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New York Times, Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Author:
Adam Wagner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 14 Words: 71, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Wagner.
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© 2022, The New York Times9/13/22 ( No. 26,607 )
Across
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Shop for a loxsmith? : DELI
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Religious offshoot : SECT
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Put in the overhead bin, say : STOW
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Micro or macro college subj. : ECON
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Last pharaoh of Egypt, informally : CLEO
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"Hava Nagila" dance : HORA
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Buffalo Bill, e.g. : FOOTBALLPLAYER
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William of ___ (noted 14th-century philosopher) : OCKHAM
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Real estate burdens : LIENS
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Noodle dish that might be made with a flavor packet : RAMEN
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Radio City Music Hall performer : ROCKETTE
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Jason who sang "I'm Yours" : MRAZ
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Unsolemnly swear : CUSS
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Paddle lookalike : OAR
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Reedy woodwind : OBOE
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Pro ___ (perfunctory) : FORMA
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Bun in the oven, so to speak : UNBORNBABY
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Bits of tomfoolery : JAPES
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Porridge base : OATS
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Part of the D.O.J. : FBI
39
Diarist Frank : ANNE
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Ruler whose title is derived from the name "Caesar" : TSAR
45
Marsupial stylized in the Qantas logo : KANGAROO
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Piloted : DROVE
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First sign of the zodiac : ARIES
50
Grew disenchanted : SOURED
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Lead-in to a surprising twist … or a hint to 16-, 22-, 32- and 45-Across : HERESTHEKICKER
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The Crimson Tide, to fans : BAMA
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Pueblo people : HOPI
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Straight poker? : TINE
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Give the boot : OUST
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Quadrupedal combat vehicle in "Star Wars" films : ATAT
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Skier's "powder" : SNOW
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Bend out of shape : DEFORM
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Green machine : ECOCAR
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Words shouted before "No hands!" : LOOKMA
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Experiencing a flow state : INTHEZONE
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Ponzi scheme, for one : SCAM
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90° bend : ELL
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Instruments played pizzicato in Britten's "Simple Symphony" : CELLOS
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Subjects : TOPICS
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Title role for Alan Ladd in a classic 1953 western : SHANE
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1995 Pixar film that launched a franchise : TOYSTORY
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Mined-over matter : ORE
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What games like chess, Stratego and Risk simulate : WAR
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Forbiddance : BAN
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Albanian currency : LEK
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Regretful soul : RUER
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Top of the Highlands? : TAM
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The "E" in B.C.E. : ERA
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Murmur lovingly : COO
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Projectiles from a pellet gun : BBS
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The marbling in marbled beef : FAT
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Gets in the way of : OBSTRUCTS
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Passionately protesting : UPINARMS
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Running by the pool, e.g. : NONO
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Term of endearment : BAE
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Airport once called Idlewild, for short : JFK
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Lawyers' org. : ABA
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"Respect" singer Franklin : ARETHA
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A 0% chance, colloquially : NOSHOT
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Aaron who created "The West Wing" : SORKIN
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Big name in skin care : AVEENO
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Un-gerrymandered, say, as a voting district : REDREW
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Whopping : GREAT
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The Terminator and HAL 9000, for two : AIS
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Enthusiastic response to "Want some ice cream?" : DOI
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Variety show routine : SKIT
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"Succession" network : HBO
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___ de parfum : EAU
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Clean air org. : EPA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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