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New York Times, Tuesday, February 8, 2022

46-Down : "I refuse your offer"

Author:
Adam Aaronson, Jack Joshi and Jackson Janes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jack Joshi
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Jackson Janes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Aaronson. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Joshi. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Janes.
Constructor notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times2/8/22 ( No. 26,390 )
Across
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River-crossing platforms in Frogger : LOGS
5
World soccer org. : FIFA
9
Follow, with "by" : ABIDE
14
Egg-shaped : OVAL
15
Lines at a wedding : IDOS
16
He sold his namesake company to Disney for over $4 billion : LUCAS
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Tart snacks [pressure] : LEMONBARS
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Professional negotiator : AGENT
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Thin pancakes : CREPES
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Manipulates, as an election : RIGS
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"Like, obviously!" : DUH
24
Cruising, say : ATSEA
25
Kiss for a señor or señorita : BESO
26
Jeer : GIBE
27
___ for tat : TIT
28
Movie scale with a "Certified Fresh" tier [length] : TOMATOMETER
31
Atmospheric condition that can be caused by wildfires : SMOG
33
Bird in Duolingo's logo : OWL
34
One of three in Fiji? : DOT
35
Long stretches : EPOCHS
37
Freaks out : PANICS
40
Super-duper : FAB
41
___-Town (Windy City) : CHI
42
Window customization at an auto shop : TINT
44
Scrabble relative played without a board [mass] : BANANAGRAMS
49
Vientiane local : LAO
50
Love for a señor or señorita : AMOR
51
Spoiled kid : BRAT
52
Not appropriate : INAPT
54
The Pentagon houses it: Abbr. : DOD
55
Reynolds of "Deadpool" : RYAN
56
Playful response to "You're a funny one!" : ARENTI
57
Actress Witherspoon : REESE
59
Longtime Nabisco cookie [force] : FIGNEWTON
61
People have counted on them for centuries : ABACI
62
Sticky strip : TAPE
63
The constructors of this puzzle, e.g. : TRIO
64
Michael of Monty Python : PALIN
65
Side dish whose name comes from the Dutch for "salad" : SLAW
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Heavy drinkers : SOTS
Down
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Memes with captions like "I can has cheezburger?" : LOLCATS
2
Extra sports period : OVERTIME
3
Big retailer of Nintendo and Xbox products : GAMESTOP
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It may be slippery : SLOPE
5
White lies : FIBS
6
Memphis's ___ B. Wells Plaza : IDA
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"Seriously?" : FORREAL
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Basketball datum : ASSIST
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[sigh] : ALAS
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Issue for a programmer : BUG
11
Treated a sprained ankle, say : ICEDIT
12
Longest non-Russian river in Europe : DANUBE
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Purim heroine : ESTHER
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Nifty : NEAT
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What a three-point shooter needs : GOODAIM
25
German luxury cars : BMWS
26
Question after a poorly delivered joke : GETIT
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"This is gonna be good!" : OOHBABY
30
Sun. follower : MON
32
Achieve great things : GOFAR
36
Certain recyclable : CAN
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Cool, in the '90s : PHAT
38
Herb that tastes soapy to some : CILANTRO
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"Get going!" : SNAPTOIT
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Skull-related : CRANIAL
43
Brand of pizza rolls : TOTINOS
44
Undeserved criticism, informally : BADRAP
45
Tiny shape-shifter : AMOEBA
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"I refuse your offer" : NODEAL
47
Transplants : GRAFTS
48
Title for a king : SIRE
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Some members of the family Salamandridae : NEWTS
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Hand-holding at equestrian school? : REIN
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Once again : ANEW
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Comp ___ : SCI
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College app stat : GPA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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