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New York Times, Saturday, June 18, 2022

Star of "12 Years a Slave"

Author:
Brooke Husic
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Husic.
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© 2022, The New York Times6/18/22 ( No. 26,520 )
Across
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Queer heroine in the DC Universe : BATWOMAN
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Minor deviation : BLIP
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Literally, "high city" : ACROPOLIS
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2002 art biopic starring Salma Hayek : FRIDA
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Star of "12 Years a Slave" : CHIWETELEJIOFOR
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Set : KIT
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19th-century activist Dorothea : DIX
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Only person to win a Nobel Prize in two scientific fields : CURIE
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French, to the English? : SNOG
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It's hot right now : FAD
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Noggins : MELONS
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Prey for some hyenas : GNUS
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Tide type : NEAP
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___ cat : FAT
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Solving crosswords with a bunch of friends, say : NERDFEST
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Close a tab : PAY
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Morning ritual for some : SKINCAREROUTINE
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Prefix with sexual : PAN
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Big name in English tea : TWININGS
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Brownie, e.g. : ELF
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It's nothing : NADA
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See 59-Across : SKIT
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Warwick with 12 top 10 Billboard hits : DIONNE
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Crafty : SLY
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Salon sound : SNIP
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Make fun of : ROAST
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"___-hoo!" : YOO
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With 45-Across, performance in Studio 8H : SNL
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"We don't need to rush" : TIMEISONOURSIDE
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Bouquet : SMELL
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Inkling : VAGUEIDEA
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Some audio downloads, informally : PODS
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Barkeeps : TAPSTERS
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Supports : BACKS
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Lovesick, perhaps : ACHING
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Son of Poseidon : TRITON
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Word before and after "just" : WOW
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Opinion offerer : OPED
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Prophecy or hallucinations, in "Macbeth" : MOTIF
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City with a famous library : ALEXANDRIA
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It's nothing : NIL
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Oven setting : BROIL
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Best-selling novel that begins in Pondicherry, India : LIFEOFPI
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"Yes, ___!" : IDO
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6 is a rare one : PAR
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Brief bit : SEC
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Passion : FIRE
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Quickly mounts : JUMPSON
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Anna with two Emmys for "Breaking Bad" : GUNN
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Supports : DEFENDS
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Peshwari ___ (raisin-filled fare) : NAAN
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Bump on a lid : STYE
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Dissenting group : SECT
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Fitness activity done while suspended from a hammock : AERIALYOGA
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Result of chafing : RAWNESS
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Some harbor sights : TUGS
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Hurtled : SPED
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Master of death, in Hinduism : KALI
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Abreast : INFORMED
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Audible finger wags : TSKS
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Umpire's call : INSIDE
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Match point? : TINDER
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Some holiday deliveries : NOELS
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Get exactly : NAIL
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Late-night query : YOUUP
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Petitions : PLEAS
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What's good in Jerusalem? : TOV
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Galena and cinnabar, for two : ORES
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Small dose: Abbr. : TSP
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Initialism to which an "h" is sometimes added : IMO
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Jazz trumpeter Adderley : NAT
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Not play, with "out" : SIT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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