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New York Times, Friday, August 5, 2022

Hair highlighting technique

Author:
Erik Agard and Brooke Husic
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard
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128/8/20208/5/20229
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1.611
Brooke Husic

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Agard. This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Husic.
Constructor notes:
ERIK: My friend Brooke is also one of my favorite constructors, and I'm honored to be involved in one of her brilliant creations. ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Jim here, sitting in for Jeff Chen, who is getting his weekly balayage treatment. This puzzle is too hard for a Friday and needs to ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times8/5/22 ( No. 26,568 )
Across
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Compress hard : SMUSH
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Comp. ___ (univ. major) : SCI
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They're often paired with nuts : BOLTS
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Traditional application for a Hindu wedding : HENNA
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"The Kitchen God's Wife" novelist, 1991 : TAN
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Benefit : AVAIL
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Musical group : ALTOS
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___ polymerase : RNA
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Free : LETGO
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Sleep aid said to reduce anxiety : WEIGHTEDBLANKET
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"Parasite" co-star ___ Jung-eun : LEE
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"Word is …" : THEYSAY
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Sounds of some pauses : ERS
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Settle up : PAYTHETAB
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Name that anagrams to something you might smoke : CRAIG
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Frequently flooded area : FEN
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Staggered breathing? : GASPS
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Some leporids : HARES
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Item in a husk : OAT
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Vicar in "Emma" : ELTON
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Top-notch : ACES
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___ Burke, sportscaster and N.B.A. analyst : DORIS
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A bird, food or person : KIWI
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Female swan : PEN
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Office binder? : REDTAPE
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Ending with play or plate : LET
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Get down : SADDEN
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They might be standing or marching : ORDERS
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More cover than usual … or what a 20-Across might offer? : HEAVYSECURITY
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Wheel, so to speak : HELM
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Little bits : IOTAS
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What's the matter? : ATOM
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Farm unit : BALE
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French word that becomes its own opposite by changing the first letter to V : NOTRE
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Canceled : NOGO
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Compilation for admiration : ODES
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Cloud often seen in the summer : GNATS
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___ Mob, hip-hop collective from N.Y.C. : ASAP
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Item often wrapped after it's purchased : SHAWL
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Fracas : MELEE
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Free, in a way : UNTIE
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Make out, in Manchester : SNOG
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Pounds on keyboards? : HASHTAGS
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Eats outside, perhaps : STREETFOOD
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One might offer a sweet message : CANDYHEART
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One way to be tried : INABSENTIA
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Hair highlighting technique : BALAYAGE
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___-ready : OVEN
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Round holiday fare : LATKE
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Fierce, hard-to-control sort : TIGER
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Coin collectors? : SLOTS
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"'Tis but ___ name that is my enemy": Juliet : THY
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Alaska has the highest one in the U.S.: Abbr. : LAT
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Round holiday fare : PIES
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Hesitate (at) : BALK
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Some cowboy wear : CHAPS
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Make a lead balloon? : RACEAHEAD
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Realm in "Frozen" : ARENDELLE
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Style points? : STILETTOS
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Activity with intense, fast-paced posing : POWERYOGA
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Tempers : SNITS
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Not admitting : DENYING
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Mates : SPOUSES
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Church address, for short : REV
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Goof : ERR
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Some nobility : DAMES
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Subject of the 2021 historical film "Spencer" : DIANA
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Vague response for an E.T.A. : SOON
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Blues guitarist Baker : ETTA
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One in a line outside a store : CART
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"A Black Lady Sketch Show" network : HBO
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Unruly head of hair : MOP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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