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New York Times, Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Tennis Hall-of-Famer Gibson

Author:
Andy Kravis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andy Kravis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Kravis.
Jeff Chen notes:
I enjoyed the collection of "(body part) THE (noun)" metaphors. Every single one of them is a sizzler, too; phrases I'd happily give check ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times7/19/22 ( No. 26,551 )
Across
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Shrimp ___ (seafood dish made with garlic butter) : SCAMPI
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Monomaniacal captain of fiction : AHAB
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Taiwanese computer brand : ACER
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Many jukebox songs : OLDIES
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Sets of points, in geometry : LOCI
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Skye of "Say Anything …" : IONE
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Pay for something expensive : FOOTTHEBILL
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Word after spring or summer on a menu : ROLL
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1/640 of a square mile : ACRE
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Golfer's pocketful : TEES
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___ Khan, Yuan Dynasty founder : KUBLAI
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Precursor to rocksteady and reggae : SKA
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Confront unpleasant consequences : FACETHEMUSIC
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Ivan the Terrible, for one : TSAR
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One of three in "To be or not to be" : IAMB
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Typeface akin to Helvetica : ARIAL
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Wear the crown : REIGN
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Donkey sound : BRAY
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Take responsibility for a misdeed : SHOULDERTHEBLAME
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Sharpen, as a knife : HONE
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Boots from office : OUSTS
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Protection : AEGIS
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Many Scott Joplin compositions : RAGS
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Bum around London? : ARSE
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Bet on every competitor but one : BACKTHEFIELD
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Gridiron play callers, for short : QBS
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Iberian wine city : OPORTO
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Aspiring J.D.'s exam : LSAT
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Gasoline or kerosene : FUEL
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Peru's capital : LIMA
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Conforms to expectations : TOESTHELINE
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Forbidden-sounding fragrance : TABU
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Old Testament twin : ESAU
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Hammed it up on stage : EMOTED
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Little twerp : SNOT
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Misplace : LOSE
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Nuclear trials, for short : ATESTS
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Divans, e.g. : SOFAS
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"What did the ___ do when it was still hungry? Went back four seconds!" (dad joke) : CLOCK
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Worshipful love : ADORATION
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Smidgen : MITE
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Word before peeve or project : PET
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___ Gate, marvel of Babylonian architecture : ISHTAR
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Edward who wrote "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" : ALBEE
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"… ___ with his own petard": Hamlet : HOIST
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Knee part, for short : ACL
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"The Family Circus" cartoonist : BILKEANE
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They may be released while scuba diving : AIRBUBBLES
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Sits on a sill, as a pie : COOLS
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Former Chinese premier Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Archaeologist's find : RELIC
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Common Market inits. : EEC
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"Let me think ..." : UMM
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Autumn : FALL
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Some temperature extremes : HIGHS
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Ingredient in a Reuben : SAUERKRAUT
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Shade of gray : ASH
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Letter after pi : RHO
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Get more mileage out of : REUSE
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Sounds of hesitation : ERS
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"The Addams Family" cousin : ITT
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Angrily stops playing a game, in modern parlance : RAGEQUITS
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"Who, me?" : AMI
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Triumphant shout : YES
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Upscale boarding kennel : DOGHOTEL
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Shakespeare, e.g. : BARD
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Football stat: Abbr. : ATT
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Tennis Hall-of-Famer Gibson : ALTHEA
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Leaves in a hurry : BOLTS
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Beelike : APIAN
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Small musical group : COMBO
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"Performers" in a tiny circus : FLEAS
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Topic for debate : ISSUE
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Have a meal : EAT
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Writer Stephen Vincent ___ : BENET
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Mushers' vehicles : SLEDS
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Big chip off the old block? : FLOE
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Bear, in Spanish : OSO
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One trained in CPR : EMT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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