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New York Times, Monday, February 7, 2022

51-Down : Club version of a song, often

Author:
Rebecca Goldstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Goldstein.
Rebecca Goldstein notes:
This puzzle was my first New York Times acceptance. A few months into constructing, my new hobby plus positive feedback from the ... read more
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Where … are … my … DRAGONS?! Hold your centaurs, one is at 50-Across. Fun theme for those of us into cryptozoology — as well as ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times2/7/22 ( No. 26,389 )
Across
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Director Almodóvar : PEDRO
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"Excuse me" : AHEM
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Dallas basketball squad, informally : MAVS
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French farewell : ADIEU
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Word sung twice after "Que" : SERA
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Somewhat : ABIT
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Good accessory for the owner of a shedding dog : LINTROLLER
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"Raw" facts : DATA
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Blend, as batter : STIR
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Big beer order : KEG
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Popular pie nut : PECAN
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Nothing to write home about : NOGREATSHAKES
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"r u serious?!" : OMG
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Short snooze : NAP
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What a horseshoe is attached to : HOOF
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One who might smoke ganja as a sacrament, informally : RASTA
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Director Anderson : WES
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Ibiza, e.g., to a Spaniard : ISLA
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Emulated Dr. Frankenstein ... or what you did after you filled in the shaded parts of 17-, 23-, 50- and 61-Across? : CREATEDAMONSTER
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Sparkling Italian wine : ASTI
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Bagel and ___ : LOX
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Starting squad : ATEAM
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Exam with a logical reasoning section: Abbr. : LSAT
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Motor oil brand : STP
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Ask intimate questions, say : PRY
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Move reluctantly : DRAGONESHEELS
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Race with a baton : RELAY
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Consume : EAT
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Needing directions, say : LOST
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Leave out : OMIT
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June celebration honoring the Stonewall uprising : PRIDEMONTH
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Sneaker giant headquartered in Beaverton, Ore. : NIKE
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Doofus : BOZO
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Comment from a stage actor directly to the audience : ASIDE
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Some co-parents : EXES
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Dish from a slow cooker : STEW
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Easy mark : PATSY
Down
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Buds : PALS
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Move some text around, say : EDIT
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Matching table and chairs in a kitchen : DININGSET
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Vintage-inspired : RETRO
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"___ Father, who art in heaven ..." : OUR
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Snoozing : ASLEEP
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Hägar the Horrible's wife : HELGA
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Poet's "before" : ERE
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Damage : MAR
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Prepared to play rock paper scissors : MADEAFIST
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One way to be taken : ABACK
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Curriculum ___ : VITAE
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Obsessive fans, in slang : STANS
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Vegetable that becomes gooey when cooked : OKRA
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Vietnamese noodle soup : PHO
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Swarming pest : GNAT
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Nonbinary pronoun : THEM
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Middling : SOSO
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Locale of the Perseverance rover : MARS
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Pregame activities in the parking lot : TAILGATES
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Hair removal option : WAX
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Hits the accelerator : STEPSONIT
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Shakespearean king : LEAR
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Large group of ants : ARMY
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Exuberance : ELAN
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Lavish affection (on) : DOTE
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Back of the neck : NAPE
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Plant milk option : SOY
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It's shortest when the sun is directly overhead : SHADOW
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Aid in filming aerial shots : DRONE
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Club version of a song, often : REMIX
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How great minds think, it's said : ALIKE
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Grab : SEIZE
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Novelist Mario Vargas ___ : LLOSA
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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"What were ___ thinking?" : THEY
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Network supported by "Viewers Like You" : PBS
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Poppycock : ROT
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Treasure hunter's aid : MAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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