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ON THE HUNT

New York Times, Sunday, April 17, 2022

73-Across : Stock paper, for short?

Author:
Emet Ozar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 This is the debut puzzle for Emet Ozar.
Will Shortz notes:
Emet Ozar, formerly from Los Angeles but currently in Charlotte, N.C., is a program manager for a software company. She and her wife have three children, all under 6. She finds crosswords ... read more
Emet Ozar notes:
Have you ever been on an Easter egg hunt? I have not. The idea for this puzzle began with finding an Easter egg of a different sort. I thought first about the video game Easter egg in the ... read more
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Easter eggs! Adventure was one of the first video games that captured my youthful attention. I spent dozens of hours locating Robinett's egg and eventually found it, boasting about my nerd ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times4/17/22 ( No. 26,458 )
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What flowers eventually do : WILT
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Children's character who sings "I Love Trash" : OSCAR
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Ending with bald or bold : NESS
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Issa of "The Lovebirds" : RAE
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On the drink : ASEA
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Must pay back : OWETO
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Gross-sounding plant? : YUCCA
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Toll maker : BELL
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List from 1 to ... : RANK
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Overhead lights? : HALOS
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Spirit of a culture : ETHOS
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Shoots the breeze : RAPS
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One might help with a connection : MODEM
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Apt facial hair for a teacher? : PENCILMOUSTACHE
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"Excuse me ..." : AHEM
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Rumrunner, e.g. : BOOTLEGGER
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Lime-A-___ (alcoholic beverage) : RITA
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Daughter of Polonius, in Shakespeare : OPHELIA
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Admitted it, with "up" : FESSED
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¥ : YEN
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Bob Marley and the Wailers, for one : REGGAEBAND
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Passionate (about) : MAD
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Chills : VEGGESOUT
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Button often denoted by a right arrow : SEND
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China makes up much of it : TEASET
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Big brass : BASSTUBA
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Like almost all prime numbers : ODD
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Lay down, in a way : ASSERT
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Word before shot and after hot : POT
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Spiritual object : TOTEM
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Words with "with words" : AWAY
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It "lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar," per Percy Bysshe Shelley : POETRY
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Bea Arthur was one before her acting career : MARINE
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Church minister : DEACON
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Breakfast brand tagline : LEGGOMYEGGO
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Taking Rx drugs : ONMEDS
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People in a long line, perhaps : RULERS
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Covered in long, soft hair : PILOSE
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Jupiter and Mars : GODS
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It's spineless : EBOOK
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Private aid grp. : NGO
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"Vital" things : ORGANS
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Stock paper, for short? : WSJ
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Orchestral prelude to an opera : SINFONIA
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Fairy tale sibling : HANSEL
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Beer ___, drinking/running event : MILE
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Deems right : SEESFIT
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Apt name for a landscaper? : LON
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"On the other hand, I could be wrong" : MAYBENOT
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Crony : PAL
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One of a pair of kitchen tools : PESTLE
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Like anomalies : STRANGE
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Chrysler offering of the 1980s : KCAR
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Wrestling duos : TAGTEAMS
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Over-the-counter seller : DELI
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Engaged in some circular reasoning : BEGGEDTHEQUESTION
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Put on : APPLY
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First line in a news story : LEDE
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Congas and bongos : DRUMS
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___ room : ELBOW
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Name that rhymes with "edgy" : REGGIE
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You are: Sp. : ERES
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Essays : TRIES
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Attack tactic : SIEGE
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Dragon roll ingredients : EELS
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Foreign exchange abbr. : USD
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Big name in skate shoes : VANS
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Cartomancy medium : TAROT
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Broadway musical centered around two girls in love, with "The" : PROM
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Affable : WARM
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Golfer Aoki : ISAO
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Help out : LENDAHAND
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Pay attention : TAKEHEED
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"How fancy!" : OOH
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Exchange : SWAP
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Big star : CELEB
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Many, many : ATONOF
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The "R" of Edward R. Murrow : ROSCOE
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Kicked the ball between the legs of, in soccer slang : NUTMEGGED
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What Beatles music did at Abbey Road, famously : ECHOED
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Clean extensively : SCOUR
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Back talk : SASS
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Undergo a chemical change : REACT
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A Greek letter? : ALPHA
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Something ___ : ELSE
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Goes off on : YELLSAT
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Things that might get written down on sticky notes : BRAINSTORMS
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"Scary" Spice Girl : MELB
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Response to "Who's there?" : ITSME
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Some purchases for Christmas displays : TREESTANDS
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Unaccounted for, for short : MIA
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Ish : ORSO
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Identified : PEGGED
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On edge : ANTSY
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Safecrackers, in old-fashioned slang : YEGGS
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Rapper Kool Moe ___ : DEE
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Sight at a winery : VAT
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Body feature that approximately 10% of people have : OUTIE
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Plumbing pipe known as a trap : UBEND
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Brings under control : TAMES
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Chord whose notes are played in succession : ARPEGGIO
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Comedian's stage prop : STOOL
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Welsh guy : BOYO
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Something intricately detailed and impressive : AWORKOFART
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Without : SANS
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Expecting, in slang : PREGGERS
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Most valued card in the deck : ACEOFSPADES
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Rock type : EMO
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Big name in chicken : TYSON
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Dream idly : MOON
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Chinese qipao, e.g. : DRESS
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Jazz pianist Blake who composed "Shuffle Along" : EUBIE
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Unrivaled : ALONE
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The Evian Championship is one of its majors: Abbr. : LPGA
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Formal festivities : GALAS
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Critic's pick? : NIT
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Absolute beaut : GEM
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Resident of the capital of Manitoba : WINNIPEGGER
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Plod perseveringly : SLOG
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Ballet jump : JETE
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Zilch : NIL
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Maker of Ding Dongs and Twinkies : HOSTESS
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Puts up : ANTES
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Cooking ahead of time, say : MEALPREP
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Chickpeas and peanuts, for two : LEGUMES
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1/1 'til present: Abbr. : YTD
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"La" place in L.A. : BREA
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Actress Anna of "True Bloods" : PAQUIN
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News updates, with "the" : LATEST
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"Othello" character who quips "They are all but stomachs, and we all but food" : EMILIA
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Beer parties : KEGGERS
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Granted through a treaty : CEDED
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Land in Rome : TERRA
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On the wagon : SOBER
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___ cheese : BLEU
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Purchase for the den : HDTV
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Mission cancellation : NOGO
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Title Disney character from Hawaii : LILO
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Polite agreement : YESM
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What you might get on a log flume ride : WET

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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