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New York Times, Friday, September 2, 2022

Author:
Claire Rimkus
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Claire Rimkus

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 Puzzle has duplicate clues This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Rimkus.
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© 2022, The New York Times9/2/22 ( No. 26,596 )
Across
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Subject of some family planning : ESTATELAW
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Modern-day locale of the ancient Achaemenid Empire : IRAN
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They may get all tied up : CLOSEGAMES
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2003 search-and-rescue target : NEMO
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What pings may indicate : CARTROUBLE
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High, in Paris : HAUT
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Possessive noun? : OWNER
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Breathing apparatus : GILL
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"Anything ___?" : ELSE
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Reckless : RASH
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Set up : FRAMED
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Trespasses : SINS
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On : ATOP
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Pop singer ___ Max : AVA
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Romance : WOO
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Clutch, e.g. : PURSE
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Landing spot for a bee : PETAL
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When a procrastinator gets to work : ATTHELASTMINUTE
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Libreville is its capital : GABON
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Gave a ticket : CITED
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Fester : ROT
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That there, quaintly : YON
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Hilson with the 2010 hit "Pretty Girl Rock" : KERI
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Sparklers : GEMS
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Wound : SNAKED
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Samberg of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" : ANDY
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Declaration at the end of an exam : TIME
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When Hamilton meets Burr, in "Hamilton" : ACTI
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Site of the Jordan Gate Towers : AMMAN
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Tim of "Sister, Sister" : REID
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What one might say before conforming : WHENINROME
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Grp. defending trans rights : ACLU
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Sang : NAMEDNAMES
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"Not a ___!" : PEEP
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Some bronze applications : SPRAYTANS
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Danish shoe brand : ECCO
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Side dish with pastrami : SLAW
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Not sure which way to go : TORN
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Butterfly-attracting perennials : ASTERS
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Earth : TERRA
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Nwodim of "S.N.L." : EGO
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Reel with hilarity? : LAUGHTRACK
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Prefix with sexual : AMBI
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When said three times, expression of mock surprise : WELL
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Blissed out : INHEAVEN
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Response to a juvenile joke, perhaps : REALMATURE
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Delight : AMUSE
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"Point taken" : NOTED
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Identity : SELF
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Bob Odenkirk's role on "Breaking Bad" : SAUL
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Fast-moving : RAPID
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Expo freebies : SWAG
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Tiny bit : IOTA
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"Far from it!" : NOTBYAMILE
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Davis of "Do the Right Thing" : OSSIE
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Expert in animal control : PETTRAINER
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Pasta for a pesto : PENNE
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Tiny bit : ATOM
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Court calls : LETS
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Got together : HOOKEDUP
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Lo ___ : MEIN
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One who's probably going to work out : GYMRAT
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Buckle holder : STRAP
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Actress Emma Roberts, to Julia Roberts : NIECE
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When a duel may be scheduled : DAWN
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Ocean of "Ocean's Eleven" : DANNY
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Chuck alternative : CHAS
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Fill-in : TEMP
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Cultural attraction in midtown N.Y.C. : MOMA
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"So right!" : AMEN
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"Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van ___ : NESS
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Chemist Noddack who co-discovered rhenium : IDA

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