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Stacking Up

New York Times, Sunday, August 21, 2022

Author:
Brooke Husic and Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
Only sch. to have a gold medal-winning athlete in every Summer Olympics since 1912
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 120, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Husic. This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Nediger.
Will Shortz notes:
Brooke Husic is a postdoctoral fellow in biophysics at Princeton. Will Nediger is a professional crossword constructor in London, Ontario. They are both regular crossword contributors to ... read more
Constructor notes:
We're always delighted to share a byline — this will be our 13th joint creation out in the world, and the process of collaboration is always a great pleasure. We're especially grateful for ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
With only 120 entries, Brooke and Will set a record for fewest answers in a Sunday 21x21, edging out the old record-holders, Frank Longo and Byron Walden. From a construction standpoint, ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times8/21/22 ( No. 26,584 )
Across
1
Farm cry : BLEAT
6
Singer Celia Cruz or actress Rosie Perez : AFROLATINA
16
Second-least populous state capital, after Montpelier : PIERRE
17
Like fire drills and dress rehearsals : PREPARATIVE
19
It may give a bowler a hook : HATTREE
20
"We must wait to see what happens" : TIMEWILLTELL
22
Pause, in music : REST
23
Legal profession? : OATH
25
Embarrassing miss : AIRBALL
26
___ culpa : MEA
27
Gently enter : EASEIN
29
Fifth-century nomad of central Asia : HUN
31
"___ Te Ching" : TAO
32
Needing another dryer cycle, say : DAMP
33
Org. that regulates pet food and false eyelashes : FDA
34
Design, as software : DEVELOP
37
Showcase for a first chair in an orchestra : SOLO
40
Some Minecraft blocks : ORES
41
Only sch. to have a gold medal-winning athlete in every Summer Olympics since 1912 : USC
42
Nuclear model named for a physicist : BOHRATOM
44
Actress Dennings : KAT
45
Symbol of longevity in Chinese numerology : NINE
46
"We don't need to hear the details!" : SPAREUS
48
Carpentry peg : DOWEL
50
Attack, Quixote-style : TILTAT
52
Specialized vocabularies : ARGOTS
53
Indicators of status in Maori culture : FACETATTOOS
55
Disney girl who fosters an alien : LILO
56
J.G. Ballard dystopia about a man stranded between motorways : CONCRETEISLAND
59
Huff : SNIT
60
Agreement : CONCURRENCE
61
Has an understanding : SEES
63
Where many people walk out? : GAYPRIDEPARADE
65
Juan ___, baseball star nicknamed "Childish Bambino" : SOTO
66
Seattle team : THEMARINERS
67
Pressed (down) : TAMPED
69
Sci. class with dissections : BIOLAB
71
E.C. ___, creator of Popeye : SEGAR
72
Pharmaceutical company whose Nasdaq symbol is MRNA : MODERNA
73
Kind of high-fat diet used as an epilepsy therapy : KETO
74
"The Marvelous ___ Maisel" : MRS
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Set aside : DEDICATE
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Like Plan B, for short : OTC
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Fromage base : LAIT
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Royal house on the Arabian Peninsula : SAUD
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It's back on Broadway : REVIVAL
83
"Candyman" director DaCosta : NIA
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Online shopping site for handicrafts : ETSY
85
Vanilla unit : POD
87
Kangaroo ___ : RAT
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Mermaid's home, maybe : LAGOON
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Connections : INS
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Like many a dinner function : CATERED
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Orpheus' instrument : LYRE
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They've taken the veil : NUNS
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Its falls are quite dramatic : NIAGARARIVER
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Freeway dividers : MEDIANS
103
Dillydallying : KILLINGTIME
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"We're all ___ here" : ADULTS
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Informal favor request : DOMEASOLID
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Some bishops : POPES
Down
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Response to "Danke" : BITTE
2
"If we must die, O ___ us nobly die": Claude McKay : LET
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Like the concept of a flat Earth : ERRONEOUS
4
Side-by-side calculation : AREA
5
Certain chew toy : TEETHER
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Fitting : APT
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Cold, as agua : FRIA
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Word on an invoice : REMIT
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What the musicals "Beggar's Holiday" and "Rent" are based on : OPERAS
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Compendium of case reports : LAWBOOK
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Met highlight : ARIA
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Like one on stilts : TALL
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"C'mon, ___ be fun" : ITLL
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Small fault : NIT
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Words before "gratia plena, Dominus tecum" : AVEMARIA
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Italian dance form from the Spanish for "walk in the street" : PASSACAGLIA
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Erbium, terbium or ytterbium : ELEMENT
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Dance move that resembles a front flip : HEADSPRING
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Momentary slip : LAPSE
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Negative responses : REFUSALS
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Performers wearing pa'us and malos : HULADANCERS
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"Seems likely" : IDBET
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Having free time : NOTOCCUPIED
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"That's enough lip out of you!" : DONTSASSME
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Kind of tape : VHS
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"Mighty Morphin" TV character : POWERRANGER
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Crystalline structure : LATTICE
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Useless : OTIOSE
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Utility company professional : METERREADER
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Descriptor for IHOP's Fresh 'N Fruity pancakes : ROOTYTOOTY
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Result of a delay : LATEARRIVAL
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Twitter titter : LOL
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Actress/activist Jane : FONDA
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Minds : TENDS
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Portuguese city with a historic university founded in 1290 : COIMBRA
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They don't express gender : NEOPRONOUNS
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After-school activities one wouldn't list on a college app : DETENTIONS
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Really wallops : CREAMS
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Noisemakers dangling below a "Just Married" sign : SODACANS
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Keystone State airport code : PHL
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Tallied : TOTALEDUP
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Journalist/screenwriter ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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Bongo-playing 1950s stereotype : BEATNIK
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Introduction to an adage : ITISSAID
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Dirk Nowitzki, for 21 seasons, in brief : MAV
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Designer Anne : KLEIN
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High-speed races with gates : SUPERGS
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Guide outside a bus station, often : CITYMAP
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Triangular snack chip : DORITO
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New Jersey athlete : DEVIL
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Cloud on a summer day : GNATS
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Like suboptimal kite-flying weather : CALM
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Singer with the album "Voyage to India" : ARIE
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Ethiopia's Lake ___ : TANA
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Kind of bra cup : DEMI
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Overhaul : REDO
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Day-___ : GLO
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Word with hot or headed : RED
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Bit of land in la mer : ILE

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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