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New York Times, Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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Author:
Karen Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Karen Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Steinberg.
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© 2022, The New York Times7/12/22 ( No. 26,544 )
Across
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Alan of "Marriage Story" : ALDA
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Light time : DAY
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Danish shoe manufacturer : ECCO
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"Tender" meat cut : LOIN
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Italian city known for its salami : GENOA
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Understand, informally : GROK
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Approximate length of 57-Across : TWENTYFOURHOURS
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Movie co. with a presence at Sundance : IFC
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Words on the smallest current U.S. coin : ONEDIME
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The Spartans of the N.C.A.A., for short : MSU
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Handles very roughly : MAULS
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Rap's MC ___ : REN
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Honey-yellow color : AMBER
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Go on the offensive : ATTACK
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One small sample : ATASTE
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Raise ___ (cause trouble) : CAIN
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Like one's legs after too many squats, say : ACHY
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Nimble for one's age : SPRY
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Accomplish on behalf of : DOFOR
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Apt name for a car mechanic? : OTTO
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That's not true : LIE
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Fashion designer von Furstenberg : DIANE
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"Now I get it!" : OHH
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Wood for a grilling plank : CEDAR
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Actress/comedian Issa : RAE
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Pull some strings? : STRUM
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___ Lama : DALAI
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What synopses summarize : PLOTS
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Long ways to go? : LIMOS
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City with a Little Havana neighborhood : MIAMI
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Body's internal clock patterns, regulated by the phenomenon seen in the circled letters : SLEEPWAKECYCLES
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Feature of an impala … or an Impala : HORN
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Retort to "I am not!" : ARESO
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___ mater : ALMA
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Grub : EATS
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Dark time : NIGHT
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Not slack : TAUT
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Midsize Nissan : ALTIMA
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Descriptor of the 1%? : LOWFAT
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Like jigsaw puzzle pieces produced by machines : DIECUT
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___ Arbor, Mich. : ANN
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Put off for later : DEFER
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One end of a battery : ANODE
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"Wanna participate?" : YOUIN
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Id restrainer : EGO
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Leftovers : CRUMBS
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Tight-fitting women's garment : CORSET
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"All right, fine with me" : OKSURE
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OB/___ : GYN
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Pitcher's asset : ARM
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Puccini opera set in Rome : TOSCA
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Toffee candy bar brand : HEATH
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Frilly and delicate : LACY
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Potato salad ingredient, for short : MAYO
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N.B.A. legend Jason : KIDD
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One of nearly 15,000 in Manhattan : ACRE
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Counterpart of rouge, in roulette : NOIR
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Top-notch : AONE
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Utah's capital, in brief : SLC
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Multicolored in blotches : PIED
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[Urgent! Urgent!] : REDALERT
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Org. concerned with air traffic : FAA
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It's warmed at Chipotle : TORTILLA
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Start of a conclusion : THUS
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Physicist Georg with electrifying discoveries? : OHM
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Many characters in "Guardians of the Galaxy" : ALIENS
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Freeway feature : RAMP
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Kill it at the comedy club : SLAY
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Male meower : TOMCAT
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Voter in a certain early caucus : IOWAN
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Small ornamental loop : PICOT
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Garment worn with a choli : SARI
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Fit well together : MESH
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___/her/hers : SHE
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Mauna ___ Observatory : LOA
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Beer barrel : KEG
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Bird related to the cassowary : EMU
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Warmed the bench : SAT

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

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