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New York Times, Monday, December 12, 2022

Author:
Anthony J. Caruso and Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
Panic! at the Disco genre
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Caruso. This is puzzle # 76 for Ms. Burnikel.
Constructor notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times12/12/22 ( No. 26,697 )
Across
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Cozy home in the woods : CABIN
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Cooking vessels for omelets : PANS
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Ask for, as a cigarette, informally : BUM
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Putting to work : USING
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Box office dud : FLOP
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Lasso material : ROPE
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*High-energy person, metaphorically : BALLOFFIRE
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Means justifiers, it's said : ENDS
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Nothing doing? : IDLE
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"Who's there?" response : ITSME
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Corp. honchos : CEOS
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Melon with a yellow rind : CASABA
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Strategic maneuver : TACTIC
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Ending with Oktober or gab : FEST
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Rap culture : HIPHOP
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Obsolescent music purchases, in brief : CDS
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Low-pH liquids : ACIDS
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Liberty Mutual alternative : GEICO
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Single, double or triple, in baseball : HIT
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Dog command … or a hint to the starts of the answers to the four starred clues : GOFETCH
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Org. for Penguins and Ducks : NHL
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Popular sans-serif typeface : ARIAL
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Geological rift : FAULT
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"You've got mail!" I.S.P. : AOL
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Official order : DECREE
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Christmas song : NOEL
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Fate : KISMET
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Major blunders : SNAFUS
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Fliers that may consume thousands of insects in an hour : BATS
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Pimiento-stuffed treat : OLIVE
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___ fide : BONA
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Soothing succulent : ALOE
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*Documentation leading to proof : PAPERTRAIL
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Hieroglyphic bird : IBIS
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R&B great Redding : OTIS
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Tries to deice, as winter roads : SALTS
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Bit of skin ink, informally : TAT
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Cooped (up) : PENT
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Totally lost : ATSEA
Down
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Shaped like dice : CUBIC
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Carne ___ (taco filling) : ASADA
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Football team in Buffalo : BILLS
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Blooming with foliage : INLEAF
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Oxfam or Mercy Corps, e.g., in brief : NGO
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[Gone … just like that!] : PFFT
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Like red-carpet celebrities : ALIST
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___ Rae (Sally Field title role) : NORMA
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Oration : SPEECH
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*Some fine porcelain : BONECHINA
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Beehive or French twist : UPDO
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Kitchen description after Spaghetti Sunday : MESS
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A cook might have a secret one : RECIPE
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Ludicrous failure : FIASCO
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Snoopy and Gromit, for two : BEAGLES
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Turn clockwise, as a screw : TIGHTEN
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Petty kerfuffle : TIFF
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Eight: Sp. : OCHO
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Opinion survey : POLL
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Country east of Niger : CHAD
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In ___ straits : DIRE
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*"Don't quit now!" : STICKTOIT
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Narc's org. : DEA
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Leave astounded : STUN
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Pitcher sent in to seal a win : CLOSER
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Crops up : ARISES
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Panic! at the Disco genre : EMOPOP
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One navigating a maze, maybe : LABRAT
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Give joy : ELATE
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Basketball rebound play : TIPIN
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Newborn horses : FOALS
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Join forces : UNITE
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It can be verde or roja : SALSA
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Worm on a hook, e.g. : BAIT
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"Sin City" co-star Jessica : ALBA
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Waistcoat : VEST
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Airport grp. : TSA

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