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New York Times, Wednesday, February 23, 2022

One no longer using a sippy cup, say

Author:
Rose Conlon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Conlon. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2022, The New York Times2/23/22 ( No. 26,405 )
Across
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Common hotel room item : BIBLE
6
Judi Dench, since 1988 : DAME
10
Bruins' sch. : UCLA
14
Pinhead : IDIOT
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Puff piece? : ECIG
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Letters after pis : RHOS
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Sneaking suspicion : GUTFEELING
19
"Get ___!" : BENT
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Purl counterpart : KNIT
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Pirate whose hidden treasure inspired "The Gold-Bug" : KIDD
22
Largest city in North Dakota : FARGO
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Cozy lodging : INN
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Farm female : HEN
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Turn down a request : SAYNO
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Doctrine : DOGMA
29
An ironic punch line : THEKICKER
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100% : ALL
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Word in favor : AYE
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Dynamic start? : AERO
37
Accept a package formally ... or a hint to 17-, 29-, 45- and 62-Across? : SIGNFORDELIVERY
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Burden : ONUS
43
Reine's husband : ROI
44
Parrot : APE
45
Rough flight : BUMPYRIDE
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Get on a soapbox : ORATE
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Architect Frank ___ Wright : LLOYD
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1960s fashion style : MOD
55
Dallas player, informally : MAV
56
Like almost two-thirds of the earth's population : ASIAN
58
Costa ___ : RICA
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Social media-induced anxiety, for short : FOMO
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Pint-size : MINI
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Reason to pause a workout : WATERBREAK
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First world? : EDEN
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Shrek, e.g. : OGRE
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Buffalo hockey player : SABRE
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Noted enforcer of Prohibition : NESS
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Solutions : KEYS
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Strait-laced : STAID
Down
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One no longer using a sippy cup, say : BIGKID
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"Beats the heck out of me" : IDUNNO
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Acerbic : BITING
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Certain overhead apartment : LOFT
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When to take a cruise on la Seine : ETE
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Get fuzz out of : DELINT
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"Salt Fat ___ Heat" (popular cookbook) : ACID
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Imagination : MINDSEYE
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To use this you'll need to get cracking : EGG
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One who recreationally explores sewers and underground tunnels : URBANCAVER
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Like Sequoyah, for whom the tree is named : CHEROKEE
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The "L" of LP : LONG
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Apropos of : ASTO
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Scrape (out) : EKE
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Letters accompanying a tip : FYI
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What 12 is, to this clue's number : HALF
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Mowgli's friend in "The Jungle Book" : AKELA
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Speaks patronizingly, in a way : MANSPLAINS
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Supermodel Gigi or Bella : HADID
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Go astray : ERR
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Family name on HBO's "Succession" : ROY
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Truck, in Tottenham : LORRY
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Cry hard : SOB
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Shiba ___ (dog breed) : INU
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Teeth disappear under them : GUMLINES
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Angry outburst from a bodybuilder, maybe : ROIDRAGE
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Apple product : IPOD
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Over there, quaintly : YON
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They run the show : EMCEES
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Simple creature : AMOEBA
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Gluten-free Japanese soy sauce : TAMARI
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Drew out, as a smile : EVOKED
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Implement with a flat head : OAR
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"You can say that again!" : AMEN
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Faction : SIDE
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"Just doing my job" : ITRY
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Bunch of brothers, for short : FRAT
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Concave cookware : WOK
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Some STEM degs. : BSS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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