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New York Times, Saturday, May 21, 2022

Nipple ring?

Author:
Ryan McCarty and Yacob Yonas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ryan McCarty
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1.533
Yacob Yonas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. McCarty. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Yonas.
Constructor notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times5/21/22 ( No. 26,492 )
Across
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Rolls dough, perhaps? : CARPAYMENT
11
Roll an ill-timed seven, with "out" : CRAP
15
It's all black and white : OREOCOOKIE
16
Veg out : LOLL
17
Che Guevara, when he wrote "The Motorcycle Diaries" : MEDSTUDENT
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Private org. involved in the most Supreme Court cases : ACLU
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Chic : MODISH
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Some Yamaha products : JETSKIS
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Settled down : ALIT
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Selena's "Baila ___ Cumbia" : ESTA
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Zoo heavyweight : RHINO
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Didn't play, say : SAT
28
What a duck might be : BATHTOY
30
Actor Levy : DAN
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Climb the social ladder, in a way : MARRYUP
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Function : ROLE
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It nowadays offers streaming recommendations : TVGUIDE
36
Common pharmacy orders : REFILLS
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Purchase at a pro shop : WOOD
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Barbecue coating : MEATRUB
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Spanish diminutive suffix : ITO
42
Schedule with little room for spontaneity : SETPLAN
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Go back : EBB
46
___ Gabler, Ibsen title character : HEDDA
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Kind of sheet : SPEC
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Catherine, e.g., in "Jules et Jim" : AMIE
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NyQuil shelfmate : ADVILPM
52
Doles out : ALLOTS
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___ rage : ROID
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Ventriloquist's prop, maybe : HANDPUPPET
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Names : DUBS
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Makes clearly understood : DRIVESHOME
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Editor's overruling : STET
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Like some cookie cutters : STARSHAPED
Down
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They can lead to long sentences : COMMAS
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Nipple ring? : AREOLA
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Website with the slogan "Dive into anything" : REDDIT
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Put forward : POSIT
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Isn't oneself? : ACTS
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"Yeah, that's right!" : YOUHEARDME
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Admin on 3-Down, e.g. : MOD
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Barely make do, with "by" : EKE
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Michelangelo, e.g. : NINJATURTLE
10
Word before and after "à" : TETE
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Look bad together : CLASH
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Many a Rolling Stone cover subject : ROCKIDOL
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At the end of the day : ALLINALL
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What some invitees bring to parties : PLUSONES
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"___ me!" : TRY
24
Opposite of dewy-eyed : STREETSMART
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Lord's Prayer possessive : THY
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Antioxidant drink brand : BAI
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Luxury attire for white-tie events : OPERACAPES
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Feature of many a military obstacle course : MUD
32
Lightly roast : RIB
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Devotees of Team Edward and Team Jacob, in fandom slang : TWIHARDS
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Unseated : VOTEDOUT
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Positive impression : GOODVIBE
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"Sounds like a good time!" : FUN
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"There's an ___ for that" : APP
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___ Minella (monkey Muppet) : SAL
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Genre for the All-American Rejects : EMOPOP
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Rude refusal : BITEME
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Outshone : BESTED
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Accomplished, old-style : DIDST
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Early software version : ALPHA
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Results of some successful defenses : PHDS
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Verdant : LUSH
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Long of "The Best Man" : NIA
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Save for later, in a way : DVR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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