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New York Times, Monday, December 19, 2022

Author:
Jennifer Nutt
Editor:
Will Shortz
Like a puppy who's learned where to "go"
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Jennifer Nutt

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Nutt.
Jennifer Nutt notes:
I didn't necessarily think of this puzzle as a holiday crossword, but the editors saved it for this week. One of the hardest parts in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
That's a wrap! Literally, TAPE, SCISSORS, BOX, PAPER wrapping up a GIFT. My wife grew up with carefully wrapped presents, so we had ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times12/19/22 ( No. 26,704 )
Across
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With it : HIP
4
Curving flight paths : ARCS
8
Dodos : ASSES
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Within : AMID
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Yellow ingredient left out of some omelets : YOLK
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Not sharp, as a pencil or knife : BLUNT
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Built-in lag time to allow bleeping during a live broadcast : TAPEDELAY
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Big maker of calculators and digital watches : CASIO
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Landscape, e.g. : SCENE
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Shiny item of fishing tackle : LURE
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Scorch : CHAR
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Part of a swimmer's sidestroke : SCISSORSKICK
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"Get over it" : MOVEON
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Part of a Superman costume : CAPE
31
Roman love god : AMOR
32
Boat wood : TEAK
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Chimp's cousin : ORANG
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Hawaiian garland : LEI
40
Good vantage point at an opera house or stadium : BOXSEAT
42
Seven on a grandfather clock : VII
43
Delhi's land : INDIA
45
Consumes : EATS
46
Massage deeply : ROLF
47
Wetlands critter with snapping jaws : CROC
49
Small piano : SPINET
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Like a puppy who's learned where to "go" : PAPERTRAINED
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Minnesota's St. ___ College : OLAF
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27th U.S. president and 10th chief justice : TAFT
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Intuit : SENSE
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Prime bird-watching spots for indoor cats : SILLS
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Archer's arrow launcher : BOWSTRING
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Island nation in Polynesia : SAMOA
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Hawaiian party : LUAU
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Cozy : SNUG
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English county at one end of the Thames : ESSEX
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"Will there be anything ___?" : ELSE
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"Washboard" muscles, informally : ABS
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Beanies and bonnets : HATS
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Something in an office that's not PC? : IMAC
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Sink attachment : PIPE
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"Yes, captain" : AYE
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___-Royce : ROLLS
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Mrs. ___ (year-round North Pole resident) : CLAUS
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Soar : SKYROCKET
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1970 Jackson 5 hit with the line "Easy as 1, 2, 3" : ABC
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Goof-off : SLACKER
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Some Japanese cuisine : SUSHI
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Giant computer of the 1940s : ENIAC
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Bird on many a birth announcement : STORK
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More tightly packed : DENSER
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Empire State Building style, for short : DECO
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Victorian ___ (1837-1901) : ERA
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"What's gotten ___ you?" : INTO
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Smudge : SPOT
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Timbuktu's country : MALI
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Predictive sign : OMEN
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Like a canceled check : VOID
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Unspeakably awful : EXECRABLE
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Hungry ___ bear : ASA
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Stratford's river : AVON
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Cairo's river : NILE
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Something that can be wrapped using the starts of 17-, 24-, 40-, 51- and 64-Across : GIFT
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Roseanne of "Roseanne" : BARR
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Org. : ASSN
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Drifting platform for polar wildlife : ICEFLOE
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Subway patrons : RIDERS
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mel : OTT
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Nuisance : PEST
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Crew : POSSE
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Pen name, e.g. : ALIAS
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Coconut trees : PALMS
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Run ___ of (conflict with) : AFOUL
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"___ all a dream!" : ITWAS
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"Backlash Blues" singer ___ Simone : NINA
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Give the cold shoulder : SNUB
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Things usually sold by the dozen : EGGS
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Instrument often used as the "J" in a "Jazz Club" sign : SAX
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Seek damages : SUE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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