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Two-by-Two

New York Times, Sunday, May 8, 2022

Amtrak stop: Abbr.

Author:
Matthew Stock and Chandi Deitmer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 22, Columns: 22 Words: 154, Blocks: 90 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Stock. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Deitmer.
Will Shortz notes:
Matthew Stock works for a math education nonprofit in East St. Louis, Ill. Chandi Deitmer, of Cambridge, Mass., is a social worker in the fields of psychiatry and geriatrics. Matthew was making a ... read more
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Editors don't take many repeated word themes these days, because as you might have guessed, they're too repetitive. Once you figure out that you have to double the first word of each entry, the jig ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Seattle traditions are dying. It used to be that every time you were seated at any restaurant here, a waiter would bring ice water and hot sourdough bread to the table before you could even order. ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times5/8/22 ( No. 26,479 )
Across
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Some old PCs : IBMS
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Experience financial ruin : GOBUST
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Many files in a Downloads folder : PDFS
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Talk ___ : SHOP
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1990s sitcom starring Tia and Tamera Mowry : SISTERSISTER
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Beethoven's "Ah! perfido," for one : ARIA
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Southwest people known for their dry farming : HOPI
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Grand Prix city : MONACOMONACO
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Fulminate : RANT
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Portent : OMEN
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Start a web session : LOGON
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Tribute : HOMAGE
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Many zoomers : TEENS
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Gush (over) : FAWN
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Red lightsaber wielder : SITH
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Singular praise : KUDO
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___ Xtra (soft drink) : PIBB
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Soul: Sp. : ALMA
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Make it so there's snow way out? : ICEIN
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1963 hit for the Kingsmen : LOUIELOUIE
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It gets the show on the road : TOURBUS
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Nothing but a number, it's said : AGE
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Call from an old-time paperboy : EXTRAEXTRA
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Essayist Susan : SONTAG
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Attraction, so to speak, with "the" : HOTS
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Org. often impersonated by phone scammers : IRS
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Time for a visit from Ong Tao, the "Kitchen God" : TET
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Slip up : ERR
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Yellowstone sight : ELK
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[Gulp!] : OHNO
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House of Commons reps : MPS
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___ gratia (in all kindness: Lat.) : BONA
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Rush order : ASAP
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Like some questions : YESNO
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Romanov V.I.P., once : TSAR
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Charlotte N.B.A. player : HORNET
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"... you get the point" : ETCETERAETCETERA
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"Well, lookie here!" : SURPRISESURPRISE
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Quaint exclamation of dismay : CRIKEY
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Fee payer, often : USER
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Thin pancakes in Indian cuisine : DOSAS
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Laborer of old : SERF
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Dan of "Schitt's Creek" : LEVY
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To the ___ power : NTH
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Time for March madness? : IDES
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Ultimate fighting inits. : MMA
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Certain summer baby : LEO
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"There you ___!" : ARE
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Big tower, for short? : AAA
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Years and years : AEON
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Shock : APPALL
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Sings, in a way : NAMESNAMES
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When you should leave, for short : ETD
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Piece of roller derby equipment : KNEEPAD
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Classic joke start : KNOCKKNOCK
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High five at the Olympics? : RINGS
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Unchanged : ASIS
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Yea or nay : VOTE
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Power source : FUEL
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Barfly's flier : DART
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Added to a thread, say : CCED
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El ___ of the Spanish Renaissance : GRECO
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"Amscray!" : GOAWAY
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Egomaniac's thought : IRULE
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Noted character with object-subject-verb syntax : YODA
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Dangerous part of a road on which to pass : BEND
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Extroverts : PEOPLEPEOPLE
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Tie down : MOOR
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Best Picture winner of 2012 : ARGO
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Basketball feat suggested by this puzzle's pairs of theme answers, informally : DOUBLEDOUBLE
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1040 figs. : SSNS
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Love of languages? : AMOR
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In on : WISETO
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Add (on) : TACK
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Philosophy : ISM
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H.S. class in the same department as chem : BIO
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Yahoo alternative : MSN
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Trusty to the end : STALWART
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Pirate's booze : GROG
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One way to learn : OSMOSIS
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Like the Six Million Dollar Man : BIONIC
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"Anchors Aweigh" grp. : USN
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Amtrak stop: Abbr. : STA
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Lab worker : TECH
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Logical conundrum : PARADOX
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Prolong : DRAGOUT
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Numismatic grade : FINE
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Plopped (down) : SAT
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Setting for many a diorama : SHOEBOX
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Shortcut missing from newer smartphones : HOMEBUTTON
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Lead : OPEN
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Affixes : PINS
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Subject of interest, in brief : ECON
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Chess piece whose name is derived from the Persian for "chariot" : ROOK
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Cocktails made with ginger beer, informally : MULES
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Pieces in the game Bananagrams : TILES
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Flights connect them : FLOORS
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All-encompassing Egyptian deity : AMUNRA
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Aromatic beverage : TEA
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Perch for the self-important : HIGHHORSE
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Gemstone cut named for a fruit : PEAR
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Baffled : ATSEA
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Very bright : NEON
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Eye piece : IRIS
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Nobelist Joliot-Curie : IRENE
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Really get to : EATAT
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Sweetie : BAE
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Weep in an unflattering way, in modern lingo : UGLYCRY
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Lugs : TOTES
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Hold on to : KEEP
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Lunchtime estimate : ONEISH
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Computer shortcuts : MACROS
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Slices and dices, say : PREPS
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Scottish hillsides : BRAES
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Annoying : PESKY
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Walk with swagger : STRUT
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It might get swiped in a college dining hall : STUDENTID
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Football trophy name : HEISMAN
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Where some replacements take place, in brief : ORS
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Third column on a calendar: Abbr. : TUE
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Eaglet's hatching spot : AERIE
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Certain public transport : TRAM
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Sound from a jalopy : CLANK
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Played again : RERAN
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Words from an ex-lover : IVEMOVEDON
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Go by : ELAPSE
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Put down again : RELAID
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Origami steps : FOLDS
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Bread in Indian cuisine : NAAN
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One taking action : DOER
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Certain close relative : APE
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Invite out for : ASKTO
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1990s tennis star Huber : ANKE
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Off-kilter : ASKEW
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"Later!" : PEACEOUT
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Green vehicles : ECOCARS
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Fried plantain dish of Puerto Rico : MOFONGO
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Country named for its geographic location : ECUADOR
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It makes you you : DNA
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Lobbyists' area in D.C. : KSTREET
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Radiator cover : GRILLE
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"Die Hard" squad, in brief : LAPD
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Miss ___, famed dial-a-psychic : CLEO
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Businesses that see an uptick after New Year's : GYMS
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Aussie hoppers : ROOS
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Kernel of an idea : GERM
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"Ouch, ouch, ouch!" : YEOW
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High style : UPDO
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Barnyard bleat : BAA
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"Mais ___!" ("But of course!") : OUI
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"Cyberchase" channel : PBS
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Org. whose members stay in their lanes : PBA
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Business name ender : LLC
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"Yipe!" : EEK

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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