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New York Times, Thursday, April 21, 2022

Coleridge's "The ___ Harp"

Author:
Max Chen Lauring
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Lauring.
Max Lauring notes:
I'm excited for my NYTXW Thursday debut! First, I'd like to give a big shout out to Loren Muse Smith and Tracy Gray's 2017 puzzle, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat grid art, black squares forming sort of an orb in the middle, with the four SOLAR ECLIPSEd black squares orbiting around the ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times4/21/22 ( No. 26,462 )
Across
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Rounds out, as an event : CAPS
5
Sound of a cake hitting the floor, frosting first : SPLAT
10
Gush (over), as to gain favor : FAWN
14
Plant watcher, for short : OSHA
15
Reluctant : LOATH
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Designer Saab : ELIE
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Wins the Hunger Games, e.g. : STAYSALIVE
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Young newts : EFTS
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Annual pageant winner : MISSUNIVERSE
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Maker of Z-cars, once : DATSUN
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Hoover rival : ORECK
25
Online handle : USERID
28
Like the "5" of "5 & 10" : LESSER
33
Maine university town : ORONO
34
Repellent spray : MACE
37
Coleridge's "The ___ Harp" : EOLIAN
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One requested by disgruntled customers: Abbr. : MGR
40
Bard's "before" : ERE
41
See 30-Down : ECLIPSE
42
Common street name in suburbia : ELM
43
Fish with a long snout : GAR
44
Mexico has 31 of these : STATES
45
"The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters" artist : GOYA
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Go haywire : ACTUP
48
Have as a tenant : RENTTO
50
One of the Eternals, in Marvel comics : THANOS
52
Insurance giant acquired by CVS in 2018 : AETNA
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Followers of the largest denomination of Islam : SUNNIS
57
Labor group for athletes : PLAYERSUNION
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Top-shelf : AONE
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Supersharp : RAZOREDGED
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Actress Kunis of "Family Guy" : MILA
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"Thumbs up from me!" : ILIKE
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Rustic verse : IDYL
70
Steady looks : GAZES
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Wine category : REDS
Down
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Classic pink cocktail : COSMO
2
Up and about : ASTIR
3
Terrible twos, e.g. : PHASE
4
Surrenders : SAYSUNCLE
5
Ukrainian, for one : SLAV
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Neighbor of a Ukrainian : POLE
7
Hideout : LAIR
8
Off-roaders, for short : ATVS
9
Grp. established by 1992's Maastricht Treaty : THEEU
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Bottom ___ : FEEDER
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Car whose logo features a coiled green serpent : ALFAROMEO
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With full knowledge : WITTINGLY
13
Puccini aria popularized by Pavarotti : NESSUNDORMA
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"Only joking!," to a texter : SIKE
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Acoustic measure : SONE
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Result of a rift : SECT
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With 41-Across, a celestial event ... or a hint to four squares in this puzzle : SOLAR
31
Top-shelf : ELITE
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What avocados don't do until they're picked : RIPEN
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Catastrophic weather event potentially caused by a meteor crash : MEGATSUNAMI
35
Spiderlike : ARACHNOID
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"Yes, of course" : CERTAINLY
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Brief second? : ASST
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Bruins legend, to fans : ESPO
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Receives an anesthetic, perhaps : GOESUNDER
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Open, as a tomb : UNSEAL
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Button on a scale : TARE
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Herb unit : SPRIG
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Un gato grande : TIGRE
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Incessantly : NOEND
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Much of Chile : ANDES
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___ land : LALA
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Ansari of "Master of None" : AZIZ
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Harness : YOKE
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You are, in Spanish : ERES

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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