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New York Times, Thursday, May 12, 2022

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
1-Down : Not acceptable, in a way
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Trudeau.
Ross Trudeau notes:
I submitted this puzzle in June of 2019 after adapting it from an early metal umlaut version that featured the theme answers The ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I felt so naive, not realizing that I've been misspelling NAÏVETY all these years. I'm such an uberdork. Er, überdork. I've seen a ton ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

I liked this one more than Jeff did. The concept is genius, the execution is brilliant. I wish I'd thought of it.

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© 2022, The New York Times5/12/22 ( No. 26,483 )
Across
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Locale for part of Dinosaur National Monument : UTAH
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___ Geo : NAT
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Birthplace of the 44th U.S. president : HAWAII
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Singer Simone : NINA
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Comment from a klutz : OOPS
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Changes to survive : ADAPTS
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___ State (Big Ten school) : PENN
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Nietzschean ideal : UBERMENSCH
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Document for returned goods : CREDITSLIP
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"I'm such a bozo!" : DOH
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Fortune 100 company with a heart in its logo : CVS
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Site with selfies, familiarly : INSTA
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Produce, as an egg : LAY
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Tree under which Siddhartha attained enlightenment : BODHI
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Feeling at Victoria Falls, say : AWE
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Scent of an animal : SPOOR
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Harden : SET
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"No worries" : ITSCOOL
36
Trait of a babe in the woods : NAIVETE
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Noted literary sisters : BRONTES
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Like many Bluetooth headsets : ONEEAR
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Spanish for "Listen!" : OYE
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Second : AIDE
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Director Craven : WES
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Buffalo ice hockey pro : SABRE
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It sees right through you, in brief : MRI
46
"The Handmaid's Tale" author : ATWOOD
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One who whistles while working? : REF
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Six-footer Down Under : EMU
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Ice cream brand whose first storefront was in Brooklyn Heights : HAAGENDAZS
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Activity at singles bars : FLIRTATION
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Popular cake topping ingredient : OREO
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Diacritical mark resembling a dieresis, both of which are represented in this puzzle : UMLAUT
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Celebration six days after Xmas : NYE
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Bit of smoke : WISP
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Tributes containing insults : ROASTS
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Ending with rip or whip : SAW
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Results in : NETS
Down
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Not acceptable, in a way : UNPC
2
Mezzanine, e.g. : TIER
3
Youngest of the 38-Across : ANNE
4
Whittle, e.g. : HANDCARVE
5
Inning-beginning stat : NOOUTS
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Some messages on old radios, for short : APBS
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Poet who wrote "Do I dare / Disturb the universe?" : TSELIOT
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One of the "Five Colleges" of Massachusetts : HAMPSHIRE
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End of a block? : ADE
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Comedian Sykes : WANDA
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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Ski suit wearer's annoyance : ITCH
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"Kinda sorta" : ISH
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Uneaten part : RIND
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Brown, for one : IVY
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___ Puente, a.k.a. El Rey del Timbal : TITO
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Sarges report to them : LOOIES
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Where one might sit for a spell? : BEE
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When Macbeth slays Duncan : ACTII
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Serenaded, maybe : WOOED
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Instead : ELSE
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Kind of globe : SNOW
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It's framed : PANE
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Beachcombers' headwear : STRAWHATS
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Inhale : SNARFDOWN
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90° : EAST
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"Peace" : BYE
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Confers holy orders on : ORDAINS
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Greet with derision : BOOAT
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All U.S. vice presidents until 2021 : MEN
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Vibes : AURAS
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Affirm again, as vows : RENEW
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TV character originally called "Baby Monster" : ELMO
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Kunis of "Black Swan" : MILA
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"Saturn Devouring His Son" artist : GOYA
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German opera highlight : ARIE
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Relish : ZEST
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Soaks (up) : SOPS
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Lab coat : FUR
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Ruler with a famed golden mask, informally : TUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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