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New York Times, Monday, June 13, 2022

Author:
Hoang-Kim Vu and Jessica Zetzman
Editor:
Will Shortz
Dirty dozen?
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Hoang-Kim Vu
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Jessica Zetzman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXYZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Vu. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Zetzman. Monday freshness: 92%
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© 2022, The New York Times6/13/22 ( No. 26,515 )
Across
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Like the path of a lob : ARCED
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Stand the test of time : LAST
10
Newspaper opinion piece : OPED
14
Instrument in a string quartet : CELLO
15
French peak : ALPE
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"___, far, wherever you are" (Celine Dion lyric) : NEAR
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Applies sloppily, as paint : DAUBS
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Data graphics with wedges : PIECHARTS
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Egyptian queen, for short : CLEO
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Stuck ashore, as a whale : BEACHED
22
Cries loudly : WAILS
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Air traffic control equipment : RADAR
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Dirty dozen? : BADEGGS
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Do surgery : OPERATE
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Skips over, as a spoken syllable : ELIDES
34
India's smallest state : GOA
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Ambulance specialists, in brief : EMTS
36
Hot springs resort : SPA
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Sent by UPS, e.g. : SHIPPED
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Baseball's ___ Wee Reese : PEE
41
Light white powder : TALC
43
"… spoon ___ fork?" : ORA
44
Existing in hidden form : LATENT
46
Spotted wildcats of the South American jungle : OCELOTS
48
Nuts used to make marzipan : ALMONDS
49
Crumple into a ball : WADUP
50
Princess played by Emma Corrin on "The Crown" : DIANA
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Ramadan observers : MUSLIMS
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Fill to capacity : SATE
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Garments similar to rompers … with a hint to the shaded squares in this puzzle : JUMPSUITS
61
Three-point driving maneuver : KTURN
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"Ah, that makes sense now" : ISEE
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Fiction's opposite : FACT
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Malodorous : FETID
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Kings of Leon or Queens of the Stone Age : BAND
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"If you ask me ...," online : IMHO
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Farmer's harvests : CROPS
Down
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Electrical adapter letters : ACDC
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Authentic : REAL
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You're reading one right now : CLUE
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Nudged : ELBOWED
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___ and don'ts : DOS
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Big flaps in the fashion industry? : LAPELS
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Assumed name : ALIAS
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Blueprint detail : SPEC
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Silicon Valley field : TECH
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How you might walk through the graveyard at night : ONADARE
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The "p" of m.p.g. : PER
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Have for lunch : EAT
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Stethoscope users: Abbr. : DRS
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"Present!" : HERE
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V.I.P. : BIGSHOT
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Middle ___ (time before the Renaissance) : AGES
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Make slightly wet : DAMPEN
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Go to an event : ATTEND
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Adjusts, as a clock : RESETS
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Confer (upon) : BESTOW
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Andean herd animal : ALPACA
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Used a rotary phone : DIALED
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Alley ___ (basketball play) : OOP
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Spanish rice dishes : PAELLAS
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4.0 is a great one, for short : GPA
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Org. that won't call to demand payments, despite what its impostors would have you believe : IRS
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"Shucks!," only stronger : DAMN
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In a mass : CLUMPED
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Appliance on a kitchen counter : TOASTER
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Numbered musical work : OPUS
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Hopes one will : AIMSTO
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Get rid of, informally : DITCH
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Believer in Islamic mysticism : SUFI
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Actor Neeson : LIAM
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Lead-in to correct or tune : AUTO
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Excursion : TRIP
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Finishes : ENDS
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Triangular sail : JIB
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Land between Can. and Mex. : USA
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All vice presidents before Harris : MEN
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Colonel Sanders's chain : KFC

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