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New York Times, Saturday, May 14, 2022

Author:
Ada Nicolle
Editor:
Will Shortz
31-Across : Something to take home
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Ada Nicolle

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Nicolle.
Ada Nicolle notes:
Hi! My name's Ada Nicolle (she/her). I consider this a very special puzzle to me, because it's both my first solo themeless in the ... read more
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So many sparkly debut entries! The only thing better than an INFINITY POOL would be a Mobius Strip Pool. LIFE LESSONS / SORRY I ASKED ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times5/14/22 ( No. 26,485 )
Across
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Stagger : ASTONISH
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Incomplete Wikipedia entry : STUB
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Part of many a software demo, informally : SCREENCAP
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Former Philadelphia mayor Wilson : GOODE
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Unanticipated deficit : SHORTFALL
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Bug : ERROR
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Piercing tool : AWL
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Children's toy that's sprayed from a can : SILLYSTRING
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Informal pronoun : YALL
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Prefix with pronoun : NEO
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You ___ (words before an amount after discount) : PAY
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Tautological words of resignation : ITISWHATITIS
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Something to take home : PROFIT
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[not our typo] : SIC
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Adviser, e.g. : AIDE
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Room where a Peloton may double as a clothing rack : HOMEGYM
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Literally, "guilty mind" : MENSREA
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Codeshare partner of American Airlines : ELAL
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Make a quick visit, with "in" : POP
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Most alert to social justice issues : WOKEST
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"Let's move on" : WEREDONEHERE
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Broadway star Phillipa : SOO
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"Was ist ___?" : DAS
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Renders : DOES
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They're not always free with their advice : CONSULTANTS
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"That'll be the day!" : HAH
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"Mae alsalama," across the Mediterranean : ADIOS
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Tex-Mex brand : OLDELPASO
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Writer of the line "Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?" : MILNE
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Extent of a commuter rail system, perhaps : METROAREA
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Gender-neutral pronoun : ONES
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"This stays between us" : DONTTELL
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Test for purity : ASSAY
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Either side of Alaska? : SCHWA
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Online heckler : TROLL
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"The Strife Is ___, the Battle Done" (Easter hymn) : OER
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Table tennis equipment : NETS
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Luxury home installation with a vanishing edge : INFINITYPOOL
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Horoscope symbol : SCALES
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Makes sacred : HALLOWS
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"Oh, never mind – you clearly don't want to talk about it" : SORRYIASKED
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Amos with the 1994 hit "Cornflake Girl" : TORI
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Soba alternative : UDON
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Icy detachment : BERG
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Practice : PLY
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Try to say : GETAT
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Genre for "Cowboy Bebop" and "The Mandalorian" : SPACEWESTERN
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Subjects of some parental speeches : LIFELESSONS
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Comedian Notaro : TIG
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"What's eating ___?!" : HIM
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Exhaust : TIRE
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Day after Pi Day, e.g. : IDES
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Parking spot? : SEAT
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"That was a close call!" : PHEW
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Ensemble part : ROLE
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One member of Congress's "Squad" : OMAR
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Part of many a three-day weekend: Abbr. : MON
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Here-there connection : NOR
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Biked : PEDALED
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Put out : DOUSE
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Give in person : HANDTO
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United hub : OHARE
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Stand for something : EASEL
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Large mass of swimming fish : SHOAL
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Purchase at a military supplies store, informally : CAMO
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Anthony Hopkins's character in the Marvel Universe : ODIN
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Shade of green : NILE
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___ yum (hot-and-sour Thai soup) : TOM
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Blank on a sign-up sheet : SLOT
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Down ___ : PAT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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