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New York Times, Monday, December 20, 2021

Andrew Wyeth portrait subject

Author:
Anne Rowley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Anne Rowley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Rowley.
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© 2021, The New York Times12/20/21 ( No. 26,340 )
Across
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Actress Raquel : WELCH
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Slightly wet : DAMP
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___-retentive : ANAL
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Nebraska city nicknamed the "Gateway to the West" : OMAHA
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Female French friend : AMIE
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It's good for what ails you : CURE
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Prince or princess : ROYAL
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Held in high esteem : RESPECTED
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Prompt action when things are unraveling : STITCHINTIME
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Number of provinces in Canada : TEN
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Nay's opposite : YEA
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Rear end, in slang : TUSHIE
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Ground-breaking tool : HOE
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Watery expanse : SEA
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In the mail : SENT
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Beat around the bush : HEMANDHAW
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"Well, ___-di-dah!" : LAH
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Cry of pity : ALAS
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Shoe bottoms : SOLES
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"The ___ Duckling" (fairy tale) : UGLY
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Relieved (of) : RID
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"Oh, blast!" : DARNITALL
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One of three in Orion's belt : STAR
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Bundle of money : WAD
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Poetic praise : ODE
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Prefix meaning "different" : HETERO
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"A work of ___ that did not begin in emotion is not ___": Cézanne : ART
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Letter before chi : PHI
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What ties everything together, including 20-, 32- and 42-Across? : COMMONTHREAD
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Pulsating : THROBBING
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Like coincidences that make you go "hmm" : EERIE
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The "h" in m.p.h. : HOUR
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Brewed beverages in bottles : ALES
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Fauna's partner : FLORA
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Piece with a view : OPED
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Exam : TEST
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Annual theater awards : TONYS
Down
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Lowest of the low : WORST
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Act poorly? : EMOTE
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Stockpile : LAYIN
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Chew the fat : CHAT
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Like the good old days : HALCYON
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Title girl in a bygone MTV cartoon : DARIA
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"You said it!" : AMEN
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Fine spray : MIST
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Pumpkin seed : PEPITA
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Means of entry : ACCESS
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Hexagonal bit of hardware : NUT
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"___ we cool?" : ARE
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Was in first place : LED
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Outback bird : EMU
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Obeys : HEEDS
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Andrew Wyeth portrait subject : HELGA
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Counting everything together : INALL
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Antiknock fluid : ETHYL
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Contains : HAS
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One getting dressed for lunch? : SALAD
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Wide-mouthed jug : EWER
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Caustic : HARSH
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Of the highest standard : ELITE
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Angry with : MADAT
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Host Kotb of morning TV : HODA
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Sound from a pug : SNORT
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Salt Lake City athlete : UTE
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Goal of phishing schemes, informally : IDTHEFT
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"Let the ___ show ..." : RECORD
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Outback animal : WOMBAT
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Burgle : ROB
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Frequent teenage sensation : ANGST
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The Evita of "Evita" : PERON
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Opposite of clean-shaven : HAIRY
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They're symbolized by light bulbs in cartoons : IDEAS
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One of about 93 million between Earth and the sun : MILE
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Change for a five : ONES
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Move, in real estate lingo : RELO
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Howe'er : THO
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You might do it after stubbing a toe : HOP
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Feel sorry about : RUE

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

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