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New York Times, Monday, March 28, 2022

Himalayan country that's home to the world's highest unclimbed mountain

Author:
Leslie Rogers
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Rogers. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Leslie Rogers notes:
My original idea for this puzzle was for each theme entry to be a different interpretation of hyphens — [R-O-M-A-N-C-E] would clue ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Five factors make this not just an easy POW! pick, but a paragon of Monday perfection. Interesting theme. I had to go back nearly a ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times3/28/22 ( No. 26,438 )
Across
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Officially accepted works : CANON
6
Follow orders : OBEY
10
Section of grass-covered dirt : SOD
13
Be melodramatic on stage : EMOTE
14
Actor Carell of "The Office" : STEVE
15
Wonderment : AWE
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Q.U.E.U.E.S. : DOTTEDLINES
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The "N" of N.Y.C. : NEW
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Opera highlight : ARIA
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Direction of the morning light : EAST
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Site to buy and sell handicrafts : ETSY
22
Share, as a Twitter post : RETWEET
24
Barack, Michelle, Sasha or Malia : OBAMA
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E+X+T+R+A+S : ADDEDBONUSES
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Seventh planet from the sun : URANUS
34
Money for a mortgage : LOAN
35
Salt Lake City collegian : UTE
36
Longer-lasting nail polish options : GELS
37
Highest number on a die : SIX
38
Give credit in a footnote : CITE
39
"Wonder Woman" star Gadot : GAL
40
Places to relax while getting all steamed up? : SPAS
42
Himalayan country that's home to the world's highest unclimbed mountain : BHUTAN
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W/H/E/E/L/S : SLASHEDTIRES
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Lamb's cry : BLEAT
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Continuously : NONSTOP
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Floating marker on a swim course : BUOY
54
Prussia's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
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Get smaller, as the moon : WANE
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___-compliant (wheelchair-accessible, say) : ADA
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D-R-E-A-M-S : DASHEDHOPES
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Prove helpful : AVAIL
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School vacation : BREAK
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Finale : END
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Calendar boxes : DAYS
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In a strange way : ODDLY
Down
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Fragrant wood : CEDAR
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Love, to Michelangelo : AMORE
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Cry heard at the start of a game of tag : NOTIT
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Residents of Canada's capital : OTTAWANS
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Once named : NEE
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Redding who sang "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" : OTIS
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Compartmented Japanese lunch : BENTOBOX
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Allhallows ___ : EVE
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"I'd love to!" : YES
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Costume for St. Nick : SANTASUIT
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Is behind financially : OWES
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Like grass on a misty morning : DEWY
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Bluish gray hue : SLATE
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Owners' papers : DEEDS
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Bird that can sprint up to 30 m.p.h. : EMU
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Alternative to .com and .org : EDU
25
Feathery neckwear : BOA
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Raggedy ___ (doll) : ANN
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Classification for the barely famous : DLIST
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"At Last" singer James : ETTA
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Sighted : SEEN
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Popular brand of sheepskin boots : UGGS
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Authentic : REAL
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Train conductor's cry : ALLABOARD
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"Lamentably ..." : SADTOSAY
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Bit of foul language : CUSSWORD
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"That's all ___ wrote" : SHE
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Split ___ soup : PEA
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Hatchlings for a 43-Down : BROOD
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Coop mother : HEN
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Sneaky : SLY
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Spy's gathering : INTEL
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Recorded on cassette : TAPED
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15-time N.B.A. All-Star Shaquille : ONEAL
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Nettlesome : PESKY
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___ of one's existence : BANE
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Thick Japanese noodle : UDON
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The one right here : THIS
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Father : DAD
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Director DuVernay : AVA
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"Game of Thrones" airer : HBO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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