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New York Times, Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Author:
Trey Mendez
Editor:
Will Shortz
Production company behind "The Hunger Games" and the "Saw" films
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JKQWZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mendez.
Trey Mendez notes:
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I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia TECH, and a hell of an engineer ... Jim here, sitting in for Jeff Chen, who is practicing his modern ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times8/23/22 ( No. 26,586 )
Across
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Part of a wooden bench : SLAT
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Recovered from being knocked to the floor : GOTUP
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Woman's name hidden inside "assumed name" : EDNA
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Georgia ___, Atlanta school : TECH
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Silly : INANE
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___ Spring, uprisings of the early 2010s : ARAB
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Helper : AIDE
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What follows a plane going from Richmond to Chicago? : VAPORTRAIL
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___ Ray, celebrity chef : RACHAEL
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Tax filing status : SINGLE
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Payment by many a factory worker : UNIONDUES
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Part of a plane traveling from New Orleans to Little Rock? : LANDINGGEAR
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Modern dance move : DAB
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Be real : EXIST
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Word before or after age : OLD
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"Her name was ___ …" ("Copacabana" lyric) : LOLA
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Ancient inhabitants of Crete : MINOANS
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Share with, as a secret : LETINON
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Share one's seat? : MOON
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Ogle : EYE
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Commotion, informally : HOOHA
44
What makes clay clammy? : EMS
45
Former airline from Denver to Birmingham? : CONTINENTAL
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Mounts Shasta, Rainier and Hood : VOLCANOES
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Classic Ravel composition : BOLERO
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Drank noisily : GLUGGED
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Duration of air travel from Miami to Bangor? : FLYINGTIME
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In addition : ALSO
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Helsinki native : FINN
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Smidgens : IOTAS
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Midterm or final : TEST
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"All My ___," Arthur Miller play : SONS
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Molson ___ (brewing company) : COORS
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Deputy on "The Dukes of Hazzard" : ENOS
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Michelin rating unit : STAR
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Princess with a "cinnamon buns" hairstyle : LEIA
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"Highway to Hell" rockers : ACDC
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River that Albany and Poughkeepsie are on : THEHUDSON
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Relent : GIVEIN
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Where to find edible ants? : ONALOG
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Choose, as a running mate : TAP
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Card game with a spinoff called Dos : UNO
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Win over : PERSUADE
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Obtains through hard work : EARNS
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Force an aircraft must overcome : DRAG
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Word after door or before polish : NAIL
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Qualified : ABLE
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Part of a wedding cake : TIER
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Santa ___ Handicap, Seabiscuit's last race : ANITA
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Many a charity, for short : NGO
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Small, shaded valley : DELL
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"___ at 'em!" : LEMME
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"Practice makes perfect" or "Haste makes waste" : AXIOM
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Boys, in Bolivia : NINOS
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Start of a warning : DONOT
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Honolulu hello : ALOHA
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Trite : BANAL
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Production company behind "The Hunger Games" and the "Saw" films : LIONSGATE
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Like a recently coined word or phrase : NEOLOGIC
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Lip-___ : SYNC
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Bloc that no longer includes Great Britain, for short : THEEU
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H, to Homer : ETA
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Big crop in Iowa : CORN
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Director Bergman : INGMAR
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"… if you can believe it" : NOLESS
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Blood lines : VEINS
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Bosom buddies : BFFS
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Grab bag : OLIO
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Suburb of Boston : LYNN
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Secluded narrow valley : GLEN
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Exxon, overseas : ESSO
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They precede com, org and edu : DOTS
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In addition : TOO
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"Who am ___ question?" : ITO

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

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