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New York Times, Thursday, September 23, 2021

Performance traditionally accompanied by the ipu heke (double gourd drum)

Author:
Simeon Seigel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Simeon Seigel

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Seigel.
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© 2021, The New York Times9/23/21 ( No. 26,252 )
Across
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Proto-smartphones, in brief : PDAS
5
It may be flipped in anger, with "the" : BIRD
9
Companion, in Arabic : SAHIB
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Performance traditionally accompanied by the ipu heke (double gourd drum) : HULADANCE
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Protein-building acid type : AMINO
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Marley of "Marley & Me," for one : YELLOWLAB
18
Unbending : RIGID
19
Insomniacs have them : SLEEPLESSNIGHTS
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A pelican gulper is a type of one : EEL
22
Parts of essential oils : ESTERS
26
It's a wrap : OBI
27
Didn't win or lose : DREW
29
Eye ailments : STYES
31
Evian, par exemple : EAU
33
Food item that may be candied : YAM
36
Blue Angels, e.g. : AEROBATS
38
Failing spectacularly : GOINGUPINFLAMES
42
Colonies construct them : ANTNESTS
45
Anderson Cooper, to Gloria Vanderbilt : SON
46
Network operated by the U.S. Space Force : GPS
47
Part of a bar line : STOOL
49
Get red in the face? : CHAP
53
What starts with janeiro, in Rio : ANO
55
Like mortgagors : INDEBT
58
Actress Hagen with three Tonys : UTA
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Members of a wartime skywatching corps : GROUNDOBSERVERS
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Frothy order : LATTE
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Symbols often accompanying the phrase "Legalize it" : POTLEAVES
66
Seriously fancy : ADORE
67
Redacts, as sensitive information (suggested by three of this puzzle's answers) : BLACKSOUT
68
Feinted on the ice : DEKED
69
Adam and Eve's third child : SETH
70
Standard Oil offshoot : ESSO
Down
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Gym : PHYSED
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Burr, famously : DUELER
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Genetic variant : ALLELE
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Something that's no good unless it's closed : SALE
5
Blubbers : BAWLS
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Some safe harbors : INLETS
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Electronics company that founded NBC : RCA
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Type of socialite officially discontinued in the U.K. in 1958 : DEB
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It's a wrap : SARI
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Mexican ally : AMIGO
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Flashy car feature? : HIGHBEAM
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New member : INITIATE
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Gym figures, for short : BODS
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Lowdown : DOPE
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Flight tracker info : ETA
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Alternative to white : RYE
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Peons : SERFS
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Casino next to the Venetian in Vegas : WYNN
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2018 sci-fi prequel : SOLO
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___ Enterprise : USS
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Range on a game box : AGES
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"Are you giving me no choice?" : MUSTI
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Like Supreme Court hearings, with "en" : BANC
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Shut up : GAG
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For all to see : ONPARADE
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Response to rule-breaking : ITSNOTOK
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Whole lot : TON
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Cover some ground? : SOD
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Titular vampire in Anne Rice novels : LESTAT
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Parts of a Spanish omelet : HUEVOS
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Father-in-law of Helen of Troy : ATREUS
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Target with a toss : PASSTO
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Off-the-wall : OUTRE
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Something that might come up after a big meal? : BELCH
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Enterprise voyage : TREK
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Hefty rival : GLAD
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Have to have : NEED
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Container whose name is pronounced with either a long "a" or an "ah" : VASE
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Network supported by "Viewers Like You" : PBS
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___ Miss of the N.C.A.A. : OLE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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