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New York Times, Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Author:
Michael Dewey
Editor:
Will Shortz
Home of the Minotaur's Labyrinth
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Michael Dewey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Puzzle has duplicate clues This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Dewey.
Michael Dewey notes:
Ever had a song get stuck in your head? Yeah, me too…. The final iteration of this grid results from a gradual evolution from quaint ... read more
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HAPPY TRAILS to Wednesday solvers! There's something JOYFUL about featuring so many MERRY words throughout the puzzle. I enjoyed the ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times9/14/22 ( No. 26,608 )
Across
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TikTok's 3-D musical eighth note, e.g. : LOGO
5
Peak temperatures : HIGHS
10
Low face? : JACK
14
Wildly : AMOK
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Pomp and circumstance : ECLAT
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___ irregular basis : ONAN
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Payment-lowering deal, in brief : REFI
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Out in front : AHEAD
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Lead-in to thesis or thermic : HYPO
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One singer of 35-Across on old TV/radio : DALEEVANS
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Neglected youths : WAIFS
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Baseball's so-called "steroid ___" : ERA
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Angling accessory : NET
25
Holi people? : HINDUS
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Like bonds and Bond films : RATED
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Princeton Review subj. : PSAT
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"Don't Bring Me Down" band, in brief : ELO
31
Greyhound's capacity, perhaps : BUSLOAD
34
"Nah, none for me" : PASS
35
Theme song of a classic western, visually suggested six times in this puzzle's grid : HAPPYTRAILS
37
Sign up for : JOIN
39
License : ENTITLE
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Photo blowup: Abbr. : ENL
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Compulsions : YENS
42
Drink that may be served hot or iced : LATTE
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Lost freshness : STALED
48
Load for Santa Claus : BAG
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"Elvis ___ left the building" : HAS
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Sets to zero, as a scale : TARES
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One singer of 35-Across on old TV/radio : ROYROGERS
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Lake at one end of the Niagara River : ERIE
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Wispy clouds : CIRRI
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Sorvino of "Mighty Aphrodite" : MIRA
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Posh hotel chain : RITZ
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Abides by : HEEDS
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___-deucey (gambling game) : ACEY
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Protein bean : SOYA
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Words of resignation : ILOSE
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Stark and Flanders, for two : NEDS
Down
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Food cupboard : LARDER
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Mark in the World Golf Hall of Fame : OMEARA
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Lose fizz : GOFLAT
4
Resident of the 46th state : OKIE
5
Launch : HEAVE
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Old Mac app : ICHAT
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Watkins ___, N.Y. : GLEN
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Actor Lukas of 2014's "Dark Was the Night" : HAAS
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Part of P.S.T.: Abbr. : STD
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Role for Daveed Diggs on "Black-ish" : JOHAN
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Brainstorming question : ANYIDEAS
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Measures of detergent, maybe : CAPFULS
13
Home of the Minotaur's Labyrinth : KNOSSOS
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Finish : ENDUP
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Punster : WIT
25
Tore into : HADAT
27
Abba of Israel : EBAN
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Mrs. ___, "Beauty and the Beast" character : POTTS
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Dress with one end tied to the waist : SARI
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Tear : SPEED
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Suburb of Boston : LYNN
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"Not guilty," e.g. : PLEA
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Extreme amusement : HILARITY
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Volunteer's offer : ILLGO
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Some court performers : JESTERS
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Lake at one end of the Niagara River : ONTARIO
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"You called me?" : YES
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What may be broken at a party : THEICE
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Covered, in a way, as a road : TARRED
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Contents of college blue books : ESSAYS
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Gibbons of talk TV : LEEZA
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"Turn! Turn! Turn!" band, with "the" : BYRDS
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Pop up : ARISE
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Cambodian cash : RIEL
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Brand behind Cakesters snack cakes : OREO
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F.B.I. guy : GMAN
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Midwestern metropolis, informally : CHI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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