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New York Times, Friday, March 4, 2022

Emmy-winning title role for Rachel Brosnahan

Author:
David Distenfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Distenfeld

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Distenfeld.
David Distenfeld notes:
It came true! First of all, thank you to the New York Times for this incredible honor. I've spent so many hours in the bathroom mirror ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
ESSENTIAL WORKER! Neat to see our pandemic heroes get a shout-out. I also enjoyed the marvelous symmetry of MRS MAISEL and MR SANDMAN. ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times3/4/22 ( No. 26,414 )
Across
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Better suited : ABLER
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Genre for "Jersey Shore" and "The Real World" : DOCUSOAP
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Brand owned by Campbell's : PREGO
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Respect : REVERENCE
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"Little" one of rhyme : PIGGY
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Cold brew alternative : ICEDLATTE
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Spots where you might count sheep : LEAS
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___ Carter, protagonist in 2018's "The Hate U Give" : STARR
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It's all work and no play : TOIL
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Letter opener? : ELL
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Preserves, as flavor : SEALSIN
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One of two in a 747 : AISLE
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Tactic of radical environmentalism : ECOTAGE
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Emmy-winning title role for Rachel Brosnahan : MRSMAISEL
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Iraqi port city : BASRA
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Needed help : ESSENTIALWORKER
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Food fungus, in Fulham : MOULD
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1950s #1 hit with the repeated lyric "Bring me a dream" : MRSANDMAN
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Like Trump's presidency : ONETERM
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Point ___ Peninsula, WNW of San Francisco : REYES
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Tweaks further : REEDITS
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Shepherded : LED
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El color del mar : AZUL
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Like those celebrated with an annual Day of Visibility on March 31 : TRANS
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___ car (Amtrak train component) : CAFE
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Give up : LOSEFAITH
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Woman's nickname that sounds like its first and third letters : KATIE
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Shady, as a street : TREELINED
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A red one is concerning : ALERT
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Low numbers? : SADSONGS
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Burns out : TIRES
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Waldorf salad ingredient : APPLE
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Captain Marvel portrayer : BRIELARSON
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Basis for a case : LEGALISSUE
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Things oologists study : EGGS
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Civil rights activist Wilkins : ROY
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What might get stuck in a window : DECAL
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Promises too much : OVERSELLS
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___ Daniels, main role on "The Wire" : CEDRIC
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Surfer's destination, in brief : URL
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Behind : SEAT
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Catch ___ : ONTO
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Half of "Guys and Dolls" : ACTI
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Leave quickly, with "out" : PEEL
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Actress Wilson : RITA
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Question asked while pointing a finger : SEEIT
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Run down, in a way : SLANDER
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Lack of objections, in a phrase : NOBONES
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Roe source : SMELT
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Behind : TARDY
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"I'm too busy right now" : ASKMELATER
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Kitchen flare-up : GREASEFIRE
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Pull in : EARN
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Note : MEMO
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Like some feuds and foods on a stove : SIMMERING
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Attention : EAR
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Defects : WARTS
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Get the services of, as a lawyer : RETAIN
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Pitted fruit : DATES
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Like many TV broadcasts since the 1990s : INHD
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Specs : DEETS
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Secondary social media accounts, informally : ALTS
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Novelist ___ Neale Hurston : ZORA
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Put into service : USED
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Dregs : LEES
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"Going Back to ___" (hip-hop classic) : CALI
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Popular women's health app : FLO
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Kit ___ bar : KAT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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