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New York Times, Monday, August 1, 2022

Word that would seem to be a portmanteau of "traveling groups," but isn't

Author:
Garrett Chalfin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Garrett Chalfin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Chalfin.
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17-year-old Garrett Chalfin is the latest addition to our Teenage Constructors page. He slots in at #28.

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© 2022, The New York Times8/1/22 ( No. 26,564 )
Across
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Expressed displeasure, as for an opposing team : BOOED
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"Frozen" queen : ELSA
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Tennis's Nadal, informally : RAFA
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To whom you might cry "Ahoy!" : MATEY
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"Va-va-___!" : VOOM
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What's missing in ___erican ___press : AMEX
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Input for a barista's grinder : WHOLEBEANCOFFEE
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Take to court : SUE
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Payment app whose name is now a verb : VENMO
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Web designer's code : HTML
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What baseball players, striking employees and pet dogs each do : WALK
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Actress Dunaway : FAYE
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"Can you say more about that?" : CARETOELABORATE
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Starring role : LEAD
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Tiny : WEE
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Duke of ___, title for Prince Harry : SUSSEX
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Three on a grandfather clock : III
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"___ Abner" : LIL
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The difference between Mara and Maria? : ANI
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Cosa ___ (Mafia) : NOSTRA
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Police officer : COP
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False god : IDOL
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Tactic employed by the Vietcong : GUERILLAWARFARE
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Capital of Norway : OSLO
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Desserts with crusts : PIES
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T, on a test : TRUE
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Love, with "the" : LWORD
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"___ as directed" (medicine bottle caution) : USE
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Classic game show … or a hint to 17-, 26- and 47-Across : THEPRICEISRIGHT
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Compos mentis : SANE
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"Shoot!" : DARN
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Implores : URGES
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First-aid boxes, e.g. : KITS
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Leave in, editorially : STET
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Like a kindergarten room, often : MESSY
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German luxury cars : BMWS
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Honolulu's island : OAHU
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Great Plains tribe : OTOE
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Reef predator : EEL
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Textile factory container : DYEVAT
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Balanced disposition : EVENKEEL
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Rich soil : LOAM
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"Why, you little ..." : SONOFA
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"The Walking Dead" cable channel : AMC
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Ceiling beams : RAFTERS
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Radio frequency letters : AMFM
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Have empathy (for) : FEEL
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Lumberjack's tool : AXE
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Underneath : BELOW
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"Silly goose!" : OHYOU
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Middle column on a calendar: Abbr. : WED
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Situps tighten them : ABS
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Hold tightly (to) : CLING
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Vowel quintet : AEIOU
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Uptick in salary : RAISE
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Classic German camera : LEICA
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Carne ___ (taco choice) : ASADA
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Choir member : TENOR
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Banish, as from a country : EXILE
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Rock bottom : LOWPOINT
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Word that would seem to be a portmanteau of "traveling groups," but isn't : TROUPES
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Early ___ (morning person) : RISER
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The complete set : ALL
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Twosomes : PAIRS
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Hypotheticals : IFS
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Feline meme since around 2006 : LOLCAT
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"The Shining" plot device that became significant when read backward : REDRUM
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Cuisine with pad see ew : THAI
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High cost in New York and San Francisco : RENT
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"Now, where ___ we?" : WERE
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Popular fleece-lined boots : UGGS
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The Rolling Stones' "___ a Rainbow" : SHES
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Online crafts marketplace : ETSY
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[For shame!] : TSK
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Things checked by T.S.A. workers : IDS
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Anger : IRE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle.

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