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Going Somewhere?

New York Times, Sunday, August 7, 2022

Edith Wharton's "ruin of a man"

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Sunday, July 24, 2022.
Author:
Jessie Trudeau and Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 85 Missing: {JQX} Grid has diagonal symmetry. This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Trudeau. This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Trudeau. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Will Shortz notes:
Jessie Trudeau née Bullock recently received her Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard. Her fiancé, Ross, is a writer and puzzlemaker in Cambridge, Mass. They met three years ... read more
Constructor notes:
JESSIE: Talk about sharing a byline. Today's puzzle is the first time anyone will see the name Jessie Trudeau in print — Ross and I will be saying our vows about 30 minutes after this ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Jessie and Ross! With all due respect to my dear wife, who's turned to the Dark Side of word games (she's unapologetically obsessed with the Spelling Bee and Wordle), I bend the knee to ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times7/24/22 ( No. 26,556 )
Across
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Yankee Stadium has 24 of these : ACRES
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In the thick of : AMID
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Org. with X-rays : TSA
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Shape of a heron's neck : ESS
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Bit of publicity : PROMO
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Bag for a diamond : BASE
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Yellowfin tuna : AHI
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Cheney and Harris, informally : VEEPS
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One prone to idol thoughts : HEROWORSHIPPER
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Marsh birds : EGRETS
27
Clubs often require them, for short : IDS
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Pool locales : SPAS
29
That: Sp. : ESA
30
"Never you worry" : FRETNOT
31
Moor : DOCK
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Call into question : IMPUGN
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Bouquet : FRAGRANCE
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Break up clods : HOE
40
Bolívar who was known as "the Liberator" : SIMON
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Evening, to Yves : SOIR
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Reggae-like genre : SKA
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One looking for missing persons : TRACER
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Singer White with the 1991 #1 hit "Romantic" : KARYN
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Actress de Matteo : DREA
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Inits. on some handbags : YSL
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Two-colored : BICHROME
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Model world : GLOBE
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End-of-semester form: Abbr. : EVAL
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Flick, as a cigarette, informally : ASH
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Disappearing sculpture medium : ICE
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Big name in jet skis : SEADOO
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Gumption : NERVE
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___ hall : REC
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Stylish flair : ECLAT
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Square type : NERD
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Necessities for drug approvals : TRIALS
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English landing spot : AERODROME
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Seat for the Queen? : ARSE
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Egyptian symbol of life : ANKH
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Stick with it! : FORK
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John Cho's role in "Star Trek" films : SULU
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Level : TIER
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Spill the tea : DISH
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Hits high notes in high places : YODELS
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Suit : BEFIT
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Setting of two Shakespeare plays : VERONA
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Some coding statements : IFS
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Edith Wharton's "ruin of a man" : ETHANFROME
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Nautical agreement : AYEAYE
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Bearer of roses, maybe : BEAU
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Word with American or amber : ALE
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Whiz : ACE
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Aunt ___ (role on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") : VIV
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Habitual fear of being exposed as a fraud : IMPOSTERSYNDROME
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N.F.L. star Elliott, to fans : ZEKE
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Edify : TEACH
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Rikishi's sport : SUMO
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"Don't be that ___" : GUY
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Part of a skin-care routine : TONER
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First pope to be called "the Great" : STLEO
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Dillydallies : DAWDLES
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"In Search of Lost Time" novelist : PROUST
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Aphorism that's visually depicted five times in this puzzle's grid : ALLROADSLEADTOROME
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Pros with floors : TILERS
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Unit of cauliflower : HEAD
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Split, then come together? : ELOPE
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Ultimate needs : DISCS
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Parched : DRY
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Apply (to) : REFER
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Rosebud ravager : APHID
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Latin for "I believe" : CREDO
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Some black-and-white pictures : RORSCHACHCARDS
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Prone to brooding, say : EMO
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Scatters : SOWS
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Stacey of Georgia politics : ABRAMS
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Easternmost leg of I-90, familiarly : MASSPIKE
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Suffix with fool or fiend : ISH
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Opus ___ : DEI
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Dance shoe attachments : TAPS
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Bundles : SHEAFS
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Put on : AIR
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Home of the Simpson and Flanders households : EVERGREENTERRACE
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Rocker Bob with 10 top 10 albums : SEGER
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Casper competitor : SERTA
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One side of D.C.'s Federal Triangle : PENNSYLVANIAAVENUE
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iPhone app with a graph in its icon : STOCKS
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Nail polish brand : OPI
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Where all the people that come and go stop and say "hello," in a 1967 hit : PENNYLANE
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It's a huge deal : STEAL
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State ___ : FAIR
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Former N.Y.C. mayor Ed : KOCH
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Locale for a rock climber : GORGE
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Noted shopping mecca : RODEODRIVE
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More like an empty old mansion at night, say : EERIER
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Transport on the slopes : TBAR
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Stop lying : RISE
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Celebrity chef DiSpirito : ROCCO
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Point in a network : NODE
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Profess : AVER
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Combines, in a way : MELDS
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Fictional documentarian from Kazakhstan : BORAT
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Provider of a ball of thread, in myth : ARIADNE
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Like some cars and kisses : STOLEN
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___ Club : ELKS
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Neighbor of Curaçao : ARUBA
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Theater rebuke : SHH
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Scratch (out) : EKE
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Botch : MUFF
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You might be advised to do this for yourself : SEE
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Memo opener, often : FYI
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"That's rough" : OOF
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Downwind locales for ships : LEESHORES
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"Now!" : STAT
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Home of Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi : IRAN
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Spilled the tea : TOLD
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"Listen!," in León : OYE
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Cherry and peach : HUES
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Combined : MERGED
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"Uh-oh!" : YIKES
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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Of whom Celine Dion said "If God would have a singing voice, he must sound a lot like …" : BOCELLI
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___ Schneider, winningest woman in "Jeopardy!" history : AMY
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"___ the economy, stupid!" : ITS
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Got together in : METAT
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White as a sheet : PALLID
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Paul who was People magazine's 2021 Sexiest Man Alive : RUDD
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Tremendous success : SMASH
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Squawked in pain : YOWLED
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Coup result : OUSTER
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Member of Gen Z, jocularly : ZOOMER
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Busy businesswoman in a rom-com, e.g. : TROPE
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Loved : DEAR
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Title on Netflix's "Bridgerton" : LADY
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Univ. V.I.P. : PROF
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Any of the Uruk-hai in "The Lord of the Rings" : ORC
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Word with half or hard : ASS
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Fútbol cry : OLE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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