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New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 2021

*"If you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. ___?"

Author:
Jesse Goldberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jesse Goldberg

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Goldberg.
Will Shortz notes:
Jesse Goldberg is a software engineer in San Francisco. Last year, finding himself between jobs, he tackled a big project he'd been thinking about for 30 years — creating an app to assist ... read more
Jesse Goldberg notes:
The idea for this puzzle came while watching one of Claire Saffitz's excellent cooking videos. After making a delicious-looking Tarte Tatin, she wrapped things up with a Julia Child quote: ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm not much of a cook — my lunches are usually "things my kids refused to eat, crammed together into a bowl" — but JULIA CHILD is so charming that I've followed several of her recipes. My ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times7/18/21 ( No. 26,185 )
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Certain music royalties collector, for short : ASCAP
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Viva ___ (aloud) : VOCE
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Dirty look : SCOWL
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Even once : EVER
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Part of R.I. : RHODE
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Big exporter of saffron : IRAN
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Sci-fi intro to "forming" : TERRA
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Foul : VILE
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"Enjoy the food!" : BONAPPETIT
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Sportscaster who memorably asked "Do you believe in miracles?" : ALMICHAELS
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Crush : OVERPOWER
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Emmy-winning FX series created by Donald Glover : ATLANTA
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"Curses!" : FIE
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Challenger astronaut Judith : RESNIK
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*"With enough butter, ___" : ANYTHINGISGOOD
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Commanded : LED
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Fuel economy authority, for short : EPA
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Main artery : AORTA
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*"A party without cake is ___" : REALLYJUSTAMEETING
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Retin-A target : ACNE
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Healthful property of a beach town : SEAAIR
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Chicken or veal dish, in brief : PARM
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Merit : EARN
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Boardroom plot? : GRAPH
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Hangout rooms : DENS
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Pair of quads : OCTAD
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The Powerpuff Girls, e.g. : TRIO
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Filmmaker with a distinctive style : AUTEUR
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Affixes, as a cloth patch : IRONSON
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Something that's gone bad if it floats when placed in a bowl of water : EGG
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*"If you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. ___?" : WHOSGOINGTOKNOW
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Word mistakenly heard at a Springsteen concert : BOO
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Under way : STARTED
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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Reverse : UNDO
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Tons : ALOAD
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Seriously hurt : MAIM
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Move quickly, informally : MOTOR
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___ o'clock (when happy hour begins) : BEER
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Host's offer at a housewarming : TOUR
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Spongelike : POROUS
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Focal points : LOCI
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*"I enjoy cooking with wine. Sometimes I ___" : EVENPUTITINTHEFOOD
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"Same here" : ASDOI
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Word with noodle or nap : WET
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___ lepton (elementary particle) : TAU
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*"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for ___" : THESTEAKTOCOOK
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Stamps (out) : SNUFFS
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One of Abraham Lincoln's is in the Smithsonian : HAT
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"Welcome to the Jungle" rocker : AXLROSE
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Born with a silver spoon in one's mouth : FORTUNATE
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Cause of a smartphone ding, perhaps : EMAILALERT
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Chef quoted in this puzzle's starred clues : JULIACHILD
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Guitar part : NECK
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Member of la famiglia : MAMMA
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Letters on an F-22 Raptor : USAF
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One given onboarding : HIREE
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1975 Wimbledon champ : ASHE
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Like voile and chiffon : SHEER
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What may make the grade : TEST
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Direct : STEER
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Shady spot : ARBOR
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Less-than-subtle basketball foul : SHOVE
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Temporary road markers : CONES
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"I don't give ___!" : ADARN
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Pharmaceutical picker-upper : PEPPILL
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Penthouse perk : VIEW
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"Coffee ___?" : ORTEA
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Stone memorial : CAIRN
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Suffix with exist : ENT
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Actor Jason who was once on Britain's national diving team : STATHAM
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Four-stringed instruments : CELLI
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Financial adviser Suze : ORMAN
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Dry with a twist : WRING
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Milk: Prefix : LACTI
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NASA spacewalk : EVA
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Try to win : VIEFOR
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Page who became the first openly trans man to appear on the cover of Time magazine (2021) : ELLIOT
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L.A. neighborhood referenced in Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" : RESEDA
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Coolers : POKEYS
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Comedian Minhaj : HASAN
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How some bonds are sold : ATPAR
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Himalayan legends : YETIS
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Fetch : GOGET
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Provided tunes for a party, in brief : DJED
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Backbone of Indian classical music : RAGA
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Earth tone : ECRU
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Body sci. : ANAT
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Toon first introduced in the 1945 short "Odor-able Kitty" : LEPEW
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Neighbor of Oman: Abbr. : UAE
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Japanese honorific : SAN
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Florida attraction with 11 themed pavilions : EPCOT
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"His wife could ___ lean" : EATNO
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Family name in Steinbeck's "East of Eden" : TRASK
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"That's it for me" : IMDONE
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Exist : ARE
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Outfit : RIG
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Drink garnished with nutmeg : NOG
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Quizzical responses : HUHS
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Part of NGO: Abbr. : ORG
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Change from portrait to landscape, say : ROTATE
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Neither red nor blue: Abbr. : IND
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Benchmark : NORM
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Locks-up shop? : SALON
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Any set of elements in a column on the periodic table : GROUP
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Japanese port near Sapporo : OTARU
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War zone danger, for short : IED
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"A Room of One's Own" novelist : WOOLF
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Mac : BUB
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Gastric acid, on the pH scale : ONE
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Tribute in verse : ODE
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Classic Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
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First name in fashion : COCO
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Saharan : ARID
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Snacks that sometimes come in sleeves : OREOS
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Words to live by : MOTTO
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The Cardinals, on scoreboards : ARI
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Large Hadron Collider bit : ION
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Many a rescue dog : MUTT
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It's not the whole thing : PIECE
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Mount ___, California volcano : SHASTA
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Critical : VITAL
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Rank for a rear admiral : TWOSTAR
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What the Unsullied warriors are on "Game of Thrones" : EUNUCHS
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She turned Arachne into a spider after losing a weaving contest : ATHENA
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Wags a finger at : SHAMES
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Separate : DETACH
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Tough period of the school year : EXAMS
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Bayt ___ (destination for a Muslim pilgrim) : ALLAH
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Krispy ___ : KREME
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Crooner Mel : TORME
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Handy : OFUSE
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Caffeine-rich nuts : KOLAS
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Still alive, in dodgeball : UNHIT
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Laissez-___ : FAIRE
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N.J. city on the Hudson : FTLEE
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Meal at which parsley is dipped in salt water : SEDER
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Serious divide : RIFT
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Candy aisle name : IKE
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Protrude : JUT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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