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New York Times, Saturday, February 5, 2022

Old-time messages

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Collins.
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© 2022, The New York Times2/5/22 ( No. 26,387 )
Across
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Birdie of Broadway's "Bye Bye Birdie" : CONRAD
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Maize patties : AREPAS
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Throw on the floor : AREARUG
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Poet who wrote "Love is so short, forgetting is so long" : NERUDA
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Korean rice dish often served in a hot stone bowl : BIBIMBAP
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Silent partner? : DEADLY
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Replete (with) : LOUSY
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Like the villainous Max Shreck, at the end of "Batman Returns" : TASED
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Like typical projects in Popular Mechanics magazine, in brief : DIY
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Palindromic periodical title : ELLE
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Crime show extras, for short : PERPS
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Memory measure : BYTE
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Word with bass or bed : SEA
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Humble : LOWER
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___ noires (bugbears) : BETES
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Certain pie filling : BANANACREAM
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Archetypal bossypants : PETTYTYRANT
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Result of selling out : PACKEDHOUSE
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Part of a quote : PRICE
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Tears : RENDS
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It's a racket : DIN
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Horne of music : LENA
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Disbands : BUSTS
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Live on water, say : FAST
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Part of a play group? : ACT
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Sayings attributed to Jesus : LOGIA
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"I can row a boat. ___?" (groaner joke) : CANOE
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Dome : NOGGIN
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Sugar substitute? : SNOOKUMS
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Russian writer and dissident Limonov : EDUARD
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There's no doubt about it : SUREBET
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Gets tight : TENSES
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"Ruff ___ Anthem," 1998 hit single for DMX : RYDERS
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Old-time messages : CABLES
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Colorful bird in the blackbird family : ORIOLE
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Crab ___ : NEBULA
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Subject of an end-of-year office memo, maybe : RAISE
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Horde : ARMY
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Talk over? : DUB
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Home to the highest active volcano in the world : ANDES
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Kind of grass : REED
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Period : ERA
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Sighting in a classic Looney Tunes cartoon : PUDDYTAT
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Appointed by the court : ADLITEM
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Accept a proposal : SAYYES
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Marijuana, some say : GATEWAYDRUG
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The right one can produce a smile : PARENTHESIS
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Bronze producers : SPRAYONTANS
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___ Vecchio : PONTE
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Eponym of a lifetime achievement award in fashion since 1984 : BEENE
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Holiday pancake : LATKE
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Majors, say : BRASS
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Kufrin of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" : BECCA
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Disgusting buildups : CRUDS
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One way to put on a coat : PAINTGUN
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Like early uncensored Hollywood films : PRECODE
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Hollywood precursor? : PLANET
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River that flows through or beside 10 countries : DANUBE
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Compound with a chemical "twin" : ISOMER
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Nonproliferation treaty subjects, in brief : NTESTS
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Gets tight (with) : BONDS
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Staged : FAKED
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Bygone Vatican money : LIRE
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Booker of the Senate : CORY
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Oomph : GAS
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"___ Mutual Friend" (Dickens's last completed novel) : OUR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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