
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Like sumo wrestlers, medically speaking : OBESE
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Single-handedly : ALONE
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Adheres : STICKS
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Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
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Shiny top : SILKBLOUSE
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Voting rights matriarch ___ Boynton Robinson : AMELIA
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"Who, me?" response : YESYOU
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Deceived, in a way : LEDON
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Like one who's seen a ghost : SPOOKED
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In a few words : BRIEFLY
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Hand warmer : MITTEN
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Post-merger overhauls, informally : REORGS
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Digital digest with the motto "Cure ignorance" : UTNE
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Tastes : SIPS
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Something to knock on : WOOD
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Remunerated : PAID
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Made invalid : ANNULLED
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Prevaricate : TELLALIE
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Preceders of pis : OMICRONS
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Pres. Carter's alma mater : USNA
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Post-merger acquisitions? : INLAWS
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Cloud nine feeling : ECSTASY
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Swirling storm : CYCLONE
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Essential : NEEDED
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Many a Winter Olympian : SKIER
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___ goal (soccer blunder) : OWN
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Cousin of a crow : RAVEN
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Childish retort : ARESO
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Painter Édouard often confused with painter Claude : MANET
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Fancy Feast flavor : TUNA
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Some boxers : BVDS
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Name found in "Variety" : ARI
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Setting for simmering : LOW
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Onetime auto make with the Metro and Prizm models : GEO
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Stately shade tree : BEECH
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Howe'er : THO
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Ball-and-socket joint : HIP

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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