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New York Times, Monday, June 28, 2021

Popular meal kit company (or the mother of the food critic featured in this puzzle?)

Author:
Pamela F. Davis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Pamela F. Davis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Davis. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Pamela F. Davis notes:
"Reviews of Mom's Cooking," my first submission as a new pandemic-inspired constructor, grew from the seed phrase STEAK ACCLAIM, a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I wish I'd read the HOME CHEF clue more carefully, because there's a cool idea that didn't receive enough emphasis. As I solved, I ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times6/28/21 ( No. 26,165 )

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Across
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Potato, informally : SPUD
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Desert succulent : AGAVE
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Net material : MESH
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... approximately : ORSO
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___ Heights (Syria/Israel border area) : GOLAN
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Reverberation : ECHO
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"So, this red thing, Mom? This is not good." : BEETREPORT
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Ending with church or party : GOER
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Wild time at the mall : SPREE
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Assesses visually : EYEBALLS
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Lounge around : LAZE
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Amend a tax return, perhaps : REFILE
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"The French one is my favorite. Wait, no, the pretzel one." : ROLLREVERSAL
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Lamb's mother : EWE
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Gaze intently : STARE
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Get out of ___ (leave town) : DODGE
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Boring : BLAH
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Mexican marinade made with chili pepper : ADOBO
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Sonnet or ode : POEM
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Request from : ASKOF
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Blissful spots : EDENS
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Printer malfunction : JAM
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"Eww, mollusks ... I don't know, didn't this make me sick last time?" : MUSSELMEMORY
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Actress Meryl with nine Golden Globe Awards : STREEP
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"Buona ___" (Italian greeting) : SERA
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Render impossible : PRECLUDE
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Fumble (for) : GROPE
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It's a crime to lie under it : OATH
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"Wow, Mom, this is like at a restaurant! Dibs on the chocolate pudding!" : MOUSSECALL
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Garfield's canine pal : ODIE
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Energy giant synonymous with corporate scandal : ENRON
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"I get it now" : OHOK
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Ecosystem built by corals : REEF
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Seat at a counter : STOOL
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Has an evening meal : SUPS
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Weeps loudly : SOBS
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Get ready for a test, say : PREP
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___ name and password : USER
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"Ooh, spill the tea!" : DOTELL
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"___ before beauty" : AGE
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Republicans, for short : GOP
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___ vera : ALOE
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Change into different forms : VARY
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Walks in : ENTERS
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Epic failure : MEGAFLOP
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Culprit in some food poisoning cases : ECOLI
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Conch, e.g. : SHELL
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Animal in a stable : HORSE
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Rises up on its hind legs, as a 13-Down : REARS
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Item strung on a necklace : BEAD
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Actress Catherine ___-Jones : ZETA
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Manages to elude : EVADES
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Singer McEntire : REBA
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You can't say they won't give a hoot! : OWLS
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Reveal, as confidential information : LEAK
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Gradually wear away, as soil : ERODE
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Rises up in protest : REBELS
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Training place for martial arts : DOJO
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One of 10 on a 10-speed : GEAR
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Award won multiple times by "Modern Family" and "All in the Family" : EMMY
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Popular meal kit company (or the mother of the food critic featured in this puzzle?) : HOMECHEF
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"You can count ___" : ONME
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Gas or coal : FUEL
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Twilled fabric for suits : SERGE
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Sea foams : SPUMES
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Former Philippine president Ferdinand : MARCOS
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Scent of an animal : SPOOR
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Exchange : TRADE
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Fix, as a knot : RETIE
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Journey's "___ Stop Believin'" : DONT
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$ : dollar :: € : ___ : EURO
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Honolulu's home : OAHU
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Sound of sitting down heavily : PLOP
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Fraternal order : ELKS
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Phillipa ___, Tony nominee for "Hamilton" : SOO
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NBC sketch show, in brief : SNL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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