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New York Times, Saturday, July 16, 2022

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Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Collins.
Jim Horne notes:
Jim here, sitting in for Jeff Chen who is auditioning for a solo part in "The Nutcracker." When I saw the clue "Words on a jacket" at ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times7/16/22 ( No. 26,548 )
Across
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Something you might write on : SPEC
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Perhaps : SAY
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Cutoff point : CAP
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God is one in a 2018 Ariana Grande hit : WOMAN
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Some rings on a plate : CALAMARI
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Result of tails, perhaps : ILOSE
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Soldier Doll, Mouse King and Sugar Plum Fairy, in "The Nutcracker" : SOLOPARTS
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Name synonymous with longevity : METHUSELAH
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Handled well : DEFT
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Beloved pop : DEAROLDDAD
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Words on a jacket : BIO
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Mythical race : DWARVES
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Beckham of the N.F.L. : ODELL
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Edit, e.g. : ALTER
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Google search strings useful to linguists and literary historians : NGRAMS
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Philadelphia art museum, with "the" : BARNES
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Sources of some beams : LASERS
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Like a raccoon's tail : BANDED
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Onetime Edison protégé : TESLA
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Blast of the past, in brief : ATEST
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Curling iron's functional opposite : HOTCOMB
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Curveball stat, for short : RPM
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Initiate post production? : STARTABLOG
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One might be a pop-up : SHOP
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Like a bajillion dollars : HYPERBOLIC
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Brightness or darkness, in musical terms : TONECOLOR
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Gets in line : EVENS
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Oscar Wilde's "Salome," e.g. : ONEACTER
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Deja view? : RERUN
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World Wide ___, nickname of an N.B.A. power broker : WES
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Short : SHY
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Viscous : ROPY
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Get in the ___ : SWIM
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Propelled oneself on skis : POLED
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Wasn't stoic : EMOTED
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Some prizes : CASHAWARDS
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Putting greens in these courses might be expected : SALADS
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Kind of shirt : ALOHA
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Piehole : YAP
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Funshine or Love-a-Lot, in toondom : CAREBEAR
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Small pictures, perhaps : ARTFILMS
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Some race starters : PISTOLS
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Deep-learning tech : NEURALNETS
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Farther away, in a sense : COLDER
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Very, informally : MAD
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"That men may rise on stepping-stones / Of their dead ___ to higher things": Tennyson : SELVES
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In order : SORTED
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Byproduct of kissing a pet, maybe : DOGSLOBBER
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"Someone to comfort and hold me," in a #1 Mariah Carey hit : DREAMLOVER
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Its participants are always tired : NASCAR
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Emergency device in DC : BATPHONE
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Buttercup relatives : ANEMONES
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Printer setting : LETTER
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California city in the Mojave Desert : BARSTOW
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Inactivity : TORPOR
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Actress Atwell : HAYLEY
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Slow dance : BOLERO
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God with the head of an ibis : THOTH
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Arouse : GINUP
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___ jacket : PEA
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Supergroup at Woodstock, familiarly : CSNY
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E.R. units : CCS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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