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New York Times, Saturday, August 20, 2022

Author:
Hemant Mehta
Editor:
Will Shortz
Moving film?
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Hemant Mehta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Mehta.
Hemant Mehta notes:
Many thanks to Hide The Pain Harold for inspiring the middle entry. Feel free to tag me in your FORCED SMILE pics on Twitter. My ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Jim here, sitting in for Jeff Chen, who is making a deal. Or not. Maybe you saw this right away, but I did a triple-somersault at ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times8/20/22 ( No. 26,583 )
Across
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Pauses in discussion : UMS
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"I Am ___," best-selling autobiography of 2013 : MALALA
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Foods that can help boost testosterone levels : FIGS
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Some discount offerings : PROMOCODES
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Reserve group, in brief? : OPEC
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Moving film? : SHRINKWRAP
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Words before and after "deal" : ORNO
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Enemy organization in Marvel Comics : HYDRA
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Truck part : BED
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Azalée ou chrysanthème : FLEUR
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Bug-eyed toon with a big red tongue : ODIE
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Part of an oil well, maybe : CAP
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Add to the kitty : TOSSIN
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___ Foundation (nonprofit with a history going back to 1984) : TED
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Locale for a pin : MAT
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Military leader of old : SHOGUN
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Demand for honesty : DONTLIETOME
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Expression in an uncomfortable situation : FORCEDSMILE
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"No need to elaborate" : IUNDERSTAND
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___-eyed (naïvely idealistic) : STARRY
33
Default avatar on Twitter, once : EGG
34
It's raised by the best : BAR
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Browns, in a way : SAUTES
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Sanskrit honorific : SRI
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"Faster!" : MOVE
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Brought on board : HIRED
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Buddy : MAC
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Sunk one's teeth into? : SAWED
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"Why haven't you …?" retort : IDID
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Sign outside a hospital room, maybe : NOVISITORS
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Alternative to a finger poke : PSST
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What Kleenexes are created for : ONETIMEUSE
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M.L.B. star Juan : SOTO
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"Oh, hallelujah!" : GODYES
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Garden activity : TEA
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Ultimate result : UPSHOT
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Literary character who "alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil" : MRHYDE
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Louche : SORDID
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___ Van Duyn, 1990s U.S. poet laureate : MONA
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Comic strip cry : ACK
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Plight of the 1%? : LOWBATTERY
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Pro pitcher : ADREP
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Help for a case : LEAD
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Shakespeare's "pretty worm of Nilus" : ASP
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It's not what it looks like : FOOLSGOLD
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"It seems to me ..." : IPRESUME
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Straight up : GENUINE
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Hold in contempt : SCORN
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Embroil : MIRE
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Something you hope to find while rock climbing : FOOTING
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People born on the 4th of July, e.g. : CANCERS
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Holy trinity? : THEMAGI
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King Arthur's slayer : MORDRED
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Barcelona or Belfast, to Boston : SISTERCITY
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Provided with funds : DONATEDTO
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Church inits. : LDS
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One who's always thinking ahead? : FUTURIST
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Not-very-satisfying explanation : ISAIDSO
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Leave gracefully : BOWOUT
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Disinclined : AVERSE
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It has a significant part in the Bible : REDSEA
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Places for cabins : SHIPS
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On a hard disk, say : SAVED
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What "#" means in chess notation : MATE
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Prefix with -cratic : MONO
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Noted virtual community : SIMS
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Drink that can be spiced … or spiked : NOG
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German pronoun : SIE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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