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New York Times, Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Author:
Jeff Stillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
Clergy house
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Stillman.
Jeff Stillman notes:
This puzzle theme depended on finding four individuals with H-E-R-E initials in their name, but aside from titans of industry, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I chuckled at WILLIAM MACY, imagining the crossworld outrage. He never goes by that name! It's officially WILLIAM H MACY! People love ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times9/28/22 ( No. 26,622 )
Across
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Coveted Michelin designation : STAR
5
Quinoa or oats, for short : CARB
9
Six-pack unit : CAN
12
Mitigates : EASES
14
Closer to the finish line, say : AHEAD
16
Shout of support : OLE
17
"Fargo" actor : WILLIAMMACY
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Italian pronoun : MIO
20
Mad magazine symbol : ALFREDNEUMAN
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Clergy house : RECTORY
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Wife, in Spanish : ESPOSA
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Et ___ (and others) : ALII
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Easy mark : SAP
30
Site with tech reviews : CNET
31
Switches gears, as in a business strategy : PIVOTS
34
Word that commentators may extend to five or more seconds : GOAL
37
Chicago-to-Miami dir. : SSE
38
Contract directive … or a hint to what's missing from 17-, 20-, 58- and 62-Across : INITIALHERE
41
Scale note : SOL
43
Growth under the skin : CYST
44
Flea market sights : STANDS
47
On Sunset Blvd., say : INLA
49
Sparkle : PEP
51
"My word!" : ISAY
52
Yellow Teletubby with a curly antenna : LAALAA
55
"What's the latest?" : ANYNEWS
58
Pioneering journalist who helped expose McCarthyism : EDWARDMURROW
61
Bill blocker : NAY
62
Rodent with a restaurant chain : CHUCKCHEESE
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Number after due : TRE
67
Casual greeting : HOLLA
68
Place to get a date, maybe : OASIS
69
According to : PER
70
Court material : CLAY
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Easy win : ROMP
Down
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Wrap (up) : SEW
2
___ chi : TAI
3
In which crossing one's fingers makes the letter "R," in brief : ASL
4
No ___ (what Mary Tyler Moore is to Dudley Moore) : RELATION
5
Accord competitors : CAMRYS
6
Sighed words : AHME
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___ the room : READ
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Breakout caused by a sweaty uniform, perhaps : BACNE
9
Not standing in an open field during a lightning storm, say : COMMONSENSE
10
BTS's V, Suga and RM, e.g. : ALIASES
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Recent arrival : NEONATE
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Large storage site : SILO
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Eschews gray, say : DYES
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Where Igbo and Kanuri are spoken: Abbr. : AFR
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Proof-of-purchase letters : UPC
22
Sound at the door : RAP
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Yale student : ELI
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One handling personal injury claims, e.g. : CIVILLAWYER
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Marble material : AGATE
29
D.C. dealmaker : POL
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Idiosyncratic behavior : TIC
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Good place to wallow : STY
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Sounds of satisfaction : AHS
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Gave the OK : LET
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Spectrum or Xfinity, for short : ISP
40
Slicker, e.g. : RAINWEAR
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Psalm beginning? : SILENTP
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How some regrettable actions are done : ONADARE
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Bird in the crow family : DAW
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Part of CBS: Abbr. : SYS
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___ mode : ALA
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Margarine whose ads once featured a talking tub : PARKAY
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Part of a foot : ARCH
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Makeshift : ADHOC
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Reactor oversight org. : NRC
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Pirate chant opener : YOHO
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Ponder : MULL
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Team that signed to join the Big Ten in 2024 : UCLA
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"Cómo es ___?" (Spanish for "How come?") : ESO
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Kind of card : SIM
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Psychic's claim : ESP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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