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New York Times, Saturday, December 24, 2022

Author:
Trenton Charlson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Revenue source for a Girl Scout troop
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Trenton Charlson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Charlson.
Trenton Charlson notes:
The story of this puzzle goes back several years, when I became familiar with Schuyler Fisk through a collaboration of hers with ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat change of pace to get an audacious construction featuring eight interlocking grid spanners around the perimeter. Reminds me of ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Following up on Jeff's symphonic note, Napoleon lost his chance to have that great symphony named for him when he pissed off the composer by crowning himself Emperor.

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© 2022, The New York Times12/24/22 ( No. 26,709 )
Across
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Ancient arts venue : ODEON
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The willies : FEAR
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Try for a hit : BAT
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1979 J. D. Souther hit with a rhyming title : YOUREONLYLONELY
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"Ugh, we nearly had it!" : SOCLOSEYETSOFAR
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Beam : RAY
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Forcefully : HARD
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Desert home, maybe : ADOBE
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N.L. East team, on scoreboards : ATL
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Step toward nirvana : SATORI
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Hall monitors, for short : RAS
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Edmond ___ a.k.a. the "Father of Whist" : HOYLE
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Axe target : ODOR
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Constantly evolving social phenomenon : MEME
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Magazine purchase : ADPAGE
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Smoothie fruit : PAPAYA
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Pontiac, for one : OTTAWA
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Old pad holders : STENOS
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Means of escape : OUTLET
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Completely consume : ENGULF
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Seat in Parliament? : ARSE
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Longevity : LEGS
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Westernmost city on the African mainland : DAKAR
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Winter hrs. in St. Louis : CST
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Team that moved back from St. Louis in 2016, informally : LARAMS
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Letters used in the absence of a letter : NMI
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___ Productions, media company since 1986 : HARPO
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One way to run : LATE
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End of many addresses : COM
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What's measured in watts : ELECTRICALPOWER
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Symphony originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte : BEETHOVENSTHIRD
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Shape of a logistic curve : ESS
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Takes credit, in a way : OWES
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"___ luck!" : LOTSA
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Cries of exasperation : OYS
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Revenue source for a Girl Scout troop : DOORTODOORSALES
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Bush growths : EUCALYPTUSTREES
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Air France hub : ORLY
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Prefix with classical : NEO
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Casting choice : FLYROD
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Ophthalmologist's prescription : EYEDROPS
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Bottom-row key : ALT
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Bonheur who painted "The Horse Fair" : ROSA
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In no time : BEFOREYOUKNOWIT
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Southern Comfort cocktails : ALABAMASLAMMERS
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Singer/actor Gibson in the "Fast & Furious" franchise : TYRESE
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Dept. of Labor arm : OSHA
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"Nifty!" : NEATO
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OK : NOD
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"Got it!" : AHA
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Actor George of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" : SEGAL
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More than sore : IRATE
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___ art : LATTE
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Comics read from right to left : MANGA
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Bob ___, "To Kill a Mockingbird" villain : EWELL
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Is undecided : PENDS
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Creamed : ATEALIVE
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Good day?: Abbr. : FRI
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"Things Fall Apart" novelist : ACHEBE
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Thalia, Aglaia and Euphrosyne, in myth : GRACES
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"The accuser of our brethren," per Revelation : SATAN
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1970s-'80s sitcom setting : MELS
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Election night fig. : PCT
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Roman emperor who overthrew Galba : OTHO
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Sockeye relative : COHO
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Kerfuffle : ROW
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Old televangelism org. : PTL
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Vitamin stat : RDA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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