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New York Times, Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Like a mathematical function that changes at different intervals

Author:
Sophie Buchmueller and Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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19/15/20211
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1.61000
Sophie Buchmueller
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442/9/20179/15/202115
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1.62181
Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Buchmueller. This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Trudeau. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Constructor notes:
SOPHIE: I'm excited to be making my NYT debut, especially with a collaboration between me and my very first and only Internet friend, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
In basketball, a HEAD FAKE is when you telegraph a move by jerking your eyes or chin one way, then take off in the other direction, ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times9/15/21 ( No. 26,244 )
Across
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___ Modern (London gallery) : TATE
5
Put down in writing? : PAN
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Being : ENTITY
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Word with rest or play : AREA
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Garten of eatin' : INA
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"You got me there" : TOUCHE
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Socket replacement? : GLASSEYE
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Ticks off : ANGERS
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Kind of tank : SEPTIC
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Puppy's bite : NIP
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Amazon tree hugger : BOA
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Card game cry : UNO
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Canine covering? : DENTALCROWN
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Four-footed friends : PETS
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Exclamation of shock, spelled in a modern way : WOAH
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Crossed (out) : EXED
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Ascend : CLIMB
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According to : ASPER
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Batter's additions? : FALSELASHES
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Gabbana's partner in fashion : DOLCE
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Burger topping : ONION
40
Achy : SORE
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Feudal plot : FIEF
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Save it for a rainy day : TARP
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Old rug in a courtroom? : POWDEREDWIG
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Cedar relative : FIR
51
The "E" in B.C.E. : ERA
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"I do," for one : VOW
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Roughly speaking? : COARSE
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Phrased : WORDED
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Basketball feint ... or a hint to 17-, 24-, 36- and 46-Across? : HEADFAKE
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Make it through a difficult period : ENDURE
60
Prohibit : BAR
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"De ___" ("You're welcome": Fr.) : RIEN
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Alliterative "Doctor" of children's literature : DESOTO
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Cent : euro :: ___ : krona : ORE
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They can be even, paradoxically : ODDS
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Prepares to score on a sac fly : TAGSUP
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Garfield's romantic interest, in the comics : ARLENE
3
"Short and stout" singer of nursery rhyme : TEAPOT
4
Steinbeck's "___ of Eden" : EAST
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Like a mathematical function that changes at different intervals : PIECEWISE
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Whichever : ANY
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When doubled, a 2010s dance fad : NAE
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Amazon's business, informally : ETAIL
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Like some offensive humor : NONPC
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Harbor hauler : TUG
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Old refrigerators : ICEBOXES
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Hammer ___ (certain summer Olympian) : THROWER
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Collaborative principle in improv comedy : YESAND
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"Toy Story" antagonist : SID
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Casual refusal : NAH
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One end of the Iditarod : NOME
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Easy-to-read newspaper : TABLOID
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Preacher's cry : REPENT
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Like fish and rock walls : SCALED
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Inc. cousin : LLC
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"Big deal" : ASIFICARE
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57-Down competitor : SHO
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Sends on : FORWARDS
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Once more : ANEW
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"Let's Make a Deal" choice : DOORONE
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Expelled : SPEWED
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Not many : FEW
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Shaking in one's boots : AFRAID
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Chanced : RISKED
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Self-grooms : PREENS
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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Competition where you might pull a calf? : RODEO
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Jupiter or Mars : GOD
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Prefix with futurism : AFRO
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Indie pop's Tegan and Sara, e.g. : DUO
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"I May Destroy You" network : HBO
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Musician's asset : EAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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