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New York Times, Monday, March 7, 2022

*Traditional English pub order of fish in a set stock

Author:
Sam Acker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 14, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Acker.
Sam Acker notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
JELLIED EEL … that does seem like REVENGE! I wonder if it'd be any more appetizing served hot. It's rare to have vertical ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times3/7/22 ( No. 26,417 )
Across
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Sea: Fr. : MER
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Capital of North Macedonia : SKOPJE
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26 things learned in kindergarten : ABCS
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Gibbon or gorilla : APE
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Arctic mammal with tusks : WALRUS
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Be introduced to : MEET
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Actress Tyler : LIV
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The "i" of Roy G. Biv : INDIGO
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Farming-focused govt. org. : USDA
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*Dessert for which "I scream" : ICECREAM
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When doubled, popular 1990s sitcom featuring Tia and Tamera Mowry : SISTER
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Sports org. for Rangers and Red Wings : NHL
25
Group of whales : GAM
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___ Moines, Iowa : DES
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Pop singer Lady ___ : GAGA
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*Traditional English pub order of fish in a set stock : JELLIEDEEL
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Meeting handout : AGENDA
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Undergarment with cups : BRA
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Bread for a Reuben : RYE
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Slugger's stat, for short : RBI
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A dozen minus one : ELEVEN
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*Picnic bowlful : PASTASALAD
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Event that may be proctored : TEST
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Where the biceps and triceps are found : ARM
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Election mo. : NOV
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Benchmark: Abbr. : STD
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"That's curtains for me" : IMDEAD
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*Tomato-based summer soup : GAZPACHO
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Sci-fi princess : LEIA
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Part of an unruly mob : RIOTER
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"___ the fields we go ..." : OER
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The "I" of M.I.T.: Abbr. : INST
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Pretend shot, in basketball lingo : UPFAKE
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Slow Wi-Fi annoyance : LAG
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Like a used firepit : ASHY
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Be released from prison : GOFREE
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Like wine labeled "sec" : DRY
Down
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Timbuktu's country : MALI
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"The ___ of Gilgamesh" : EPIC
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With 11-Down, proverb about delayed retribution, with a hint to the answers to this puzzle's starred clues : REVENGEISADISH
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Pattern that might induce hypnosis : SWIRL
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"Citizen" played by Orson Welles : KANE
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"Ripe" time of one's life : OLDAGE
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Fundamental, as an urge : PRIMAL
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Moonshine container : JUG
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Those: Sp. : ESOS
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Finding it funny : AMUSED
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See 3-Down : BESTSERVEDCOLD
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Give up, as land : CEDE
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Constellation part : STAR
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Jackie known for doing his own stunts : CHAN
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As good as it gets : IDEAL
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Sports org. for Rangers and Red Sox : MLB
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Shocked reaction : GASP
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Taj Mahal city : AGRA
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Boxers' punches : JABS
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Steaming mad : IRED
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The ":" of :-) : EYES
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Pre-Easter period : LENT
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What gossipy people love to stir up : DRAMA
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McKellen who played Gandalf : IAN
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"At Last" singer James : ETTA
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Agreement between nations : TREATY
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Conclude use of a computer, e.g. : LOGOFF
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Sci-fi blockbuster of 2009 : AVATAR
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Shop-till-you-drop adventure : SPREE
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Suit-and-tie section in a department store : MENS
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Pharmaceutical product : DRUG
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___ Elliott, three-time N.F.L. Pro Bowler, to fans : ZEKE
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Listen to : HEAR
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Bacchanalian party : ORGY
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Wall St. debut : IPO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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