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New York Times, Friday, December 30, 2022

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
Peppery orange-red condiment
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 191 for Mr. Quigley.
Brendan Emmett Quigley notes:

I got nothing. Wishing all the solvers and regulars of XWord Info a happy and healthy '23. Be good to each other.

Jeff Chen notes:
THAT'S FOR SURE is a great marquee themeless entry, that's for sure! I wasn't as sure about DOG SHOW JUDGE. Is that a specific ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times12/30/22 ( No. 26,715 )
Across
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Sleeper's support : SOFALEG
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Quick refresher : CATNAP
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"The Spoonful of Milk" painter, 1912 : CHAGALL
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Whom The New York Times co-named athlete of the year, with Babe Ruth, in 1920 : MANOWAR
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Peppery orange-red condiment : ANNATTO
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What a single is worth : ONEBASE
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Toy inspector? : DOGSHOWJUDGE
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Hillary Clinton or Kamala Harris, once: Abbr. : SEN
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Missed-the-turn maneuver : UEY
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Not doing anything : FREE
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What comes before a final : SEMI
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Some bands' practice sessions : JAMS
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Place to get a platza treatment : SAUNA
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Gymnast Raisman : ALY
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Simplest choice : AORB
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State of ___ : THINGS
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Condone an action tacitly : LOOKTHEOTHERWAY
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Secretly pass gas? : SIPHON
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M.L.B. great with a famous "unbreakable" streak, familiarly : JOED
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Ottoman authority : AGA
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___ fusion : ASIAN
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Antidiscrimination govt. agency : EEOC
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Nautical ropes : TYES
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Do some branding? : SEAR
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Mexican free-tailed ___ (world's fastest horizontal flier) : BAT
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Place to go, for short : LAV
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"Damn right!" : THATSFORSURE
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One who is mean as the Dickens? : SCROOGE
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"Ohhh …" : ISEENOW
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"September 1, 1939" poet : WHAUDEN
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"Never heard that before" : NEWTOME
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45-Across, for one : MAMMAL
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Bridesmaids' expenses : DRESSES
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Great deal : SCAD
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"This CAN'T be happening" : OHNO
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Biter : FANG
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Tennis great nicknamed "The Punisher" : AGASSI
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Tool that you turn on : LATHE
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His "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" was the first album to debut at #1 on Billboard : ELTONJOHN
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What the "angler" on a deep-sea anglerfish can do : GLOW
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It may go on sale on November 1 : CANDY
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Uncommon blood type, for short : ANEG
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"Admittedly …" : TOBEFAIR
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Group that had the first hardcore rap album to reach #1 on Billboard : NWA
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Power couple? : AAS
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Intro to cognition : PRE
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Pouts : MOUES
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UPS fleet : JUMBOJETS
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Place for a working model : RUNWAY
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Get involved : ENGAGE
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They're chosen for their high-grade potential : EASYAS
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Red or green condiments : SALSAS
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Fictional girl who says "I go to all the weddings in the White and Gold room and I usually stay for the reception" : ELOISE
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What LASIK treats : MYOPIA
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Metric unit equal to 100 square meters : ARE
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Take off, as a layer : SHED
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Lots and lots : ATON
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Popular TNT drama that starred Kyra Sedgwick : THECLOSER
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World capital whose name means "elephant trunk" in Arabic : KHARTOUM
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As well : TOO
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Polished off : EATEN
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Objects thrown out hotel windows, in a rock 'n' roll cliché : TVSETS
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Zero, in scoring slang : BAGEL
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"___ there yet?" : AREWE
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Morning host Kotb : HODA
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Discover : FIND
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Pizza chain, informally : UNOS
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1990 World Cup final city : ROME
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Milk sources for pecorino Romano : EWES
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Personal ad abbr. : SWM
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Cuppa from China : CHA
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Hit head-on : RAM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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