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Bonus Features

New York Times, Sunday, June 26, 2022

Author:
Matthew Stock and Finn Vigeland
Editor:
Will Shortz
81-Across : Some feds
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 86 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Stock. This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Vigeland.
Notepad: When you've finished the puzzle, look for an appropriate hidden word.
Will Shortz notes:
Matthew Stock works for a math education nonprofit in East St. Louis, Ill. Next month he's moving to Florida, where he'll be teaching eighth-grade math. Finn Vigeland is a transportation ... read more
Constructor notes:
Happy Sunday! We're so excited to be sharing our first co-byline in the NYT Magazine. The initial idea for this theme came to Matthew almost three years ago, and we enjoyed taking our time ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Jim here, sitting in for Jeff Chen, who is practicing for his mellophone recital. ["Macbeth," but not "Hamlet"] is one of my favorite clues of the year. Note the quotes. "Hamlet" stresses ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times6/26/22 ( No. 26,528 )
Across
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Partitions between nostrils : SEPTA
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Place to park a boat : SLIP
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Malt-drying kiln : OAST
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Gave a look of "Can you believe that?!" : STARED
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Smaller than small : ATOMIC
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Rub it in : GLOAT
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What you'll hear after-hours at a sports car sales lot? : THESILENCEOFTHELAMBOS
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Cry from a boxing coach : HITEM
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Swimmer's assignment : LANE
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RC, for one : COLA
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Fayetteville school, informally : UOFA
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City that neighbors Ann Arbor, for short : YPSI
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Rodeo Drive uprising? : BEVERLYHILLSCOUP
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Janelle of "Moonlight" : MONAE
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Loire contents : EAU
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Per person : EACH
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Twisted jeans legs? : PANTSLABYRINTH
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Religion of the Maldives : ISLAM
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Mission statement's inspiration : ETHOS
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Expected : DUE
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Bounces around a pool table : CAROMS
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Antagonist in "Hop-o'-My-Thumb" : OGRE
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Drink with crumpets : TEA
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South Asian crepes : DOSAS
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Thrill : ELATE
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Mini manufacturer : BMW
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Chihuahua, por ejemplo : ESTADO
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Staunch dedication to one's upper leg exercise routine? : THIGHFIDELITY
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Country whose name together with its capital city has only eight letters : PERU
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[I'm a cow!] : MOO
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Take for a spin : DEMO
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Winter wear for a stegosaurus? : JURASSICPARKA
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"I have my ___" : DOUBTS
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Understand : GET
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Palestinian political party : FATAH
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Some feds : NARCS
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"Look, fireworks!" : OOH
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Diver's destination : REEF
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Labor class? : LAMAZE
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Airport code for a Delta hub : LGA
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It's a small world : GLOBE
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Bracket buster's victory : UPSET
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Tire-puncturing way across a river? : BRIDGEOFSPIKES
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Region : AREA
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Musician whose name sounds like an exclamation : ONO
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Message written on a Wonderland cake : EATME
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Introduction to a chiropractor's makeshift toolkit? : THISISSPINALTAPE
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Ankle-length dress : MAXI
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First automaker to conduct crash tests (1938) : AUDI
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E.R. imperative : STAT
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Pair in an ellipse : FOCI
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Capital on the Atlantic : DAKAR
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Campaign to convince British P.M. Tony to change parties? : THEBLAIRSWITCHPROJECT
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Like sailors' language, stereotypically : SALTY
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Operator of the Valley Flyer and Coast Starlight : AMTRAK
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Urge strongly : EXHORT
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Wranglers alternative : LEES
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Make : EARN
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Rulers until 1917 : TSARS
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Top of a range? : STETSONHAT
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Enter smoothly : EASEINTO
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Proper partner? : PRIM
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Number on a bus. card : TEL
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First songwriter to win an Oscar for a James Bond theme : ADELE
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One in the driver's seat : STEERER
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Head of Eton? : LOO
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Global finance org. : IMF
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Word before or after perfect : PITCH
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Tribe whose flag features a circle of tepees on a red background : OGLALA
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French menu word : ALA
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To such an extent (that) : SOMUCHSO
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Game with a card that might say "Lawyer: court judge legal crime case" : TABOO
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Swabs, say : SHIPMATES
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Target for salicylic acid : ACNE
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Fourth-most common surname in Korea (after Kim, Lee and Park) : CHOI
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Stinky ___ (popular Chinese street food) : TOFU
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"Your" of yore : THY
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___ system (GPS device) : NAV
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Vogue rival : ELLE
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April fool target : SAP
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___ Paese cheese : BEL
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Secular : LAIC
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One-named singer with the 2016 hit "Crush" : YUNA
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High school dept. : SCI
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Follower of smart or wise : ASS
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Comic Davidson : PETE
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Big whoop : ADO
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Go over 21, say : BUST
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"What she said" : YEAH
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Nonkosher : TREF
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Hindu Festival of Colors : HOLI
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Community celebrated in June, in brief : LGBT
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Name of BTS's fan base : ARMY
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Kitten's sound : MEW
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Anti-D.U.I. org. : MADD
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Mounts : STEEDS
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Kind of fin : DORSAL
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One offering intense but unrequited affection, in modern usage : SIMP
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Red Muppet : ELMO
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4/ : APR
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___ Studies (Gallaudet University department) : DEAF
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Indian state on the Arabian Sea : GOA
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Mellophone, e.g. : HORN
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Debtor's note : IOU
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Arthur Ashe Stadium org. : USTA
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Wrangler maker : JEEP
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Great Basin natives : UTES
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"Macbeth," but not "Hamlet" : IAMB
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Burn a little : CHAR
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Vegetable that's massaged before eating : KALE
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Mythical ship that sailed to Colchis : ARGO
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Odds fellows? : BOOKMAKERS
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Specifically : TOBEEXACT
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"___ All That" (1999 rom-com) : SHES
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"Despicable Me" antihero : GRU
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Half-___ : CAF
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Within reach, as a goal : FEASIBLE
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Utah's ___ National Park : ZION
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"Hairspray" mom : EDNA
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Fig. on a transcript : GPA
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One with a storied education, informally? : LITMAJOR
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Race in which one begins in a wetsuit, for short : TRI
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Shade that one might find on the links? : GOLFTAN
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"What did I tell you?" : SEE
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Some writing samples : ESSAYS
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Source of Italian bubbles : ASTI
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Heart on one's sleeve, for short? : TAT
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Verbal shrugs : HUHS
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Prefix with legal : PARA
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Exclamation while seeing oneself on the Jumbotron, perhaps : ITSME
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Tick follower : TOCK
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German lament : ACH
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Lab dropper : PIPET
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N.Y.C. subway inits. : IRT
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Capital of Qatar : DOHA
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Inits. on a cellphone : LTE
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Sports org. founded by Billie Jean King : WTA
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Like the verb "to be": Abbr. : IRR
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Scripts : RXS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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