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New York Times, Saturday, February 26, 2022

Openly discussing one's kinks, say

Author:
Ori Brian
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Brian.
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© 2022, The New York Times2/26/22 ( No. 26,408 )
Across
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Symbol of the National Audubon Society : EGRET
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Auto download? : UBER
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Includes surreptitiously, in a way : BCCS
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Pianist/composer Schumann : CLARA
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Do amazingly, in slang : SLAY
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Biblical mother of Levi and Judah : LEAH
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Sun spot? : OUTERSPACE
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Spanish pronoun : ELLA
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Rent out : LET
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Eggs Benedict recipe word : POACH
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Annoyed, in slang : SALTY
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Not much : ATAD
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"Naughty you!" : TSK
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Christian Bale and Val Kilmer, for two : BATMEN
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Close relatives of ours : BONOBOS
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Nonstarter : SUB
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Wunderkind : ACE
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Irrefutable statement : GOSPELTRUTH
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Openly discussing one's kinks, say : SEXPOSITIVE
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End of a waiting list? : DESSERTMENU
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Auto import : KIA
37
Use a shuttle, say : TAT
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Nonsensical song syllables : TRALALA
42
Magazine that's marketed to marketers : ADWEEK
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Pro with stereotypically messy handwriting : DOC
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Philosopher Watts : ALAN
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OK, in a way : STAMP
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Accumulate : RUNUP
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Big oaf : LUG
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Fall for it : BITE
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Revelations : EYEOPENERS
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"Couldn't agree more!" : AMEN
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Peacockish : VAIN
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Late comedian Bob : SAGET
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Driven group : HERD
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Celebrity chef Burrell : ANNE
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Microscopic : TEENY
Down
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Green research site : ECOLAB
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Stick on : GLUETO
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Boho-chic furniture material : RATTAN
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"... ___ I again behold my Romeo!": Juliet : ERE
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Cover up in a shower : TARP
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Book with an eagle on its cover : USPASSPORT
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Word with tie or belt : BLACK
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Pricing word : EACH
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City on the New York/Connecticut border : RYE
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Cry like a kid : BLEAT
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Person you're in with : CELLMATE
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West Coast school where Einstein once taught : CALTECH
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N.F.L. kicker Graham who played for 14 teams : SHAYNE
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As you might say : SOTOSPEAK
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TV witch : SABRINA
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Chief magistrates in Italian history : DOGES
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Cutesy term of affection : BUTTERCUP
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Part of the foxtrot : BOXSTEP
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Long : SLIMTONONE
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Winter D.C. clock setting : EST
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Part of the palate : UVULA
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It makes waves : SEAWATER
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Was in prison : DIDTIME
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Moroccan quarter : KASBAH
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Charge : ALLEGE
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Name that's an anagram of UNREAL : LAUREN
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On edge : ANGSTY
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Fix, as text : EMEND
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Scheduled to land, say : DUEIN
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Running mate of 2012 : RYAN
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Noodge : PEST
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Actress Noblezada of Broadway's "Hadestown" : EVA
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When doubled, a 2010s dance craze : NAE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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