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New York Times, Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Author:
Trenton Charlson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Italian tourist town near Naples
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Trenton Charlson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Charlson.
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© 2022, The New York Times9/6/22 ( No. 26,600 )
Across
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Part of a fast-food combo : SODA
5
Impudent sort : BRAT
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"Jeepers!" : GOSH
13
Privy to : INON
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N.F.L. player-turned-broadcaster ___ Rashad : AHMAD
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Brand whose logo's letters are covered in snow : ICEE
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Clark of the Daily Planet : KENT
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Longtime conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra : SEIJIOZAWA
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Shenanigans : HIJINKS
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Accursed : DAMNED
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Promise of payment : IOU
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Yokohama-based automaker : ISUZU
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They all lead to Rome, it's said : ROADS
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"Don't ___ with me!" : START
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Ships out : SENDS
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Anonymous John or Jane : DOE
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Feudal residences : MANORS
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Narrow waterway : RIA
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What dogs often do after a few rounds of "Go fetch" : PANT
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Indication of more to come … or a hint to a feature of three consecutive letters in 18-, 20-, 59- and 61-Across : DOTDOTDOT
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Big gala : FETE
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Some small batteries : AAS
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Italian tourist town near Naples : AMALFI
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American ___ (beverage) : ALE
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World-weariness : ENNUI
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Like some elephants and all tigers : ASIAN
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Alan ___, folklorist who discovered legends like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger : LOMAX
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Capital of Jordan : AMMAN
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Emma Stone's role in "La La Land" : MIA
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Galas, e.g. : APPLES
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Host city of the 2008 Olympics : BEIJING
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South Pacific currency : FIJIDOLLAR
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Eight, in Italian : OTTO
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Grandson of Adam and Eve : ENOS
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Some Olympics projectiles : DISCI
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Astute : KEEN
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Letters associated with a rainbow flag : LGBT
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Royal family title : DUKE
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Small vortex : EDDY
Down
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Religion founded in Punjab : SIKHISM
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The tiniest amount : ONEIOTA
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Casanova : DONJUAN
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Prefix with matter or gravity : ANTI
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Soaks up the sun : BASKS
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Kind of monkey used in medical research : RHESUS
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"Is that true about me?" : AMI
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Thingamajig : GIZMO
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Anthem with both English and French lyrics : OCANADA
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Attached, as a patch : SEWEDON
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Accessory for a pilot or telemarketer : HEADSET
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Performed : DID
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Rest on one's ___ (take it easy) : OARS
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Explosive compound, informally : NITRO
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Like a balanced "game," in economics : ZEROSUM
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Fathom or furlong : UNIT
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Teased relentlessly : RODE
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Pop, to a tot : DADA
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Lee who co-created the X-Men : STAN
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Grps. that often sponsor book fairs : PTAS
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Actress Delany : DANA
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Neighbor of a Saudi : OMANI
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Fried Mideast fare : FALAFEL
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Not doing things the rite way? : ELOPING
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It may lead to a full-time position : TEMPJOB
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Like some editions and partnerships : LIMITED
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Lost consciousness, in a way : FAINTED
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Hurting badly : INAGONY
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Crossed (out) : EXED
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"It's me again!" : IMBACK
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Star-studded group : ALIST
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High home for a hawk : AERIE
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Turf : SOD
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"Is this some kind of twisted ___?" : JOKE
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Tupperware topper : LID
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Sch. whose mascot is Mike the Tiger : LSU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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