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New York Times, Friday, December 16, 2022

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
Fallout from a hex, perhaps
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Kameron Austin Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 35 Missing: {WX} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Collins.
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© 2022, The New York Times12/16/22 ( No. 26,701 )
Across
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Fallout from a hex, perhaps : BADJUJU
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Some ceremonial garments : TOGAS
13
Philosopher known as the "Father of Thomism" : AQUINAS
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Commonly farmed fish : TILAPIA
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Channel through a barrel : GUNBORE
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Annual Roman Catholic service for members of the legal profession : REDMASS
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Tesla and Toyota : MAKES
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Brother : FRA
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Dissenting groups : SECTS
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Dark ___ : ARTS
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Buildings in bad standing? : RUINS
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Syngman of Korean politics : RHEE
26
Director DaCosta of "Candyman," 2021 : NIA
27
Last resort for a locksmith : BOLTCUTTERS
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Coyote crusher in cartoons : ANVIL
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Inspiration for some fashion lines? : ZEBRA
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Some menthols : KOOLS
34
Unhealthy blankets : SMOGS
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Toasted : DRUNK
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"Here comes the fight!" : ITSON
40
Jam producers? : CHOKEPOINTS
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Suggestion, in brief : REC
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Superman's mother : LARA
47
Some mixers : SODAS
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Pitted fruit : DATE
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Build up : ERECT
51
Sound that might follow a buzz : ZAP
52
Posh shopping district of Tokyo : GINZA
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Court order : ALLRISE
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Some hair dressings : POMADES
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Used car business : RESALES
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Abbott known for her "Treasure Island" and "Grimm's Fairy Tales" illustrations : ELENORE
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Gossip : YENTA
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Firecracker personalities : DYNAMOS
Down
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Intermediary in illicit transactions : BAGMAN
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Glass houses? : AQUARIA
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It'll make a splash at a county fair : DUNKTANK
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Agrees : JIBES
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Chicago-based pizza chain, familiarly : UNOS
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Unsettle : JAR
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Advantageous : USEFUL
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Even up : TIE
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Sharon with a Pulitzer for poetry : OLDS
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Handles made to be played with : GAMERTAGS
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Arizona county that borders Utah and New Mexico : APACHE
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Related, as one city to another : SISTER
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Spells : TRANCES
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Jacks and jennies : ASSES
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Name synonymous with luxury : RITZ
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Some retractable window shades : ROLLUPS
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Capitulates : SUBMITS
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Cosmetics brand known for its pore strips : BIORE
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Brings (out) : TROTS
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Red, fruity alcoholic drink, informally : VODKACRAN
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Complete bores : SNOOZES
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Like … all over the place : SORANDOM
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2000 #1 Radiohead album : KIDA
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Environmentalist's goal for harmful emissions : NETZERO
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Transparent : CLEAR
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Certain hog : HARLEY
42
Unnamed alternative : ORELSE
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Went out for a while : NAPPED
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Ends : CEASES
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Royal chronicled on "The Crown" : DIANA
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Cause of a game's end : TILT
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N.Y. footballers, to fans : GMEN
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Domain of Thetis, in Greek myth : SEA
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Longtime West Coast brew, informally : OLY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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