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New York Times, Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Ruins a shiny fabric, as a pet might?

Author:
Eric Bornstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BKQ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Bornstein.
Eric Bornstein notes:
At one point, while trying to come up with crossword theme ideas, I was thinking about how certain theme types have been done over and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
ATTACHÉ is a perfect revealer for this theme, which attaches an É for comic results. It's rare that I laugh at every kooky phrase in ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
In his comments, Jeff links to a site called Rhyme Zone to find rhymes for attaché. XWord Info can also find rhymes. We use the same ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times5/4/22 ( No. 26,475 )
Across
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Quickly microwave : ZAP
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Stock index founded in 1885, informally : THEDOW
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Cooler in glasses : ICE
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Afflictions : ILLS
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Elder Levy in "Schitt's Creek" : EUGENE
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Islanders' grp. : NHL
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People who acknowledge when they've been verbally bested? : TOUCHETYPES
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Berkeley, familiarly : CAL
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Paper opener : INTRO
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Two for a basket: Abbr. : PTS
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"Sweet!" : DOPE
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Ruins a shiny fabric, as a pet might? : GOESONTHELAME
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Stratovolcano in Sicily : ETNA
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Shot taker : CAMERA
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Computer scientist Turing : ALAN
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"Should that be true ..." : IFSO
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Determined to do : SETON
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Power, as an engine : REV
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Embassy staffer ... or a hint to 17-, 23-, 49- and 59-Across? : ATTACHE
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"S.N.L." alum Gasteyer : ANA
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Colosseum country : ITALY
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Lead-in to girl : ATTA
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Skating jump : AXEL
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Numb, as a foot : ASLEEP
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MCAT subj. : ANAT
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Bad advice from grandpa? : PASSEJUDGMENT
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Without : SANS
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Desire : YEN
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Spammer's medium : EMAIL
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Parabola piece : ARC
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Managed to stomach a cracker spread? : GOTDOWNPATE
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Undefined ordinal : NTH
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Feared fifth-century ruler : ATTILA
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Diez menos dos : OCHO
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Turn red, maybe : DYE
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Summit attendee : LEADER
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Corral, e.g. : PEN
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Cylindrical pasta : ZITI
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___ the way : ALONG
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Dog owned by a talking mouse : PLUTO
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Equipment not needed in miniature golf : TEE
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Cabana : HUT
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King Tut's land : EGYPT
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Profundity : DEPTH
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"Be right with you" : ONESEC
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Director Anderson : WES
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Payroll deduction : INCOMETAX
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Parent on a field trip, often : CHAPERONE
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Woman's name that sounds like a letter of the alphabet : ELLE
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Vet : SCREEN
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Run the show, say : HOST
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Maggie Smith, for one : DAME
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"I'll do that right away!" : ONIT
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International pact that ended in 2020 : NAFTA
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Blast with a beam of photons : LASE
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Fussy in the extreme : ANAL
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Handel's "La giustizia," for one : ARIA
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Bacchanalian cry : LETSPARTY
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Overwhelming amount : AVALANCHE
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Took a load off : SAT
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Group of eight : OCTAD
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"The ___ have it!" : AYES
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Suspend : HANG
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Without : LESS
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At the original speed, in scores : ATEMPO
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Psychoactive drug from a cactus : PEYOTE
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"So true!" : AMEN
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Volkswagen compact : JETTA
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Reversed : UNDID
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Org. co-founded by W. E. B. Du Bois : NAACP
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10% offering : TITHE
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Castle material : SAND
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Revolutionary Trotsky : LEON
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Eight pts. : GAL
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Fútbol cry : OLE
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Game with the objective of winning all the cards : WAR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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