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New York Times, Friday, January 13, 2023

Author:
Brad Wiegmann
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {GJXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Wiegmann.
Brad Wiegmann notes:
Q: So Brad, how would you describe today's puzzle? A: It's just very unfortunate. Q: I know, right? I was so disappointed not to get ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love when Brad riffs — he always cracks me up. I wish all constructors would do something different with their notes, cracking the ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times1/13/23 ( No. 26,729 )
Across
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Architect of the Museum of Islamic Art : PEI
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Shirley Bassey and Angela Lansbury, for two : DAMES
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It can come up to your neck in the winter : SCARF
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When the moment is right : INDUETIME
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Modify : ALTER
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Shakes a leg : STEPSONIT
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Prefix with media : MULTI
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Kooky, as a scheme : CRACKPOT
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James ___ Award (culinary honor) : BEARD
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Symbols of slipperiness : EELS
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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Actress Long : NIA
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Parisian possessive : SES
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Bakery chain that began as the Saint Louis Bread Co. : PANERA
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When said three times, 2012 Taylor Swift song : STAY
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Orbiter until 2001 : MIR
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Streamlined type of baleen whale : RORQUAL
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Jake's love interest in "The Sun Also Rises" : BRETT
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Overcooks, and then some : BURNS
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Can opener? : LETTERC
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Yahoo : OAF
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Way to go : PATH
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Puffed-up : SNOBBY
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They get booted at the office : PCS
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Personal pronoun in Prussia : ICH
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Beatle who wrote and sang "Don't Pass Me By" : STARR
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Org. with the highest-circulating mag in the U.S. : AARP
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Travel across the pond, perhaps : SKATE
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"That just might work!" : NEATIDEA
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End of "Hedda Gabler," e.g. : ACTIV
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Dive boat feature : SEALADDER
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Shiny material in some guitars : NACRE
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Takes steps to compete? : RACEWALKS
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The ___ day : OTHER
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Result of a firing? : ASHES
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Language suffix : ESE
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Last sign : PISCES
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It may have one or two sides : ENTREE
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Things to live up to : IDEALS
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Something to work on : DESK
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Crowning : ATOP
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Resident of ancient Crete : MINOAN
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Pollution source, say : EMITTER
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Harden : SET
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Carnival music : SAMBA
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One may be left at the scene of a crime : CLUE
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Martin Luther King Jr., for one : ATLANTAN
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What follows certain deadlocks : RETRIALS
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With this answer's number, a hit horror movie franchise : FRIDAY
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Supermarket lines, for short? : UPCS
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Sign of a hit : SRO
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Bit of dangly jewelry : EARBOB
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The Panthers of the A.C.C. : PITT
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Onetime N.B.A. star Metta Sandiford-___ : ARTEST
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Word with crowd or channel : SURF
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"Breaking Bad" drug : METH
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Jetty : QUAY
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Edgar Allan Poe story, with "The" : BLACKCAT
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Fix, as the roof of a hut : RETHATCH
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Bio class subject : RNA
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They help you focus : CORNEAS
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Leonardo ___ (Fibonacci alias) : PISANO
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Violate, as etiquette : BREACH
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Instruction to a kayaker : PADDLE
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Spots for tadpoles : CREEKS
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Like the population of Greenland : SPARSE
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Divide : SEVER
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2000 Tony-winning title role for Heather Headley : AIDA
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Lose steam : TIRE
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Downwind : ALEE
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Fancy marbles : TAWS
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Spanish title: Abbr. : SRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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