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New York Times, Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Once-popular activity hath no more fans?

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Haight.
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© 2022, The New York Times6/8/22 ( No. 26,510 )
Across
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Plate appearance : ATBAT
6
Short break? : VACAY
11
Director Brooks : MEL
14
Some Kiwis : MAORIS
16
Love, in Livorno : AMORE
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Fútbol cheer : OLE
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Doth choose a comedy routine? : PICKETHLINES
20
Routing word : VIA
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Author of the "Letter From Birmingham Jail," in brief : MLK
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Two-way : DUAL
23
Memoirs and profiles, informally : BIOS
24
Citizenry doth work hard? : PUBLICTOILETH
29
Upstage, say : ECLIPSE
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Fastball, in slang : HEATER
33
Watery : THIN
34
Locale for drawers in the study? : ARTSCHOOL
37
Subject of many a funny TikTok : CAT
38
Once-popular activity hath no more fans? : FADDIETH
41
Golf variable : LIE
42
They may be close to reception : HOTELBARS
44
Post-boomer cohort : GENX
45
Title 6-year-old of 1950s children's literature : ELOISE
46
Schuss with a chute : PARASKI
49
Doth apply graffiti? : MARKETHPLACES
52
Goes out : EBBS
53
Grains in some milk : OATS
54
Rim : LIP
57
___ Simbel (Lake Nasser landmark) : ABU
58
Runway walker hath megatalent? : MODELROCKETH
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Record : LOG
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Be on the hunt : PROWL
65
Blown : RUINED
66
A and B, in D.C. : STS
67
Whammies : HEXES
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Some boards : EXAMS
Down
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Day and night? : AMPM
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Follow closely : TAIL
3
Strong German brew : BOCK
4
Months-long couples retreat? : ARK
5
Busy : TIEDUP
6
Frankie of the Four Seasons : VALLI
7
"___ the only one?" : AMI
8
Fool : CON
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"___ we good?" : ARE
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OK : YES
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Things cast for films : MOVIEROLES
12
"Middlemarch" novelist : ELIOT
13
Setter fetter : LEASH
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Well-used pencils : STUBS
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Robust : HALE
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"Yecch!" : BLEH
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It may burst your bubble : PIN
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Rock with four Emmys : CHRIS
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Mal de ___ : TETE
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Hop kiln : OAST
28
Rash sensation : ITCH
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Chisel : ETCH
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Elaine ___, labor secretary under George W. Bush : CHAO
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They may leave a lengthy paper trail : LITTERBUGS
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Job in the TV biz : ADREP
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Sound heard "here" and "there" on Old MacDonald's farm : OINK
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L.P.G.A. star Thompson : LEXI
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Ice ___ : FLOE
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Somewhat : ABIT
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Small amount in a recipe : DASH
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Fraternal order : ELKS
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Boyle's law subject : GAS
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Jack of 1950s TV : PAAR
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Character ___ : ACTOR
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Bail out : RESCUE
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"Square" things : MEALS
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Monastery figure : ABBOT
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Relaxes : LOLLS
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Horne with a sultry voice : LENA
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Thingy : ITEM
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Many profs : PHDS
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NASCAR stat : MPH
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Deposit of a sort : ORE
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Publish private info about online, in modern lingo : DOX
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Sheepish one? : EWE
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Breakfast cereal with little balls : KIX

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

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