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New York Times, Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Author:
Daniel Bodily
Editor:
Will Shortz
52-Down : Hip-hop article
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Daniel Bodily

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 39 Spans: 2 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Bodily.
Daniel Bodily notes:
My solo debut! A multiple choice test, mid-summer? *Sheeesh* I must confess that I look back on this puzzle with mixed feelings. On ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times8/3/22 ( No. 26,566 )
Across
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Like some testimony : ORAL
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Carpenter's bladed tool : ADZ
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New ones may be sleep-deprived : MOMS
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___ al pastor (Mexican street food order) : TACOS
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Pool accessory : CUE
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Live it up : REVEL
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With 30- and 49-Across, test question to be answered by filling in the correct circle : INASCRABBLEGAME
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Park City getaway, say : SKITRIP
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Competed with : RIVALED
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"___ My Ride" (2004-07 MTV series) : PIMP
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Not much : ABIT
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Ooze : SEEP
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Certain workshop worker : ELF
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His name means "desire" : EROS
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See 16-Across : WHATTILEISWORTH
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Pair in a dinghy : OARS
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Character in "Face/Off"? : SLASH
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Rice bowl garnish : NORI
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Mich. neighbor : ONT
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Petting zoo sound : BAA
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Drill sergeant's word : HUP
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___ Ray (pioneer in Surrealist photography) : MAN
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Like a cloudless night : STARRY
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"Here!" : TAKEIT
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Healthful practices, collectively : HYGIENE
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Supernatural sights : VISIONS
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See 16-Across : TWOPOINTS
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Part of a Velcro shoe : STRAP
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Anomalous : ODD
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Sign of burnout? : EMBER
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Swahili word meaning "freedom" : UHURU
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One of two in Monopoly : DIE
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Like rusty pipes, perhaps : LEAKY
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Genre for Mary J. Blige : RANDB
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Prefix with conscious : ECO
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Leafy shelter from the sun : SHADETREE
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Redding with 11 Top 40 hits : OTIS
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Prioritize, in a way : RANK
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Juice stand berry : ACAI
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What microchips help to find : LOSTPETS
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Like singing in the rain, usually : ACAPPELLA
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Make a knight, e.g. : DUB
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Striped aquarium denizen : ZEBRAFISH
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Leader of the Decepticons in the "Transformers" series : MEGATRON
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___ Office : OVAL
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Something shared a lot online : MEME
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Musher's vehicle : SLED
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Improv show's lack : SCRIPT
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"This vacuum sucks! 5 stars," for one : REVIEW
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Part of a wheel : RIM
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Trudeau's party: Abbr. : LIB
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Song sung at sea : SHANTY
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Wildlife identifier : EARTAG
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Pasture : LEA
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Start of a famous line from a balcony : OROMEO
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Genetic variant : STRAIN
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Rushing sound : WOOSH
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Declaration when putting one's foot down : ISAYNO
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Confined : SHUTIN
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Nudges in the right direction : HINTS
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Place for rounds of draft picks : BREWPUB
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Hue such as pale mint or lilac : PASTELSHADE
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Slowing down, musically: Abbr. : RITARD
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It's destiny! : KISMET
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Classical lyric poem : EPODE
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Meeting format : VIDEO
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Ending with spasm : ODIC
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Big ___ : SUR
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Hip-hop article : THA
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Word with end or earned : RUN
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Mars ___ : BAR
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Barely make, with "out" : EKE
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Bread choice : RYE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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