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New York Times, Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Ancient Roman statesman known as "the Censor"

Author:
Jamey Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Smith.
Jamey Smith notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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Jim Horne notes:
I'm going to disagree with Jeff on this one. The theme is excellent. Even if you don't know your metonyms from your synecdoches, it's ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times3/29/22 ( No. 26,439 )
Across
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Carne ___ taco : ASADA
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Ski mountain transport : TBAR
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Hairdo : COIF
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Substance used by gymnasts and cellists : ROSIN
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Major or Minor in astronomy? : URSA
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Cry just before the guest of honor arrives at a surprise party : HIDE
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Staged, as a disappearance : FAKED
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The country music industry : NASHVILLE
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The lobbying industry : KSTREET
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So far : ASYET
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Blog message : POST
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Like facts, but not fiction : TRUE
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The high-tech industry : SILICONVALLEY
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Valuable violin, informally : STRAD
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Leave out : OMIT
33
Japanese honorific : SAN
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Ja's opposite : NEIN
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Banksy's "Girl With Balloon," e.g. : MURAL
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Low-ranking NCOs : CPLS
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Office linkup letters : LAN
40
Vegan protein source : TOFU
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Think "OMG! OMG!" : PANIC
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The advertising industry : MADISONAVENUE
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Makes a choice : OPTS
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Ancient Roman statesman known as "the Censor" : CATO
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Rocky outcrops : CRAGS
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The automotive industry : DETROIT
54
The film industry : HOLLYWOOD
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More bizarre : ODDER
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Actress Fanning : ELLE
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Carmaker with a four-ring logo : AUDI
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Conceal : CLOAK
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National symbol : FLAG
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Put on display, with "out" : TROT
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Friend of Forman and Fez on "That '70s Show" : KELSO
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Sound from a little dog : ARF
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Marinate, e.g. : SOAK
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Shows curiosity : ASKS
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Nutritionist's offering : DIETPLAN
5
Smartphone operating system with the biggest market share : ANDROID
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Find on the radio dial : TUNETO
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Sitter's handful : BRAT
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Ninny : ASS
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Encouraging word : RAH
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Sculptor's tool : CHISEL
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Like canned sardines and olives, typically : OILY
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Just twiddling one's thumbs : IDLE
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Three in a yard : FEET
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Strongroom : VAULT
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"Emergency" keyboard key : ESC
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Rating for non-kid shows : TVMA
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Train travel : RAIL
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Use a rice cooker, e.g. : STEAM
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Olympic figure skater Slutskaya : IRINA
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Like some tights and baseball games : NORUN
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College sports channel : ESPNU
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New Haven Ivy Leaguer : YALIE
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NBC weekend skit show, for short : SNL
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Situation Room grp. : NSC
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Not quite all : MOST
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Alien transports : UFOS
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Make out : CANOODLE
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A bit lit : TIPSY
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Gag gift in a ventilated box : PETROCK
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Fairway challenge : DOGLEG
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Scored 100 on an exam : ACEDIT
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Brewery fixture : VAT
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Sous-___ : CHEF
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Get moving, casually : ROLL
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Spaghetti ___ carbonara : ALLA
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Chowderhead : DODO
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"White Wedding" singer Billy : IDOL
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Oolong and Darjeeling : TEAS
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Angkor ___ (Cambodian temple) : WAT
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Fox drama "___ Kind of People" : OUR
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Onetime movie studio rival of MGM : RKO

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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