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New York Times, Monday, August 8, 2022

Author:
Kathy Lowden
Editor:
Will Shortz
Pale pink vineyard offerings
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Lowden.
Kathy Lowden notes:
This is my second puzzle for the Times. My first was a collaboration with my daughter, Tess Davison that appeared in January 2020. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
My seven-year-old daughter (also named Tess!) is obsessed with MAKEUP. The other day, she did herself up and asked, "How do I look?" ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times8/8/22 ( No. 26,571 )
Across
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In no danger : SAFE
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Jack who could consume no fat, in a nursery rhyme : SPRAT
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"___ It Romantic?" (Rodgers and Hart classic) : ISNT
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Hairstyle that may be parted and tied into two puffs : AFRO
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Big name in toothbrushes : ORALB
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Flatbread served with curry : NAAN
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Pale pink vineyard offerings : BLUSHWINES
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Something Santa makes (and checks twice) : LIST
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Go bad : ROT
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"Just ___!" ("Hold on!") : ASEC
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Buddy : PAL
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Wipe out big-time : EATIT
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Practice punches with an imaginary opponent : SHADOWBOX
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Disobey James Bond when making a martini : STIR
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Sound system : STEREO
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Choose : OPT
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Manhattan's Madison or Lexington: Abbr. : AVE
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Stuffiness that lingers in an unventilated room : STALEAIR
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Lends an ear : LISTENS
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Refreshing summer beverage : ICEDTEA
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One experiencing gaps in memory : AMNESIAC
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Quirky : ODD
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Vietnamese noodle-and-broth dish : PHO
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Source of seasonal sneezes : POLLEN
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Metrical foot in poetry : IAMB
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Barrel of explosive stuff, or a situation that's ready to blow : POWDERKEG
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Steel support for concrete : REBAR
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Title bestowed on Mick Jagger in 2003 (although the queen refused to present the award herself) : SIR
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Oscar-winning Ben Affleck film set in Iran : ARGO
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Letters preceding an alias : AKA
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Sulky expression : POUT
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Writings on an album sleeve or jewel case insert : LINERNOTES
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Ninny : TWIT
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Handy : OFUSE
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___ ex machina : DEUS
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Soprano's choirmate : ALTO
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A bit buzzed : TIPSY
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Award for athletic achievement : ESPY
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Buffalo's N.H.L. team : SABRES
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Not sinking : AFLOAT
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Tutti-___ : FRUTTI
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Greek goddess of the dawn : EOS
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Opposite of reaps : SOWS
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One officiating at communion or hearing confession : PRIEST
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Cattle-raising estates : RANCHES
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Ginger ___ (soft drink) : ALE
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Atlanta-based TV channel : TBS
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Family member acquired by marrying : INLAW
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Catamaran, for one : SAILBOAT
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Rap's Lil ___ X : NAS
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Explosive stuff, in brief : TNT
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Boater or bowler : HAT
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Combined, as money or resources : POOLED
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Hopping mad : IRATE
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Introductory drawing class : ARTI
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Subordinate of a 6-Down : DEACON
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Sheriff Andy Taylor's boy on 1960s TV : OPIE
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More, in ads : XTRA
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Fourth-year student : SENIOR
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Evening prayer : VESPER
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___ Bauer, clothing store chain : EDDIE
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Reindeer herder of Scandinavia : LAPP
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"The way I see it," to texters : IMHO
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Toddler's winter wear : SNOWSUIT
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Vaccine pioneer Jonas : SALK
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Really rake it in : CLEANUP
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Exit door : EGRESS
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Dies down : ABATES
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Reconcile after a quarrel … or a hint to the starts of 17-, 25-, 52- and 61-Across : MAKEUP
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Shrill and blaring, as a trumpet : BRASSY
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"Same here!" : DITTO
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28-Down portrayer ___ Howard : RON
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___ Poupon mustard : GREY
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Org. sponsoring school fund-raisers : PTA
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"Wise" bird : OWL
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Biblical fellow with a salty wife? : LOT
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"___ Were a Rich Man" (song from "Fiddler on the Roof") : IFI
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Poem of praise : ODE

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