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New York Times, Thursday, February 10, 2022

Author:
August Miller
Editor:
Will Shortz
It may turn slowly in a horror movie
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August Miller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 43 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Miller. Thursday freshness: 55%
August Miller notes:
Hello, puzzle people. I hope you've tolerated (maybe even enjoyed??) my first puzzle in the NYT. I live and work on a dairy farm in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I almost UN I TED the UN DOT TED words today. Tricksy concept, DOT THE IS interpreted as "transform any I in the grid into a ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

This Thursday DOT THE I'S theme is a companion piece to the previous Thursday's CROSS THE T'S.

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D
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O
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G
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L
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J
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R
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P
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P
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O
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G
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O
V
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O
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A
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K
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DOT
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M
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DOT
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R
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U
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Y
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R
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A
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O
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DOT
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M
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O
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X
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X
O
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Y
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W
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D
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L
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N
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C
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R
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K
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O
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DOT
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O
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P
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A
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L
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O
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N
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G
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M
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L
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G
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U
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L
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O
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N
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K
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DOT
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H
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O
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P
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T
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S
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D
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E
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Q
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D
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DOT
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R
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B
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N
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© 2022, The New York Times2/10/22 ( No. 26,392 )
Across
1
Sharp bend : DOGLEG
7
Tipping point? : JAR
10
Intro course? : APP
13
"Fa-a-ancy!" : OOLALA
14
Heap praise on : GUSHOVER
16
Home of the Boston Mountains : OZARKS
17
Polite Spanish assent : SISENORA
18
Online fad : MEME
19
Pricing word : EACH
21
Just the worst, in slang : SUCKY
22
"The time for diplomacy has passed" : ITSWAR
24
Women's soccer and gymnastics powerhouse : USA
25
"___ Blues" (song on the Beatles' "White Album") : YER
26
Treatment plants? : ALOES
28
Letters of qualification : IMO
31
Sweet sign-off : XOXO
32
Trees sacred to Hecate : YEWS
33
Prey for a heron : TOAD
34
___ Poovie ("Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." character) : LOUANN
36
Sounds from a pond at night : CROAKS
38
French agreements : OUIS
39
Stone with "fire" and "water" varieties : OPAL
43
"Ish" : ORSO
44
Unspecified ordinal : NTH
45
Travelocity spokescreature : GNOME
46
Make a pick : OPT
47
Bird found in the mud? : EMU
49
Pea, e.g. : LEGUME
51
"Death of a Salesman" surname : LOMAN
53
It may turn slowly in a horror movie : KNOB
54
Denny's competitor : IHOP
58
"What a pity" : THATSSAD
60
Liken : EQUATE
62
Attend to details ... or a hint to entering six Down answers in this puzzle : DOTTHEIS
63
Applies, as lotion : RUBSON
64
[Some of us are trying to watch the movie here!] : SHH
65
"Success!" : YES
66
Trickled : SEEPED
Down
1
Destine for failure : DOOM
2
Trickle : OOZE
3
Rock genre for Roxy Music : GLAM
4
Southern border city in a Larry McMurtry title : LAREDOTEXAS
5
Game measured by its number of points : ELK
6
Elements No. 7, 8, 9 and 10, e.g. : GASES
7
Certain martial arts takedown : JUDOTHROW
8
Word after bad or hard : ASS
9
___ monkey : RHESUS
10
Trendy brunch order : AVOCADOTOAST
11
Benefit : PERK
12
Really hope : PRAY
14
Proportionate size for some model trains : GSCALE
15
It's a lot to carry : ONUS
20
Online status : AWAY
23
1982 film set in a mainframe : TRON
25
"It's not hard to guess how this will end" : YOUDOTHEMATH
27
Key to a quick exit? : ESC
29
Shark species with the largest brain-to-body ratio : MAKO
30
Some E.R. cases : ODS
31
Strike : XOUT
33
Underwater weapon-launching apparatus : TORPEDOTUBE
34
Horror star Chaney : LON
35
Stop start? : NON
37
2003 cult film known as the "'Citizen Kane' of bad movies," with "The" : ROOM
40
Spotty pattern : POLKADOTS
41
Modifies : AMENDS
42
Kind of block : LEGO
45
Afraid to commit, say : GUNSHY
48
Actor Bomer of "Magic Mike" : MATT
50
Gets a ride, in a way : UBERS
51
'65 Ford debuts : LTDS
52
"Me! Pick me!" : OHOH
55
Locking mechanism : HASP
56
Great Plains tribe : OTOE
57
Await a ruling : PEND
59
"Isn't that obvious?" : SEE
61
"___ es eso?" : QUE

Answer summary:
7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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