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New York Times, Saturday, August 13, 2022

Author:
John Westwig
Editor:
Will Shortz
Yiddish fools
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Westwig.
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© 2022, The New York Times8/13/22 ( No. 26,576 )
Across
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Buff, and then some : MEGAFAN
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Touching : AGAINST
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Classic 1983 song that begins "Hate New York City …" : ILOVELA
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Gaming device with a sensor : WIIMOTE
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Pursued, as one's hunch : ACTEDON
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[strokes chin] : HMMISEE
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Scathing : HARSH
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Carrey or Croce : JIM
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Follower of four or six but not three or five : TEEN
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Widely awarded Ward : SELA
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Digs deeply : ADORES
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Lead-in to ware : SPY
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Good name for a librarian? : PAIGE
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Hawaii's ___ Palace : IOLANI
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H.S. class with ein Lehrer : APGERMAN
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"Brave New World" drug : SOMA
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"Man, you gotta be kidding!" : OHGEEZ
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Pieces of some pies : PECANS
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Bottom of a pit? : TUBA
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Leaves totally drained of energy? : DECAFTEA
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Yiddish fools : YUTZES
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Fool : TRICK
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"Antiques Roadshow" airer : PBS
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Parts of arrows : SHAFTS
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Field of divination : AURA
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___ American Heritage Month (April observance) : ARAB
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No. at the end of a telephone no. : EXT
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It used to be yours : THINE
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What runs about a meter? : TAXICAB
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Desert quality : ARIDITY
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Stephen King novella on which "Stand by Me" is based : THEBODY
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Pilot with a nonhuman co-pilot : HANSOLO
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Subordinate clause? : YESBOSS
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Person's name that's amusingly appropriate, like Usain Bolt or William Wordsworth : APTONYM
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Battle stat : MIA
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Stingy sort : ELCHEAPO
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Smoker's query : GOTALIGHT
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Mean dude? : AVERAGEGUY
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Some "Narcos" characters, in brief : FEDS
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Hawaii's ___ Stadium : ALOHA
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Mum's mum : NAN
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Spinning : AWHIRL
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"Patience …" : GIMMEASEC
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Intent : AIM
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Words that incite a chase : IMIT
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They might be powdered or stuffed : NOSES
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Up a lot? : STEEP
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Lilliputian : TEENY
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Bong ___-ho, Oscar winner for "Parasite" : JOON
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Where spring might be just around the corner? : SPA
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Cameron of Hollywood : DIAZ
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Certain resort transport : SNOCAT
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Volcano named after a god of darkness : EREBUS
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"Sadly, it's true" : IMAFRAIDSO
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Fools : MEATHEADS
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Like those who refuse to be organized : ANTIUNION
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___ control : PEST
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How couples elope : SECRETLY
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Like a virtuoso : DEFT
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Going by, in brief : AKA
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Southern fast-food chain with "Zalads" and "Zappetizers" : ZAXBYS
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Ground round : PATTY
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16th-century pioneer in astronomy : BRAHE
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Some winds, informally : SAXES
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Band : STRAP
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Salad base choice : BIBB
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Leave a small tip : HINT
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Bit of sweet talk : COO
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"So that's your game!" : AHA
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Hebrew for "day" : YOM

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle.

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