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New York Times, Monday, July 12, 2021

Attorney general under George W. Bush

Author:
Kevin Christian
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Christian.
Kevin Christian notes:
This puzzle started as a collaboration with Gareth Bain. I came up with three of the four theme answers. Gareth came up with ALBERTO ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Such a solid example of a "hidden words" theme. Kevin does it by the book, each AFRICAn country embedded within a colorful phrase, ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times7/12/21 ( No. 26,179 )
Across
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Hard to understand : ARCANE
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Vegan protein source : TOFU
11
Electric guitarist's need : AMP
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It makes an auto shine : CARWAX
15
Spirited horse : ARAB
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Luau finger food : POI
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Song lyric before "short and stout" : IMALITTLETEAPOT
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Turn down, as lights : DIM
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"Check this out!" : LOOK
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Out of practice : RUSTY
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"The Simpsons" character voiced by Nancy Cartwright : BART
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___ to the throne : HEIR
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Attorney general under George W. Bush : ALBERTOGONZALES
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Sully : TAINT
34
1960s Ron Howard TV role : OPIE
35
Eggs in a fertility lab : OVA
36
End of a cigarette or rifle : BUTT
37
Were in accord : JIBED
39
Nephew of Donald Duck : HUEY
40
Number that never goes down : AGE
41
Morrison who said "A writer's life and work are not a gift to mankind; they are its necessity" : TONI
42
Some pork cuts : LOINS
43
Appeasing, idiomatically : THROWINGABONETO
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Writes : PENS
48
Gape : GAWK
49
What designated drivers should be : SOBER
52
Taurus symbol : BULL
53
Give silent approval : NOD
56
Grilled Japanese dish on skewers : CHICKENYAKITORI
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What a dipstick measures the level of : OIL
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Prep for publication : EDIT
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Where this puzzle's circled letters can be found : AFRICA
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Part of the body that's stubbed : TOE
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Trick : DUPE
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___ network : NEURAL
Down
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The "A" of DNA : ACID
2
Oscar-winning Malek : RAMI
3
Do some last-minute studying : CRAM
4
Leatherworker's pointed tool : AWL
5
Fancy work from a manicurist : NAILART
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Squeeze money from : EXTORT
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Format of much AM radio : TALK
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Metal in a mine : ORE
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What Jack Sprat couldn't eat, in a nursery rhyme : FAT
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Transform using mobile technology, as a market : UBERIZE
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TikTok and Zoom, for two : APPS
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Not worth debating : MOOT
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Feel sorry for : PITY
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Band with the 1983 #1 hit "62-Across" : TOTO
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Surrounding glow : AURA
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Like the wire in paper clips : BENT
24
"Cross my heart and ___ to die" : HOPE
25
Oklahoma city : ENID
26
Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
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Ha-ha : LAUGH
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Dog to avoid : BITER
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Pull out all the stops : GOBIG
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Nephew of Donald Duck : LOUIE
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100- or 200-meter, e.g. : EVENT
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Final authority : SAYSO
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Enlist : JOIN
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Quaint lodgings : INNS
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Sound of a car or goose : HONK
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Brought up the rear? : TWERKED
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Disreputable sort : LOWLIFE
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International grp. with a 1970s U.S. embargo : OPEC
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Water: Sp. : AGUA
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Southeast Europe's ___ Peninsula : BALKAN
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Person who may speak with a brogue : SCOT
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Home of Cincinnati : OHIO
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Ill humor : BILE
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Unit that may be preceded by kilo-, mega- or giga- : BYTE
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Black: Fr. : NOIR
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Telephone : DIAL
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Univ. URL ending : EDU
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___ in the bud : NIP
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___TV (cable channel with "Impractical Jokers") : TRU

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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