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New York Times, Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Land in "Game of Thrones"

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Payne.
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© 2021, The New York Times8/3/21 ( No. 26,201 )
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Kit ___ bar : KAT
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Complimentary : GRATIS
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Put an edge on : WHET
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Biblical suffix with do or go : ETH
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Dealership offering : REBATE
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Start of a carol title : HARK
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Soldier's food packet, for short : MRE
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Occasion that people are dyeing to celebrate? : EASTER
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"How ___ Your Mother" : IMET
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Venmo's parent company : PAYPAL
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Caregivers' org. : AMA
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Funders of many campaign ads, in brief : PACS
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Presses into service : USES
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T-Mobile acquisition of 2020 : SPRINT
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Land in "Game of Thrones" : WESTEROS
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Sizzling : HOT
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___ bowl (fruity treat) : ACAI
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Harold who directed "Groundhog Day" : RAMIS
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Soon-to-be alumni: Abbr. : SRS
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What you might do after some financial trading ... or in this puzzle? : CORNERTHEMARKET
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Out ___ limb : ONA
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Violin bow application : ROSIN
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Cry just before the guest of honor arrives at a surprise party : HIDE
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A pun is said to be the lowest form of this : WIT
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Ground transportation hub : BUSDEPOT
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Key of Bach's "The Art of Fugue" : DMINOR
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Feature of some dresses : SLIT
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Follower of Navy or presidential : SEAL
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Private eye, in old lingo : TEC
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Recorded : ONTAPE
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Website designer's code : HTML
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Moonstruck : INLOVE
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Milliner's creation : HAT
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Run ___ light : ARED
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One-pointer in horseshoes : LEANER
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Old TV star with the catchphrase "I pity the fool" : MRT
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Low-carb kind of diet : KETO
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No-good cars : LEMONS
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Scrape (out) : EKE
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Dole's 1996 running mate : KEMP
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Gillette razor brand : ATRA
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"... or so ___ say" : THEY
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Musical that was the highest-grossing movie in 1978 : GREASE
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Less contrived : REALER
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Body parts sometimes compared to steel : ABS
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"Ciao" : TATA
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"10 ___ or less" (grocery sign) : ITEMS
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Attendants at a heavenly throne : SERAPHIM
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1980 Devo hit : WHIPIT
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Villain in the book of Esther : HAMAN
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Build : ERECT
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Times Square sign for B'way fans : TKTS
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Deposit : PUTIN
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Clears up a jumble : SORTS
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Santa ___, Calif. : ROSA
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Texas Ranger Hall of Fame locale : WACO
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Fiscal subj. : ECON
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Singer Bareilles : SARA
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Hindi "master" : SAHIB
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They help with course selection : MENUS
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Problem on a vinyl record : SKIP
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Mulligan, to a golfer : REDO
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Proofreader's directive : STET
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Sportscaster Andrews : ERIN
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Cultivate a garden plot, in a way : ROTOTILL
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Butler in a romance : RHETT
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"You betcha" : WILLDO
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Unkempt person : SLOVEN
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Informal eateries : DINERS
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Raison ___ : DETRE
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Playwright David : MAMET
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Oscar-winning Zellweger : RENEE
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Frequent quotation attribution: Abbr. : SHAK
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Happy as a ___ : CLAM
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Melodramatic cry : AHME
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Place to walk a dog : PARK
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Suffix with bachelor : ETTE
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Singer/musician with the Imagine Peace website : ONO

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

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