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New York Times, Thursday, September 9, 2021

Gummy candy brand

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Thursday, August 5, 2021.
Author:
Adam Wagner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Wagner

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Wagner.
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Jim Horne notes:

Fun puzzle. This one impressed me.

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© 2021, The New York Times8/5/21 ( No. 26,203 )

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Across
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Big, in adspeak : MEGA
5
Game show shout-out : HIMOM
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"Miss ___ Regrets," jazz standard performed by Ethel Waters and Ella Fitzgerald : OTIS
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Draft picks : ALES
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Grammy category : OPERA
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Sport shooting variety : TRAP
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After the top half of a 7-Down, sophisticated lady : OFTHEWORLD
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Total War game company : SEGA
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His murder elicited the first wail of mourning, in Islamic accounts : ABEL
21
Lead-in to care : MEDI
23
Icy remark? : BRR
24
When the Lyrid meteor shower typically peaks : APRIL
26
Bucolic call : BAA
27
Sport shooting variety : SKEET
29
King of cubs : LION
30
Before the bottom half of a 7-Down, tipple and then some : DRINKLIKEA
32
That, en España : ESO
33
Carrie in "Sex and the City" : BRADSHAW
34
Flash point? : CAMERA
36
Savage : ANIMAL
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Stopped producing new leads, as an investigation : WENTCOLD
44
Apt rhyme for "lumberjacks" : AXE
45
After the top half of a 42-Down, circles around the block? : HOLECOVERS
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Leave out : OMIT
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Silly : APISH
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"Live well" sloganeer : GNC
51
You can see right through it : GLASS
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MC ___ of N.W.A : REN
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Talk up : TOUT
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Where you might search for a lead? : IMDB
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Stained, in a way : INKY
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Before the bottom half of a 42-Down, keeps arguing after something has been decided : BEATSADEAD
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Prerelease, in Silicon Valley : BETA
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Japanese automaker : ISUZU
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Isle known as "The Gathering Place" : OAHU
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Funk : ODOR
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Throat malady, for short : STREP
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Graph component : GRID
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Portrait seen on renminbi bank notes : MAO
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Pole worker : ELF
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"Cool it, lovebirds" : GETAROOM
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Rubbish receptacle : ASHBIN
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Cry of pain ... or laughter : HOWL
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Major talking point on CNBC, maybe : IPO
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Hybrid creature of myth : MERMAID
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City sieged by Joan of Arc : ORLEANS
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Anti-D.U.I. org. : MADD
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"Fourth periods" in hockey, for short : OTS
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A host of answers? : TREBEK
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"Seconded" : IAGREE
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Rival of Athens : SPARTA
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Sushi bar choice : EEL
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Follower of Christmas or Easter : ISLAND
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Son in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" : ALEC
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___ Pizza (punny trattoria name) : PISA
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It may be wireless : BRA
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Green smoothie ingredient : KIWI
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Liquid-Plumr alternative : DRANO
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Some tribal leaders on "Game of Thrones" : KHALS
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Playwright Bertolt : BRECHT
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Bucolic beasts : EWES
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Certain protective parent, colloquially : MAMABEAR
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Graph component : AXIS
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"Sounds like a plan" : LETS
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Late-night interviewee, e.g. : TVGUEST
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Hybrid creature of myth : CENTAUR
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"Lord of the Rings" baddie : ORC
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Gummy candy brand : HARIBO
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Kicked things off : OPENED
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Connect with : LINKTO
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Hard one to teach, in a saying : OLDDOG
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Inits. in a.m. TV : GMA
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They might be tied using a taiko musubi ("drum knot") : OBIS
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"Time ___!" : ISUP
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Maneuverable, in nautical lingo : YAR
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Philosopher Mo-___ : TZE
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Sushi bar choice : AHI
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Letdown at a fireworks show : DUD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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