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New York Times, Saturday, September 17, 2022

Author:
Grant Thackray
Editor:
Will Shortz
Question in a lot of cars?
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Thackray.
Jeff Chen notes:
I laughed hard at [Question in a lot of cars?]. Not only is WHERE DID I PARK an A+ marquee entry, but the use of "a lot" to hide the ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times9/17/22 ( No. 26,611 )
Across
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Sign of spring : THERAM
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Performs repetitive tasks to gain experience points, in gaming slang : FARMS
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Question in a lot of cars? : WHEREDIDIPARK
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Hourglass contents, poetically : THESANDSOFTIME
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Lays into, with "out" : REAMS
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Inventor played by David Bowie in "The Prestige" : TESLA
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Litter whimper : MEW
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Pot grower? : ANTE
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Like certain corrections : PENAL
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Doesn't stick out, say : FITS
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Things once kept in towers : CDS
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Twitter-sphere? : BIRDCAGE
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Thereabout : YONDER
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Red or green lights, maybe : AURORA
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Kind of network : NEURAL
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Focus of the law of the land? : ESTATE
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Emmy winner Patricia of "Thirtysomething" : WETTIG
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"Good enough" : ITLLDO
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What can't be done alone, famously : THETANGO
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Ballyhoo : ADO
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Some social media postings : GIFS
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Rooster raised for eating : CAPON
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Impertinent sort : SNIP
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Small sample : ONE
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Many a Hollywood production assistant : GOFER
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Disney's "___ Dragon" : PETES
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Slide behind a speaker, maybe : AUDIOVISUALAID
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Buckwheat and others : LITTLERASCALS
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Went head over heels? : STOOD
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Compound that becomes a man's name when its last letter is removed : ETHANE
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Word with song or party : THEME
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Name on a truck : HESS
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Jacobean ___ : ERA
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Possible source of monthly income : RENTER
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Supplements : ADDENDA
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Go out too late, perhaps : MISSACUE
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Org. running global championships since 1930 : FIFA
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Felicitous : APT
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Sam of Hollywood : RAIMI
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Mascot whose head is a baseball : MRMET
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Isn't objective with : SKEWS
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"How've you been?" : WHATSNEW
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One for the money : DOLLARSIGN
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The most well-known one is named for a Greek hero : TENDON
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Blue-ish : RACY
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Hideout for Blackbeard : PIRATECOVE
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Savage : FERAL
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Where one might drift off on a boat : BERTH
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Exasperated, say : GOTTO
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Relationship strains? : DUETS
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The land down under? : ATLANTIS
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Motivated, with "under" : LITAFIRE
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Went round and round, in a way : EDDIED
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Watches amazedly : GAPESAT
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Line after a drop : OOPS
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Opposite of "Stat!" : NORUSH
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Designs : GOALS
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In which Nunavut means "our land" : INUIT
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Given on a platter : FEDTO
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Role in 2020's "The Trial of the Chicago 7" : SEALE
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Metal that can be drawn into a wire an atom wide : GOLD
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Work out : PLAN
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Acclaimed manga artist Junji ___ : ITO
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21st-century health inits. : ACA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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