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New York Times, Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Author:
Joe Deeney
Editor:
Will Shortz
Something to think about?
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Joe Deeney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 14 Words: 73, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GHZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Deeney. Wednesday freshness: 63%
Joe Deeney notes:
First draft of this puzzle was a vowel progression; unfortunately O. V. WRIGHT ended up on the cutting room floor in the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It took me much longer than FIVE SECONDs to figure out the RULE of today's theme. It didn't help that I stared at IV FLUID ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times8/31/22 ( No. 26,594 )
Across
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Chaps : MEN
4
Its 27-inch model was discontinued in 2022 : IMAC
8
Inundates with some junk : SPAMS
13
Card game cry : UNO
14
Org. that sent Perseverance to 63-Across : NASA
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Academy enrollee : CADET
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*Type of meal first sold by C.A. Swanson & Sons : TVDINNER
18
Spice in springerle cookies : ANISE
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Only about one-sixth of these in humans is visible : EYES
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Call from a cornfield : CAW
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Oscar winner Witherspoon : REESE
22
Michigan football rival, for short : OSU
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*Hospital bagful : IVFLUID
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*Multimedia-focused school org. : AVCLUB
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Hard or soft finish? : NESS
30
Goes first : LEADS
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Dictator Amin : IDI
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Up in the air, for short : TBD
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Dubious food-eating guideline … or a hint to the answers to this puzzle's starred clues : FIVESECONDRULE
39
Pub pick : ALE
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Code component : LAW
41
– : MINUS
42
"Let's do this" : IMIN
44
*Camper's place, maybe : RVPARK
45
*Up-and-coming group in high school athletics : JVSQUAD
48
Egyptian ophidian : ASP
49
Covers : COATS
50
Horror film cry : RUN
52
Some daily temps : LOWS
56
Bris, bat mitzvah and others : RITES
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*Federal tax incentive for buying a Tesla, say : EVCREDIT
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Good name for a home renter? : ELISE
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"___ Flux" (1990s MTV series) : AEON
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Help with the dishes : DRY
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Joneses for : WANTS
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See 14-Across : MARS
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Possible reason for a PG-13 rating : SEX
Down
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You might be on it during a meeting : MUTE
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Be covetous of : ENVY
3
Connection point : NODE
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Tripadvisor recommendation, perhaps : INN
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Nickname for Mowgli in "The Jungle Book" : MANCUB
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Away from land : ASEA
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It's lowered in the drive-thru line : CARWINDOW
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Devours, with "down" : SCARFS
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Some convention offerings : PANELS
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Bye at the French Open? : ADIEU
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International athlete who twice made Time's list of the 100 most influential people in the world : MESSI
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Charger : STEED
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Wagnerian princess : ISOLDE
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Figure (out) : SUSS
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Miner discovery? : VEIN
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Sporty Italian auto, informally : ALFA
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Cover, in a way : VEIL
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Give in : CAVE
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"My lotto ticket might be the winner" : ICANDREAM
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Toro or shiro maguro, at a sushi bar : TUNA
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Busy day, in retrospect : BLUR
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Division of a newsroom : DESK
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Real ID issuers, in brief : DMVS
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___ effect : RIPPLE
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Something to think about? : IQTEST
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Dishevels : MUSSES
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Longstanding ill will : RANCOR
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Eddie Bauer competitor : JCREW
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"There you go!" : VOILA
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Smooth kind of finish : SATIN
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Layer beneath the sclera and cornea : UVEA
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Track figures : ODDS
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Certain money transfer : WIRE
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"Mr. Roboto" band, 1983 : STYX
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O.R. staffers : RNS

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle.

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