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New York Times, Tuesday, December 28, 2021

6-Down : Dance named after Cuba's capital

Author:
Kathy Wienberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQW} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Wienberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Kathy Wienberg notes:
It is always very exciting to have a puzzle published in the NYT. But what I am most proud of was having one of my other submissions ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It's a pleasure to encounter a set of connections I'd never thought of before — especially when it involves items that are in my ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times12/28/21 ( No. 26,348 )
Across
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Piquancy : ZEST
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British fellow : CHAP
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Treasure holder : CHEST
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Pretentious in a painterly way : ARTY
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March ___ (Lewis Carroll character) : HARE
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Recluse : LONER
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Racket handle : GRIP
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Letter-shaped bridge support : IBAR
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Extremely : ULTRA
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Food topping used at Abe Lincoln's birthplace? : LOGCABINSYRUP
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Stein filler : ALE
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Wash for gold : PAN
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Candidate for A.A. : SOT
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Ambulance letters : EMS
28
Dairy product used at the Seven Dwarfs' dwelling? : COTTAGECHEESE
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Lug around : TOTE
33
Tulsa sch. : ORU
34
Sellout indicator : SRO
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Rant and rage : STORM
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"Good Morning America" network : ABC
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Took notice : SATUP
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Old TV's "The Adventures of ___ Tin Tin" : RIN
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Always, in poems : EER
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Vegetable whose name is also slang for "money" : KALE
48
Turkey stuffing used at the Ewings' Southfork? : RANCHDRESSING
51
Michael of "S.N.L." : CHE
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Calendar block : DAY
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Zoom or TikTok : APP
55
___ Palmas, city in the Canary Islands : LAS
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Spreads using 20-, 28- and 48-Across? : HOMEMADEMEALS
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Jumper cable connection : ANODE
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"Make it ___" : RAIN
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Big lugs : APES
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Candidate for a Booker Prize : NOVEL
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Capital of Latvia : RIGA
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Lead-in to line or setter : TREND
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Does as the sun does in the evening : SETS
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Kentucky's Fort ___ : KNOX
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Evasive maneuver : ZAG
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Slip up : ERR
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Shoe named after a dagger : STILETTO
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Slip-up in writing : TYPO
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Where Michelle Obama was born : CHICAGO
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Dance named after Cuba's capital : HABANERA
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Prized mount : ARAB
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Come to an end : PERISH
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Groups of grapes, e.g. : CLUSTERS
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Word in many cathedral names : HOLY
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Main course : ENTREE
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Injection at a hospital : SERUM
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Pitfalls : TRAPS
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4.0 for a valedictorian, maybe : GPA
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Rejections : NOES
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___ of the Apostles : ACTS
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Heist haul : LOOT
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Earth, in science fiction : TERRA
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Raised to the third power : CUBED
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Enjoys a long, hot bath, say : SOAKS
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Vulcan's telepathic link : MINDMELD
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Pottery maker : CERAMIST
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Bad situation for an airplane : TAILSPIN
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Wrist/elbow connector : ULNA
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Clothes holders on a clothesline : PEGS
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March Madness org. : NCAA
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Expresses sorrow for one's wrongdoing : REPENTS
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Jettison : REMOVE
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Mythical Greek monsters : HYDRAS
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Destination for a rest cure : SPA
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"U.S.A.! U.S.A.!," e.g. : CHANT
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Being named valedictorian, for one : HONOR
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Heaven on earth : EDEN
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Simplicity : EASE
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Frolic : LARK
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Narcissist's flaw : EGO
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Instrument in most jazz combos : SAX

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