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New York Times, Saturday, September 18, 2021

Genre popularized by Limp Bizkit and Korn

Author:
Ryan McCarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ryan McCarty

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. McCarty.
Ryan McCarty notes:
To be honest, I was surprised that the New York Times picked up this grid with the explicit marquee entry GAY PORN. Though I often try ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I laughed after uncovering MEATBAGS. My brother and I play Clash Royale, and certain high-hit point troops are known as "meat shields" ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times9/18/21 ( No. 26,247 )
Across
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Qt. and gal. : AMTS
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Letting in a little light, perhaps : AJAR
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Org. at the center of modern "name, image and likeness" legislation : NCAA
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Surname on a 2010 "True Grit" poster : COEN
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Home of a massive flock : MEGACHURCH
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"Oh, our sides are hurting!" : LMAO
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In great demand : ATAPREMIUM
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Makeup kit for a summer look : BRONZERPALETTE
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No neophyte : OLDPRO
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Left with nothing : EMPTIED
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Subject of the 2018 best-selling account "On Desperate Ground" : KOREANWAR
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___ fly : SAC
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2010 Atlantic hurricane that was the largest up to that time : IGOR
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Close one : PAL
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Poetic contraction : TIL
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What a ganzfeld experiment tests for : ESP
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Homoerotic viewing : GAYPORN
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"That's quite enough!" : TMI
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Actress Claire of "The Crown" : FOY
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"Ni ___" (Mandarin greeting) : HAO
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Metaphor for a 100-degree day : OVEN
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"___, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere": G. K. Chesterton : ART
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Upgrade for a train passenger : PARLORCAR
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Deadlock : IMPASSE
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Have a drink, old-style : LIBATE
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Really risked it : WENTOUTONALIMB
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Start of many a party : ICEBREAKER
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Join (up) : TEAM
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Common dorm accommodation : SHAREDROOM
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Post hoc, ___ propter hoc (logical fallacy) : ERGO
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Cause of lightheadedness? : HALO
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Sister brand of Guess? and Calvin Klein : DKNY
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File type : RASP
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Patella neighbor, in brief : ACL
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Some parenting websites : MOMBLOGS
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Tragic downfall? : TEARDROP
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Buttinsky : SNOOPER
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E-commerce alternative to Square or Stripe : AMAZONPAY
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Grand ___ : JETE
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Bio lab supply : AGAR
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Beat poet? : RAPPER
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Genre popularized by Limp Bizkit and Korn : NUMETAL
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Star journalist? : CRITIC
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Not quite right : ACUTE
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Riz ___, Emmy winner for 2016's "The Night Of" : AHMED
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Squeeze : CRAM
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Holds the door for, say : HELPSIN
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150-year-old org. that filed for bankruptcy in 2021 : NRA
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Merle Haggard tune "___ From Muskogee" : OKIE
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Custom : WAY
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Leading character : ALPHA
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Force behind many disinformation campaigns : TROLLARMY
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Started fuming : GOTSORE
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Stroke, perhaps : OAR
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What might be next to cue cards : TVCAMERA
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Humans, in sci-fi slang : MEATBAGS
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About : INRE
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Stereotypical kegger attendee : FRATBRO
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Traveler around the world : ORBITER
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Like some sleeping problems : APNEAL
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Aid in breaching castle walls : PETARD
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Kind of change : OIL
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"Wouldn't that be nice" : IWISH
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Anime genre featuring giant robots : MECHA
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Made the case against? : SUED
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"All right, we get it!" : OKOK
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Strip lighting : NEON
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Mess of hair : MOP

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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