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New York Times, Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Author:
Ross Trudeau and Wyna Liu
Editor:
Will Shortz
Mathematician regarded as the first computer programmer
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Wyna Liu

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Trudeau. This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Liu. Tuesday freshness: 94%
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© 2022, The New York Times12/6/22 ( No. 26,691 )
Across
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Vaccine units, in brief : CCS
4
Villainous : BAD
7
Common wood for shoe trees : CEDAR
12
Sweetie : HON
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Cause for a food recall, maybe : ECOLI
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20 Questions category : ANIMAL
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The Food Network's "Barefoot Contessa" : INAGARTEN
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Chew out : BERATE
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Lit-___ : CRIT
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Civil rights leader who co-founded the N.A.A.C.P. : IDABWELLS
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"Obviously!" : WELLDUH
27
Wetland wader with a down-curved bill : IBIS
28
U.S.O. audience : GIS
29
Mathematician regarded as the first computer programmer : ADALOVELACE
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Apt rhyme for "cake" : BAKE
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But nevertheless : YET
33
"… ___ not in Kansas anymore" : WERE
34
Bulb unit : LUMEN
35
Portrayer of the nurse Marta Cabrera in "Knives Out" : ANADEARMAS
39
Some computing platforms : DESKS
42
12 : NOON
43
When doubled, a popular logic puzzle : KEN
46
Beauty supply giant : ULTA
47
Director of the miniseries "When They See Us" : AVADUVERNAY
51
Iconic flight pattern : VEE
52
Qatari leader : EMIR
53
Hardest to pin down, say : EELIEST
54
"Girl in Progress" star with a line of cosmetics : EVAMENDES
57
"Oh yeah, that sounds *super* plausible" : IBET
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Japanese soy sauce : TAMARI
59
"The Vagina Monologues" playwright : EVEENSLER
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Universal, Paramount or Columbia : STUDIO
64
Sudden forward thrust : LUNGE
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Bellicose humanoid of Middle-earth : ORC
66
Olympic stickers? : EPEES
67
'Fros and fades : DOS
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Org. with a cryptologic museum : NSA
Down
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Letter before psi : CHI
2
Yield : CONCEDE
3
Greet with a "grr" : SNARLAT
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Shellackings : BEATDOWNS
5
Crossword direction: Abbr. : ACR
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Punctuation in a web address : DOT
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One hailed in the streets : CABBIE
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Celeb gossip show : ENEWS
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Potentially catastrophic : DIRE
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Blend : AMALGAM
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Rodential, say : RATLIKE
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Floral garland : LEI
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International cricket powerhouse : INDIA
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Diminish : LESSEN
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Fish or mushroom feature : GILL
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Epitome of simplicity : ABC
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Custom : WAY
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Eye layer : UVEA
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What sheepdogs do : HERD
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Wrangler alternative : LEE
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Clear plates, say : BUS
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Pool divisions : LANELINES
35
Alias inits. : AKA
36
"This matters to me how?" : AND
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Dissolute man, from the French : ROUE
38
Take up a new residence : MOVE
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Covers for a king or queen? : DUVETS
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Bring to a new level : ELEVATE
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Make R-rated, say : STEAMUP
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Use, as a prayer mat : KNEELON
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Occasions for egg-hunting : EASTERS
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Competitor of WaPo and W.S.J. : NYT
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OB/GYN tests, informally : AMNIOS
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Short film? : VID
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Dizzy : AREEL
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Chest bumps? : RIBS
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Full of creepy vibes : EERIE
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Assembled : MADE
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Crime show spinoff, familiarly : SVU
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Terminus : END
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Id's counterpart : EGO
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Second-oldest record label in the U.S. : RCA

Answer summary:
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