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New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 2021

Religion that emphasizes seva, or "selfless service"

Author:
Chase Dittrich and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Dittrich. This is puzzle # 126 for Mr. Chen.
Will Shortz notes:
Chase Dittrich, formerly of Los Angeles, is a senior program manager for Amazon in Seattle. Jeff Chen, also of Seattle, is a writer and professional crossword constructor. Chase created ... read more
Constructor notes:
CHASE: Anna Kendrick, if you're reading this, I just want you to know that I tried to clue 4-Down for you. Let the record show. Jeff is great to work with, even if he's a basketball fan. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Appropriate that Chase and I spent an eternity filling this one. I hope you noticed the infinity grid art in the center of the puzzle. If not, we've highlighted it in green below. Why ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times12/5/21 ( No. 26,325 )
Across
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"Bull" airer : CBS
4
Out : ASLEEP
10
Win for a 10-Down : UPSET
15
Yukon automaker : GMC
18
Set down : LAID
20
With 116-Down, artificial intelligence system that mimics the human brain : NEURAL
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Who is "too small to make a difference," per a Greta Thunberg book title : NOONE
22
Propel, as a shell : OAR
23
"... and to ___ good night!" : ALLA
24
... FLOOR FLOOR FLOOR ... : NEVERENDINGSTORY
27
It's got some miles on it : USEDCAR
29
Home to the Burj Khalifa, for short : UAE
30
Singular : LONE
31
Stark who was crowned Queen of the North on "Game of Thrones" : SANSA
32
... GRIZZLY GRIZZLY GRIZZLY ... : BEARSREPEATING
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First responder, for short : EMT
40
Percussion instrument of African origin : MARIMBA
43
What some kings and queens dress in : DRAG
44
Maker of the classic video game Frogger : SEGA
45
... PROPOSAL PROPOSAL PROPOSAL ... : PERPETUALMOTION
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Kind of milk : SOY
50
Rapper with more than 20 Grammys : KANYEWEST
51
Reps : AGENTS
52
Click ___ (artificial increasers of website hits) : FARMS
53
Goddess of the dawn : EOS
55
Pet lovers' org. : ASPCA
60
James who sang "I Sing the Blues" : ETTA
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Grandma, affectionately : NANA
65
Roy Lichtenstein's genre : POPART
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Brit's "How shocking!" : ISAY
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What many lifeguards have : TANS
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... COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL ... : ADINFINITUM
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Steve with eight N.B.A. championship rings : KERR
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Chemical suffixes : INES
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Like the color of honey : GOLDEN
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"Give me a break, would you?!" : GEEZ
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Philosopher who wrote "A Treatise of Human Nature" : HUME
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Lead-in to ask or suggest : DAREI
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Get hitched : WED
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They're explained by Newton's law of universal gravitation : TIDES
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N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Shannon : SHARPE
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Inconveniences : IMPOSESON
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Company with a Page Program : NBC
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... AMBITION AMBITION AMBITION ... : RECURRINGDREAMS
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Word-of-mouth : ORAL
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Actor Spall of "Prometheus" : RAFE
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Literally, "I bow to you" : NAMASTE
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Op. ___ (footnote abbr.) : CIT
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... STAIRS STAIRS STAIRS ... : NONSTOPFLIGHTS
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___ di Pietro, artist better known as Fra Angelico : GUIDO
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Ta-ta : CIAO
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Opposite of down: Abbr. : ACR
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"Let's Stay Together" singer, 1971 : ALGREEN
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... CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION ... : CONTINUITYOFCARE
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Slight problem : SNAG
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Pablo Neruda work : ODE
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"Please, I can handle this" : LETME
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Many an informant employed by Sherlock Holmes : URCHIN
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Org. involved in the Scopes Monkey Trial : ACLU
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R.S.V.P. option : YES
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Way up or way down : STEPS
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Pocketful in ring-around-the-rosy : POSIES
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Syracuse-to-Albany dir. : ESE
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Part of a contract : CLAUSE
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Christmas fir : BALSAM
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Investor behind the scenes : SILENTPARTNER
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Palindromic feminine name : ANNA
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One gifted with the "inner eye" : SEER
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Word on a candy heart : LUV
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Before, poetically : ERE
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Piercing spot : EAR
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___ cavity (where the lungs are located) : PLEURAL
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Likely loser : UNDERDOG
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Hawaiian taro dish : POI
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Family member inaptly found in "ladies only" : SON
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High school subj. : ENG
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Vehicle company with a market value over $1 trillion : TESLA
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Adventurous kids in a 1985 film : GOONIES
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Napoleon's famed war horse : MARENGO
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Shout : CRY
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Some diaper changers : DADS
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Rapper dissed by Jay-Z in "Takeover" : NAS
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Young 'uns : TOTS
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Popular Toyotas : CAMRYS
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How a zombie might spread the infection : BITE
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Ostrich relatives : EMUS
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Peter out : ABATE
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"Symphony in Black" artist : ERTE
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Something necessary for gain, they say : PAIN
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The "grand slam" of showbiz awards, in brief : EGOT
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Like some apparel, in song : GAY
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Mimic : APE
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Opposite of FF : REW
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Together : ENMASSE
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Kind of jar : MASON
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Org. that hires cryptanalysts : NSA
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Samurai's sword : KATANA
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Awful-smelling : FETID
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Give one's take : OPINE
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Religion that emphasizes seva, or "selfless service" : SIKHISM
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Astrology or palmistry : PSEUDOSCIENCE
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Sandiego not usually found in San Diego : CARMEN
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Lew ___, portrayer of Dr. Kildare : AYRES
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Badger : NAG
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Brouhaha : ADO
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When doubled, boring result in the Premier League : NIL
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Word commonly following the Oxford comma : AND
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Messy sort : PIG
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What seven did to nine, in a joke : ATE
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Lament : RUE
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Celebrity gossip site : TMZ
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Like New Jerseyans vis-à-vis New Yorkers : FEWER
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Destination for Birthright trips: Abbr. : ISR
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Someone's in the kitchen with her, in song : DINAH
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Savory Chinese snack : TEAEGG
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Grinder : HERO
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Put ___ on (limit) : ACAP
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Dennis the Menace's appropriately named dog : RUFF
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Bishops, e.g. : PRELATES
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Execs: Abbr. : MGMT
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Smartphone predecessors, for short : PDAS
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Choice words : ORS
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Card-matching game : SET
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Prefix with binary : NON
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Male etiquette, as described by Barney Stinson on "How I Met Your Mother" : BROCODE
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Eyeteeth : CANINES
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Clique : INGROUP
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Exam with a 35-minute timed essay, in brief : LSAT
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What 10s represent : IDEALS
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Notable chameleon feature : TONGUE
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Grinds away : TOILS
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Not friendly : ICY
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___ Minor : URSA
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Singer India.___ : ARIE
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Part of the eye : LENS
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Demure : COY
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See 20-Across : NET
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Pac-12 athlete : UTE
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Rapscallion : IMP
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___-yo : FRO
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They're found below the "To" field : CCS
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Tuna, on a sushi menu : AHI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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