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New York Times, Thursday, December 8, 2022

Author:
Grant Thackray
Editor:
Will Shortz
Nickname for Gotham City's protector
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Thackray.
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© 2022, The New York Times12/8/22 ( No. 26,693 )
Across
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Hankerings : YENS
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About seven or eight weeks before 5-Down : MAY
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Rapper Biggie ___ : SMALLS
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State : AVOW
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What can precede heartbeat or nutshell : INA
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Arrived : CAMEIN
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Aucklander, e.g. : KIWI
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Blue grp. : DNC
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Suave and sophisticated : URBANE
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Literary character with an eponymous chain of seafood restaurants : LONGJOHNSILVER
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Big name in contact lens care : RENU
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Most itsy-bitsy : TEENIEST
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Talking-tos : EARFULS
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Harbinger : OMEN
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What a monkey has that an ape doesn't : TAIL
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Snoozefest : YAWNER
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Roman equivalent of the Greek Helios : SOL
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Country that lacks an official language, informally : THEUS
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One of the women in "Little Women" : MEG
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Beginning or end for Alexa? : SCHWA
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Dunderhead : ASS
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Nickname for Gotham City's protector : THEBAT
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Expressed : SAID
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Ponied up : PAID
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Butcher birds : SHRIKES
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You might see snow when it's disrupted : TVSIGNAL
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Winter coat : RIME
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Grateful Dead founding member Bob : WEIR
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Like "Blade Runner" and "Fahrenheit 451" : DYSTOPIAN
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Cocoon : ENCASE
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"So clever!" : AHA
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Each : APOP
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One who's far from stone-faced : EMOTER
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Beauty that's only skin deep, for short? : TAT
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___ Millions : MEGA
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"Nothing to report" : NONEWS
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Absolute dump : STY
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Misnomer for the character Fritz in the original "Frankenstein" (1931) : IGOR
Down
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Shaggy, horned beast : YAK
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Word with twin or grin : EVIL
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"It's all good" : NOWORRIES
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Pandemic cause of 2009 : SWINEFLU
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Time in the dog days of summer : MIDJULY
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365 giorni : ANNO
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An extravagant one might have a swimming pool : YACHT
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"Uh, what was that?" : SCUSEME
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Seafarers : MARINERS
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Film production company founded by Steven Spielberg : AMBLIN
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Bail, so to speak : LEAVE
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What an actor studies : LINES
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Hägar the Horrible's dog : SNERT
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Shaggy, horned beast : GNU
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It glows orange-red when placed in an electric field : NEONGAS
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"___ Kett" (old comic strip that taught teens manners) : ETTA
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Sounds at a fireworks show : AAHS
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Expensive shipping option : SAMEDAY
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It's a trap! : WEB
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"Come on, move it!" : SHAKEAPEG
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Toddler's boo-boo : OWIE
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Blokes : LADS
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John Deere logo animal : STAG
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Hit CBS series that, despite its name, was filmed primarily in California : CSIMIAMI
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Impedes : HINDERS
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Like Louis Armstrong's singing : THROATY
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One with an "eye patch," hook hand and peg leg, as represented in this puzzle's grid : PIRATE
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Grave letters : RIP
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One getting "the talk," say : TWEEN
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Modern payment method : VENMO
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Order to attack : SICON
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Hurdles for aspiring D.A.s : LSATS
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"Top ___!" : THAT
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Scuttled : NOGO
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Fix a hole, in a way : SEW
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Double eagle plus three : PAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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