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New York Times, Friday, June 17, 2022

Comic who said "I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells"

Author:
Pao Roy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Pao Roy.
Pao Roy notes:
My primary goal in constructing this themeless was to pack in as much lively, long fill (8+ letters long) as possible — words and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
In just three puzzles, Pao has officially grabbed my attention. This 70-worder is easy to fill with cleanliness — what's challenging ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times6/17/22 ( No. 26,519 )
Across
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It was all a dream, maybe : PLOTTWIST
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File type used in paper-to-digital archiving : PDF
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It helps keep your head above water : POOLNOODLE
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___ League : ARAB
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Popular poster : INFLUENCER
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Tahoe or Winnebago : LAKE
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"Catch my drift?" : GETIT
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Nonbinary pronoun : THEM
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Mass agreement : AMEN
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Key that closes a window : ESC
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"I'm there!" : ITSADATE
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Free educational spots, for short : PSAS
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Zelle or Zillow : APP
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Costa ___ : RICA
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The Rockets, on a sports ticker : HOU
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"Incidentally ..." : ONASIDENOTE
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Like some Marcel Duchamp works : DADAIST
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Not numb : SENSATE
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Spread some dirt : SPILLTHETEA
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Pro's opponent : CON
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Measure (out) : DOLE
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Shaft : ROD
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___ sum (leafy vegetable in Chinese cuisine) : CHOY
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"Shush!" : PIPEDOWN
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Pittance : SOU
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Grayish : ASHY
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Round and round and round? : BOUT
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Comic who said "I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells" : PRYOR
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On trend : CHIC
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At one's best : INRAREFORM
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1987 Lionel Richie hit : SELA
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They're rolled out once a year at the White House : EASTEREGGS
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Taken care of : SET
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Sneak off somewhere : STEALAWAY
Down
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Southern cornmeal dish : PONE
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Artist's pad, maybe : LOFT
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Skateboarders' stunts : OLLIES
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Workshop fasteners : TNUTS
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One out of 10 : TOE
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Refuse : WONT
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Aids in recovering lost pets : IDCHIPS
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Runway hazard : SLEET
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Lengths of rulers, maybe : TERMS
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Heroic knights : PALADINS
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Whose work may be all play? : DRAMACOACH
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"Mom" for a day, say : FAKETATTOO
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Babe, for one : PIG
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"Molto ___" : BENE
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Art capable : CANST
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Team building? : ARENA
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Many college profs : PHDS
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Shower stall accessories : SOAPDISHES
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One with sound judgment? : AUDIOPHILE
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Way to go : PATH
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Like many baking sheets before baking : OILED
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What a colon might mean : ISTO
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Mr. of film : DEEDS
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Wee, informally : EENY
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Urban scavenger : ALLEYCAT
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Certain essential worker, for short : ERNURSE
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Time to go in : CURFEW
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Campaign grps. : PACS
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Theater props? : OBIES
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Succeeded in : WONAT
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Word with light or space : OPERA
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"Peace!" : TATA
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Literally, Sanskrit for "joining" : YOGA
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Bacchanalia : ORGY
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Hotel offerings: Abbr. : RMS
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Genealogical listing: Abbr. : REL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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