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New York Times, Monday, March 21, 2022

Actress Christina of "The Addams Family"

Author:
John Ewbank and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQVW} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Ewbank. This is puzzle # 130 for Mr. Chen.
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© 2022, The New York Times3/21/22 ( No. 26,431 )
Across
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Actress Christina of "The Addams Family" : RICCI
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Amusement park attraction : RIDE
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Ink "oops" : BLOT
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French romance : AMOUR
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Taiwanese tech giant : ACER
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Assistant : AIDE
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Classic Sylvester Stallone part : RAMBO
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Alfresco spot for a "spot" : TEAGARDEN
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Greater responsibility, often as part of a promotion : EXPANDEDROLE
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Furious : MAD
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"College GameDay" broadcaster : ESPN
26
Pointing out minuscule annoyances : PICKINGNITS
33
Lo-o-ong time : EON
35
"Let me clarify ..." : IMEAN
36
Flying saucer fliers, in brief : ETS
37
Org. for pet rescue : SPCA
38
Reality star sister of Kim and Kourtney : KHLOEKARDASHIAN
42
Congers and morays : EELS
43
Academic's degree : PHD
44
Jordanian landmark described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" : PETRA
45
Sign of a packed performance : SRO
46
Goal of some core workouts : CHISELEDABS
49
This, in Spanish : ESTO
51
Anatomical pouch : SAC
52
One helping in a band ... or what can be found in each set of circled letters? : BACKUPSINGER
60
Rigorous email management strategy : INBOXZERO
63
Vital artery : AORTA
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"Dagnabbit!" : DARN
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Novelist Kingsley : AMIS
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Exams for aspiring attorneys, in brief : LSATS
67
Reedy wind instrument : OBOE
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Civil rights icon Parks : ROSA
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Really energize : KEYUP
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Uncommon : RARE
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Extra-large movie format : IMAX
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Workers' ___ (on-the-job insurance) : COMP
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Havana is its capital : CUBA
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Excavation site for a steelmaker : IRONMINE
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Suitable for all ages, as a movie : RATEDG
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Like many a summertime beverage : ICED
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Cherished : DEAR
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Latin "therefore" : ERGO
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Exposes, as one's teeth or soul : BARES
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Part of the eye that blinks : LID
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Poem of praise : ODE
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"Count to ___" (calming advice) : TEN
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Certain tavern pours : ALES
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QB Marino : DAN
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Pumpkin seed, by another name : PEPITA
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Like diets that cut out bread and pasta : NOCARB
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Spearlike weapons of medieval times : PIKES
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Text from a waiting car pool driver : IMHERE
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String quartet instruments : CELLOS
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Evil organization on "Get Smart" : KAOS
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Dorky sorts : NERDS
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"___ be my pleasure!" : ITD
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Airport screening grp. : TSA
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Grandmas : NANAS
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Backyard building : SHED
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Speed measure on European hwys. : KPH
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Some sushi tuna : AHI
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Kellogg's breakfast cereal : SPECIALK
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Cajole : COAX
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Spanish wife : ESPOSA
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___ Vegas, Nev. : LAS
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Steakhouse option : TBONE
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Industry bigwig : CZAR
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___ Sabe (the Lone Ranger, to Tonto) : KEMO
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Leon ___, "Exodus" author : URIS
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What glasses rest on : NOSE
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Color of an overcast sky : GRAY
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"___, Brute?" : ETTU
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Carpenter's file : RASP
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Altar promise : IDO
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Catch in the act : NAB
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Dude : BRO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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