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New York Times, Saturday, December 18, 2021

Author:
David Distenfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
English adjective that becomes a French noun when an accent is added
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David Distenfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Distenfeld.
David Distenfeld notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times12/18/21 ( No. 26,338 )
Across
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Two things in Broadway's "Dear Evan Hansen" : ACTS
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Goes off : RANTS
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Puts on : ADDS
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Wonderful review : RAVE
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___ Stadium, longtime home of college football's Hula Bowl : ALOHA
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Spree : TOOT
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Scratch-off success : INSTANTWIN
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Princess ___, main role in Pixar's "A Bug's Life" : ATTA
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"Didn't expect that to happen!" : WELLDAMN
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Treats often topped with caviar : BLINI
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The point of writing? : PERIOD
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Modern-day put-down popularized by a 2019 TikTok video : OKBOOMER
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Flavor similar to fennel : ANISE
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Vintage eight-track purchases, maybe : TRAINSETS
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Stress specialist? : POET
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"Britain's first family of harmony," per Brian Wilson : BEEGEES
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With 51-Across, package recipient's cry : ITS
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Terrible review : NOSTARS
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Kind of exam with an "Auditing and Attestation" section : CPA
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"Hey man, listen up ..." : DIGTHIS
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Speak loudly and harshly : BRAY
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What's at home on the range? : FRYINGPAN
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Pieces together? : SUITE
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Doesn't delete : LEAVESIN
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Sires : BEGETS
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Heavens : ETHER
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Kids might make a stand for this : LEMONADE
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Top-___ : TIER
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Something promoted on the front of a magazine : COVERSTORY
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Challenge for a free soloist : CRAG
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Unit of firewood : STERE
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Main ingredient in the Japanese dish tekkadon : TUNA
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See 29-Across : HERE
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Visibly shows embarrassment : ISRED
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Opposite of ginormous : ITSY
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Actress Nicole ___ Parker : ARI
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"Let's stop. Is this really necessary?" : CANWENOT
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"Dallas" or "Atlanta" : TVSERIES
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Info for a group of performers : SETLIST
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Industrial dept. : RANDD
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Resort locale east of Snowbird : ALTA
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Lead-in to a grave pronouncement : NOWMORETHANEVER
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"Not so fast!" : THINKAGAIN
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Eastern honorific : SAN
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Buffaloed : ATALOSS
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Complete a sentence, say : DOTIME
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Not-so-common extension : DOTNET
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One way to the top : STAIRS
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What may come as a relief? : ALOE
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Basic framework : BONES
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Champagne ___, one of Drake's nicknames : PAPI
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Funeral fixtures : BIERS
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Firsts in flight : TESTPILOTS
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Wade in the Baseball Hall of Fame : BOGGS
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Colin Kaepernick was one, familiarly : NINER
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Hollered : CRIEDOUT
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Crop circles, e.g. : PATTERNS
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Pro group? : AYES
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Separate : DIVERGE
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Alternative to a Lamborghini : BUGATTI
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Furnish with feathers, as an arrow : FLETCH
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Go out of business? : RETIRE
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"Capeesh?" : YAHEAR
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Biden and Harris, once: Abbr. : SENS
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Nowhere near engaged : BORED
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English adjective that becomes a French noun when an accent is added : MERE
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Print examiner, for short : CSI
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"___, me!" : YAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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