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New York Times, Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Author:
Jessie Bullock and Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
Like the anagram "I'll make a wise phrase" for "William Shakespeare"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Trudeau. This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Trudeau.
Constructor notes:
JESSIE: This is our 3rd puzzle for the Times and Ross's 102nd crossword of 2021: 49 in various print and online publications and 53 on ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SORRY NO RETURNS … how did Jessie and Ross know about my tennis game? I thought I was halfway decent until ten years ago when a 6'6" ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times12/15/21 ( No. 26,335 )
Across
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"___ fair in love and war" : ALLS
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Is down with : HAS
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Loved, loved, loved : ATEUP
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Edible part of a taro plant : ROOT
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"SOS!" : HELP
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Place for pigeons to sit : LEDGE
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Unit of 17-Across : ACRE
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See 16-Across : AREA
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Shade akin to cream : BEIGE
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Speculations that don't pay off : BADINVESTMENTS
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Start of a tax form : LINEA
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Firework's path : ARC
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Like the anagram "I'll make a wise phrase" for "William Shakespeare" : APT
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Journeys for people who are relocating : ONEWAYTRIPS
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Boast : CROW
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Landed : ALIT
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"City Without Walls" poet : AUDEN
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Early DVR device : TIVO
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Accumulating bank deposits? : SILTS
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One responsive to voice commands : SIRI
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Writer ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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Cut of a dress, maybe : SLIT
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Large number : HOST
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Some court winners : SERVICEACES
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"___ but a scratch!" : TIS
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Obama ___ (2009-17) : ERA
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High-end Italian scooter : VESPA
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Sign in some clothing stores ... or a hint to 19-, 25- and 44-Across : SORRYNORETURNS
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Louis-Dreyfus of "Veep" : JULIA
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Japanese noodle : UDON
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Centers of activity : LOCI
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Citizen of Muscat : OMANI
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Meadows : LEAS
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Head of a brewery? : FOAM
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Messed around (with) : TOYED
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Subject of Netflix's "Have a Good Trip" : LSD
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Followers of morns : AFTS
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Type of horse known for endurance riding : ARAB
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High regard for one's hometown, say : LOCALPRIDE
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Act high and mighty toward : LORDITOVER
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Gertrude who wrote "Rose is a rose is a rose ..." : STEIN
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"Take this!" : HERE
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Draft choices : ALES
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Expectorated : SPAT
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Canadian birthplace of Rae Dawn Chong and Michael J. Fox : ALBERTA
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Young love : TEENCRUSH
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Make tweaks to : EDIT
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Boots from Down Under : UGGS
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Difference between icky and picky? : PEE
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Some fine cigars : HAVANAS
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___-Latin (language of the Vatican) : NEO
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Shortest month of the year : MAY
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Assume the role of : ACTAS
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Beethoven's "Für ___" : ELISE
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Cather who wrote "O Pioneers!" : WILLA
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Website? : ATTIC
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Un-screw-up-able : IDIOTPROOF
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Longhaired feline : PERSIANCAT
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Piques : SNITS
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Leading role in the "X-Men" films : WOLVERINE
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Abolitionist Thaddeus : STEVENS
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Battle of Britain attack : AIRRAID
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Low island or reef : CAY
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Cry between "ready" and "go" : SET
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Bacteria-inhibiting drug : SULFA
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___ wrestling : SUMO
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Skin-care brand : OLAY
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___ and void : NULL
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Volume of Horace : ODES
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Answer to the riddle "What can go up and down without moving?" : ROAD
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Popular game with virtual people, with "The" : SIMS
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Scribble (down) : JOT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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