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New York Times, Thursday, February 3, 2022

Author:
Adam Wagner
Editor:
Will Shortz
40-Down : Suvari of "American Pie"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Wagner. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Adam Wagner notes:
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I SLUMPED from being STUMPED but quickly went from WTF? to FTW! How could [Key lime] possibly be MOMENT OF TRUTH? Doubly fun to ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

This Thursday CROSS THE T'S theme is a companion piece to the following Thursday's DOT THE I'S.

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© 2022, The New York Times2/3/22 ( No. 26,385 )
Across
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Aid in woodworking : ADZ
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Having excessive pride : SMUG
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Neighbor of Francia : ESPANA
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Chinese "way" : TAO
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Primo : AONE
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Where a sleeping bag may be found : TEACUP
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Spokeswoman in Progressive insurance ads : FLO
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Warm coals : DOWNJACKETS
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Shakespearean fool : IAMB
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Pop singer Jason : DERULO
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4G ___ (phone norm) : LTE
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Springs (from) : RISES
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Arnaz of 1950s comedy : DESI
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Sunbeams : RAYS
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Hurried home, in a way : SLIDIN
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Beverage brand whose name means "fresh" in Hindi : TAZO
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Go for bronze? : TAN
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Walls in a cinema : NAOMI
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Squeaks (by) : EKES
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Key lime : MOMENTOFTRUTH
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Over again : ANEW
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Moviemaker Miyazaki : HAYAO
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Homophone of a synonym for "obey" : HED
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Big Board org. : NYSE
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Skunk marking : STRIPE
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1942 romance movie heroine : ILSA
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Preceder of Romeo or Bravo : ALFA
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Whoop-de-do : HOOHA
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"Kidding!" : NOT
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"Good enough" : ITLLDO
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Paper view? : OPED
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Proofreader's reminder ... or some advice for finishing here? : CROSSYOURTS
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Agcy. making lax regs : IRS
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One who makes bail, perhaps : ANGLER
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Buggy app version, maybe : BETA
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Drink suffix : ADE
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Acquiesce : SAYYES
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Primer dog : SPOT
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Org. Edward Snowden once worked for : NSA
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Before knowing more : ATFIRST
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One for whom libel is a major issue : DALAILAMA
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Magnifies, in a way : ZOOMSINON
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Hurl, say : SAD
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Kind of ring or music : MOOD
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Nonunion? : UNWED
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Sci-fi or romance : GENRE
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And so on : ETALIA
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Dry, as a vino : SECO
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Afg. neighbor : PAK
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Express service since 2000 : ACELA
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Harebrained : NUTTY
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Church areas : APSES
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Provide a good reason for : JUSTIFY
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King or queen : BED
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Fibrous : SINEWY
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IV device found in many homes nowadays : ROKU
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Grandma, in Cambridge : NAN
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Beginning of an ordered sequence : ZEROTH
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Game whose board is an 8x8 grid : OTHELLO
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Big bygone bird : MOA
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Addis Ababa denizen : ETHIOPIAN
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Goal keepers' kin : SHEPHERDS
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Suvari of "American Pie" : MENA
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Profs' aides : TAS
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Some of Jordan's border : DEADSEA
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Companions of Dionysus : SATYRS
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Offspring of Kanga : ROO
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Quechua speakers : INCAS
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"___ Doone" : LORNA
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Cheap cigar : STOGY
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Messes up : FLUBS
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"Mad Men" worker, in brief : ADREP
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"Hmm ..." : ISEE
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Prussia's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
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Foxy : SLY
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Squalled, say : SAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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