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New York Times, Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Prepared, with "up"

Author:
Adam Wagner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVX} There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Wagner.
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© 2022, The New York Times3/22/22 ( No. 26,432 )
Across
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Prepared, with "up" : GEARED
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Snake in ancient Egyptian art : ASP
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Crowdsourced map app : WAZE
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Final syllable of a word, in linguistics : ULTIMA
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Singer Rawls : LOU
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Wide-eyed with wonder : AGOG
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Oxymoronic stage name for the D.J. Norman Cook : FATBOYSLIM
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Puddle-jumper? : FROG
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"Phooey!," to Shakespeare : FIE
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Frontiersman Wyatt : EARP
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Admit, with "up" : FESS
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Rashida Jones's role on "Parks and Recreation" : ANN
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Unquestioning followers, in slang : SHEEPLE
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First three words famously said by Kamala Harris to Joe Biden upon winning the 2020 election : WEDIDIT
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Gradually increased : EDGEDUP
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Hard-to-find game cards, in collector's lingo : RARES
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"Am I the problem here?" : ISITME
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Reverberate : ECHO
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In ___ words : OTHER
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Sound likely not made by a Tyrannosaurus rex, despite what "Jurassic Park" would have you believe : ROAR
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Welcomed at the door : SEENIN
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Streaming service rebranded with the suffix Max in 2020 : HBOGO
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Fragrance : PERFUME
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Singularity : ONENESS
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Gentleman: Sp. : HIDALGO
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"The Simpsons" storekeeper : APU
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Vodka brand that sounds like a toast : SKOL
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Reassuring words after a fall : IMOK
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___ Jose, Calif. : SAN
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"Ple-e-e-ease?" : CANI
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Ones with minority views : DISSENTERS
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Oodles : ATON
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Before, poetically : ERE
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Act as a go-between : LIAISE
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Icy hazard at sea : BERG
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When doubled, a 2010s dance fad : NAE
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Object represented visually twice in this puzzle : MAGNET
Down
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Belly laugh : GUFFAW
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus role on "Seinfeld" : ELAINE
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Go to : ATTEND
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___-eye steak : RIB
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Punk offshoot : EMO
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Word with latter or red-letter : DAY
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Deity of Islam : ALLAH
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Fancy evening party : SOIREE
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Lifted weights, informally : PUMPEDIRON
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Breakfast appliance : WAFFLEIRON
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Shook on : AGREEDTO
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Places where you might find okapis and gnus (besides crossword puzzles!) : ZOOS
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___ Benedict : EGGS
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Six-line stanza : SESTET
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Vaccine approver, in brief : FDA
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Newspaper parts: Abbr. : PGS
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Debris from welding or power drilling : IRONFILING
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Heavy metal band whose name includes an actual heavy metal : IRONMAIDEN
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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According to : PER
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Movie theater reproof : SHH
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Mentalist's power : ESP
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Third letter in an alphabet song : CEE
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Judge Judy title : HERHONOR
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Kindle purchases : EBOOKS
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Birth control option, for short : IUD
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"I hadn't thought of it that way" : GEE
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New York city where Mark Twain is buried : ELMIRA
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Enter gingerly, as a hot tub : EASEIN
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Few and far between : SPARSE
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Slowly phase out, in lingo : SUNSET
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"Look for yourself" : GOSEE
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It may cover a cut : SCAB
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Feminist Millett who popularized the concept of the patriarchy : KATE
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Stately tree : ELM
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Actress Long : NIA
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@, as a verb : TAG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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