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New York Times, Friday, April 29, 2022

Where Oliver Hazard Perry said "We have met the enemy, and they are ours"

Author:
Erica Hsiung Wojcik
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Wojcik.
Erica Hsiung Wojcik notes:
The entire middle stack was the seed for this puzzle. I like to think of it as a poem for all you other parents of young children out ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
That stair-stacked triplet sums up my life when Jill is away. She thinks it should be fine (and it really should be), but my SOLO ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Yes, I own two THEREMINS. Why do you ask?

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© 2022, The New York Times4/29/22 ( No. 26,470 )
Across
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Clean : WASH
5
Brims : TEEMS
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Peak also known as Mongibello : ETNA
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Big brand of kibble : ALPO
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Anthony of "In the Heights" : RAMOS
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He called Hulk a "friend from work," in a Marvel movie : THOR
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Dalliance : FLIRTATION
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Victor ___, Nobel winner for the discovery of cosmic rays : HESS
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Romeo and Juliet, e.g. : TEENAGERS
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Reverential term of address : SIRE
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Show featuring Bowen Yang, for short : SNL
23
Item at a T.S.A. checkpoint : BIN
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Symptoms of stress, it's said : ULCERS
26
Montreal's Côte Saint-___ : LUC
27
Largest city in the U.S. that's not a county seat : MESA
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"O patria ___" ("Aida" aria) : MIA
30
It's just you and me, baby : SOLOPARENTING
33
Rhetorical question of self-deprecation : WHOAMIKIDDING
34
They promise no hurt feelings : PAINRELIEVERS
35
Goof : ERR
36
___ + anais (baby care brand) : ADEN
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"___ sleep comes down to soothe the weary eyes": Paul Laurence Dunbar : ERE
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"Doesn't matter to me" : IMEASY
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"What do we have here!" : OHO
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Schedule abbr. : TBA
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___ Chen, member of the girl group S.H.E. : ELLA
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Apple counter : GENIUSBAR
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Unoccupied : IDLE
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Score keeper? : MUSICSTAND
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Repeated cry in aerobics : STEP
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Marc or Pau of the N.B.A. : GASOL
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Cher, but not Sonny : ALTO
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Dance wildly : MOSH
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Tea party serving : SCONE
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Haze : BLUR
Down
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Floats : WAFTS
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Klein who once managed the Beatles and Rolling Stones : ALLEN
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Pitch : SPIEL
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Cape ___, place where the Pacific and Atlantic meet : HORN
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"Waiting for Godot," e.g. : TRAGICOMEDY
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Put down the hatch : EATEN
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Sheik's peer : EMIR
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Stock exchange? : MOOS
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Bit of info for an accountant: Abbr. : SSN
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Guiding principles : ETHIC
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Eerie-sounding instruments that are played without physical contact : THEREMINS
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Item of punk jewelry : NOSERING
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___ Technica (website) : ARS
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An infant's mind, according to John Locke : TABULARASA
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False and malicious : SLANDEROUS
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It's on the road again : USEDVEHICLE
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Org. that merged with AFTRA : SAG
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Diving bird : LOON
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"___ Whoopee" (jazz standard) : MAKIN
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Where Oliver Hazard Perry said "We have met the enemy, and they are ours" : ERIE
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"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" group, with "the" : SHIRELLES
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Bundle : PILE
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Wear (out) : TIRE
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Grew in appreciation for : WARMEDTO
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One of the Maritime Provinces: Abbr. : PEI
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The "a" of Torah? : ALEPH
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Cause of bad breath : ONION
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Intro to America's pastime : TBALL
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Tonal language family : BANTU
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Fervor : ARDOR
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Chips go-with, for short : GUAC
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Bygone U.S. fuel brand : ESSO
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Try : STAB
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End of class? : ISM
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Tiny dosage units: Abbr. : MGS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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