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New York Times, Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Author:
Sue Fracker
Editor:
Will Shortz
Element in some food product advertising
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QV} Puzzle has duplicate clues This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Fracker.
Sue Fracker notes:
I'm pretty sure I finished building this puzzle at 2 a.m., covered in eraser marks and pencil lead. Imagine if you had 15 children and ... read more
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I nailed "Name That Theme" today! Who doesn't want a CORNER ROOM, with its prestige, privacy, and— Huh? That's a CORNER OFFICE? Yes, ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times8/16/22 ( No. 26,579 )
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Yammer away : GAB
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Fastener for a bracelet : CLASP
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Classic Camaro model : IROC
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Interpretation of a situation : READ
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Backing, or the name of Athena's shield : AEGIS
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Eager to get out : STIRCRAZY
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Amazes : STUNS
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Rap's ___, the Creator : TYLER
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Element in some food product advertising : TASTETEST
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Motorboat's trail : WAKE
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"Later!" : BYE
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Southern constellation : ARA
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Fast-food chain with square burgers : WENDYS
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Commuting option : RAIL
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Built like a weightlifter : MUSCLY
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Embarrassing sound when bending over : RIP
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Seven Dwarfs ___ Train (Disney World ride) : MINE
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Early Peruvians : INCAS
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Bear's lair : DEN
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Over it all : JADED
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Slip up : GOOF
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Commuting option : BUS
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Moolah : DINERO
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Poker payment : ANTE
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Down on the scoreboard : LOSING
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Depot: Abbr. : STN
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One ___ many : TOO
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Old-fashioned alternative to Venmo or Zelle : CASH
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Powerful adhesive : SUPERGLUE
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Major artery : AORTA
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Ten pins in two bowls : SPARE
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Adequate space to move around ... as found in this puzzle's circled letters? : ELBOWROOM
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Common mixer : TONIC
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Elitist sort : SNOB
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BBs, e.g. : AMMO
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Creep (up on) : SNEAK
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Cry from the curb : TAXI
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In accordance with : PER
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Crux of the matter : GIST
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Pretentious : ARTY
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Reach 212° F, as water : BOIL
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Sale rack abbr. : IRR
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Spruce up : NEATEN
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Historic Mideast city where Samson died : GAZA
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Maker of Brownie Brick Road ice cream : EDYS
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"___ at the Bat" : CASEY
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Host of Netflix's "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction" : LETTERMAN
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Shivering fit : AGUE
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Moral transgressions : SINS
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Oral equivalent of a nudge : PSST
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Sport with a coxswain : CREW
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Moves like a baby : CRAWLS
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Baking meas. : TBSP
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Item that might be hidden under a front door mat : KEY
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Spanish friend : AMIGA
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Promise to do after being elected : RUNON
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Fancy scarf : ASCOT
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Reprimand, with "down" : DRESS
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Yang's counterpart : YIN
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Errand runners : AIDES
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Like neon and argon : INERT
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Duped : LEDON
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Food fight locale : CAFETERIA
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Small musical group : DUO
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Interlocking puzzle : JIGSAW
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Collection of online musings : BLOG
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Fitting abbr. hidden in "second nature" : DNA
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Bygone fridge : ICEBOX
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Vacuum brand : ORECK
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Dance done to "Hava Nagila" : HORA
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Concordes, e.g., in brief : SSTS
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Well informed about : UPON
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Window part : PANE
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In the unfortunate event that : LEST
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Bone in the arm : ULNA
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Win easily : ROMP
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Weighty work : TOME
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Love of Caesar : AMOR
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Kimono sash : OBI

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