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Didn't We Just Have This?

New York Times, Sunday, June 12, 2022

___ al Ghul (on-and-off lover of Batman)

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QWZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Nediger.
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© 2022, The New York Times6/12/22 ( No. 26,514 )
Across
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Poses : ASKS
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___ palm (tropical tree) : COCO
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Drive (around) : TOOL
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Composer Bernstein who was unrelated to Leonard : ELMER
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Doohickey : THING
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Home to the Dole Plantation : OAHU
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Industry show : EXPO
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Late singer Judd : NAOMI
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Contest with lots of "tied" scores : RODEO
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In a fight : ATIT
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Body part that humans have that other primates don't : CHIN
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Term to drop in a serious relationship, informally : LBOMB
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Argument extender [ref. 18-Across] : ANDANOTHERTHING
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Tiny amounts : IOTAS
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Terse denial : IDIDNT
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What seat selection on an airplane often comes with : FEE
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Eerily familiar feeling : DEJAVU
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Scottish refusal : NAE
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Focused on the bull's-eye : AIMED
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State fiction as fact : LIE
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Supervise : OVERSEE
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Slowly makes its way through : OSMOSES
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Fun functions : SHINDIGS
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With 87-Across, "I've been around the block a few times" [ref. 23-Across] : THISISNTMY
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Yoga pose : ASANA
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Covering : ATOP
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Rock's C.J. or Dee Dee : RAMONE
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Currency of Qatar : RIYAL
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Package in Santa's sleigh : TOY
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18+, say : ADULT
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Danger : PERIL
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Sun block : VISOR
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Molecular messenger : RNA
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Classic Yogi Berra quote [ref. 33-Across] : ITSDEJAVUALLOVERAGAIN
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Whole bunch : LOT
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Fiber made from cellulose : RAYON
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Chemical ingredient in flubber : BORAX
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Did some secretarial work : TYPED
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The last thing a Mississippi cheerleader wants? : ANI
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Land divided at the 38th parallel : KOREA
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Former name for the N.B.A.'s Thunder, informally : SONICS
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Crib sheet user : BABY
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Team building : ARENA
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See 48-Across : FIRSTRODEO
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Consolidated for easier reading, as a Twitter thread : UNROLLED
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Composer Luigi who pioneered noise music : RUSSOLO
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Like some arts : MARTIAL
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Be an agent for : REP
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Broadway composer Jule : STYNE
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Crop that might be insect-resistant, in brief : GMO
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Sleep inducer : OPIATE
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___ particle : TAU
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Came next : ENSUED
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Algonquian people : MIAMI
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Debut album by Britney Spears [ref. 82-Across] : BABYONEMORETIME
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Beginning : ONSET
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French pronoun : ELLE
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Word implied in "I haven't the foggiest" : IDEA
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Crenshaw or casaba : MELON
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"That makes two of us" : DITTO
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One with a nose for gnus? : LION
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A pan might come with just one : STAR
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Elusive giants : YETIS
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Tread + riser : STAIR
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Becomes less taut : SAGS
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Seemingly forever : EONS
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Instrument for Orpheus : LYRE
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Transport in a Billy Strayhorn standard : ATRAIN
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Showrunner Rhimes : SHONDA
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___ pool : KIDDIE
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Sam with 82 P.G.A. Tour wins : SNEAD
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Lay it on thick : COAT
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Pledge : OATH
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Political unit of ancient Hawaii : CHIEFDOM
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Highly unconventional : OUTRE
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Sector for many start-ups : TECH
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Durable leather : OXHIDE
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Give a take : OPINE
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Doughnut similar to an éclair : LONGJOHN
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Spice up : ENLIVEN
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Canadian observance also called Fête du Travail : LABOURDAY
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Not worth arguing about : MOOT
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Goldman who crusaded for birth control access : EMMA
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Barbecue order : RIBS
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"Never ___ Give You Up" (Rick Astley song) : GONNA
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Useless : OTIOSE
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Prefix with medicine : TELE
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One whose work goes over your head : AVIATOR
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Web portal with a Bing search bar : MSN
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Ambulance pro : EMT
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Monocle-dropping exclamation : ISAY
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Be on the bottom? : SIT
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"___-Tripping" (Nikki Giovanni poem) : EGO
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Sixth of five? : ESP
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Home country of the poet Adonis : SYRIA
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Mouth-watering? : SALIVA
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Park way : TRAIL
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Was given no other option : HADTO
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"There's no other option" : IMUST
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Persuaded : SOLD
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Starting position, maybe : INTERN
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Relish : SAVOR
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"Goodness me!" : ILLBE
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Sojourner Truth or Frances Harper : ORATOR
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It's illegal for employers to prohibit workers from discussing this : PAY
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Called to mind : EVOKED
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Talk at length : RUNON
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"On the Basis of ___" (2018 legal drama) : SEX
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Swift : RAPID
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Goddaughter, often : NIECE
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"It therefore follows that …" : ANDSO
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Sport played on a fronton : JAIALAI
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Lazes around : LOAFS
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Doc who performs Pap smears : GYNO
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Black Lives Matter co-founder : AYOTOMETI
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Valuable to collectors : RARE
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High-minded sort? : STONER
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Depress, with "out" : BUM
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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Comment with a shiver : BRR
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Marks down, maybe : RELABELS
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Gave officially : ISSUEDTO
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Deteriorate : ROT
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Guileful : SLY
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Cholesterol-lowering drug : LIPITOR
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___ and including : UPTO
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Share on Tumblr, say : REBLOG
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"You can learn from anyone — even your ___": Ovid : ENEMY
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"Yep, you got me" : GUILTY
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Story of one's life : MEMOIR
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Danish city where Hans Christian Andersen was born : ODENSE
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___ al Ghul (on-and-off lover of Batman) : TALIA
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Fennel-like flavoring : ANISE
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Material for some drums : STEEL
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Online forum V.I.P.s : MODS
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Still having a shot at winning : INIT
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"The Thin Man" dog : ASTA
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Itches : YENS
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Far from friendly : MEAN
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Rest on one's ___ : OARS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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