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New York Times, Thursday, July 4, 2024

Author:
Adam Vincent
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
Blog:
Played "Here comes the airplane!" with
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Adam Vincent

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 75, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 Grid has up-down mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Vincent. Thursday freshness: 55%
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© 2024, The New York Times7/4/24 ( No. 27,267 )
Across
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Hit on, perhaps : CHATUP
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*One of 32 in London : BOROUGH
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Like the architecture of the Alhambra : MOORISH
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Name in an Oscars envelope, e.g. : AWARDEE
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Stuck waiting : INLIMBO
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Sustained oneself with : LIVEDON
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Restaurant add-on : SIDE
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*Teacher in a dojo : SENSEI
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Journos report to them : EDS
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Take to task : SCOLD
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Start of a children's rhyme with the line "Have you any wool?" : BAA
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Lead-in to boarding : PRE
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"Geez!" : MAN
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Mind : OBEY
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Staple of Thursday night CBS programming during the 2000s : CSI
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Six Flags coaster with a Spanish name : ELTORO
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Played "Here comes the airplane!" with : SPOONFED
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Geographical locale whose name resembles a tractor when written in upper- and lowercase : OHIO
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*Home to Gonzaga University : SPOKANE
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Clandestine meetups : TRYSTS
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Like some skillets : CASTIRON
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___ Speedwagon : REO
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Other: Sp. : OTRO
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Peeper that doesn't make a sound : EYE
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They're older than seniors : ALUMS
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Humanitarian support : AID
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Belgian town known for its restorative mineral springs : SPA
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Be bold : DARE
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*Environs : MILIEU
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Get in a corpse pose : LIE
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Let out a sigh : EXHALED
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Superlative for a quiche or frittata : EGGIEST
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Register : REALIZE
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Ladies who lunch, maybe : GALPALS
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Did up : STYLED
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*Drawn-out story of travel woes? : ODYSSEY
Down
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Like megaphones : CONICAL
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"Get ready!" ... or what to do upon hearing the ends of the answers to the starred clues? : HOLDONTOYOURHAT
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Red-haired Disney princess : ARIEL
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___ Tam ("Australia's favorite cookie") : TIM
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Some PC ports : USBS
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Eastern flycatcher : PHOEBE
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Wood used in some surfboards : BALSA
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Boo-boo : OWIE
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Potential product of asteroid mining : ORE
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What an inflated glove may serve as for a cow costume : UDDER
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Highlight of a rock collection : GEODE
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University of Delaware's Fightin' Blue ___ : HENS
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Question after an absence : MISSME
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Second group to vote : NAYS
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Snack brand whose Japanese flavors include tuna mayonnaise and clam chowder : DORITOS
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Two out of 10 : PINKIES
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Give a leg up to : BOOST
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Grove : COPSE
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Like chimneys : SOOTY
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Dawning sounds : OHS
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Helpful FYI : PSA
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A good way : FAR
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Ambient musician whose name is found in "white noise" : ENO
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Hibernation spot : DEN
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Wall Street worker : TRADER
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Unwinds : RELAXES
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Wind up : COIL
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Busted : RAIDED
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Like Red Delicious apples : MEALY
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Painter Velázquez : DIEGO
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Supplications : PLEAS
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Checkout division : AISLE
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Mediterranean appetizer : MEZE
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"Great Scott!" : EGAD
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Not much to look at : UGLY
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Indie artist's site : ETSY
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Short, for short : LIL
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Certain network IDs : IPS

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