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New York Times, Thursday, June 2, 2022

1930s Depression-fighting org.

Author:
Michael Lieberman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Lieberman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Lieberman.
Michael Lieberman notes:
I'm sorry that I put 34-Across in this grid. You won't see it in another puzzle of mine. This theme was inspired by Sid's constructor ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A one-trick pony is still entertaining if it has enough horsepower. Fantastic idea today, "with 1 Across" (note that there's no ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

The NRA at 34-Across (1930s Depression-fighting org.) is the National Recovery Administration.

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© 2022, The New York Times6/2/22 ( No. 26,504 )
Across
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What a left arrow might mean : BACK
5
Setting for much of "A Farewell to Arms" : MILAN
10
Convalescent's need, for short : TLC
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Where Ulysses encountered the Cyclops : ETNA
14
Saw : ADAGE
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Blacken : CHAR
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With 1 Across, warning at sea : SHOTTHEBOW
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Accrue in large amounts, with "in" : RAKE
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"Aww"-inspiring one : TOT
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Small batteries : AAAS
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Feature of the Devil : GOATEE
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Capital city with three consecutive vowels : SEOUL
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"Bad Guy" singer Billie : EILISH
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With 1 Down, like a free-for-all fight : KNOCKDRAGOUT
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Dostoyevsky novel, with "The" : IDIOT
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Air alternative : RAIL
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1930s Depression-fighting org. : NRA
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Dings : NICKS
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Otoscope-using M.D. : ENT
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Scales on a pangolin, e.g. : ARMOR
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Farm delivery letters : CSA
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Hero feature, often : MAYO
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They're attached to many houses : LIENS
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With 1 Across, charity event involving a coast-to-coast human chain : HANDSAMERICA
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Besmirches : STAINS
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Cheese often mixed with Monterey Jack : COLBY
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It's funky : STENCH
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Death Valley's is -282.2 ft. : ELEV
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Glass part : RIM
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"Houston, ___ had a problem" (message misquoted in "Apollo 13") : WEVE
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With 1 Down, dessert sometimes made with pineapple : UPSIDECAKE
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Father of Phobos and Deimos : ARES
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Tennis star Osaka : NAOMI
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Hula accompaniers, informally : UKES
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Web portal with a butterfly logo : MSN
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Three-time Emmy winner Cicely : TYSON
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___ Myerson, only Jewish woman crowned Miss America : BESS
Down
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Outdo : BEST
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Malkovich's role in "The Man in the Iron Mask" : ATHOS
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Benjamin : CNOTE
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___ Chow, author of 2021's "Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir" : KAT
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Hawaiian "thanks" : MAHALO
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"You have no ___" : IDEA
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Places to find dishes of different cultures : LABS
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Fifth word of "American Pie" : AGO
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Zooey Deschanel sitcom : NEWGIRL
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"I take the blame" : THATSONME
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Great place to visit near Michigan? : LAKEHURON
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Largest First Nations group : CREE
15
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" actor Robinson : CRAIG
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Baits, in a way : TAUNTS
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Greeting in Portuguese : OLA
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"Enough already!" : OKOK
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One behind The Times : EDITOR
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Some Sephora purchases : CREAMS
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West of Malibu : KANYE
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Ones on the briny : TARS
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The "i" in p.s.i. : INCH
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Worst-case scenarios : DISASTERS
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Words from the "speechless" : ICANTEVEN
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Nook : ALCOVE
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Yemeni money : RIAL
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Much of "The Fugitive" : MANHUNT
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Some Nordics : DANES
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[not a typo] : SIC
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Stuck until a thaw : ICEDIN
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Mini freezer? : BRAKE
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"Oh no!" : YIKES
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Made a bank getaway? : SWAM
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Those, in Spanish : ESOS
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Stretch for the stars? : LIMO
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Tinker (with) : MESS
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Word before "a fine" or "a visit" : PAY
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Ursa minor? : CUB

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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