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New York Times, Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Author:
Ekua Ewool
Editor:
Will Shortz
Actress Palmer of "Nope"
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Ekua Ewool

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQYZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Ewool. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Ekua Ewool notes:
One day, for reasons which escape me now, I tried a Thursday puzzle. Previously, I had stuck to early-week puzzles and minis, ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times9/7/22 ( No. 26,601 )
Across
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Before, poetically : ERE
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User-edited websites : WIKIS
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Where many hands may be at work : SHIP
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N.Y.C. ave. between Park and Third : LEX
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Cellular blueprint : GENOME
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"And Then There Were ___" : NONE
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Newbie crossword solver's thought on a Monday : IVEGOTTHIS
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"Veep" actress Chlumsky : ANNA
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Lacking temerity : TIMID
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J.F.K. alternative : LGA
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Start of a courtroom oath : IDO
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"30 for 30" airer : ESPN
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Newbie crossword solver's thought on a Tuesday : WISHMELUCK
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Where the action happens : SET
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Place people walk into for jokes? : BAR
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Lunar holiday : TET
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Holder of tent sales : REI
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Winter sights at New York's Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park : RINKS
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Mantra, often : CHANT
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Newbie crossword solver's thought on a Wednesday : IDLIKESOMEHINTS
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"Likewise" : SOAMI
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Said "hello" from a distance : WAVED
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Off-road transport, for short : ATV
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IGN's #1 Video Game Console of All Time : NES
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Top of a can : LID
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June honoree : DAD
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Newbie crossword solver's thought on a Thursday : WHATINHELL
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Scourge : BANE
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Green prefix : ECO
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Na+, for one : ION
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Potables in kiddush and the Eucharist : WINES
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Mellow cheese : EDAM
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Newbie crossword solver's thought on a Friday : GOOGLETIME
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Actress Palmer of "Nope" : KEKE
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Fracases : MELEES
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"My dear fellow" : SIR
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Some flock members : EWES
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Actress Amy of "Enchanted" : ADAMS
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Something you should hold onto, in an expression : HAT
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Division I players, say : ELITES
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Alter : REVISE
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Not included : EXEMPT
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Like canvases, when being painted : WET
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Bank statement abbr. : INT
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Department store chain that began as a corner grocery : KOHLS
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"Potentially" : IMIGHT
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Kind of oil in cooking : SESAME
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"What did the ___ say when it was riding on the back of a turtle? Wheeeee!" : SNAIL
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Lempira spender : HONDURAN
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Like a newborn babe : INNOCENT
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Samosa veggie : PEA
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"___ knows" : GOD
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Beefeater, for one : GIN
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Diminish : WANE
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Rubs the wrong way : IRKS
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Scratched the surface? : ETCHED
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Baby foxes : KITS
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Item of wear named after an island : BIKINI
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Grand Canyon viewpoint : RIM
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Scatter, as seed : SOW
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Prepared for a surprise party, in a way : HID
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Part of Caesar's boast : ISAW
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Longtime soda slogan : DOTHEDEW
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Chocolate confection that melts before you eat it : LAVACAKE
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D.C. tourist spot : MALL
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Like Thanos in the Marvel universe : EVIL
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Very secretive sort : ENIGMA
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Sent away, as a pest : SHOOED
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Like Legos, originally : DANISH
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Cause of fatigue : ANEMIA
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Bedouin's home : DESERT
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Encyclopedia volumes, e.g. : TOMES
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___ Holmes, sleuth in young-adult fiction : ENOLA
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Part of a bridle : BIT
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Director Craven : WES
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Barely manage, with "out" : EKE
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Real beauty : GEM
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"___ Diaboliques," 1955 Simone Signoret film : LES

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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