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New York Times, Thursday, February 17, 2022

It's berry tasty!

Author:
Aaron M. Rosenberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rosenberg.
Aaron M. Rosenberg notes:
I'm pleased as difficult-to-serve punch to be making my debut in the NYT! This puzzle began with me writing down all the examples of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What did the mad scientist shout after shrinking his nemesis? Outta sight! Terrible dad joke, but an apt description of today's theme. ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times2/17/22 ( No. 26,399 )
Across
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[I'm speechless!] : GASP
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Float : WAFT
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Italian car, informally : ALFA
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Northeast Corridor train : ACELA
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1934 novel made into a hit 1970s BBC/PBS miniseries : ICLAUDIUS
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Hawaii's "Pineapple Isle" : LANAI
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Bus excursions to see homes of celebrities : STARTOURS
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At the party where the scientist was demonstrating her new shrink ray, [ZAP!] the punch ladle turned into a ... : LITTLEDIPPER
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Analogy words : ISTO
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West ___ (furniture chain) : ELM
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Family : CLAN
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When the appetizers were passed around, [ZAP!] the potato wedges turned into ... : SMALLFRIES
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Exaggerate, as a stage role : HAMUP
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Flag down : HAIL
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Sweetheart, in modern lingo : BAE
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When the main course was ready, [ZAP!] the six-foot hoagie turned into an ... : ATOMICSUBMARINE
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___ Faire (historical festival, informally) : REN
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Territory : TURF
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Didn't dive (into) : WADED
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When the dessert was brought out, [ZAP!] the pudding cake turned into a ... : MERETRIFLE
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Boris Johnson, e.g. : TORY
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Mum's mum : NAN
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Principal : ARCH
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Finally, when the still-hungry guests went back for more, [ZAP!] the additional helpings turned into ... : MICROSECONDS
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Language that gave us "aardvark" : AFRIKAANS
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"Middlemarch" author : ELIOT
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Prepare for cold weather : WINTERIZE
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Dig (into) : DELVE
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Taobao, the so-called "___ of China" : EBAY
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Citrus drinks : ADES
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Trickle : SEEP
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Audacity : GALL
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It's berry tasty! : ACAI
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On cloud nine : SENT
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Credit card status : PLATINUM
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Domain of Athena : WISDOM
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Stage opening : ACTI
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Tizzy : FLAP
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Bit of weatherproofing : TARP
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Devotee : ADORER
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___ Yifei, star of 2020's "Mulan" : LIU
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Something traded at a trading post : FUR
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Ding-dong : ASS
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Isn't well : AILS
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People for whom a state is named : UTE
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Supposed creators of crop circles, for short : ETS
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Longing to go to bed? : LIBIDO
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More grinchlike : MEANER
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Bracelet item : CHARM
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Triangular sail : LATEEN
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King of the Egyptian gods : AMONRA
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Leave in ___ : AHUFF
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Setting for the 1962 hit "Monster Mash" : LAB
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Calculus calculation: Abbr. : LIM
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Scratch or nick : FLAW
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Ramshackle : SEEDY
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A.C.C. team, informally : PITT
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Mongrel : CUR
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Squalid abodes : RATHOLES
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Hostile state : ENMITY
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Misses abroad : LASSES
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Before, in verse : ERE
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Kept informed, in a way : CCED
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Old presidential nickname : IKE
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Italian term of endearment : CARA
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It's a bust : RAID
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Eleven, to an élève : ONZE
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Home for many hippos : NILE
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Magician's bird : DOVE
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Put one's foot down : STEP
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Dazzle : AWE
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"You've hardly aged a bit," usually : FIB
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Genetic material : RNA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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