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New York Times, Friday, March 18, 2022

Key for a trumpet

Author:
Claire Rimkus and Brooke Husic
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Rimkus. This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Husic.
Constructor notes:
CLAIRE: I am forever indebted to Brooke for helping this puzzle get to publication. This puzzle went as mine sometimes do — I made the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Impressive set of marquee entries. I love how so many delightful long entries weave through each other, from north to south, from West ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times3/18/22 ( No. 26,428 )
Across
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Longtime cosmetics brand : AVON
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Dematerialize : DISAPPEAR
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De segunda ___ (secondhand: Sp.) : MANO
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Surest shot : BESTCHANCE
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Things stuck with toothpicks : BLTS
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"Don't rush!" : ONEATATIME
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Like the more interesting twin, some would say : EVIL
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Power ___ : USER
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Allied (with) : SIDED
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Many a Tumblr share : REPOST
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Lead-in to -logical : THEO
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Articulated : PUT
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It might come with a spoon straw : ICEE
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Attractively bold self-assurance, casually : SWAG
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___ Bryant, 20th-century singer/civil rights activist : JOYCE
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Do most of the work for, as a team : CARRY
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Long ___ : AGO
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Not exactly a priority : ONTHEBACKBURNER
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___-pitch : SLO
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Island that's part of Maui County : LANAI
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Word with rock or hard : CANDY
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Set of eight for most spiders : EYES
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Bring (out) : TROT
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Soul seller : KIA
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Pants: Ger. : HOSE
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Program : SYSTEM
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Courts of sorts : ATRIA
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"Future Nostalgia" singer Dua ___ : LIPA
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Sum preceder : ERGO
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Acknowledgment that another person is at least partly right : POINTTAKEN
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"Twilight," for one : SAGA
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March participants, maybe : PROTESTERS
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Thick noodle : UDON
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"Not literally" : SOTOSPEAK
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Cross products : PENS
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Ale category : AMBER
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Key for a trumpet : VALVE
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Stretching to see just a teensy bit better, perhaps : ONTIPPYTOE
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Pretty darn good : NOSLOUCH
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Winter homes, for some : DENS
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Clear indication? : ISEE
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Basics to build with : STARTERKIT
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The musical "Come From Away" has one : ACT
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What a rebellious teenager may be going through : PHASE
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Spots for grills : PATIOS
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"The Walking Dead" role : ENID
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Height : ACME
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Oregon college whose mascot is a griffin : REED
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Undercard listing : BOUT
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Symbol of strength : STEEL
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Garden variety? : HERB
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"Tell me about it!" : ICANRELATE
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Ingredient in some mole : CACAO
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Exchange words : WANNATRADE
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Let develop, in a way : AGED
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Sensational, as certain details : GORY
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Filipino national hero ___ Rizal : JOSE
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Singular : ONLY
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Eliciting an "Ick!" : YUCKY
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They may emit as many as 200 beeps per second : BATS
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Elevates : RAISESUP
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Indigenous religion of Japan : SHINTO
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Music/comedy duo Garfunkel and ___ : OATES
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___ doute (definitely: Fr.) : SANS
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Encourage, maybe too much : EGGON
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Sounds that might accompany foot-dragging : MOANS
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Short courses? : APPS
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Spanish wine region named for an animal : TORO
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Laughfest : RIOT
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Store with a three-syllable name in four letters : IKEA
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Gym membership, maybe : PERK
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Shortening in a recipe : TSP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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