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New York Times, Monday, July 19, 2021

Author:
Stephanie Lesser
Editor:
Will Shortz
Words With Friends, for one
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Stephanie Lesser

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVWZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Lesser. Monday freshness: 60%
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© 2021, The New York Times7/19/21 ( No. 26,186 )
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Printer paper problems : JAMS
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Respected person in a tribe : ELDER
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Included in an email, in brief : CCED
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Wax-wrapped cheese : EDAM
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Way overcharge : GOUGE
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"O ___ Night" (Christmas song) : HOLY
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Summery quip, part 1 : TAKINGADOG
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Relaxation : EASE
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Love or hate : EMOTION
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Pinnacles : APEXES
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Decorates with bathroom tissue, as in a Halloween prank : TPS
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Musical note that's a step and a half below A : GFLAT
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Trio of Greek goddesses : FATES
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Auto : CAR
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Grandmothers, informally : NANAS
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Pizazz : ELAN
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Quip, part 2 : NAMEDSHARK
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Vice president Gore and others : ALS
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Venture to declare : DARESAY
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Opus ___ : DEI
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Quip, part 3 : TOTHEBEACH
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Liqueur flavor : PEAR
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Total bargain : STEAL
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Clean air and water org. : EPA
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What balloons do when you prick them with something 46-Across : BURST
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Pointed, say : SHARP
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Little bit, as of ointment : DAB
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Computer whiz : TECHIE
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JetBlue or Delta : AIRLINE
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Native of Glasgow, e.g. : SCOT
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End of the quip : ISABADIDEA
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Opera solo : ARIA
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Tanker from the Mideast : OILER
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Opening on a schedule : SLOT
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Step on a ladder : RUNG
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Oneness : UNITY
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Scarce as ___ teeth : HENS
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Ballet leap : JETE
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"Madam, I'm ___" (palindromic greeting) : ADAM
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Relative of a great white : MAKO
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In love : SMITTEN
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Breakfast items in a toaster : EGGOS
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Money you have to pay back : LOAN
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Total flop : DUD
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What's all about me, me, me : EGO
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Kingly or queenly : REGAL
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Large cat you shouldn't trust on a test? : CHEETAH
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Encourage with sweet talk : COAX
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"What ___ is new?" : ELSE
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Easter egg colorers : DYES
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Puppy bites : NIPS
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Showy garden flower : PANSY
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Words With Friends, for one : GAMEAPP
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Coca-Cola soft drink brand : FRESCA
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Outstanding accomplishments : FEATS
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Apportion : ALLOT
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Aesthetic judgment : TASTE
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___ counseling (aid for job-hunters) : CAREER
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Consumer advocate Ralph : NADER
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Geometric calculations : AREAS
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Garment below a blouse : SKIRT
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Catch in the act : NAB
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"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-___" : DAH
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Indian megacity : DELHI
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#, in social media : HASHTAG
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Issue a book or magazine : PUBLISH
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The ___ of Avon (Shakespeare) : BARD
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Group of five to which is added "and sometimes y" : AEIOU
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Writing you might keep away from prying eyes : DIARY
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Old Russian ruler : TSAR
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Sandy hue : ECRU
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Penny or nickel : COIN
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Help in wrongdoing : ABET
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Keep an engine running without moving : IDLE
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Like some advertising lights : NEON
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Has dinner : EATS
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Break one of the Ten Commandments : SIN
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Boxer who floated like a butterfly, stung like a bee : ALI

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