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New York Times, Monday, May 2, 2022

Source of some wire stories

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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 71 for Mr. Agard. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times5/2/22 ( No. 26,473 )
Across
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Sound of a sneeze : ACHOO
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Op-___ (newspaper columns) : EDS
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Capital of Oregon : SALEM
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Something a mutinying pirate might have to walk : PLANK
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December 31, for short : NYE
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Topic in a dictionary or on a utility bill : USAGE
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Not in a million billion years : NEVEREVER
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Championship mementos : RINGS
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Big band ___ (time span after the Jazz Age) : ERA
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Boxing family surname : ALI
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Counterpart of length : BREADTH
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Beverage often stored in a cellar : WINE
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"Ave ___" (prayer) : MARIA
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Term of endearment : BAE
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Document digitizations : SCANS
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Utah national monument called Shash Jaa' in Navajo : BEARSEARS
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Domain : REALM
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Establish legislatively : ENACT
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Soup scooper : LADLE
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Small container for carrying a drink when away from home : FLASK
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Man's name that's an anagram of ELGIN : NIGEL
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Rolls-___ : ROYCE
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Be protective of, as a mother hen might : HOVEROVER
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Loose, collarless shirt popular in India : KURTA
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Feasted : ATE
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Messages that might come with emojis : TEXTS
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Stuff from a bog : PEAT
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Not full, as an effort, informally : HALFASS
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Sleep briefly : NAP
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Palindromic explosive : TNT
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Run ___ of (come into conflict with) : AFOUL
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Like some fashion boots : THIGHHIGH
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Fruit of the Loom competitor : HANES
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Debit inits. on some SNAP cards : EBT
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To whom Alfalfa wrote "You're scum between my toes!" : DARLA
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The "A" in WASP : ANGLO
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Female deer : DOE
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Sugary : SWEET
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Source of some wire stories : APNEWS
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Religious official : CLERIC
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Capital of Cuba : HAVANA
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1/2 + 1/2 : ONE
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Vegetable with pentagonal cross sections : OKRA
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Worthy of coveting : ENVIABLE
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Easter egg colorer : DYE
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Neighbor of Montenegro : SERBIA
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"What-e-e-ever you say ..." : SURE
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China's continent : ASIA
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Indigenous reclamation movement : LANDBACK
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Custardy dim sum dessert : EGGTART
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Breathable fabrics : MESHES
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Dutch ___ disease : ELM
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Once in a blue moon : RARELY
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Infuriate : ENRAGE
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Sleep phase : REM
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Passover ritual : SEDER
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Nosh between meals : SNACK
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Become less harsh : EASEUP
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Rations out : ALLOTS
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Partner of "prosper" in a Vulcan saying : LIVELONG
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Online game with a Battle Royale mode : FORTNITE
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Opposite of "I love it!" : NOTAFAN
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Tyrannosaurus ___ : REX
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"You crack me up!" : HAHAHA
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"By the power ___ in me ..." : VESTED
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End a career : RETIRE
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Get into a snarl : TANGLE
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To boot : ATTHAT
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Droop : SAG
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Coal or gas : FUEL
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To boot : ALSO
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Some advanced degree holders : PHDS
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"A Black Lady Sketch Show" channel : HBO
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"Yee-___!" : HAW

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