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New York Times, Friday, September 23, 2022

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 Puzzle has duplicate clues This is puzzle # 73 for Mr. Agard. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2022, The New York Times9/23/22 ( No. 26,617 )
Across
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Jargon : LINGO
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Symbol of Hawaii : HULA
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Cry from a doll : MAMA
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Setting for "Life of Pi" : OCEAN
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What makes juice expensive? : ENERGYTAX
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Strength : FORTE
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Ethnocentric lens critiqued by Toni Morrison : WHITEGAZE
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Makes plans for the future? : INVESTS
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Some sculptures and sexts : NUDES
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Breakaway groups : SECTS
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Not to be trusted : SHADY
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Agent, informally : REP
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Limbo prerequisite : POLE
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Neopronoun with a nod to folklore : FAE
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Something not to look after? : LEAP
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Pisces, but not Aquarius : WATERSIGN
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"Gotcha" : MESSAGERECEIVED
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Washer dryer? : BATHTOWEL
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Capitalizes on : USES
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Rapper Megan Thee Stallion ___ Tina Snow : AKA
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It's often drawn with three ellipses : ATOM
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Overcome decision fatigue : OPT
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British weight : STONE
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Gives an edge : WHETS
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___ Beer Hall (Tokyo landmark) : ASAHI
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Question to an indecisive pet : INOROUT
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Record skip? : NOCOMMENT
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Sought help from during a crisis : RANTO
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"Knew that was coming" : THEREITIS
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Sympathetic assurance : ICARE
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Alphabetize, e.g. : SORT
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Tyne with six Emmys : DALY
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Book that becomes a synonym for "Finally!" when "t" is added to the end : ATLAS
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Like old-fashioned sound reproduction : LOFI
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Legends : ICONS
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Cheek or backbone : NERVE
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Pretend to know the host, say : GATECRASH
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Not in bounds? : ONESTEPATATIME
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Chops : HEWS
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Granite State sch. : UNH
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Symbol of Hawaii : LEI
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Graffiti, e.g. : ART
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"Bro!" : MYGUY
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Ever so slightly : ATAD
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Robotics club challenge : MAZE
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Chops : AXES
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Joy that might come from being aligned in one's body : GENDEREUPHORIA
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Recipe abbr. : TSP
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"Please, can you just not" : SPAREME
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Place that distributes things in tiny bottles : HOTEL
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___ Hardison, Aldis Hodge's character on "Leverage" : ALEC
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V : FIVE
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Characteristics that rarely change in cartoons : AGES
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Wind up : END
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Bit of whistle-blowing, maybe : LEAK
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"___ bien" : ESTA
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Champions' cry : WEWON
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Movie whose sequel was subtitled "Back in the Habit" : SISTERACT
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Aid in getting a job in marketing, in brief : MBA
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Attend : GOTO
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Be accountable for : OWN
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Current issue? : SHORT
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Like the Navajo language : TONAL
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Ancient Hindu text : SUTRA
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___ climbing a tree (Sichuan noodle dish) : ANTS
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N.Y.C. neighborhood near Little Italy : SOHO
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Multinational hardware and electronics brand : ACER
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Really teeny : ITSY
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They're separated at some salons : TOES
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Prefix with week or wife : MID
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"When are you getting here?" : ETA
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Bagel : NIL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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