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New York Times, Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Metaphor for lies, in a Walter Scott poem

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 82, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Lim.
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© 2022, The New York Times5/3/22 ( No. 26,474 )
Across
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Lines at the cinema? : DIALOG
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Trim, as text : EDIT
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What a winner takes, it's said : ALL
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___ Prize (satirical scientific award since 1991) : IGNOBEL
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Seaweed around sushi : NORI
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Oolong, e.g. : TEA
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Mix at a mixer, say : MINGLEINTHECROWD
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Annual video game competition, for short : EVO
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Event first televised in 1953, with "the" : OSCARS
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Finishes : ENDS
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S.U.V. alternative : SEDAN
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Hoppy brew : IPA
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Gobbled up : ATE
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Texter's "Can you believe it?!" : OMG
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Metaphor for lies, in a Walter Scott poem : TANGLEDWEB
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Pinnacle : ACME
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Took without asking : STOLE
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One day ___ time : ATA
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With 43-Across, historical period found in each set of circled letters : CHINESE
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See 39-Across : DYNASTY
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Long, long time : EON
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Add up to : TOTAL
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Bearded beasts : GNUS
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Fit perfectly : SUITTOATEE
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The first "O" of O.O.O. : OUT
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Fled : RAN
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Cube root of 1,000 : TEN
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Intel-gathering mission : RECON
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Opening with leaks? : WIKI
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Feature of a deerstalker : EARLAP
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Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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Surviving, but just barely : HANGINGBYATHREAD
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A braggart has a big one : EGO
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Opposite of "for here" : TOGO
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Humble response to "How do you do it?" : IMANAGE
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"Unbelievable!" : WOW
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Site of a fabled gift horse : TROY
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Snags : SNARES
Down
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Coins that are 1.35 mm thick : DIMES
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"Go ahead, tell me the answer" : IGIVE
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Latin phrase before a year : ANNODOMINI
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Yule ___ (Christmas confection) : LOG
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Like kiwis and plum tomatoes, by shape : OBLONG
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Astonished exclamations : GEES
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Competition participant : ENTRANT
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Homer Simpson's signature cries : DOHS
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Vexation : IRE
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The first "O" of O-O-O : TIC
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Gazillions : ATON
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NSFW, probably : LEWD
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Young chaps : LADS
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Aboveboard : LICIT
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Many California wines : NAPAS
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___ Richards a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic : REED
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"Couldn't have said it any better" : AMEN
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Partner : ALLY
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"Smells Like ___ Spirit" (Nirvana song) : TEEN
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Divine Father : GOD
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Needed further explanation : WASNTCLEAR
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Shakespearean words to a traitor : ETTU
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Howls at the moon : BAYS
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Terrific, in slang : ACES
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With 52-Down, 39-Across leader from 1949 to 1976 : CHOU
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Singer James : ETTA
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In the near future : SOON
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Greek vowel : ETA
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Feverish symptom : AGUE
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"Good going!" : ATTABOY
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Suspicious (of) : LEERY
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Class with angles, for short : TRIG
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See 36-Down : ENLAI
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Batman or Harry Potter, e.g. : ORPHAN
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Tributary of the Missouri River : OSAGE
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Unclothed figures : NUDES
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"I'm glad that's over!" : WHEW
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Jafar's parrot in "Aladdin" : IAGO
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Have memorized : KNOW
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Breakfast brand : EGGO
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Green dispensers : ATMS
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Cousin ___ ("The Addams Family" character) : ITT
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Basis for some vaccines : RNA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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