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New York Times, Friday, June 24, 2022

Author:
Sophia Maymudes and Margaret Seikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
22-Across : Queen's protection
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Sophia Maymudes
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Margaret Seikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JWXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Maymudes. This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Seikel.
Constructor notes:
SOPHIA: Beyond thrilled to be publishing with Margaret, whose work I've admired for years. She created a grid skeleton with KANGAROO ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I amused myself by imagining a group of SORORITY sisters doing the Asian SQUAT. Now that would be memorable! One thing I appreciate ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times6/24/22 ( No. 26,526 )
Across
1
Source of the quote "It is more blessed to give than to receive" : ACTS
5
Creator of terraced agricultural fields known as andenes : INCA
9
Not alcoholic : SOFT
13
Wig (out) : FREAK
15
Place to slurp ramen : NOODLEBAR
17
Meghan Markle's "something borrowed" : TIARA
18
Cheesesteak topper : PROVOLONE
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Good auto for an L.A.-to-N.Y.C. road trip? : TRANSAM
21
R.N.'s insertion : IVLINE
22
Queen's protection : STINGER
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Fermented beverage : ALE
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Frequent maid of honor, in brief : SIS
25
Writers' org. with apt initials : PEN
26
Alternative to blinds : ANTES
28
Mortgage offering : RATE
30
Historian Schomberg of the Harlem Renaissance : ARTURO
32
Literally, "skewer" : SHISH
34
Group photo pose during a rush : SORORITYSQUAT
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Flip : GOAPE
39
Jeep successor : HUMVEE
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Leak (through) : SEEP
43
BART : San Francisco :: ___ : Philadelphia : SEPTA
45
Chemical suffix : IDE
46
"The Simpsons" character with an 18-letter last name : APU
47
Record label co-founded by Drake : OVO
49
Longtime NPR call-in show : CARTALK
51
Home to California's Limekiln State Park : BIGSUR
53
Cheese from the south of Italy : BURRATA
54
Numbers that come after 1 : AREACODES
56
Renée ___ Goldsberry of "Hamilton" : ELISE
58
Kind of architectural movement with the philosophy of living with less : TINYHOUSE
59
Author Mario Vargas ___ : LLOSA
60
Part of a French 101 conjugation : ETES
61
"Wuthering Heights" setting : MOOR
62
Impertinent sort : SNOT
Down
1
Toward the tail : AFT
2
Polecats, raccoons, squirrels, etc. : CRITTERS
3
Dress down : TEARINTO
4
Brand once produced by Dow Chemical : SARAN
5
Somewhat : INPART
6
Summer temperatures of 120º F, in Death Valley : NORM
7
Say "You're so-o-o cute!," e.g. : COO
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"Stronger than pain" sloganeer : ADVIL
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Persuade : SELL
10
Uncommon member of a high school band : OBOIST
11
Civil rights activist ___ Lou Hamer : FANNIE
12
Things that parks and families have : TREES
14
Marsupium, by another name : KANGAROOPOUCH
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Cause of a breakup : LOVERSQUARREL
20
Title for Frida Kahlo : SENORA
22
Brazilian's place : SPA
23
Pallid : ASHY
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Signature scent introduced in 1968 : ESTEE
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Alive with excitement : AHUM
31
Itch : URGE
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Mesopotamian goddess of love and war : ISHTAR
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___ facto : IPSO
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Ohio claims to be its birthplace : AVIATION
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TV character who said "I do love a locker room. It smells like potential" : TEDLASSO
40
High-pitched cry : EEK
41
Christmas ___ : SPIRIT
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___ Gant, protagonist of Thomas Wolfe's "Look Homeward, Angel" : EUGENE
44
Windows might be opened by one : PCUSER
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Ease : ABATE
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When doubled, racing sound : VROOM
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They're denoted by T's, for tees : TALLS
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States : SAYS
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X, maybe, in Spanish : BESO
55
What Salt-N-Pepa were not, despite their name : DUO
57
Gobble up : EAT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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