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New York Times, Friday, December 23, 2022

Author:
Brandon Koppy
Editor:
Will Shortz
Places with large nest eggs?
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Koppy.
Brandon Koppy notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times12/23/22 ( No. 26,708 )
Across
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Really, really : OHSO
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Palio di ___, annual Italian horse race held since the 13th century : ASTI
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Happen periodically : RECUR
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Is comforted by not being ignored : FEELSSEEN
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Research university adjacent to the C.D.C. : EMORY
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Sensory deprivation device : FLOATTANK
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Quinceañera feature : TILDE
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Places with large nest eggs? : EMUFARMS
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Brahman believers : HINDUS
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Broadband inits. : DSL
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Debauched sort : ROUE
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Bucks : ONES
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Culture subject : TISSUESAMPLE
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"Bro!" : MYMAN
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Part usually thrown away : PEEL
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Ramadan-ending holiday, informally : EID
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Co-writer of Tone Loc's "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina" : YOUNGMC
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Final stretch : LASTLEG
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Cries of frustration : OYS
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Hennery : COOP
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What cows and icebergs do : CALVE
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End of one's money : BOTTOMDOLLAR
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Tahoe neighbor : RENO
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Administrator with a list : DEAN
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Toy sound : ARF
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Quinceañera, e.g. : FIESTA
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One of a dangerous group in "Robinson Crusoe" : CANNIBAL
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Wipe : ERASE
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Jig, e.g. : DANCETUNE
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Some skirt options : MIDIS
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Things not good to have next to one's records : ASTERISKS
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It's a plus : ASSET
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Classic muscle cars : GTOS
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Informal meeting : SESH
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Took out : OFFED
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Directs, in Hollywood lingo : HELMS
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Birthplace of K-pop : SEOUL
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Character in "Frozen" who says "Some people are worth melting for" : OLAF
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M.L.B. team originally called the Colt .45s : ASTROS
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___ McFly, great-great-grandfather of Marty : SEAMUS
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Become stiff or tight : TENSEUP
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Toner alternative : INK
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High-tech security device : RETINALSCANNER
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"The ___ Show" (2002 12x platinum album) : EMINEM
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Follower of an arctic blast : COLDSPELL
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Language that gave us "cummerbund" : URDU
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Old-fashioned options : RYES
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Game that often ends in tears : STARINGCONTEST
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First of the Minor Prophets : HOSEA
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Button on a scientific calculator : TAN
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Dragon roll ingredient : EEL
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Schreiber of "Ray Donovan" : LIEV
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Nose (out) : EDGE
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"Stay out of it!" : MYOB
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You might perform the Creeper, the Sleeper or Rock the Baby with this : YOYO
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Novel purchases that everyone's talking about? : MUSTREADS
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"Aquaman" actor Jason : MOMOA
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Fish with a valuable liver : COD
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Pine ___ (baseball player's grip enhancer) : TAR
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"The Daily," to pick a popular example : PODCAST
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"Technicolor ___," nickname for Lucille Ball : TESSIE
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Simple structure : LEANTO
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Single-use spears : LANCES
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Take advantage of, and then some : ABUSE
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Captain and lieutenant : RANKS
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"I, to you, am lost in the gorgeous errors of ___": Sylvia Plath : FLESH
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Relief org. : FEMA
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Good name for a florist or optometrist : IRIS
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"Verily" : ITIS
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Nobelist Hammarskjöld : DAG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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