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New York Times, Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Gulczynski.
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:

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Jeff Chen notes:
This would have been aptly timed with the heyday of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, back in 2003. I particularly loved the outrage in certain reviews. ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times4/6/22 ( No. 26,447 )
Across
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*Leave briefly : VACAY
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Follow : TAIL
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Colorful freshwater fish : TETRA
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Midwest hub : OHARE
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Mystical character : RUNE
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Celeb with a good friend named Gayle : OPRAH
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World leader born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov : LENIN
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Hankering : ITCH
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Subdued hue : BEIGE
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Seriously vex : EATAT
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*Final say : COURSEEXAM
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Aromatherapy provider, perhaps : SPA
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How best to determine consent : ASK
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Coral-based ecosystems : REEFS
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Went the distance : LASTED
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Pioneer in color TV : RCA
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Start of all Washington, D.C., ZIP codes : TWO
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Contingent of like-minded voters : BLOC
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Nation on the Gulf of Oman : IRAN
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Like some Quad Cities residents : IOWAN
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*All for one : LAUNDRYDETERGENT
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Louvre Pyramid architect : IMPEI
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Witty Mort : SAHL
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Mulligan : REDO
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___ Wee Reese : PEE
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Fund-raising group for the G.O.P. : RNC
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Didn't fail : PASSED
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Subs : BTEAM
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Bit of body ink : TAT
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TV screen type, for short : LCD
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*Flies frequently : ANNOYANCES
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She released "30" in '21 : ADELE
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Broadcast again : REAIR
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Farming prefix : AGRO
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Word with wave and pool : TIDAL
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"___ luck!" : LOTSA
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Political commentator Joy : REID
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Arctic people : INUIT
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Get-go : ONSET
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Monopoly holding : DEED
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Punctuation mark missing in "Let's eat people!" (at least one would hope!) ... as well as from the starred clues : COMMA
Down
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Animals that become different animals when their first letter is changed to an "M" : VOLES
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Oodles : AHEAP
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Fruit often served in ball form : CANTALOUPE
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"Brava!" elicitor : ARIA
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Busybodies : YENTAS
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Underhanded tactics : TRICKERY
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Not manually operated : AUTO
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Bring on : INCUR
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Longtime news anchor Jim : LEHRER
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"Seeing the other side of the matter ..." : TOBEFAIR
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Blunted blades : EPEES
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Cereal "for kids" : TRIX
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Musical form heard in some Bollywood films : RAGA
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[Don't forget about me!] : AHEM
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Fleeting moment : SEC
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Move about : STIR
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Doxycycline target : ACNE
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Some playground attendants : DADS
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Wonderland twin : TWEEDLEDUM
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Pixie stick? : WAND
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Not conned by : ONTO
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Minor anomaly : BLIP
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Shiny fabric : LAME
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Spring's opposite : NEAP
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Brutish sort : OGRE
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No-good, backstabbing scoundrel : DIRTYRAT
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"How bizarre" : THATSODD
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Disney's Queen of Arendelle : ELSA
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Pedagogic org. : NEA
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Unfounded rumor : CANARD
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Unchanging : STATIC
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State capital in the so-called "Treasure Valley" : BOISE
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"Me and Bobby ___" (posthumous #1 hit for Janis Joplin) : MCGEE
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Something staked : CLAIM
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Difference symbol, in math : DELTA
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Singer/songwriter Guthrie : ARLO
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Blindingly bright : NEON
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D.C. nine : NATS
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Buffalo's county : ERIE
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Pet in the town of Bedrock : DINO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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