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New York Times, Friday, February 25, 2022

Classic 1942 film based on a book subtitled "A Life in the Woods"

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FXZ} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Gulczynski.
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:

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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times2/25/22 ( No. 26,407 )
Across
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Brightness measures : IQS
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One sense : SMELL
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Home of Mount Aconcagua : ANDES
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Not agree in a dispute, say : SUE
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Lashes : CILIA
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One leader of the Army of the Potomac : MEADE
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___ school : MED
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Breezing through : ACING
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Whomped but good : OWNED
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"Your mileage may vary" : BUTTHATSJUSTME
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Developed into : BECAME
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Win over : ENDEAR
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Counterpart to projections, in accounting : ACTUALS
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Alternative to a blind, in poker : ANTE
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Question of faux indignation : MOI
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Homegrown : NATIVE
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Quid pro quo : SWAP
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They often appear by thumbnails : BIOS
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Network connections : NODES
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Quash : KILL
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"Who ___?" : ISNT
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Proficient in : GOODAT
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Carp variety : KOI
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Took off on : APED
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Hawaiian, e.g. : AIRLINE
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Go around and around : SPIRAL
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Got in a lather : SOAPED
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Comment to someone who talks too much : WILLYOUBEQUIET
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1980s sitcom title role for Jane Curtin : ALLIE
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Pennsylvania Avenue V.I.P. : POTUS
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Pulled off : DID
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Put off : TABLE
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Dugout, e.g. : CANOE
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Qualifier in a text : IMO
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Some military choppers : HUEYS
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Step up, perhaps : STAIR
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Post-Manhattan Project org. : AEC
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Movement : ISM
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One represented by a blue-and-white flag with four fleurs-de-lis : QUEBECOIS
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It's tempting : SEDUCTION
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Actor Crothers : SCATMAN
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Chief inspiration for the Mannerist style of art : MICHELANGELO
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Kazan of film : ELIA
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Navel-gazer's discovery, maybe : LINT
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Streaming impediments : LAGS
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Come (to) : AMOUNT
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Spot for a daily assembly? : NEWSDESK
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Exile of 1302 : DANTE
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Dropsy, clinically : EDEMA
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No-yeast feast : SEDER
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Symbol for torque in mechanics : TAU
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Certain something : JENESAISQUOI
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Classic 1942 film based on a book subtitled "A Life in the Woods" : BAMBI
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Wasn't overturned : STOOD
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Big name in cosmetics : AVEDA
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Union pledge : IDO
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Much-visited website run by a nonprofit foundation : WIKIPEDIA
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It's usually in short supply for new parents : ALONETIME
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Practiced sedulously : PLIED
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Western wildflower named for its distinctive shape : STARLILY
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Kind of leg : TROUSER
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They get what's coming to them : PAYEES
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Francis ___, "Love Story" composer : LAI
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Strip that's been mowed : SWATH
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Rice dish : PILAU
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"Huh!" : ILLBE
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Special bars for shoppers : UPCS
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Punt, e.g. : BOAT
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Italian place whose name comes from a Greek word meaning "I burn" : ETNA
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Marty's pal in "Back to the Future" : DOC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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