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New York Times, Friday, July 22, 2022

Ones who put you to sleep

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 105 for Mr. Steinberg.
David Steinberg notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times7/22/22 ( No. 26,554 )
Across
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[Ooh, you're sexy!] : RAWR
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Bed in the kitchen? : RICE
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Big ___ (athletic conference) : EAST
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Tangy-and-sweet dessert topping : LEMONSAUCE
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Sail holder … or sale holder? : YARD
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"Everything comes down to this" : ITSDOORDIE
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Camouflage fabric : KHAKI
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Many string compositions by Haydn : TRIOS
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Butt of a joke? : WHOOPEECUSHION
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Weighed unscientifically : HEFTED
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Quaker of Pennsylvania? : ASPEN
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Store up : AMASS
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Sudoku or anagrams : BRAINGAME
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Chip, e.g. : MAR
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Like Goliath, in the Bible story : SLAIN
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Short flight : HOP
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Going from club to club, say : ONTHETOWN
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Things some people do at bars : SHOTS
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City near Kobe : OSAKA
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Perform for the approval of : PLAYTO
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Only singer to have seven consecutive #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 : WHITNEYHOUSTON
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Not just bold : BRASH
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First Black female billionaire, informally : OPRAH
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"Hey, I'm talking here!" : LISTENTOME
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Slice in a salad, maybe : FETA
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Ones who put you to sleep : UTTERBORES
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World's leading saffron producer : IRAN
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Saxophone piece : REED
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Pros : AYES
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Comment from one who's all thumbs? : TEXT
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Line in geometry : RAY
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French phrase with a grave accent : ALA
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Real gem : WORKOFART
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Spicy sweets : REDHOTS
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Make fast again : RETIE
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Reaches online, in a way : IMS
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Source of oil from the sea : COD
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Brian who was a pioneer in ambient music : ENO
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Vermeer painted a girl with a pearl one : EARRING
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Kind of feed : AUDIO
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Descendant of a prominent family : SCION
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Some tourist shop wares : TEES
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Popular : LIKED
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Story segue : SOTHEN
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They share our blood types : APES
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Company behind the Hula-Hoop and Frisbee : WHAMO
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Foe of Skeletor in "Masters of the Universe" : HEMAN
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Relative of fennel : CARAWAY
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Bolt for the finish line? : USAIN
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Quick drive, informally : SPIN
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Fellow : BLOKE
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Ship-to-ship communication : AHOYTHERE
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"Carpe diem," for one : MOTTO
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Japanese-based electronics giant : EPSON
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Man's nickname that's a baseball team's nickname backward : STAN
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Raised : HOISTED
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Queen celebrated at an annual feast : ESTHER
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Line in music : SLUR
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Flips : HASAFIT
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Latin lovers, officially speaking? : POPES
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Put down : WRITE
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Precipitance : HASTE
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Divisions of subdivisions : HOMES
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Motion picture? : BLUR
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Org. whose logo features a leaning silhouette : NBA
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Barbie, e.g. : TOY
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Unit of the Swedish krona : ORE
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Line on a receipt : TAX
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Worker in a tunnel, maybe : ANT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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