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In the Money

New York Times, Sunday, August 14, 2022

Author:
Jeff Chen and Jim Horne
Editor:
Will Shortz
"Je te plumerai la ___" (line from "Alouette")
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Jeff Chen
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Jim Horne

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 135 for Mr. Chen. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Horne.
Will Shortz notes:
Jim Horne is a musician and writer from Newcastle, Wash. He is the founder of XWord Info, a website for crossword enthusiasts. He was the original writer (2008-11) for Wordplay, the ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
How I Met My Collaborator XWord Info started in 2007, and when the NYT hired me to write Wordplay the following year, I was contractually obligated to keep my website going. Maintaining ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Making a crossword theme like this is easy. All you do is write down all 195 world capitals and then see what phrases contain one of the cities, with one of 26 letters inserted into a ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times8/14/22 ( No. 26,577 )
Across
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Hotel chain operated by Hilton : TRU
4
Banned insecticide : DDT
7
Big voices with big egos : DIVAS
12
Some users of Cyrillic script : SLAVS
17
Antique furniture expert, perhaps : RESTORER
20
Like bills in arrears : UNPAID
22
Freak out : PANIC
23
100% : ABSOLUTE
24
Sight at a checkout counter : CASHREGISTER
26
Golfer who won the 1998 Masters (Italy) : MARKOMEARA
28
Attach, as a patch : SEWON
29
"Baa, baa" ma : EWE
30
"Rosy-fingered" Greek goddess : EOS
31
Snitch out : RATON
34
Zip : NADA
35
World's end? : DEE
36
Grp. led by Mahmoud Abbas beginning in 2004 : PLO
39
Apples and pears, botanically : POMES
41
Seethe (Norway) : DOASLOWBURN
44
Queen Latifah's given first name : DANA
46
Playwright ___-Manuel Miranda : LIN
47
Benefit : BOON
48
Pipsqueaks : TWERPS
49
Give up all at once (Ecuador) : QUITCOLDTURKEY
53
Org. with a Summer League : NBA
54
Churn : ROIL
55
Response from a therapist : ISEE
56
Were, for one? : WAS
58
"If we don't end ___, ___ will end us": H. G. Wells : WAR
61
Calculus expert? : DENTIST
63
"Inventing ___" (2022 Netflix hit) : ANNA
66
Die-hard : LOYALFAN
70
Gate in digital logic : AND
71
Major player in U.S. economic policy (Egypt) : CHAIROFTHEFED
74
Retired jersey number for the 76ers' Moses Malone : TWO
75
Post-it notes, e.g. : STICKONS
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Cousin of a plum : SLOE
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It's good for three points : TRIDENT
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Where you might get into hot water : SPA
81
___ Hortons (Canadian chain) : TIM
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Statistician Silver : NATE
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Land with an accent over its first letter : EIRE
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Big inits. in TVs : RCA
89
Boarding group? (Switzerland) : TIMBERINDUSTRY
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Causes for pauses : COLONS
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God: Lat. : DEUS
98
Stephen of "V for Vendetta" : REA
99
Except for : SAVE
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Activity for Santa (Rwanda) : MAKINGALIST
102
Scouts B.S.A. members since 2019 : GIRLS
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Marks, as a ballot : XES
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"OK, you get it," for short : ETC
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De ___ (freshly) : NOVO
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Used room service, e.g. : ATEIN
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Hamm of women's soccer fame : MIA
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Nickname that's three consecutive letters of the alphabet : STU
112
Torus-shaped gasket : ORING
114
One who walks to work? (Qatar) : DOGHANDLER
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What this puzzle's circled letters are with respect to the surrounding shaded squares? : CAPITALGAINS
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Quite eccentric : OUTTHERE
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Noted underground adventurer : ALICE
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Sad ass : EEYORE
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Burger topping that jacks up the cholesterol : FRIEDEGG
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Rich sources : LODES
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Kidney-related : RENAL
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Asphalt component : TAR
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Daily ___ (news blog) : KOS
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Disneyland ride : TRAM
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McEntire of country music : REBA
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Old map inits. : USSR
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Certain coding snippet : DOLOOP
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Special collection of musical hits? : DRUMSOLO
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"Je te plumerai la ___" (line from "Alouette") : TETE
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Old gold coin : DUCAT
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___ spot : INA
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Seconds, in brief : VPS
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Open-mouthed responses : AAHS
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Temptresses in the "Odyssey" : SIRENS
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Create an elaborate series of deceptions : SPINAWEB
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Part of L.V. : LAS
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Got in the game, perhaps : ANTEDUP
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Watch parties? : VIEWERS
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Focus for 15-Down : SCREEN
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It's a drag : TOKE
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Seats : REARENDS
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Big name in power tools : DEWALT
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Fail : GODOWN
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Monitors at school, for short : RAS
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___-Eaters : ODOR
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Kindle competitor : NOOK
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"ASAP!" : PDQ
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Sondheim and Bernstein's collaborator on "West Side Story" : LAURENTS
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Pungent party bowlful : ONIONDIP
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Ultra-aggressive : MILITANT
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Freshly : ANEW
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Quite a fight : BRAWL
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Fighting : ATIT
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"___ días!" : BUENOS
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Instantly get along well : CLICK
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Rush : TEAR
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Home of the David Geffen School of Drama : YALE
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Laundry product : SOFTENER
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Like some 401(k) contributions : AFTERTAX
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It's touchy to hit : RAWNERVE
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"___ Rheingold" : DAS
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"The Chi" channel, familiarly : SHO
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It has a devoted following on Sundays : NFL
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Expiates, with "for" : ATONES
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"___ out!" : YER
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Formal farewell : ADIEU
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Modifier in digital logic : NOT
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"Oh, really?" : ISIT
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Catch a few waves? : HEAR
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Lloyd of women's soccer fame : CARLI
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Talk smack about : DISS
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Skirt style : MIDI
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Getting bored with : TIRINGOF
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Suggests : CONNOTES
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Kind of cat or rabbit : ANGORA
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Flat top? : MESA
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Target of a joke : BUTT
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Region of Croatia associated with a canine breed : DALMATIA
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"Did you ring?" : YES
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Hybrid farm animal : CATTALO
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Site acquired by Match.com in 2011 : OKCUPID
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London's ___ Row : SAVILE
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Liquor from Mexico : MESCAL
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Like em dashes vis-à-vis en dashes : LONGER
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Benitez of TV news : GIO
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Fuse by heating below the melting point : SINTER
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Bomb produced in the 1950s : EDSEL
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Ritalin target, for short : ADHD
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Marvin who sang "Sexual Healing" : GAYE
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Offended : HURT
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Food that's a national emblem of Wales : LEEK
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"Thus ..." : ERGO
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Standard operating procedures, for short : REGS
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Clinch : ICE
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Plasma particle : ION
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Ambrose Burnside was its first president, for short : NRA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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