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New York Times, Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Small-arms runner of years past?

Author:
Sam Koperwas and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Koperwas. This is puzzle # 133 for Mr. Chen.
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© 2022, The New York Times7/6/22 ( No. 26,538 )
Across
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Beanstalk climber in a fairy tale : JACK
5
Actress Sonia : BRAGA
10
Range for yodelers : ALPS
14
"Ailment" for the heart : ACHE
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Appeared in syndication, say : RERAN
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Yowl : WAIL
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Fad item of the 1990s : BEANIEBABY
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Creatures that can be both pets and pests : MICE
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Fig. with two hyphens : SSN
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Hallucinatory experience : TRIP
22
Jaguar spot, for example : CARAD
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Worker with books, for short : CPA
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Brand so named because it limits ultraviolet light : RAYBAN
28
Big name in shampoo : PRELL
30
Country band, for short? : THEUN
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It requires a tap to get started : APP
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Santa ___, Calif. : ROSA
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Big hot dog? : SHOWBOATER
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Land on Lake Victoria : UGANDA
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Gave for a while : LENTTO
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Certain Kentucky racer : DERBYHORSE
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Small-arms runner of years past? : TREX
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Poetic preposition : ERE
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Land bridge between Africa and Asia : SINAI
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Welling up : TEARY
48
Recovers from a bender, with "up" : SOBERS
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Key that works to exit but not enter : ESC
50
Habitually : OFTEN
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Touchdown figs. : ETAS
55
Smidge : TAD
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There's a bridge near the top of it : NOSE
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Pulling a rabbit out of a hat, e.g. … which happens three times in this puzzle : MAGICTRICK
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Something stored in an upright position on a plane : TRAY
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Person with talent : AGENT
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50-50 : EVEN
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Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
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Many indoor tennis facilities have them : DOMES
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Super : VERY
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Much of sparring : JABS
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Best four-of-a-kind : ACES
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"Seems likely …" : CHANCESARE
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Knowledge : KEN
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___ Rabbit : BRER
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New beginning : REBIRTH
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Plains people : ARAPAHO
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Be a chatterbox : GAB
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Whichever : ANY
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"Gosh dang it!" : AWMAN
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Den : LAIR
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Typesetting unit : PICA
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Unlikely Christmas present in Hawaii : SLED
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Editorial slant?: Abbr. : ITAL
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Vessel that may be portaged : CANOE
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Next-best option : PLANB
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Certain evergreen : YEW
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Singer Michael known as the "King of Christmas" : BUBLE
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Fuddy-duddy : PRUDE
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___ Rabbit : ROGER
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Tempting, as an offer : ATTRACTIVE
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___ Rabbit : PETER
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Kind of vote : PROXY
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Term of address in colonial India : SAHIB
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Pot seeds? : ANTES
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Hoover rival : DYSON
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The Chiffons' "___ Fine Day" : ONE
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It's a beauty in its setting : RAREGEM
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___ Chapel : SISTINE
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What drivers do to cars at Car and Driver : TEST
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"Buh-bye!" : SEEYA
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Not sucked in by : ONTO
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Go off in two directions : FORK
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Leader overthrown by a revolution : TSAR
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Takes steps : ACTS
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Big name in PCs : ACER
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Fashion inits. : DKNY
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Hopping ___ : MAD
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What "syne" means in "Auld Lang Syne" : AGO
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Increase the speed of : REV

Answer summary: 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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