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New York Times, Monday, July 18, 2022

You might hit them near traffic lights

Author:
Phoebe Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Phoebe Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQW} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Gordon.
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© 2022, The New York Times7/18/22 ( No. 26,550 )
Across
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Overly strict : HARSH
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Black-tie affair : GALA
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Playfully make fun of : RAZZ
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Run away to get hitched : ELOPE
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Opera solos : ARIAS
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Skin-soothing succulent : ALOE
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In a state of confusion, as in math class? : ATSIXESANDSEVENS
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Maya Angelou, for one : POET
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Like many toothpaste flavors : MINTY
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Tripmeter button : RESET
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"Cheerio!" : TATA
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Sounds before "Black sheep, have you any wool?" : BAAS
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French Impressionist Degas : EDGAR
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Low points : NADIRS
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West Coast summer hours, in brief : PDT
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You might hit them near traffic lights : BRAKES
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Spiritual guide : GURU
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___ mia (Italian term of endearment) : CARA
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Very rapidly, as in a ballet studio? : BYLEAPSANDBOUNDS
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Building extensions : ELLS
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Redding who sang "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" : OTIS
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Electrical unit : AMPERE
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Prefix with functional : DYS
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Sources of academic funding : GRANTS
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Jet or Shark, in sports lingo : NHLER
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Afrikaans speaker : BOER
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Muse of history : CLIO
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Capital on the Nile : CAIRO
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Like melted chocolate : GOOEY
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Nickname for Louise : LULU
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In suspense, as in a tailor shop? : ONPINSANDNEEDLES
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It's hardly any matter at all : ATOM
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Harriet's hubby on old TV : OZZIE
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Fulfiller of three wishes, in folklore : GENIE
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Jar heads? : LIDS
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"How've you ___?" : BEEN
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What mowers mow : GRASS
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Untidy pile : HEAP
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Vocal range for Adele and Cher : ALTO
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Valentine's Day flower : ROSE
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Messy slapstick reactions : SPITTAKES
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Put a jinx on : HEX
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Nickname for a mother's mother, maybe : GRAN
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"___ It Fun" (hit song by Paramore) : AINT
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2017 coming-of-age film that received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress : LADYBIRD
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Wild donkey : ASS
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Wild parties : RAVES
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Pub pours : ALES
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Region : ZONE
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Citrus shaving : ZEST
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___ Americans (about 6% of the U.S. population) : ASIAN
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Certain first responder, for short : EMT
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Notable periods : ERAS
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Region : AREA
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Island off the coast of Venezuela : ARUBA
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Receded, as the tide : EBBED
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With deadpan delivery : DRYLY
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Annoys no end : GALLS
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Time and time ___ : AGAIN
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Actress Kirsten of "Spider-Man" : DUNST
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Comic strip unit : PANEL
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Rapper who co-founded Beats Electronics : DRDRE
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Weapon that delivers a shock : TASER
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Mushroom's reproductive cell : SPORE
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Modern convenience at many movie theaters : CUPHOLDER
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Look at the night sky : STARGAZE
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Lead-in to present or potent : OMNI
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Mob henchman, maybe : GOON
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Part of an act : SCENE
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Parts of hats that are tipped : BRIMS
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Ingredient in soapmaking : LYE
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What Santa gives naughty children : COAL
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Opposed to : ANTI
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Once-popular Apple music player : IPOD
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11, in France : ONZE
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Norse god played in film by Anthony Hopkins : ODIN
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Bone that parallels the radius : ULNA
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Hawaiian wreaths : LEIS
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What a Swiss army knife has lots of : USES
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Cry uncontrollably : SOB
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Shape of an intellectual's head, it's said : EGG

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