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New York Times, Friday, July 15, 2022

Warped fabric, it's said

Author:
Matthew Stock and Nam Jin Yoon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nam Jin Yoon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Stock. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Yoon.
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© 2022, The New York Times7/15/22 ( No. 26,547 )
Across
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1976's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" or 2018's "Shallow" : DUET
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Wear out : FRAY
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Fighting sport, for short : MMA
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Relatively new addition to Thanksgiving? : INLAW
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Corporate "carrot" : PROMOTION
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The N.B.A.'s Curry, familiarly : STEPH
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One might be measured in pounds : RESCUEDOG
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Regular partygoer : SOCIALITE
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Crazy party : RAGER
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Clan emblems : TOTEMS
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Funny business : COMEDY
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They're put in quotes : PRICES
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Bit of dancewear : TUTU
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Be as good as : RIVAL
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Stick in one's mouth : TOOTHPICK
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What some films don't do well : AGE
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Drink with an onomatopoeic name : SLURPEE
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When repeated, a dance move : NAE
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Their customers lie for them : MASSEUSES
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Give another go : RETRY
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Modern meeting invite : LINK
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National park with Devils Garden : ARCHES
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Thick tortilla that's the national dish of El Salvador : PUPUSA
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Submissive : DOCILE
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Buck of baseball : ONEIL
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Some early January sporting events : BOWLGAMES
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Warped fabric, it's said : SPACETIME
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Friendly start to a group email : HIALL
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Utter disasters : TIREFIRES
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Band : TRIBE
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Show that opens with an iconic crane shot, in brief : SNL
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Actress Beverly of 1989's "Lean on Me" : TODD
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Side dish that's uncooked : SLAW
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What might elicit an "Oh, snap!" : DISS
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Hymnal preposition : UNTO
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Campus choices : ELECTIVES
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With 44-Down, the "bubble" in bubble tea : TAPIOCA
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Neck lines : FRETS
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Wine choice : ROSE
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Co. that patented the combination cup holder and armrest : AMC
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"No, the opposite" : YOUROTHERRIGHT
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Tiny pest : MIDGE
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Responded to a cattle call : MOOED
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Cross : ANGRY
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"So ... did we get everything?" : WHATELSEISLEFT
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Niminy-piminy : PRIM
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Join forces : TEAMUP
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"___ Amants" (Louis Malle film) : LES
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Aww-inspiring : CUTE
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English four-wheeler : PRAM
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European capital known for its Art Nouveau architecture : RIGA
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Absolutely no more than that : TOPS
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Sizable incisor : TUSK
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It may come from the hills : ORE
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Signed and sealed, but not delivered : INTHEMAIL
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Mind : CARE
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Janitors' janglers : KEYS
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Sibling of Sol, in Roman myth : LUNA
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Streaming channel? : SLUICE
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Desserts once known as petites duchesses : ECLAIRS
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Something seen in a knee M.R.I. : ACL
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Fencing needs : POSTS
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Remove from the top of one's profile, as a tweet : UNPIN
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See 4-Down : PEARL
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Like many mosques : DOMED
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Is short : OWES
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Early morning caller : BIRD
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Island east of Corsica : ELBA
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Host : SLEW
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Bruno, to Mirabel, in Disney's "Encanto" : TIO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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