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New York Times, Saturday, September 24, 2022

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
There is one each in French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Hawaiian and Chinook
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
Martin Ashwood-Smith notes:

I like to construct two kinds of themeless puzzles: stacked 15 puzzles and puzzles with wide open centers. Today's puzzle is an example of the latter.

Jim Horne notes:
Jim here, sitting in for Jeff Chen, who is reading aloud to his kids. It's been over three years since we've heard from Canadian ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times9/24/22 ( No. 26,618 )
Across
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Unwanted items : CASTOFFS
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Scoffing response : IBET
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Accomplishment for the 1970s Oakland A's : THREEPEAT
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See 9-Down : NAME
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Didn't shy away from : LEANEDINTO
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Rare golf shots : ACES
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Put out : ANNOY
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About one in three residents of Bosnia : SERB
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"A veil, rather than a mirror," per Oscar Wilde : ART
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Let go, in a way : UNCLASP
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Gordon ___, co-star of 1955's "Oklahoma!" : MACRAE
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Laughed and laughed and laughed : DIED
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String game : CATSCRADLE
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19th in a series : ESS
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Bust : POLICERAID
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Neurotransmitter targeted by Prozac : SEROTONIN
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There is one each in French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Hawaiian and Chinook : STATEMOTTO
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Equivalent of 400 meters, often : LAP
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American jazz pianist, 1904-84 : COUNTBASIE
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Carter creation of 1979 : FEMA
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Painter Modigliani : AMEDEO
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It once earned the nickname "poudre de succession" ("inheritance powder") : ARSENIC
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Certain college degs. : BAS
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Deputy ___ (TV toon) : DAWG
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The pasta in rasta pasta : PENNE
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Canadian fashion brand : ALDO
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Does a parent's bedtime task : READSALOUD
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Bull fan? : LIAR
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Thy're sen n ths cle : DELETIONS
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"Who ___?" : SAYS
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Caves : SPELUNKS
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Odds : CHANCES
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"Dover Beach" poet : ARNOLD
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"I'm off" : SEEYA
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"Father ___" (cult Irish comedy) : TED
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Nail polish brand : OPI
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Poor-drainage areas : FENS
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The stars, so to speak : FATE
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With 14-Across, Shakespearean words after "What's" : INA
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Spirits company with a bat in its logo : BACARDI
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Birthstone after diamond : EMERALD
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Final participant : TESTEE
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You'd prefer to have service in it : TENNIS
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Degree word : LAUDE
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"In the Heights" setting : BARRIO
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Big fixtures at parks : SCOREBOARDS
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Cocktail of tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda : PALOMA
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James of 1974's "The Gambler" : CAAN
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Vodka brand from Texas : TITOS
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Nova ___ : SCOTIA
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Treated like a dog, say : PETTED
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Ocean liner? : SAND
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Tip of a geographic horn : SOMALIA
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Super ___ : TUESDAY
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Singing sisters on "The Lawrence Welk Show" : LENNONS
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Low 90s : AMINUS
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Acted nervously, in a way : PACED
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Conniving coteries : CABALS
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Not be under the weather : FEELOK
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2010 World Cup-winning country : SPAIN
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Blubber : WEEP
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Big blow : GALE
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Some choice words : ORS
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One of the 13 original Colonies: Abbr. : DEL
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Alphabet trio : STU

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

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