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Animal Hybrids

New York Times, Sunday, August 28, 2022

Author:
Ori Brian
Editor:
Will Shortz
Get a party started? [bee, hare, tick]
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Brian.
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© 2022, The New York Times8/28/22 ( No. 26,591 )
Across
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Gaelic garment : TARTAN
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Creatures described as catarrhine, from the Latin for "downward-nosed" : APES
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Like Antarctica : ARID
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Spare part? : PIN
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Granada grandpa : ABUELO
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Cut deeply : GASH
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"Ugh, ___ people!" : SOME
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Go down, in a way : LOSE
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Get a party started? [bee, hare, tick] : BREAKTHEICE
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Morning TV host Kotb : HODA
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"Potent Potables for $1,000, ___" (onetime TV request) : ALEX
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Crestfallen : SAD
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Actress Seyfried of "The Dropout" : AMANDA
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Buzzkill [bat, elk, newt] : WETBLANKET
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Bias : SLANT
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Subjects of some promotions : PAWNS
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Natural source of glitter : MICA
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A little of a lot? [carp, pig, snake] : PARKINGSPACE
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TV, newspapers, streaming services, etc. : THEMEDIA
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How a video game might be played by beginners : ONEASY
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Ending with orange : ADE
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Best-selling author Hoag : TAMI
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Strong connection : BOND
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Pennsylvania school, for short : PITT
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Locale of many vines [cat, elephant, worm] : WATERMELONPATCH
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Opposite of une adversaire : AMIE
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Fancy flower holders : URNS
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Life preserver? : ARK
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Al-___, family of Syrian leaders : ASSAD
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Goes wild : RUNSAMOK
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Glitzy, informally : GLAM
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Prankster's offerings : GAGS
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Nonmedical org. that uses X-rays : TSA
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Something you might step on by the shower [cobra, moth, seal] : BATHROOMSCALE
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Inits. in biotech : GMO
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Legal contract phrase : INRE
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"My bad!" : OOPS
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Make dry, as salmon : OVERCOOK
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Pain relief pill : ALEVE
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Placeholder inits. : TBD
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3 ft. x 5 ft., e.g. : SPEC
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"So it goes" : ALAS
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Long-running soap opera that debuted in 1963 [ant, gorilla, sheep] : GENERALHOSPITAL
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One might be accessed by a QR code, nowadays : MENU
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Warrant : EARN
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Guard seen around a castle : MOAT
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401(k) alternative, in brief : IRA
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Lean toward : PREFER
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Certain sports tiebreaker : SHOOTOUT
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London landmark [beetle, hog, rat] : GLOBETHEATRE
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Place : LIEU
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___ song : SIREN
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Overnight perch : ROOST
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Bridge that's painted International Orange [dog, eel, gnat] : GOLDENGATE
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Devilish look? : GOATEE
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Boardroom V.I.P. : CEO
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Drink with a spoon-straw : ICEE
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Floor square : TILE
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Mixes animal species … as eight answers in this puzzle do? : CROSSBREEDS
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Actress Perlman : RHEA
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In good condition : TRIM
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Wave to one's math professor? : SINE
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Gets around : EVADES
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Part of U.C.L.A. : LOS
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Poetic tributes : ODES
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Fire tablet competitor : IPAD
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One of the Williamses : SERENA
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Things seen in a window : TABS
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Magic trick starter : ABRA
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Felt bad about : RUED
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Word with garden or party : TEA
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Lime and soda, e.g. : ALKALIS
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A handful : NOTMANY
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Pros with negotiations : AGENTS
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Was worthwhile, with "off" : PAID
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Bit of tomfoolery : ESCAPADE
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With 47-Down, "That's all" follower : SHE
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Like a vampire's face, stereotypically : ASHEN
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Rhizome, to a botanist : ROOTSTALK
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Site to flick through flicks : IMDB
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Request for a hand : DEALMEIN
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Fashionable spots : POLKADOTS
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"Oh, gotcha" : ISEE
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Immediately following : NEXT
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'N Sync member who later became a gay rights activist : LANCEBASS
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Spend time together, in slang : HANG
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"SmackDown" org. : WWE
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Goal : AIM
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Pair in the Winter Olympics : SKATES
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Maker of Chromebooks : ACER
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Warhol's "Marilyn Diptych," e.g. : POPART
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Antagonism : ANIMUS
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Target of a modern scan : RETINA
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Light touches : PATS
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Medical plan inits. : HMO
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Sapa ___ (ancient emperor's title) : INCA
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Common cause of some impulsive behavior, in brief : ADHD
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Details to be negotiated : TERMS
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See 10-Down : WROTE
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Sacred hieroglyph : ANKH
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Sirs' counterparts : MAAMS
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"Beep!" source : PAGER
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Second caliph of Sunni Islam : UMAR
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Doubleday who is miscredited with inventing baseball : ABNER
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Merchant's stock : GOODS
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Cut (off) : LOP
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Auctioneer's aid : GAVEL
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Name that's a letter off from 25-Across : ALEC
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One might develop consciousness in a sci-fi story : ROBOT
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Nightspot in a Manilow hit, in brief : COPA
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What you can rarely do at a red light : GOLEFT
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Kvetch : MOANER
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"Yeah, whatever you say" : OKSURE
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"Beats me" : IVENOIDEA
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Tried to fight : CAMEAT
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A long, long time : AGES
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Genesis matriarch : LEAH
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Matriculation group : ENROLLEES
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"No! Not true!" : THATSALIE
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Wild guess : STAB
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End up being : AMOUNTTO
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___ Malnati's, Chicago-style pizza chain : LOU
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Rug thickness : PILE
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Strong hold : IRONGRIP
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Gray-brown flycatchers : PHOEBES
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Book : RESERVE
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Summer top : TEE
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Test for future Ph.D.s : GRE
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Wiped out : ERASED
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Sippy cup users : TOTS
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Agenda topics : ITEMS
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Word with power, talk or band : GIRL
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Number of planetas en el sistema solar : OCHO
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Fasten with a belt : GIRD
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Chaplin of "Game of Thrones" : OONA
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Surrender : CEDE
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Summit of Mount Purgatory, in Dante's "Divine Comedy" : EDEN
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Mount in Greek myth : OSSA
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Show with a Miami spinoff : CSI
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Symbol for an audio device : EAR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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