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New York Times, Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Author:
Colin Ernst
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
1997 horror film with the tagline "When you can't breathe, you can't scream"
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Colin Ernst

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 4 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Ernst. Wednesday freshness: 48%
Colin Ernst notes:
Hello out there! Glad to be back with my second NYT puzzle. I am currently away from my desk in Seattle and being as old school as one ... read more
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Real estate agents are such an easy target. Thankfully, I've had a couple of great ones in my life, especially the pair that sold my ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times8/24/22 ( No. 26,587 )
Across
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On point : APT
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Lots and lots : SCADS
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Cubist Picasso : PABLO
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She/___ : HER
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Something to live by : TENET
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Baseball's all-time R.B.I. leader : AARON
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"It's super-cozy, and a breeze to clean!" : STUDIOAPARTMENT
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Site for sponges : REEF
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Advertiser of the Year award, e.g. : CLIO
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Shakespearean schemer : IAGO
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"You can cancel that gym membership!" : FIVEFLOORWALKUP
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Mild yellow cheese : EDAM
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No one in particular : ANY
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Symbol in the center of the Japanese flag : SUN
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Tiny "tiny"? : LIL
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Says yes silently : NODS
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Painter's coat : GESSO
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Sch. with the mascot Mike the Tiger : LSU
36
Simile's center : ASA
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Tuba sound : PAH
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Jon M. ___, director of "Crazy Rich Asians" : CHU
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Winning : AHEAD
42
Discretion : TACT
43
Cereal staple : OAT
44
Word on Italian street signs : VIA
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Exist : ARE
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"Practical" thing : JOKE
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"The space has endless possibilities!" : MAJORFIXERUPPER
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Eclipse, to some : OMEN
54
Undecided : TORN
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Onetime "divorce capital" of the U.S. : RENO
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Source of the euphemisms found in the clues for 17-, 23- and 48-Across : REALESTATEAGENT
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Like the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars : INNER
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In the slightest : ATALL
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___ engr. : CIV
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Indian tea region : ASSAM
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Hawks : SELLS
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Gold stds. : KTS
Down
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Sounds of relief : AHS
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Place for cultural studies? : PETRIDISH
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Fair market price, say : TRUEVALUE
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Not flexible : STIFF
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Top of the ladder, in brief : CEO
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1997 horror film with the tagline "When you can't breathe, you can't scream" : ANACONDA
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Moves into position, as troops : DEPLOYS
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A step up, perhaps : STAIR
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Comforting gesture : PAT
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Creator of Christopher Robin : AAMILNE
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Take ten : BREAK
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Usual beginning? : LONGU
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Winning : ONTOP
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Consider : DEEM
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Noisy squabbles : ROWS
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Bloke : FELLA
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Only landlocked country in Southeast Asia : LAOS
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Zero : AUGHT
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You can't get lower than this : NADIR
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Low-cut T-shirt feature : SCOOPNECK
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Seal the deal : SHAKEONIT
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Like the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune : OUTER
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Part of PG : PARENTAL
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Big name in laptops : ACER
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"Anne of Green Gables" town : AVONLEA
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Something usually found in brackets : TAXRATE
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P.M. times : AFTS
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Form of attachment? : JPEG
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Where Gandalf declares "You shall not pass!" : MORIA
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Cries of agreement : AMENS
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Clothes that may come ripped : JEANS
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Little bits : IOTAS
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Eurasian range : URALS
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"Uhh ..." : ERM
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Plumber's joint : ELL
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Array in an electronics store : TVS

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