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New York Times, Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Author:
Robert Won
Editor:
Will Shortz
Ocean invertebrate with a round, translucent body
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Robert Won

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Won. Tuesday freshness: 32%
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© 2022, The New York Times6/14/22 ( No. 26,516 )
Across
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Hot dish that sounds cold : CHILI
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Increase, as a pot : ADDTO
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___ Dhabi : ABU
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Composer Copland : AARON
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Feature of five U.S. presidents from Lincoln to Harrison : BEARD
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Hummus, for one : DIP
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Easy order for a barista : BLACKCOFFEE
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Feminine suffix : ESS
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They play among the reeds : OBOISTS
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Gin flavoring : SLOE
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Exclamation of epiphany : AHA
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Not quite ROFL : LOL
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Inventor's protection : PATENT
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$, %, & or @ : SYMBOL
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"If ___ Street Could Talk" (2018 film) : BEALE
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"It is a tale told by an ___, full of sound and fury": Shak. : IDIOT
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Coil in a mattress : BEDSPRING
37
Oscar-winning film set partly in Iran : ARGO
38
Jell-O shapers : MOLDS
39
Slushy summer treat : ICEE
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Ocean invertebrate with a round, translucent body : MOONJELLY
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Trumpet's sound : BLARE
43
Furious : IRATE
44
Prevailing tendencies : TRENDS
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Sherwood ___ : FOREST
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Go a-courting? : SUE
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"The Waste Land" author's monogram : TSE
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Big nights before big days : EVES
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Artist Henri Toulouse-___ : LAUTREC
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A live one might be hot : MIC
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Genre with a Hall of Fame in Cleveland … or what can follow the respective halves of 17-, 33- and 40-Across : ROCKANDROLL
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Card player's call : UNO
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More robust : HALER
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Pisa dough? : EUROS
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Kylo ___ of "Star Wars" : REN
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Serviceable : OFUSE
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Put down new turf on : RESOD
Down
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Taxi : CAB
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"2001: A Space Odyssey" antagonist : HAL
3
Nest egg letters : IRA
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___ citato (in the passage quoted) : LOCO
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Rorschach pattern : INKBLOT
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Bubbling away : ABOIL
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Dict. offerings : DEFS
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Loopy : DAFT
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Overstep one's bounds : TRESPASS
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Verse that exalts its subject : ODE
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"Easy on Me" singer, 2021 : ADELE
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Plains figure replaced by Monticello on U.S. nickels : BISON
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Surprise win : UPSET
18
Cucumber-like, maybe : COOL
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Lifelessly dull : STERILE
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"Take me ___" : ASIAM
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Water power, informally : HYDRO
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Compadre : AMIGO
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Mont Blanc, for one : ALP
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Outskirts of the outskirts : BOONIES
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Book-loving Disney princess in a yellow gown : BELLE
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Whirlpool : EDDY
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Bit of lightning : BOLT
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Defeatist's assertion : ICANT
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Bookish sorts : NERDS
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Flappers in a gaggle : GEESE
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Late singer with a food name : MEATLOAF
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PSAT takers, often : JRS
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Operator of a stud farm : BREEDER
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Community card between "flop" and "river" in hold'em : TURN
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It's connected to the tibia : FEMUR
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Sheepish : OVINE
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Intel mission : RECON
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Gawk : STARE
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Rights advocacy org. : ACLU
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Some four-stringed instruments, for short : UKES
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Mötley ___ : CRUE
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Letter after pi : RHO
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Common conjunctions : ORS
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John of Salisbury : LOO
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"Acid" : LSD

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