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New York Times, Thursday, July 21, 2022

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Author:
Anne Marie Crinnion and Eric Bornstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Anne Marie Crinnion
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Crinnion. This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Bornstein.
Constructor notes:
Three years ago, Anne Marie noticed that many of the menu options on the computer can be found at the end of longer words, making a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A new constructor got in touch with me a few months ago, asking about a puzzle based on DROP DOWN MENU, where themers ending in ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Cluing ETUDES as "Certain warm-up exercises" is one of my pet crossword peeves. Anyone else? Calm down, Jim. It's only a game!

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© 2022, The New York Times7/21/22 ( No. 26,553 )
Across
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Statistical abbr. : PCT
4
Male swan : COB
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Common prelaw major, informally : POLISCI
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Response to an unveiling : OOH
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Bother : ADO
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Neither over nor under, but a round? : EVENPAR
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Xi follower : OMICRON
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Tattletale : RATFINK
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Attracting much publicity : HIGHPROFILE
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Destination in Hercules' 12th labor : HADES
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N.L. Central team, on scoreboards : CHI
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The Super Bowl, with "the" : BIGGAME
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Commentary on a scientific article : SCHOLARLYREVIEW
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Must : HAVETO
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Poetic conjunction : ERE
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Spring time in Paris : MAI
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Cats with the unique ability to turn their ankle joints around : OCELOTS
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Set free : RELEASE
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Diminutive suffix : LET
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Polynesian staple food : POI
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Previously seen : NOTNEW
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Options at the top of a computer window … as seen three times in this puzzle? : DROPDOWNMENU
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Law bigwig : PARTNER
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Professional nickname : DOC
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Alibi, say : STORY
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Alternative to a refund, often : STORECREDIT
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Itching to fight : HAWKISH
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Favorite : ONESEED
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Eroded : ATEINTO
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Top of a deck : ACE
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Question of self-reflection : AMI
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Nerf product that might be used to bother a sibling : DARTGUN
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100%, in slang : DEF
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Bring in : NET
Down
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"The House at ___ Corner" (children's classic) : POOH
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Paper strip : COMIC
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Cutoff point for some boots : THIGH
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Whine, maybe : CARP
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Noted feature of Limburger cheese : ODOR
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Relative of a chimpanzee : BONOBO
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Following the direction of : PER
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Some sex cells : OVA
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Like the bite of a king cobra : LETHAL
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Bad reputation : INFAMY
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Noted web developer : SPIDERMAN
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Support staff? : CANE
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Gets under the skin of : IRKS
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Icebreaker? : CHISEL
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– : FILE
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Teri of "Tootsie" : GARR
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"Colorful" county name in 14 states : GREENE
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Executive role for an engineer: Abbr. : CTO
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Dish in which ingredients are cooked at the table : HOTPOT
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Lessen : EASE
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– : VIEW
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Grip : HOLD
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Big name in laptops : ACER
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Presidential check : VETOPOWER
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Planted : SOWN
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Chaney known as "The Man of a Thousand Faces" : LON
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Certain warm-up exercises : ETUDES
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Chemical suffixes : INES
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Grab a seat : PARKIT
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Hanging out, say : DRYING
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Character with a "Wild Ride" at Disneyland : MRTOAD
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Continental divide? : OCEAN
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It's found in many French desserts : CREME
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Herringlike fish : SHAD
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"Farewell!" : TATA
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Start of a reminiscence : ONCE
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___ shark : REEF
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– : EDIT
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Name found in consecutive letters of the alphabet : STU
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Sweet pea : HON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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