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New York Times, Wednesday, June 22, 2022

*White pizza toppings

Author:
Kate Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Hawkins.
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© 2022, The New York Times6/22/22 ( No. 26,524 )
Across
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Word before bar or party : SEARCH
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Athena's winged companion : OWL
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Hype (up) : AMP
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Diamond official : UMPIRE
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Sulk : POUT
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"___, fi, fo, fum" : FEE
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*Drivers' process when two lanes of traffic become one : ZIPPERMERGE
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Antitrust law enforcement org. : FTC
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Sick : ILL
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Bizarre : WEIRD
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Ancient Greek market : AGORA
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The windows to the soul, it's said : EYES
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*Garden plant that opens and shuts its "mouth" when squeezed : SNAPDRAGON
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Pony up : PAY
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Brand of sunglasses : RAYBAN
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Syria's Bashar al-___ : ASSAD
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French word after "vous" : ETES
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When you're on it, you're en pointe : TOE
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*White pizza toppings : BUTTONMUSHROOMS
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Sacramento-to-San Diego dir. : SSE
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Long stretches : EONS
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What you've got going for you : ASSET
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Threaten, as a cat might : HISSAT
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Puncher's tool : AWL
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*Design on some baseball uniforms : PINSTRIPES
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Bus driver for Lisa and Bart : OTTO
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Darkest part of a shadow : UMBRA
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They're sworn : OATHS
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Burgle : ROB
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Brown who wrote "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" : DEE
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Accept and let go of something … or a hint to the starts of the answers to the starred clues : FINDCLOSURE
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Vitamin supplement retailer : GNC
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Munich Mrs. : FRAU
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Official declarations : EDICTS
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Laugh sound : YUK
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___ mode : ALA
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Major-leaguer who wears 49-Across at home : YANKEE
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Q preceder, in song : SUZIE
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Poet Dickinson : EMILY
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Jobs creation : APPLE
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"Let 'er ___!" : RIP
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Gaffer, best boy and others : CREW
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Inquisition charge : HERESY
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Work from Bellini or Rossini : OPERA
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Popular blogging platform : WORDPRESS
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Tote : LUG
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Espresso-over-ice cream desserts : AFFOGATOS
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Time keeper : METRONOME
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Pie nut : PECAN
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Like some people at weddings and funerals : TEARY
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Lowest part of a range, for short : MIN
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Chitter-chatter : GAB
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Old-fashioned shoe cover : SPAT
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Inexact recipe amount : DASH
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Hubbub : ADO
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They can be sculpted and chiseled : ABS
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You might order ahi tuna or yellowtail from it : SUSHIMENU
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"East of Eden" author : STEINBECK
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Moving : EMOTIONAL
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Wine vessel : TUN
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Abbr. on a cornerstone : EST
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Close by : NEAR
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Uncooked : RAW
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Home of the Viking Ship Museum : OSLO
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Azerbaijan or Lithuania, once: Abbr. : SSR
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Wizard's accessory : STAFF
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Daughter of Joe and Jill Biden : ASHLEY
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Chubby : PUDGY
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Italian city in a "Kiss Me, Kate" song : PADUA
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[waves hand in a circle] : ETC
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Something weighed at a weigh station : TRUCK
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Linzer ___ (pastry) : TORTE
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Very corpulent : OBESE
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Pop : SODA
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Glass of "This American Life" : IRA
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Missing letters in "transgre_s_o_," appropriately : SIN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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