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New York Times, Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Author:
Michael Paleos
Editor:
Will Shortz
Video game franchise featuring Sub-Zero and Sonya Blade [69-Across!]
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Paleos.
Michael Paleos notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times8/17/22 ( No. 26,580 )
Across
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Repo job : TOW
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___ gel (drying agent that comes in small packets) : SILICA
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Upscale hotel amenities : GYMS
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"Nasty!" : UGH
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Sneaker brand in a Run-D.M.C. hit : ADIDAS
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Gather : REAP
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Breakfast cereal with a toucan mascot [69-Across!] : FROOTLOOPS
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Mediterranean erupter : ETNA
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Cause of a mascara streak : TEAR
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"Star Wars" cantina patrons, for short : ETS
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Hold sway : REIGN
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Team that broke the "Curse of the Bambino" in 2004 [69-Across!] : BOSTONREDSOX
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Reef dweller : EEL
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Group that often elects officers in Sept. : PTA
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Aurora's Greek counterpart : EOS
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Reward for giving a paw : TREAT
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Didn't move : SATTIGHT
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Triple Crown winner of 2015 [69-Across!] : AMERICANPHAROAH
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Time for parting shots? : LASTCALL
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"Buffalo soldier, dreadlock ___": Bob Marley : RASTA
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Fury : IRE
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"Clear now?" : SEE
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Ax : HEW
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Video game franchise featuring Sub-Zero and Sonya Blade [69-Across!] : MORTALKOMBAT
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Word with green or pearl : ONION
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"Traffic was terrible," maybe : FIB
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Designer Gucci : ALDO
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One-term president : TAFT
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"Pour Some Sugar on Me" rockers [69-Across!] : DEFLEPPARD
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Mahjong piece : TILE
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Largish jazz combos : OCTETS
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National Gallery architect : PEI
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A lot of these tend to go to waste : ORES
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Like the smell of fresh pine : WOODSY
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[not my typo] : SIC
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Clump of grass : TUFT
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Dungeons & Dragons monster : OGRE
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"Easy there!" : WHOA
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H.S. hurdle : SAT
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Least active : IDLEST
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Ray of "GoodFellas" : LIOTTA
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"Not true what you say about me!" : IDOSO
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Gown go-with : CAP
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Buffoon : ASS
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King Midas's vice : GREED
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Hairy cryptids : YETIS
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Tropical flavor : MANGO
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Big name in shapewear : SPANX
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Planet, to a poet : ORB
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Place for a pit stop : RESTAREA
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A sight for sore eyes? : OPTICIAN
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Like a half-moon tide : NEAP
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With 35-Down, savings plan option : ROTH
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And others, for short : ETAL
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Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
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Some jeans : LEES
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Verb with thou : ART
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NBC hit since 1975, in brief : SNL
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See 26-Down : IRA
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"Gee whiz!" : GOSH
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"It has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet," per Maya Angelou : HATE
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Sign of spring : THAW
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Fast Lewis : CARL
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Supermodel Wek : ALEK
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Said "cheese," say : SMILED
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Field where Jackie Robinson played : EBBETS
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"Carpe diem," for one : MOTTO
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Sign in a radio booth : ONAIR
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Rummage (through) : RIFLE
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"___ adorbs" : TOTES
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Leaving for : OFFTO
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Like some water : TAP
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Track units : LAPS
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Trois : French :: ___ : German : DREI
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Like many of Horace's works : ODIC
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Business index, with "the" : DOW
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Prefix with friendly : ECO
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"Gangnam Style" rapper : PSY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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