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New York Times, Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Author:
Chase Dittrich
Editor:
Will Shortz
Just one little bite
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Chase Dittrich

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Dittrich. Wednesday freshness: 44%
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© 2022, The New York Times6/1/22 ( No. 26,503 )
Across
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"Damn right!" : AMEN
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What a lizard's tail can do : REGROW
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Word with snow or bank : JOB
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Holiday trio, with "the" : MAGI
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Mark in the World Golf Hall of Fame : OMEARA
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Kerfuffle : ADO
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Info typically not found in the Yellow Pages : HOMEPHONENUMBER
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Become one : WED
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Like produce in the produce aisle, often : MISTED
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Washington post? : EMBASSY
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Surreptitiously say "26-Across," say : ELOPE
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See 23-Across : IDO
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Railroad stops: Abbr. : STNS
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Creative activity for grade schoolers : ARTSANDCRAFTS
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Neighbor of Sudan : CHAD
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Aspect : REGARD
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"Back to the Future" actress Thompson : LEA
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Can type : AEROSOL
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Instinctive behavior for a mother-to-be : NESTING
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Arafat's grp. : PLO
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Writer Gay : TALESE
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Tiny salamanders : EFTS
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Reason to sleep with a night light : FEAROFTHEDARK
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Spell-offs : BEES
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Org. in "The Bourne Identity" : CIA
49
Positions : ROLES
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Full of noxious vapors : MIASMIC
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Pop singer Simpson : ASHLEE
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"Catch-22" character : ORR
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Prized possessions for numismatists : COINCOLLECTIONS
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Prefix with century or sentence : MID
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Just one little bite : ATASTE
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David Ortiz had 1,768 of them, for short : RBIS
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Jerk : ASS
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Unknown people, in slang : RANDOS
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Not yet completed : TODO
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Digital clock toggle : AMPM
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When doubled, seafood burger choice : MAHI
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Some causes of stubbornness : EGOS
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Switch maker : NINTENDO
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Sonata finale, often : RONDO
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Only living creature in the genus Dromaius : EMU
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Little treasure : GEM
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Broccoli ___ : RABE
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City near Provo Bay : OREM
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Vintage military planes : WARBIRDS
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Rescue tool at a crash site : JAWSOFLIFE
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Lines that lift : ODES
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Main section of text : BODY
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Some reef dwellers : EELS
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Mathematician Lovelace : ADA
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Rice dish infused with saffron : PAELLA
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Neighbor of Ire. : ENG
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___ life : SHELF
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The Hanged Man and The Chariot, for two : TAROTCARDS
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Scandinavian-inspired shoe brand : DANSKO
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Language spoken in the Canadian Prairies : CREE
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Farmer's market sights : TENTS
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Droops : SAGS
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Guitar clamp : CAPO
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Shoulder's place : ROAD
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Early vehicle that could take up to 30 minutes to start : STEAMCAR
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One might be graphic : TEESHIRT
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Screw up : ERR
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What's-___-name : HIS
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"Yours truly" alternative : BEST
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Assails, with "into" : LACES
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Place to see a Matisse in N.Y.C. : MOMA
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Biometric scan identifier, maybe : IRIS
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Smidge : IOTA
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Rap's Wu-Tang ___ : CLAN
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Gray wolf : LOBO
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Children's author Blyton : ENID
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Italian for "it" : ESSO
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Psilocybin alternative, for short : LSD
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W.W. II zone: Abbr. : ETO

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