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New York Times, Saturday, July 30, 2022

Word added as an intensifier

Author:
Lance Enfinger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Enfinger.
Lance Enfinger notes:
Saturdays are my favorite puzzle of the week to solve, so I'm ecstatic to debut with a themeless (sharing the weekend with my favorite ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Jim here, sitting in for Jeff Chen who is hawking CURE-ALLS at a medicine show. Let's talk ASS. That convenient word has a long ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times7/30/22 ( No. 26,562 )
Across
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Wares at a medicine show : CUREALLS
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"Reckon so" : ISPOSE
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Reason to run : OPENSEAT
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Betray, in a way : FLIPON
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Keep it together : STAYSANE
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Irish form of "Jane" : SINEAD
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N.Y.C. cultural landmark : MOMA
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Holds back, in a way : DAMS
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Uncool sorts : DORKS
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Business ___ : OPS
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CBS drama from Dick Wolf : FBI
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Like a well-brushed canine, say : WHITE
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Italian pronoun : MIA
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The N.F.L. mascot Roary, for one : LION
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Nickname for Capote : TRU
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"Again … huh?!" : ISTILLDONTGETIT
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Competition that starts and finishes in a tie : THREELEGGEDRACE
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Take stock after a defeat : COUNTONESLOSSES
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Create a plot hole, say : HOE
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Farm sounds : MOOS
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Trig function, in brief : COT
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Material for a lighter wheel : FLINT
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Keep out : BAR
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Nickname that drops "vin" : MEL
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Bond between 2006 and 2021 : CRAIG
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The ancient Egyptians believed they were created from the sun hitting the Nile : EELS
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Starters can be found on it : MENU
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Rude "Forget it!" : HELLNO
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Helping hound : GUIDEDOG
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Pennsylvania city where Crayola is headquartered : EASTON
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Warned : ONNOTICE
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Fifth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco : FRESNO
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Bears : STOMACHS
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Drink similar to a Cape Codder : COSMO
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"High-five!" : UPTOP
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Gobs : REAMS
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Singer who owns Manderley Castle in Killiney : ENYA
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Word added as an intensifier : ASS
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It's not going to fly : LEADBALLOON
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Builder's outdoor addition : LANAI
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Bouquet unit : STEM
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They're to be determined : IFS
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Future-altering decision point, metaphorically : SLIDINGDOOR
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Burgundian grape : PINOT
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"Iolanthe" and "Candide," for two : OPERETTAS
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Charge too much : SOAK
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Tips : ENDS
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Tires out in a playground, perhaps : SWINGS
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Literally, "dainty slice" : FILETMIGNON
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Location designed to attract whales : HOTELCASINO
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Appearance : MIEN
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Expensive boxes : LOGES
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___ balls : RICE
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Pac-12 squad : UTES
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Scratch that : ITCH
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"Get outta here!" : SHOO
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Simple kind of question : TRUEFALSE
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Mean : DENOTE
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Once, once : ERST
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Pleasant cadences : LILTS
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Pot holder : BLUNT
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Member of a triage team : MEDIC
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Grandson of Adam : ENOCH
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They're bigger and lighter than skeletons : LUGES
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Pot holder : CHEF
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What a startled horse might do : REAR
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Supervisory challenges : EGOS
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WhatsApp owner : META
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Hawaiian word for a mackerel : ONO
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Suffix for a rank : DOM

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