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New York Times, Monday, February 28, 2022

Author:
Zach Sherwin and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sherwin. This is puzzle # 77 for Ms. Michaels.
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For some reason, this puzzle has me thinking about this iconic song from the musical SIX about the six wives of Henry VIII.

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© 2022, The New York Times2/28/22 ( No. 26,410 )
Across
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Bunch of wolves or cards : PACK
5
Busy with other things : TIEDUP
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The Beatles' "Till There ___ You" : WAS
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Jai ___ (sport) : ALAI
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Francis of old TV's "What's My Line?" : ARLENE
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It clinks in a drink : ICE
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Nurses, as a drink : SIPS
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Swamp in "Pogo" : OKEFENOKEE
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In few words : TERSE
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Museum-funding org. : NEA
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Like auto shop rags : OILY
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1990s cartoon series featuring Yakko, Wakko and Dot : ANIMANIACS
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Org. featured in the documentary "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" : MPAA
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Abbr. meaning "and others" : ETAL
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Arizona college town : TEMPE
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Some Best Buy buys, for short : PCS
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Doggie doc : VET
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Bones next to ulnae : RADII
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Baby-boomer series that starred Ken Olin : THIRTYSOMETHING
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Indian stringed instrument : SITAR
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Around 50.25% of the world's adult population : MEN
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Letters before an alias : AKA
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Meters and liters : UNITS
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Eve's man : ADAM
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Pinnacle : PEAK
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Poet William who wrote "The Prelude" : WORDSWORTH
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Play opener : ACTI
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Flamenco cheer : OLE
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Reproductive cell for a fern : SPORE
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South American rodent with soft, dense fur : CHINCHILLA
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One may be half-baked or brilliant : IDEA
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"___ soon?" : TOO
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"Slouching Towards Bethlehem" author Joan : DIDION
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Must-have : NEED
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ID in the form xxx-xx-xxxx : SSN
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X-ray follow-up, perhaps : CTSCAN
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Deities : GODS
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Linguine or fettuccine : PASTA
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Not from Earth : ALIEN
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___ pants (cropped style popularized in the 1960s) : CAPRI
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Instruction to Kate in a Cole Porter title : KISSME
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"___ Te Ching" : TAO
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Rub the wrong way : IRK
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Justice Kagan : ELENA
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Reason for a markdown : DEFECT
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Disquieted state : UNEASE
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Writing implement filled with 37-Down : PEN
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Popular online reference : WIKIPEDIA
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Amtrak express train : ACELA
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"So long!" : SEEYA
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Tuba sound : OOMPAH
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Enjoy a meal : EAT
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Dark shade of blue : NAVY
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Parts of a French archipelago : ILES
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Actor with the famous line "I pity the fool!" : MRT
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Six for a TD, e.g. : PTS
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Ho ___ Minh City : CHI
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Word before room or comedy : SITUATION
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Male cat : TOM
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10-Down filler : INK
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"Hometown proud" supermarket : IGA
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Jeannette ___, first woman elected to Congress : RANKIN
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Prefix between bi- and quad- : TRI
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Cultural anthropologist Margaret : MEAD
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Make ___ meet : ENDS
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Like some well-pitched games : TWOHIT
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One side in eight-ball pool : SOLIDS
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"How cute!" sounds : AWS
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In a sulk : MOPING
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Agreements : PACTS
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Amazon speakers introduced in 2014 : ECHOS
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Archaeologist's find : RELIC
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Contest with roping and riding : RODEO
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Cornered, in a way : TREED
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Two are better than one, they say : HEADS
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Public health agcy. : CDC
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Mauna ___ (Hawaiian volcano) : LOA
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Journalist Curry : ANN

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