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New York Times, Monday, May 23, 2022

Topic of debate regarding online service providers

Author:
Simon Marotte
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Marotte.
Jeff Chen notes:
I enjoyed the diverse cast of CAST subjects today; four words that can be acted upon by the verb CAST. You can cast a NET, a PLAY, a ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

On our Finder page, you can enter **CAST** and click OneLook search to find phrases with the word cast.

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© 2022, The New York Times5/23/22 ( No. 26,494 )
Across
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Musical measures : BARS
5
Stats for H.S. students : GPAS
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Positive quality : ASSET
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Corporate bigwig : EXEC
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Figure on a Monopoly card : RENT
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Guy of Food Network fame : FIERI
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Additionally : ALSO
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Ye ___ Shoppe : OLDE
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Pup's peeves : FLEAS
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Topic of debate regarding online service providers : NETNEUTRALITY
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And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
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Arab dignitary : EMIR
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Much of a Facebook feed : ADS
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"Ready, ___, go!" : SET
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"Now I get it!" : AHA
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Evil-repelling trinket : AMULET
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Feign sleep : PLAYPOSSUM
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Jacques ___, "Mon Oncle" filmmaker : TATI
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Basic trick at a skatepark : OLLIE
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Eighth mo. : AUG
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Personification of evil : SATAN
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Not spoil : KEEP
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Helpful feature for tyops ... um, typos : SPELLCHECK
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Novelist Hemingway : ERNEST
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"___ out!" (ump's shout) : YER
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P, to Plato : RHO
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Its motto is "All the News That's Fit to Print," in brief : NYT
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Stroke on a golf green : PUTT
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Product that's often mint-flavored : GUM
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Opposition party group in British politics : SHADOWCABINET
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Created for a certain purpose, as a committee : ADHOC
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Fish's breathing organ : GILL
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Nativity gift givers : MAGI
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Go "Zzzz" : SNORE
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Fruit with a cedilla in its name : ACAI
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Worshiped figure : IDOL
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Pieces that are typically sacrificed in gambits : PAWNS
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"This email is finished" button : SEND
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Action that can be done to the starts of 20-, 35-, 44- and 56-Across : CAST
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Noggin : BEAN
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Rod through two wheels : AXLE
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Pause, on sheet music : REST
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British biscuit : SCONE
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Mustachioed Marx brother : GROUCHO
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Bombard, as with snowballs : PELT
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Comedian Eric : ANDRE
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Hot shower emanation : STEAM
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Declare confidently : AFFIRM
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Riverbank deposit : SILT
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"Hasta la vista!" : SEEYALATER
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Distinctive period : ERA
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"___ the season ..." : TIS
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French word for a leg of the Tour de France : ETAPE
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Actor Hemsworth of "The Hunger Games" : LIAM
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Unfasten : DETACH
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Drunk, in dated slang : STINKO
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Like commands given to Siri and Alexa : SPOKEN
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___ Queen, crime novel pseudonym : ELLERY
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"The X Factor" or "The Voice" : TALENTSHOW
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Right away : ASAP
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Destination of the Mormon migration : UTAH
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Cry of pain : YIPE
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Take to court : SUE
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Unattractive : UGLY
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Wash with elbow grease : SCRUB
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Mate for a mare : STUD
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Passport or driver's license : LEGALID
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What_the_underlines_in_this_clue_show : SPACES
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Attire on many Roman statues : TOGAS
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How many times Bette Davis won Best Actress : TWICE
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Imitate : MIMIC
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Common center of a steering wheel : HORN
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Tight-knit tribe : CLAN
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Zilch, zip, zero : NADA
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Senses of self-worth : EGOS
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Be at an angle : TILT
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Nile serpent : ASP
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23andMe sample : DNA

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

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