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New York Times, Monday, September 19, 2022

Author:
Leslie Young and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
*Whom one might not marry no matter what!
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FGJQZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Young. This is puzzle # 79 for Ms. Michaels.
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© 2022, The New York Times9/19/22 ( No. 26,613 )
Across
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Reference for a geography buff : ATLAS
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Pie ___ mode : ALA
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Male turkey : TOM
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Landline, e.g. : PHONE
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Some nest eggs, for short : IRAS
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Chucklehead : DOPE
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Tubular pasta variety : PENNE
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Profit-sharing reward, perhaps : CASHBONUS
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"In ___ of flowers …" : LIEU
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"Outstanding" obligation : DEBT
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"If only!" : IWISH
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Unpredictable : ERRATIC
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Signify : MEAN
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Make-up specialist? : LIAR
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Being risked, as in a gambler's bet : ATSTAKE
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Circle or hexagon : SHAPE
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Forever and a day, say : EONS
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First-century Roman poet : OVID
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Hiking trails : PATHS
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Fuss and fanfare : ADO
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About one-third of Hispaniola, area-wise : HAITI
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Navy's football rival : ARMY
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Spine-tingling sign of things to come : OMEN
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Liability's opposite : ASSET
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Oopsies : MESSUPS
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Heroic saga : EPIC
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"How sweet it ___ be loved by you" (James Taylor lyric) : ISTO
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Comes through the door : ARRIVES
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Girl in Wonderland : ALICE
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The "C" of T.L.C. : CARE
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Where outdoor Christmas lights may be hung : EAVE
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Flimflammer : CONARTIST
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Museum wing, perhaps : ANNEX
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___ eye (glare said to bring bad luck) : EVIL
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Rubber ducky's domain : BATH
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What the nose knows : SCENT
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Cry between "ready" and "go" : SET
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Thrilla in Manila boxer : ALI
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Brats and gnats : PESTS
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Orchard fruit : APPLE
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"A League of ___ Own" : THEIR
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Solitary sort : LONER
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*Routine medical checkup : ANNUALPHYSICAL
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"Get it?" : SEE
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Many a Yemeni : ARAB
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*Whom one might not marry no matter what! : LASTMANONEARTH
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Pompeii fallout : ASH
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"Beloved" author Morrison : TONI
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Magnum ___ (masterpiece) : OPUS
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Fit together, as gearwheel teeth : MESH
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*"Cool" get-together with cones and scoops : ICECREAMSOCIAL
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Implementable with expertise and expert ease … or how the starred clues' answers can be taken? : DOWNTOASCIENCE
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Lack of objectivity : BIAS
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___ de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) : DIA
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Casual Friday castoffs : TIES
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Aliens, in brief : ETS
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"We try harder" car rental company : AVIS
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High-flying toy : KITE
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One way to reduce one's sentence? : EDIT
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Junk email : SPAM
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Tortoise's rival in a fable : HARE
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Banking conveniences, for short : ATMS
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Poem of exaltation : ODE
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Let-down for Rapunzel? : HAIR
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Make a choice : OPT
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Tech support seeker, typically : USER
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Lead-in to fix or fabricate : PRE
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Barn toppers : VANES
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The Met Gala, e.g. : EVENT
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Some risqué communiqués : SEXTS
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Prized blackjack cards : ACES
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Zero, in tennis : LOVE
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Not out of the running : INIT
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Italian vino region : ASTI
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Pending, on a sched. : TBA
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Venomous serpent in "Antony and Cleopatra" : ASP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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