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New York Times, Thursday, July 7, 2022

Sister of Thalia and Urania

Author:
Philip Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Philip Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wolfe.
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© 2022, The New York Times7/7/22 ( No. 26,539 )
Across
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Opening in a magic act : ABRA
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Some nasty repartee : BARBS
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Does a hit on : OFFS
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Bread: Ger. : BROT
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Accustom : INURE
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___ of mandamus : WRIT
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1967 James Bond film : YOUONLYLIVELIVE
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Yawn, for wanting guests to leave : SIGNAL
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Locale for a talking snake : EDEN
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Pro who calls the shots? : VET
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Ready to retire, say : SLEEPY
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Sister of Thalia and Urania : ERATO
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Bankruptcy cause : DEBTS
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Takes to task : SCOLDS
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Apt word hidden in "Cleopatra's prop" : ASP
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Kentucky ___ (sister race of the Kentucky Derby) : OAKS
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Fly-fisher's catch : TROUT
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Randomized clinical trial : BLINDBLINDSTUDY
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Surgical tool with an acronymic name : LASER
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Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
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Census datum : SEX
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Hosts : EMCEES
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Ferret look-alike : STOAT
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Something politicians and professors do : ORATE
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Weak, as an excuse : FLIMSY
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Chicago trains : ELS
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"Do the ___" : MATH
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Comprehension : UPTAKE
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One who's maybe too virtuous : GOODYSHOESSHOES
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Stick : GLUE
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Occupied : INUSE
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Northern terminus of I-79 : ERIE
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Crocheter's purchase : YARN
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Does a prewash task : SORTS
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Rackets : DINS
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Hell, to Dante : ABYSS
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Oven option : BROIL
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It might make you blush : ROUGE
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Made amends (for) : ATONED
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Actor Thornton : BILLYBOB
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Lead-in to how or hoo : ANY
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Straight line : RULE
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Ring bearer : BRIDE
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Cuts off : SEVERS
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Fly-by-night? : OWL
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Not serious : FRIVOLOUS
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Quitting time, for many : FIVE
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Put back in : STET
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Part of the body covered by a mullet : NAPE
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Passes : ENACTS
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___ reform (political issue) : TORT
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Anklebones : TALI
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Some amateur theater productions : SKITS
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"Yo, ___!" : DUDE
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River on which Greek deities swore their oaths : STYX
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Meeting all the job requirements : ABLE
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Event for poets : SLAM
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Peruvian cocktail : PISCOSOUR
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Impertinent one : SNOT
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Not once, in poems : NEER
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Very handsome, as a beau : DREAMY
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Stupid, incompetent ones : DOOFUSES
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Balance : STASIS
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"The Sound of Music" backdrop : ALPS
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Gave 10% : TITHED
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Prefix with centric : ETHNO
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Many a Cook Islander : MAORI
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Tangle : SKEIN
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Hoped-for responses to proposals : YESES
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Like most French toast and challah : EGGY
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"Damn Yankees" vixen : LOLA
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11 or 12, say, but not 13 : HOUR
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Retreat : DEN
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Around figure?: Abbr. : EST

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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