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New York Times, Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Author:
Karen Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
High school, in Danish ... or building for indoor sports, in English
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Steinberg.
Karen Steinberg notes:
I was a Russian major in college and have always been interested in how different alphabets look. My first idea for this puzzle, way ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What, this puzzle didn't run on Europe Day? It's amusing that the "Day of the united Europe" is disagreed upon (May 5th vs. May 9th). ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times12/7/22 ( No. 26,692 )
Across
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Iconic sportswear logo that was commissioned for $35 in 1971 : SWOOSH
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Stories that can get pretty hot : ATTICS
13
Northernmost capital in continental South America : CARACAS
15
___ Achebe, "Things Fall Apart" author : CHINUA
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Vintage car, in German ... or veteran, in English : OLDTIMER
18
In a spooky way : EERILY
19
Get out fast : FLEE
20
G.I. food packs : MRES
22
Six-time M.L.B. All-Star Mookie : BETTS
23
Famine's counterpart : FEAST
25
High school, in Danish ... or building for indoor sports, in English : GYMNASIUM
27
The Cards, on scoreboards : STL
28
Teeny : WEE
30
One hearing things? : EAR
31
"___ you serious?" : ARE
32
When doubled, like a good situation : WIN
33
Relatives, slangily : FAM
34
Scarfed down : ATE
35
Competition, in French ... or agreement, in English : CONCURRENCE
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Tooth holder : JAW
39
Unspecified amount : ANY
40
Certain real estate purchase : LOT
41
Verizon sale of 2021 : AOL
42
Hummer maker : GMC
43
Regard : EYE
44
___ Gatos, Calif. : LOS
47
Plywood, in Dutch ... or theater with several screens, in English : MULTIPLEX
50
Smidgen : SKOSH
52
Spend a lot of time in front of the mirror, say : PREEN
53
Engrave with an acid : ETCH
55
Queens stadium eponym : ASHE
56
Inflame : ENRAGE
58
Vacation, in Swedish ... or half of an academic year, in English : SEMESTER
60
Boosted : RAISED
61
Light punch : LOVETAP
62
So-called "wisdom-keepers" : ELDERS
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Savory South Asian pastry : SAMOSA
Down
1
Says "Hah!," say : SCOFFS
2
Place for some bills : WALLET
3
Flying a commercial airline, often : ORDEAL
4
Hall's partner in pop : OATES
5
Grade school subj. : SCI
6
Jon who played Don in "Mad Men" : HAMM
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Big name in hardware stores : ACE
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Something to pass, legally : THEBAR
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Exhausts : TIRES
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Kick off : INITIATE
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Something grown in a lab : CULTURE
12
"Because that's what I want!" : SAYSME
14
Twilled suit fabric : SERGE
17
Reina's chess "mate" : REY
21
Glasses annoyance : SMEAR
24
An identical one isn't 100% identical : TWIN
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That is to say : NAMELY
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Set up a temporary base : ENCAMP
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Amaze : WOW
33
Overheat, as a circuit : FRY
34
Do something : ACT
35
It might say "Scam Likely" : CALLERID
36
Scrooge McDuck vis-à-vis Donald : UNCLE
37
Rejections : NOES
38
Blog, perhaps : JOURNAL
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Current unit : AMPERE
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Ingredient in some holiday cookies : GINGER
43
Get all A's, say : EXCEL
44
Was defeated by : LOSTTO
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Vegas casino with bars named Dublin Up, Lucky and Blarney : OSHEAS
46
Tibetan ethnic group : SHERPA
48
Kid : TEASE
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H.S. exam org. : ETS
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Casey in the National Radio Hall of Fame : KASEM
54
Some med. plans : HMOS
57
Sheeran and Sullivan : EDS
59
Little ___, who sang "The Loco-Motion" : EVA

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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