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New York Times, Friday, May 24, 2024

Author:
Carolyn Davies Lynch
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
Blog:
Repetition of self-calming movements, such as finger-tapping or hair-twirling
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Carolyn Davies Lynch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Lynch. Friday freshness: 83%
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© 2024, The New York Times5/24/24 ( No. 27,226 )
Across
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"Riiiiiight ..." : IMSURE
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Cooking product originally invented for soapmaking : CRISCO
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Some eye shadows : MATTES
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Fourth card in Texas hold 'em : THETURN
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One in the rite place at the rite time? : PRIEST
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Many Eras Tour attendees : SWIFTIES
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It might be pressed for cash : ATM
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Strategies : TACTICS
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Where to find a phalanx bone : TOE
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City that's northwest of Cuzco ... or a city that's northwest of Columbus : LIMA
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Humble dwelling : SHACK
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It's kept in the loop : BELT
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___ Garibaldi, revolutionary sometimes called the "mother of Italy" : ANITA
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Aaliyah's "___ You That Somebody?" : ARE
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Urban fleet : BUSES
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With mulish resolve : INTRACTABLY
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Score a journalistic coup : GETTHESCOOP
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Gaseous cloud in which suns and planets form : SOLARNEBULA
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Wyoming's "Equal Rights," e.g. : MOTTO
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Word derived from the Old Norse for "stick of wood" : SKI
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Doesn't strike out, say : STETS
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"You are," en español : ERES
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Hit, as the lights : FLICK
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"Likewise" : SAME
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Metal that "cries" when bent : TIN
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They bring a lot to the table : WAITERS
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Lacking, for short: Abbr. : SYN
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Consequences of some serious foul play : REDCARDS
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Trojan hero claimed as an ancestor by Julius Caesar and Augustus : AENEAS
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"I'll count us in" : ONTHREE
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Place to chill : FRIDGE
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Bends down : STOOPS
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Chevy S.U.V.s : TAHOES
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Antelope that can leap up to 10 feet off the ground : IMPALA
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People often drink it "up" : MARTINI
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Repetition of self-calming movements, such as finger-tapping or hair-twirling : STIMMING
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Cougar's opponent in an annual rivalry game : UTE
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Recharge one's batteries : REST
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"You are," en español : ESTAS
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Part of a clutch : CHICK
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Officials showing 50-Across, informally : REFS
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Cousin on an old sitcom : ITT
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Some are presidential : SUITES
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Jamaican Patois, e.g. : CREOLE
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Commencements : ONSETS
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Doubly better : TWICEASNICE
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Basic sets of supplies : STARTERKITS
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Wedding staple with the line "Take it back now, y'all" : CHACHASLIDE
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Swears : ATTESTS
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Some corporate takeovers : BUYOUTS
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Movie droid, familiarly : ARTOO
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Shapeless forms : BLOBS
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City known as the "Hollywood of the South": Abbr. : ATL
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Pre-A.D. : BCE
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"Yes, I would love that!" : PLEASEDO
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"When you get to be this old ..." : ATMYAGE
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Urban areas, informally : METROS
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Acclimatize : ORIENT
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Watch over : TENDTO
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Things that blend in synesthesia : SENSES
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Commuting costs : FARES
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Mac maker : KRAFT
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Get bent out of shape : WARP
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Italian counterpart to "mattina" : SERA
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Comedian Margaret : CHO
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U.S. research org. since the 1880s : NIH

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