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New York Times, Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Author:
Barbara Lin
Editor:
Will Shortz
One of a pair in the mule family?
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Barbara Lin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JX} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Lin. Wednesday freshness: 53%
Barbara Lin notes:
My favorite kind of flip-flop is not in this puzzle. For anyone who has not taken a computer electronics course, a flip-flop is the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Two vastly different meanings of FLIP-FLOP give me pleasure: the comfy footwear that 80-HD wears and the logic circuit I used to ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times3/23/22 ( No. 26,433 )
Across
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Quite dry, but sparkling? : BRUT
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Swallow or duck : BIRD
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Instrument with 47 strings and seven pedals : HARP
13
___ fide : BONA
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Proven : TRUE
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Hummus, e.g. : PUREE
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FLIP : QUICKSALE
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Paperless return option : EFILE
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Altercation : SETTO
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FLOP : EPICFAIL
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Itsy-bitsy biter : FLEA
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Volunteers : ENLISTS
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FLIP-FLOP : CASUALSANDAL
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Metonym for the U.S. Congress, with "the" : HILL
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Cheney in the House : LIZ
32
Matches up : SYNCS
36
Mathematician Lovelace : ADA
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Rock band that memorably played Carnegie Hall on 2/12/1964, with "the" : BEATLES
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One of the Manning brothers : ELI
41
Verboten : TABOO
43
Polish off : EAT
44
Goal of philanthropy : GOOD
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FLIP-FLOP : POLICYCHANGE
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Dr. Montgomery on "Grey's Anatomy" : ADDISON
52
Fancy pillowcase : SHAM
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FLIP : COINTOSS
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Doesn't buy, say : RENTS
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Make a knot not? : UNTIE
60
FLOP : PLUNKDOWN
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Education professional : TUTOR
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Drink of Athens : OUZO
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Asics competitor : AVIA
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Famed English boarding school : ETON
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Stepped : TROD
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Andrew who ran for president and mayor of New York City : YANG
Down
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Cookouts, for short : BBQS
2
Cad : ROUE
3
Newton, for one : UNIT
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Like whatever comes after "How should I put this?" : TACTFUL
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"Dynamite" boy band : BTS
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Part of a nest egg, in brief : IRA
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Word that may be defiantly rhymed with "schmool" : RULE
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Intensify : DEEPEN
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With a chip on one's shoulder : HUFFILY
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Challenging soprano pieces, say : ARIAS
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Kindled anew : RELIT
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Pre-pares potatoes? : PEELS
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Place to play dodgeball, informally : PECLASS
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Caffeine nut : KOLA
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Many a swing voter: Abbr. : IND
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Magazine that sponsors Women in Hollywood awards : ELLE
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Home to more than 2,300 languages : ASIA
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Zoom window : CHAT
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Verdi opera set in ancient Egypt : AIDA
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It's a piece of cake! : SLAB
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Culture that introduced popcorn to the world : AZTEC
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Light element : NEON
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One of a pair in the mule family? : CLOG
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Pro or con : SIDE
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Third shot, for many : BOOSTER
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Big name in chips : LAYS
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Make one's mark, in a way : ETCH
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Polling subject : OPINION
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Time for tailgating : GAMEDAY
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___ roll (Brits' term for toilet paper) : LOO
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Where the cool kids go : INSPOT
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"Listen!" : HARK
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Less than right : ACUTE
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Food with a hole : DONUT
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"So do I" : DITTO
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Curved line over a series of notes, in sheet music : SLUR
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Flare up? : NOVA
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Single bed, curiously : TWIN
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Cause for a run, maybe : SNAG
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Emmy-winning actress Aduba : UZO
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Wordlessly agree : NOD

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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