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New York Times, Tuesday, August 2, 2022

In remembrance of former days

Author:
Jay Kaskel and Daniel Kantor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {HQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Kaskel. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Kantor. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Constructor notes:
JAY: With this puzzle, I had the phrase "Repeat after me" bouncing around in my head for a while, and naturally thought letters that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Over the past two years, I've been helping a friend iterate on REPEAT AFTER ME in umpteen different implementations, yet today's still ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

This RegEx finds words with double letters after ME. This one limits results to 15 letters only. Or, better, use the "Answer length" option.

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© 2022, The New York Times8/2/22 ( No. 26,565 )
Across
1
Cologne ingredient : MUSK
5
Kind of planet : DWARF
10
Apt anagram of VILE : EVIL
14
___ driver (side hustle, for some) : UBER
15
Place for a gig : VENUE
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Allowing a cross-breeze, say : AIRY
17
In remembrance of former days : FOROLDTIMESSAKE
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Letter-shaped dress cut : ALINE
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Ballet move : PLIE
22
Dim sum serving : STEAMEDDUMPLING
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Nincompoop : ASS
30
Like the deities Loki and Freya : NORSE
31
Little dipper? : TOE
32
Flair : STYLE
34
Eldest von Trapp child in "The Sound of Music" : LIESL
36
Swearing-in words … or a hint to 17-, 22-, 48- and 55-Across : REPEATAFTERME
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Many a four-door : SEDAN
41
Deli offerings : MEATS
42
King Kong, for one : APE
43
Eye parts : UVEAS
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Arkansas governor Hutchinson : ASA
48
Product-testing nonprofit since 1936 : CONSUMERREPORTS
53
Lo-o-o-ong time : AEON
54
Fairy tale monsters : OGRES
55
Late-night show starting in 2003 : JIMMYKIMMELLIVE
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Mythical ship guarded by Hera : ARGO
62
Lemon juice and vinegar, for two : ACIDS
63
With 46-Down, all square : EVEN
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Another name for the Crimson Tide : BAMA
65
What's missing from matzo : YEAST
66
It's more than a ding : DENT
Down
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"The Lion King" patriarch : MUFASA
2
Some letter-shaped hardware : UBOLTS
3
Follower of TV or World : SERIES
4
Swedish currency : KRONA
5
Palindromic rental : DVD
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Soaked : WET
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"Star Wars" nickname : ANI
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Brouhaha : RUMPUS
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"Ya get my drift?" : FEELME
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Propper noun? : EASEL
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By way of : VIA
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Peeve : IRK
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Caustic agent : LYE
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Moon-landing acronym : LEM
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Little taste : SIP
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One-named Irish singer : ENYA
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Nimrod : DOLT
25
Wishful sort : DREAMER
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Twosome : ITEM
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Rosé bouquet : NOSE
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Foam alternative, in shaving : GEL
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Rest-and-relaxation retreat : SPA
33
Perfect score in diving : TEN
34
Service call? : LET
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Org. that takes many forms : IRS
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Certain tow job, informally : REPO
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Earthly paradise : EDEN
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Phobia : FEAR
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Electrically stun : TASE
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Anatomical pouch : SAC
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"Well … I guess" : UMOKAY
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City built on 118 small islands : VENICE
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Touch down, say : ARRIVE
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See 63-Across : STEVEN
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Give the go-ahead : ASSENT
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"Survivor" locale in the South Pacific : SAMOA
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Driver's one-eighty : UEY
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Campaign pro : POL
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Eyed rudely : OGLED
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Vaccine shot, in British lingo : JAB
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Portfolio piece, for short : IRA
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___ Grand : MGM
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Scrip writers : MDS
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Give-or-take fig. : EST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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