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New York Times, Monday, September 12, 2022

Author:
Michael Lieberman
Editor:
Will Shortz
Los Angeles venue named for the star of "12 Angry Men"
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Lieberman. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Michael Lieberman notes:

Happy Emmy night! I'll be rooting for Severance, Hacks, and — with apologies to Ms. Rhimes — The White Lotus.

Jeff Chen notes:
Not only is SHONDA RHIMES an incredibly talented producer, show-runner, and writer behind such mega-hits as "Grey's Anatomy," ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times9/12/22 ( No. 26,606 )
Across
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Facts and figures : DATA
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Snacks for aardvarks : ANTS
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Pictionary, Boggle, Scrabble and so on : GAMES
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Makes a mistake : ERRS
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___-chic (hippie-influenced fashion) : BOHO
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"Workers of all lands ___" (phrase on Marx's tombstone) : UNITE
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South American palm with a black-purple berry : ACAI
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Make, as money : EARN
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Put into law : ENACT
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Los Angeles venue named for the star of "12 Angry Men" : FONDATHEATRE
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Do some needlework : SEW
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Lots and lots : ATON
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Network with an eye logo : CBS
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Yellowfin tuna : AHI
30
Disney+ series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe : WANDAVISION
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Animals that may be subject to an apartment restriction : PETS
36
What electric cars don't need : GAS
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Apartment you own : CONDO
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"Butch Cassidy" and "The Sundance Kid," for two : ALIASES
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"The Canterbury Tales" author : CHAUCER
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Identical copy : CLONE
43
Promise-to-pay letters : IOU
44
Stadium seating section : LOGE
45
First car from a Japanese manufacturer to be made in the U.S. (1982) : HONDAACCORD
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"Dear old" family member : DAD
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Letter before tee : ESS
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Eye affliction : STYE
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Take advantage of : USE
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Creator of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" … or, when said aloud, a hint to the starts of 20-, 30 and 45-Across : SHONDARHIMES
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Present a case at the Supreme Court, say : ARGUE
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Faux-humble response to a compliment : ITRY
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Swanky party : GALA
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Oyster's prize : PEARL
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Gospel singer Winans : CECE
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"Battle ___ of the Republic" : HYMN
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Kick out : EXPEL
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Talk back to : SASS
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Made off with : TOOK
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Not able to hear : DEAF
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With the bow, in music : ARCO
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"So, anyway, ..." and "On that note ...," e.g. : TRANSITIONS
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Parenthetical comment : ASIDE
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Help with a heist : ABET
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Trevor of "The Daily Show" : NOAH
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Clothes, slangily : THREADS
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Beethoven's "Moonlight ___" : SONATA
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Picasso's antiwar masterpiece : GUERNICA
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Brontë sister who wrote "Agnes Grey" : ANNE
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Soccer star Hamm : MIA
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List-ending abbr. : ETC
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Where a TV show is filmed : SET
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Reaction to cuteness : AWW
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"Mazel ___!" : TOV
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Annual celebration of Mexican heritage : CINCODEMAYO
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Neighborhood grocery store : BODEGA
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Made sounds while sound asleep : SNORED
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Sugarhill Gang song with the repeated line "Jump on it!" : APACHE
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Greetings : HELLOS
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Golden ___ (classic time) : AGE
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"Illmatic" rapper : NAS
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First Pixar film with a Black protagonist : SOUL
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Something brought home unintentionally from the beach : SAND
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Something brought home intentionally from the beach : SEASHELL
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Dove's sound : COO
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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Chilled drink that might be served with a lemon wedge : ICEDTEA
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From ___ Z (everything) : ATO
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Skeptical sorts : CYNICS
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"Oh, that was so obvious!" : DUH
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One of the five senses : SIGHT
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Word that conveys skepticism when its vowel sound is dragged out : SURE
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Rainbow shapes : ARCS
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Some loaves or whiskeys : RYES
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Ticklish Muppet : ELMO
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Went down, as hearts or ships : SANK
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Animal aptly found in "banana peel" : APE
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"Oedipus ___" : REX
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Thing to mind between the train and platform : GAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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