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New York Times, Wednesday, September 8, 2021

French city where William the Conqueror is buried

Author:
Lee Taylor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Taylor.
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times9/8/21 ( No. 26,237 )
Across
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Chinese provincial capital more than two miles above sea level : LHASA
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Japanese national sport : SUMO
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Red felt hat with a tassel : FEZ
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TV's "Marvelous Mrs." : MAISEL
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___ glass (translucent ornamental material) : OPAL
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The "A" of 38-Across : ALE
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"Hurry up!" to a batter? : ONTHEDOUBLE
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Sticky stuff : TAR
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Unit commonly following "40," "60," "75" and "100" : WATT
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Add to the kitty : ANTE
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Roman who said "After I'm dead I'd rather people ask why I have no monument than why I have one" : CATO
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Play ___ with (make trouble for) : HOB
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"Hurry up!" to a dancer? : SHAKEALEG
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Lobbed weapon : GRENADE
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"Put your pencils down!" : TIME
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Semi : RIG
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Singer Ora : RITA
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Wish granters : GENIES
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Hoppy brew : IPA
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Person giving someone a ring : BESTMAN
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Med. scan : MRI
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Green cars : TESLAS
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Vulcan mind ___ : MELD
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Take home the gold : WIN
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Angers : IRES
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Tiny purchase at a haberdashery : TIETACK
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"Hurry up!" to a zombie? : LOOKALIVE
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"What ___ care?" : DOI
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Bengay target : ACHE
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Cowardly ___ : LION
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R&B great Redding : OTIS
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Word that rhymes with its exact opposite : YEA
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"Hurry up!" to an omelet chef? : GETCRACKING
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Common piercing site : EAR
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Chills and fever : AGUE
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Small piano : SPINET
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Important messenger : RNA
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Daddy-o : POPS
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Dangles : HANGS
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Actress Condor of "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" : LANA
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"Hurry up!" to a nitrous oxide user? : HITTHEGAS
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Actor Kutcher : ASHTON
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"Get it?" : SEE
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Actor Alan : ALDA
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___ Sudan (U.N. member since 2011) : SOUTH
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Buoyant : UPBEAT
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Bad beginning? : MAL
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Exclamation with an accent : OLE
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Ruinous, as some flaws : FATAL
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Send to heaven : ELATE
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Experience of space flight, informally : ZEROG
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Cut (down) : MOW
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Beginnings : ONSETS
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French city where William the Conqueror is buried : CAEN
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First lady before Hillary : BARBARA
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Rwanda's capital : KIGALI
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Corrected : EMENDED
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Toughness : GRIT
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Yellow, as a banana : RIPE
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Pump option : DIESEL
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Device that usually has a touchscreen, for short : ATM
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"Hurry up!" to a server? : IMWAITING
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"Spamalot" writer Idle : ERIC
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What some ships and hearts do : SINK
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Power source for the first Green Lantern : METEOR
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Thumbs-up icon meaning : LIKE
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Clog with sediment : SILTUP
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Gave shelter to : TOOKIN
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Crust, mantle or inner core, for the earth : LAYER
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Body resting in bed? : OCEAN
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"Gone With the Wind" name : OHARA
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Nasty habits : VICES
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Poet Ogden : NASH
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Chemical suffixes : INES
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Rank above cpl. : SGT
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"Mind the ___" (London tube sign) : GAP
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Swollen head : EGO
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Figurehead? : CPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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