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New York Times, Sunday, February 27, 2022

The world's most expensive one, the Gurkha Royal Courtesan, costs over $1.3 million

Author:
Sheldon Polonsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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© 2022, The New York Times2/27/22 ( No. 26,409 )
Across
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Items used with PINs : ATMCARDS
9
There's one for the U.S. Census : BUREAU
15
In a tussle : ATIT
19
Dismiss : POOHPOOH
20
Takes it one step at a time : EASESIN
21
Pad Thai garnish : LIME
22
Sea captain: robber, thief (2003) : PIRATESOFTHECARIBBEAN
25
Photographer's tool, for short : SLR
26
Unlike this puzzle, we hope : TOOHARD
27
Source of suffering : SCOURGE
28
They're hoppy at happy hour : IPAS
32
Quaint lead-in to while : ERE
33
All the kings' men? : CHESSSET
34
True fellow is a find (1946) : ITSAWONDERFULLIFE
40
With room for interpretation : LOOSELY
41
Top : ONEUP
42
Game pieces in Mastermind : PEGS
46
Word after contact or before cover : LENS
47
Chill (out) : VEG
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Bit of deception : PUTON
50
Unfinished attic space : GARRET
52
Re: town fire one night (1974) : THETOWERINGINFERNO
56
"Whoopee!" : YAHOO
59
Origin of the words "club" and "gun" : NORSE
60
It's a lot in London : CARPARK
61
Tip of the tongue? : ESE
62
Best-selling crime novelist Gregg : OLSEN
65
Breed featured in 2009's "Hachi: A Dog's Tale" : AKITA
67
Miff, with "off" : TEE
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One seeking a new agreement, perhaps : STRIKER
70
Ground-breaking tool : SPADE
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"Not interested" : IPASS
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Evil Streep had award (2006) : THEDEVILWEARSPRADA
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Be a paragon of : EMBODY
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Guys that rhyme with "girls" : EARLS
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Folder attachment : TAB
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The "Y" of Y.S.L. : YVES
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Beams : RAYS
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Wallop : PASTE
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One of the Roys on "Succession" : KENDALL
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M. Ryan, what's her yell? (1989) : WHENHARRYMETSALLY
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They have massive calves : GLACIERS
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"OK!" in Okayama : HAI
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Puts forth : SAYS
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Account : RECITAL
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Protected creature in the Congo Basin : GORILLA
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Alternatives to tablets : PCS
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R.E.M.: alarming to the teens (1984) : ANIGHTMAREONELMSTREET
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___ colada : PINA
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"Louisiana ___," music show that helped launch Elvis's career : HAYRIDE
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Fried, filled Filipino fare : EMPANADA
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Part of STEM: Abbr. : ENGR
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Angry dog sounds : SNARLS
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Elf at the North Pole, e.g. : TOYMAKER
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First courses, informally : APPS
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Drudgery : TOIL
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First Black woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature : MORRISON
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When doubled, a dance : CHA
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Quick to learn : APT
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Spawn in the sea : ROE
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"___ thou love life?": Benjamin Franklin : DOST
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Drove (away) : SHOOED
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___ Men ("Who Let the Dogs Out" group) : BAHA
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One with a password, maybe : USER
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Document stamp abbr. : RECD
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That: Sp. : ESA
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Blimp, e.g. : AIRSHIP
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Humanitarian org. with Halloween fund drives : UNICEF
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First name in Harry Potter : ALBUS
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Ranks : TIERS
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Would you look at that! : IMAGE
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Believe in it : TENET
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Onetime dentist's supply : ETHER
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Front : FORE
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Company with sound financials? : BOSE
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Target with a throw : PASSTO
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"!!!!!" feeling : AWE
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Crack : SOLVE
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Held tightly : CLUNG
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"'Tis an ___ cook that cannot lick his own fingers": "Romeo and Juliet" : ILL
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The third of three X's : TOE
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Opposite of da : NYET
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All ___ (English card game) : FOURS
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Release, in a way : UNTIE
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Soul singer Bridges : LEON
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School for the college-bound : PREP
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Paper slips? : ERRATA
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Signs in a bookstore, perhaps : GENRES
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Encourages : STOKES
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Out of the park : GONE
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Each : PER
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Airborne irritant : GNAT
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Chicken ... or cowed : AFRAID
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Addicted : HOOKED
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Broke the finish line ribbon : WON
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"___ on parle français" : ICI
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Lead-in to day or year : YESTER
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Pulmicort targets it : ASTHMA
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Adverb in many legal documents : HEREBY
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Impose, as a fine : LEVY
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Certain banner fodder : ADS
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Didn't ditch : KEPT
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Certain partners' exchanges : IDOS
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Brand with an iComfort line : SERTA
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Less vibrant : PALER
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Harvard dropouts, maybe? : ARS
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Recurrent space in The Game of Life : PAYDAY
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Depends (on) : LEANS
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Break-even situation : WASH
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Aid in putting together a fall collection : RAKE
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Drives the getaway car for, say : ABETS
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Slangy SoCal dialect : VALSPEAK
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Sharp turn : ELL
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Designing : SLY
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Rhea with four Emmys : PERLMAN
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Phone-tracking org. : NSA
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Accompanying : WITH
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Shrubby areas : HEATHS
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Europe's Three Countries Bridge crosses it : RHINE
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Big name in locks : YALE
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Grain variety : MILLET
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___-Nuts : GRAPE
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World leader who appeared on a Time magazine cover 40 years after his death : LENIN
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Sailing through : ACING
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The world's most expensive one, the Gurkha Royal Courtesan, costs over $1.3 million : CIGAR
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Angry dog's sound : GRRR
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Trompe l'___ : OEIL
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Sticks : RODS
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Some finds in Fortnite : AMMO
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Hand over : CEDE
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Have the lead (in) : STAR
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Actress Cash of FX's "You're the Worst" : AYA
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Who might bug you? : SPY
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Headwear with a pompom : TAM
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Vaccine molecule : RNA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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