New York Times - Jul 31 2022

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Clues Answers
'Failure ___ an option' ISNOT
'I spilled ___ remover on my dog. Now he's gone': Steven Wright SPOT
'r u 4 real?' SRSLY
'Ready?' ALLSET
'The ___ Holmes Mysteries' (young adult detective series) ENOLA
'Well, maybe' IGUESS
Actress Lena OLIN
American ___ LEAGUE
Andy Dufresne in 'The Shawshank Redemption,' e.g ESCAPEE
Arab leaders EMIRS
Author/journalist Welteroth ELAINE
Back in style RETRO
Battle between Tinker Bell and Princess Ozma? FAIRYFIGHT
Become aware of ... or a homophonic description of four letter shifts in this puzzle's grid WISEUPTO
Beginning of a toast HERES
Bel ___ (Italian cheese) PAESE
Big name in grills WEBER
Big picture WIDESHOT
Boots, helmets, rope, etc GEAR
Break ... or brake STOP
Buy a lot of, with 'on' LOADUP
Caterpillar alternative DEERE
Census-taking of a Midwest capital? MADISONCOUNT
Cinco + uno SEIS
Circuit board components DIODES
City north of Des Moines AMES
Clutch, e.g BAG
Co-author of 2016's 'The Book of Joy,' along with the Dalai Lama TUTU
Coconut-covered cookie SAMOA
Comes clean FESSESUP
Condiment at a pho shop SRIRACHA
Connect, as two devices PAIR
Couleur de l'océan BLEU
Count, e.g TITLE
Cream ROUT
D as in D.C.?: Abbr DEM
Dallas-to-Austin dir SSW
Dancer Charisse of 'Singin' in the Rain' CYD
Darkroom item, in brief NEG
Didn't just sit there ACTED
Disruption for a poolside sunbather SPLASH
Doctor's description of the birth of triplet sons? THREETIMESALAD
Encourage SPURON
Excise surgically RESECT
First name in folk ARLO
Fish in a poke bowl AHI
Flagship vehicle line for Mercedes-Benz SCLASS
For face value ATPAR
Fwy. or expy RTE
Gave the scoop BRIEFED
General name for a dish? TSO
God associated with the moon APOLLO
Golf ball's path ARC
Got too scared, with 'out' WIMPED
Growler's contents ALE
Hand-held device used by Mr. Spock TRICORDER
Harvesting machine that needs cleaning? GRIMYREAPER
Hold in custody DETAIN
Household robot from Amazon ASTRO
Ice cream treat FLOAT
Icky look LEER
Inits. on the road AAA
Inits. on the road MPH
Interior secretary Haaland DEB
It might get the weed out HOE
Clues Answers
It's a ball SPHERE
Its presence on Mars offers a clue to life SALT
Japanese honorific SENSEI
Killer of the Night King on 'Game of Thrones' ARYA
Kind of parking CURBSIDE
Lawyer with absurdly exaggerated humor? CAMPYCOUNSELOR
Like a tasty cake MOIST
Like Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts DEAF
Like some towels and topics HOT
Longtime surname on late-night TV OBRIEN
Longtime surname on late-night TV MEYERS
Lunar New Year TET
Marsupial that goes into shock when frightened OPOSSUM
Medical gloves and N95 masks, for short PPE
Musical artist known as the 'Queen of New Age' ENYA
Mythical weaver ARACHNE
Name hidden in 'global economy' ALEC
Nationwide competitor ALLSTATE
No longer active: Abbr RET
No-win situation TIE
One-named entertainer from Spain CHARO
Partners of hinds HARTS
Pear-shaped instrument LUTE
Personal ad abbr SWF
Places where some belts are tightened? BELLYBOTTOMS
Prefix with puncture ACU
Pries (from) WRESTS
Proceeded down a lane, maybe SWAM
Put away ATE
Reaches GETSTO
Relax EASE
Rhapsodize over EXTOL
Rhetoric ORATORY
Rooibos by another name REDTEA
Sci-fi daughter of Padmé LEIA
Server error FOOTFAULT
Serving with a meze platter PITA
Shade of red TOMATO
Shelve DEFER
Simpson imp BART
Slangy turndown NAH
Sleep phase? SLUMBERPART
Smallest country in the E.U., by area MALTA
Soaks (up) SOPS
Some free housing recipients, for short RAS
Some Guinness records LEASTS
Some prosecutors, for short ADAS
Some wide-brimmed hats PANAMAS
Square figure? STATUE
Stacked PILED
Stephen Crane's 'The Red Badge of Courage,' e.g.? COMBATREAD
Test, as a new mattress LIEON
The Liberty Tree, e.g ELM
They might get all over the floor ROOMBAS
They might hold on to their caps, for short ALUMS
Tick off RILE
Ticks off IRES
Unfairly takes advantage of, as a policy ABUSES
Vouch for, with 'to' ATTEST
WaPo alternative NYT
What concealer might conceal ACNE
Where Camus's 'The Plague' is set ALGERIA
Without much thought IDLY
Wizard ACE
You can see right through it GLASS
___ Day, early collaborator with Prince MORRIS
___ la Cité, home of Notre-Dame ILEDE
___ nous ENTRE