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New York Times, Friday, March 25, 2022

Author:
Evans Clinchy
Editor:
Will Shortz
Org. that was the subject of a 2021 Supreme Court antitrust ruling
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Evans Clinchy

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JW} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Clinchy. Friday freshness: 5%
Evans Clinchy notes:
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LOVE CONQUERS ALL and HATERS GONNA HATE ? No love/hate relationship there, just a fantastic pairing. Work in LEAD A DOUBLE LIFE and ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times3/25/22 ( No. 26,435 )
Across
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Break down fully : ITEMIZE
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They might help with the dishes : RECIPES
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Adage attributed to Virgil's "Eclogue X" : LOVECONQUERSALL
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Not be completely open with everyone, to put it mildly : LEADADOUBLELIFE
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Letters seen on N.F.L. scoreboards between 1995 and 2015 : STL
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Unless, to a lawyer : NISI
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Kids' rhyme starter : EENIE
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"___ sight" : OUTTA
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"Fiddlesticks!" : CRUD
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4.92892 ml : TSP
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Where to see license plates that say "Greatest Snow on Earth" : UTAH
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Encrusts : CAKES
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Gray, in a way : ASHY
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Alternative to an autocamp : MOTEL
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Exam where 100 is not a perfect score : IQTEST
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Dreaded words from a teacher : SEEME
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Stew over, say : RUE
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Loses : SHEDS
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Crown topper : ENAMEL
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Prepares to take off : TAXIS
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Sacked out : ABED
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Car with open-source patents : TESLA
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Org. that was the subject of a 2021 Supreme Court antitrust ruling : NCAA
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Maude's widower on "The Simpsons" : NED
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Minimal change : CENT
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Palindromic title : MADAM
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Traditional 20th wedding anniversary gift : CHINA
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Goddess of fertility : ISIS
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Chill : VEG
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Mantra in the face of criticism : HATERSGONNAHATE
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Conceitedly dogmatic : OVEROPINIONATED
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Cause for concern : REDFLAG
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What father knows best? : PRAYERS
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Pandora releases : ILLS
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Like some confrontations : TOETOTOE
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Judge : EVALUATE
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___ school : MED
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Defeatist's wail : ICANT
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Group of signs : ZODIAC
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Nephew of Cain and Abel : ENOS
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Difficulty : RUB
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Member of the order Anguilliformes : EEL
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Something to believe in : CREED
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Man is one : ISLE
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Puts on a coat : PAINTS
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Mischief-prone : ELFISH
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Somnolent : SLEEPY
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"I just need to know this one thing ..." : QUICKQUESTION
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Like many crossword puzzles (though not this one) : THEMED
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Spin, as old yarn? : RETELL
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Deploy : USE
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Speakers' hesitations : UMS
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Aces, of a sort : AIRMEN
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Within reach : ATHAND
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Canadian band with the 1999 top 10 hit "Steal My Sunshine" : LEN
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Boomer that went bust, in brief : SST
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Really dig : EXCAVATE
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The sun's is approximately 865,370 miles : DIAMETER
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Govt. org. since 1946 : SSA
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Cleared one's cookies? : ATE
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Something that's thrown out while using it : ANCHOR
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Act one's age : BEHAVE
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Minced words, say : EDITED
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Key of Beethoven's "Für Elise" : AMINOR
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Winter air : CAROL
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The crane pose, for one : ASANA
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Squishy material : NERF
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Short cut : SNIP
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What some dropouts go on to get, in brief : GEDS
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Rest area : SPA
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___ economy : GIG
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Baleful? : HAY

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