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New York Times, Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Author:
Olivia Mitra Framke
Editor:
Will Shortz
Attempting to, casually
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Olivia Mitra Framke

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Framke. Tuesday freshness: 60%
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It's common for constructors to play on "vastly different definitions of a single word." Typically, it's in the form of STORMY SKIES, ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times4/19/22 ( No. 26,460 )
Across
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Get in the game? : ANTE
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Home of the comics heroes Asterix and Obelix : GAUL
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Month with a so-called "hunter's moon": Abbr. : OCT
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"Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
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Actor Edward James ___ : OLMOS
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"It's cold in here!" : BRR
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What might be rolled for a strike : BOWLINGBALL
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Put (down) : LAY
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___ no good (misbehaving) : UPTO
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Bud ... or bait : CHUM
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Slightly off : AMISS
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Verse in a poem : STANZA
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What a clock might strike : MIDNIGHT
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[A spider!] : EEK
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___ Fleming, British naval intelligence officer-turned-writer : IAN
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Is on the same page : AGREES
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Dexterous : DEFT
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Milky gem : OPAL
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Put two and two together, say : ADD
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What might strike during a storm : LIGHTNING
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Mermaid's home : SEA
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Place for a fork ... or a jackknife? : ROAD
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Cry of pain : YELP
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Popular Nissan model : MAXIMA
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"For sure!" : YES
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Ctrl-___-Del : ALT
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Who might go on strike : EMPLOYEE
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Plush fabric : VELOUR
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Religious believer of a sort : DEIST
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Rod between wheels : AXLE
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Site for buying and selling crafts : ETSY
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Letters on a Forever stamp : USA
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What might strike you while solving this puzzle : INSPIRATION
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6-3 in tennis, e.g. : SET
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Place to leave one's shoes, perhaps : FOYER
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Disney heroine whose name means "ocean" : MOANA
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Firefighter's tool : AXE
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Many a big charity event : GALA
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"Bird by Bird" writer Lamott : ANNE
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Took home a "furever friend," say : ADOPTED
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Fresh spin on a familiar concept : NEWTAKE
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Prey-catching claw : TALON
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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Painter Vincent van ___ : GOGH
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Lady Gaga's "The Fame" or "Artpop" : ALBUM
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It's not sweet, sour, salty or bitter : UMAMI
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Response to a funny text (that usually isn't literally true) : LOL
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Beholden (to) : OBLIGED
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Suddenly stopped working, as a computer : CRASHED
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Secret meetings : TRYSTS
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Mistreat : ABUSE
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Sort of language generally found in Urban Dictionary : SLANG
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Final Four org. : NCAA
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Desert illusion : MIRAGE
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Rigatoni relative : ZITI
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Surrealist Salvador : DALI
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Manhattan neighborhood containing some of N.Y.U. : NOHO
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Thrashes about : FLAILS
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Org. that provides chaperones for field trips : PTA
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Name on Woody's shoe in "Toy Story" : ANDY
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Overcast : GRAY
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Wall Street inits. since 1792 : NYSE
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Like some couples : SAMESEX
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Atone for : EXPIATE
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Mekong Valley resident : LAOTIAN
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Wedding guest's partner, say : PLUSONE
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Only mortal Gorgon in Greek myth : MEDUSA
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Recurring theme : MOTIF
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Penultimate word in a fairy tale : EVER
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Attempting to, casually : TRYNA
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G.P.A. booster : EASYA
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Kick out : EXPEL
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Divulge : LETON
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Pre-euro currency : LIRA
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Christmastime concoction : NOG
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Doctors' org. : AMA

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