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New York Times, Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Media player debut of 2001

Author:
Lou Weiss
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lou Weiss

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Weiss.
Lou Weiss notes:
I've always been into music and wordplay, so I liked the idea of a theme that had both, which is how I settled on orchestra section ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
WINDS, STRINGS, BRASS … cue the MUSIC for the major parts of a symphony orchestra. The percussion section has lodged a complaint, but ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times5/10/22 ( No. 26,481 )
Across
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Media player debut of 2001 : IPOD
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Sacred song : PSALM
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Transport between airport terminals : TRAM
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Bill of fare : MENU
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Beginning, as of symptoms : ONSET
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Marathon, e.g. : RACE
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Air currents from the most typical direction : PREVAILINGWINDS
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Big part of many kids' cereals : SUGAR
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Bamboozled : HAD
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Way into a sub : HATCH
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Texter's response to a hilarious joke : LMAO
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"___ go bragh!" : ERIN
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Resorted to good old-fashioned know-who, say : PULLEDSTRINGS
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Pub order, in brief : IPA
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"The lady ___ protest too much ...": "Hamlet" : DOTH
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Cut, in editing : DELETE
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Ice cream brand : EDYS
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Survive a round of musical chairs : SIT
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Entrepreneur Musk : ELON
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Some labor leaders? : DOULAS
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Terse denial : NOTI
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Club ___ (resort) : MED
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Top military leaders in Washington : PENTAGONBRASS
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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One may be taken in protest : KNEE
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Repeatedly comments (on) : HARPS
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Lead-in to "la-la" : OOH
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G sharp equivalent : AFLAT
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Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Do-Re-Mi" show, with a hint to this puzzle's theme : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
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Not stereo : MONO
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Interrogate : GRILL
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Stuff to wear : GARB
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City on the Rhône : LYON
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Good at fixing leaky faucets and creaky hinges, say : HANDY
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Crafty website : ETSY
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Little devils : IMPS
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Land in the Andes : PERU
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Universal donor's blood type, in brief : ONEG
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"The Shining" actress Shelley : DUVALL
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Mash prepared for a luau : POI
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Sketch show V.I.P.s who get a jacket for their fifth appearance : SNLHOSTS
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The East : ASIA
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"Neither a borrower nor a ___ be": "Hamlet" : LENDER
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Business appt. : MTG
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Shape describing a complex love relationship : TRIANGLE
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Screed : RANT
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Rock band name with a slash : ACDC
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Fit together well : MESH
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Packing, so to speak : ARMED
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Dog's "Pleeeeze!" : WHINE
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Kerfuffle : ADO
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Clear (of) : RID
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___ Piper : PIED
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Pageant coif : UPDO
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Easy two-pointer : LAYUP
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"Sure ___!" ("You bet!") : THING
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Title city in a 2014 Ava DuVernay film : SELMA
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Little piggies : TOES
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Ceases : ENDS
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Takes overnight to think about : SLEEPSON
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Gained influence, as an idea : TOOKHOLD
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Segue before a conclusion : ANDSO
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RR stop : STA
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Spike TV, previously : TNN
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Seat in the iconic photo "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper" : IBEAM
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Egyptian sun god : AMONRA
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Haven, as for endangered wildlife : REFUGE
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Website developer's code : HTML
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Sailor's greeting : AHOY
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Janet ___, first female attorney general : RENO
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Thor's father : ODIN
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Exam for an aspiring atty. : LSAT
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Pretenses one may "put on" : AIRS
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Frozen dessert chain owned by Mrs. Fields : TCBY
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"Awful, just awful!" : UGH
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Take to the sky : FLY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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