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New York Times, Sunday, March 13, 2022

Educator/writer ___ Johnson McDougald, first African American female principal in New York City public schools

Author:
Christina Iverson and Katie Hale
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 84 Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Iverson. This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Hale. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Will Shortz notes:
Christina Iverson is a crossword constructor in Ames, Iowa. Katie Hale is a stay-at-home mom in London, England. They met online two years ago. This is their 11th and fourth Times puzzles, ... read more
Constructor notes:
CHRISTINA: Oof. This puzzle. My very first submission to the NYT was a puzzle using rebuses in this style. Besides just being a generally terrible puzzle, the theme entries had nothing ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a neat variety of "literal wordplay" tricks! I love that not one of them exactly repeats: PAY (literally crossing) through THE NOSE PAT ON (top of) THE BACK SMALL MINDED squeezed ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Christina Iverson was just named Patti Varol's assistant crossword editor at the Los Angeles Times.

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© 2022, The New York Times3/13/22 ( No. 26,423 )
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Almost : NEARLY
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Oven setting : BROIL
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Portrayer of the boxer Clubber Lang in "Rocky III" : MRT
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In case : LEST
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When repeated, old-time call to listen : HEARYE
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Part of a prank : INONIT
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Govt. organization with a two-syllable acronym : OSHA
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Kind of clarinet : ALTO
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Came to know, old-style : LEARNT
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It empties into the Bay of Bengal : GANGESRIVER
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Radar spot : BLIP
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Bringing in, as income : EARNING
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"Keen!" : NEATO
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With 12-Down, spend much more than a fair price : PAY
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Department store department : MENS
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Lay ___ to : SIEGE
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Question that's not one of the five W's : HOW
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Big consideration for the expecting : NAMING
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Ticket fig. : MPH
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Wisteria and honeysuckle : CREEPERS
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Video game character in a hit 2020 film : SONIC
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Educator/writer ___ Johnson McDougald, first African American female principal in New York City public schools : ELISE
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Belief of roughly 25% of the world's population : ISLAM
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Director Craven : WES
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Downstairs : BELOW
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Kept in : SUPPRESSED
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Lets out : FREES
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Vape's lack : ASH
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Martini & Rossi product, familiarly : ASTI
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Emmy-winning Ward : SELA
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Took down, in a way : SLEW
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Fly around Africa : TSETSE
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Doughy dinner item : HOTROLL
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Drug agent's seizure : STASH
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Deseret News reader, typically : UTAHAN
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Did nothing : SAT
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Professor ___ : EMERITA
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With 74-Across, gesture of approval : PAT
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On fire : ABLAZE
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Chomping at the bit : EAGER
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See 69-Across : THEBACK
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One cutting down, so to speak : DIETER
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What babies do faster than college students : GROW
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Feudal land : FIEF
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O's, but not P's or Q's : TEAM
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Petty : MINDED
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Some posers : YOGIS
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Self-titled rock album of 1958 : BUDDYHOLLY
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Quaint contraction : TISNT
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Smoking spot, for short? : PSA
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Former baseball commissioner Bud : SELIG
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Sound, e.g. : INLET
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Moves like muck : OOZES
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I.T. help center, often : CALLDESK
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Ending with bear or bull : ISH
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"Uncle!" : YOUWIN
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Rocker Rose : AXL
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Heard in court : TRIED
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Promotion : PLUG
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Letters that might change your mind? : LSD
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Prepare, in a way, as eggs : POACH
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Irritable : CROSS
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En voz ___ (aloud: Sp.) : ALTA
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Insincere, as a remark : CHETONGUEEK
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Kristen of "Bridesmaids" : WIIG
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Jaunty : PERT
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Counterpart of "adios" : HOLA
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"Yes" or "No" follower : SIRREE
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Old Icelandic work : EDDA
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Fivers : ABES
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Idiosyncrasy : TIC
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Greek performance venue : ODEON
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Alternative to Wranglers : LEES
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Blues group, for short? : NHL
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Fully ready to listen : EAREAREAREAR
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Loretta who sang "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)" : LYNN
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Cold climate cryptids : YETIS
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"The ___ they are ..." : BIGGER
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Messenger ___ : RNA
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Walk around at a rest stop, say : OONNEESSLLEEGGSS
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"Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
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Be in store : LIEAHEAD
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"Who, me?" : MOI
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Invitation letters : RSVP
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See 30-Across : THEANOSE
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Subjects of some tests : LABMICE
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Actress Burstyn : ELLEN
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What some insects and insults can do : STING
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Primo : TOPS
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Bit of bad weather, on a weather map : TSTORM
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Indo-___ languages : ARYAN
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They're numbered in Microsoft Excel : ROWS
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More agreeable : NICER
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Theodor ___ a.k.a. Dr. Seuss : GEISEL
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Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones film franchise, for short : MIB
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Flat-earther? : MESA
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Like many a stuffed toy : PLUSH
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Aware of : HIPTO
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Word that, fittingly, contains all four different letters of APPEAL : PLEA
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Question following a clever trick : SEEWHATIDIDTHERE
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Shows scorn toward : SPITSAT
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Take by force : WREST
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Wood strip : LATH
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Peak in the "Odyssey" : OSSA
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One of the five W's : WHEN
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Arcane matters : ESOTERY
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Panache : FLAIR
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Leave gobsmacked : STUPEFY
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Scatter : STREW
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Sudden sharp pain : STAB
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Have seconds and thirds and fourths and ... : EATATON
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Flatten : RAZE
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Lilies with bell-shaped flowers : SEGOS
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Rachel Zegler's role in 2021's "West Side Story" : MARIA
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Allow entry : ADMIT
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Forehead mark on Hindu women : BINDI
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City SW of York : LEEDS
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Safe bettor : HEDGER
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Instruments with endpins : CELLI
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Some sources of leafy greens : KALES
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F on a gauge : FULL
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It's just not true! : MYTH
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Easy opportunity for a basket : OPENSHOT
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Vegas venue with an iconic fountain : BELLAGIO
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Who might be on the trail : HIKER
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Candy bar fillings : NOUGATS
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Emergency request : TOW
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Vikings' foes : SAXONS
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A goose egg : ZILCH
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One reporting to an underboss : CAPO
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Nauseate : SICKEN
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Bankrupt : YLLEB
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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One holding things together, perhaps : DOWEL
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"___, Can You Hear Me?" (Oscar-nominated song from "Yentl") : PAPA
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Sub station? : DELI
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Lemon or cheese product : CURD
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With 111-Down, in cooperation : SIDE
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See 110-Down : SIDE
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Sea-___ Airport : TAC
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Fair-hiring inits. : EEO
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Option for a range : GAS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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