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New York Times, Thursday, September 8, 2022

Author:
Matthew Stock
Editor:
Will Shortz
Twitter handle used by the White House
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Matthew Stock

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Stock.
Jeff Chen notes:
Rebus! FOUR CORNERS explains the FOUR CORNERS states spread to the corners of the grid. I wondered at first why the Four Corners ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times9/8/22 ( No. 26,602 )
Across
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One on the run : ESCAPEE
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Twitter handle used by the White House : FLOTUS
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Computer menu command : SHUTDOWN
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Hawaii's ___ Palace : IOLANI
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Prioritized, in a way : TRIAGED
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Officially noted : ONRECORD
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Member of "The Squad" in D.C., for short : AOC
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Evening fare : SUPPER
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Love of texting? : BAE
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Apt focus of an annual festival in Holland, Mich. : TULIP
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Verse : POESY
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Lacto-___ vegetarianism : OVO
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Paradisiacal : EDENIC
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"Inside the N.B.A." airer : TNT
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Spider-___, character in Marvel's "Spider-Verse" : GWEN
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Low power? : SQUARE
33
Award-winning Berry : HALLE
34
U.S. tourist locale that inspired this puzzle : FOURCORNERS
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One might be cracked : SMILE
38
Corn plant part : TASSEL
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Lager descriptor : PALE
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"Ah yes, yes indeed" : TIS
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Keys on a piano : ALICIA
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In a bad way : ILL
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Small grinder, maybe : TOOTH
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Leaves with a traumatic memory : SCARS
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Kind of cycle : REM
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He's saved by his sister, in a story : HANSEL
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Grass : POT
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Like many Hollywood heartthrobs, seemingly : AGELESS
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What to do "when you're not strong," in a 1972 hit : LEANONME
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Least likely to get up from the couch, say : LAZIEST
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Goo for a batter : PINETAR
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Picks up : SENSES
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Puts down? : SADDENS
Down
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Word with sale, tax or planning : ESTATE
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Envelop : SHROUD
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Manicure target : CUTICLE
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Programming language named after a pioneering programmer : ADA
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Collectible disk of the 1990s : POG
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___ milk : EWES
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Ultimately become : ENDUP
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First-rate : FINEST
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Heavy British vehicle : LORRY
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Big whoop? : OLE
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Some Tex-Mex meals : TACOBOWLS
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Get to the bottom of : UNRAVEL
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First half : SIDEONE
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First games : OPENERS
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Entrees cooked in slow cookers : POTROASTS
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Step on it! : INSOLE
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Arouse, as intrigue : PIQUE
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Good-for-nothing : CUR
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Press material : GARLIC
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What many verbs indicate : ACTIONS
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Some formal attire : HEELS
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"I wanna know what I missed!" : FILLMEIN
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Org. whose annual budget isn't public : NSA
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Starts to go out of control : SPIRALS
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Key concept in feminist theory : MALEGAZE
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They require glasses : TOASTS
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2005 biopic in which Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the title role : CAPOTE
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Extreme racing event : IRONMAN
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Daisy relatives : ASTERS
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What have we here? : THESE
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Is beneficial : HELPS
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Film character depicted using C.G.I. and old footage in "The Rise of Skywalker" : LEIA
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Paul of fame : LES
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+ : AND
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"The Simpsons" character in a green sweater : NED

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

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