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New York Times, Monday, January 16, 2023

Author:
Michael Paleos
Editor:
Will Shortz
The "e," but not the "B," of eBay
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Michael Paleos

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Paleos. Monday freshness: 55%
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© 2023, The New York Times1/16/23 ( No. 26,732 )
Across
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Droops : SAGS
5
Erica who wrote "Fear of Flying" : JONG
9
Most common street name in the U.S. : MAIN
13
Amo, amas, ___ … : AMAT
14
State plainly : AVER
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Large group of people : HORDE
16
The "e," but not the "B," of eBay : LOWERCASELETTER
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Popular video hosting service that works like clockwork? : TIKTOK
20
"Be my guest" : GOAHEAD
21
Put ___ fire : OUTA
24
Bobby of the Boston Bruins : ORR
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Traveler's proof of entry : PASSPORTSTAMP
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Parcel out : ALLOT
32
Peels, as an apple : PARES
33
It's bandaged in a classic van Gogh self-portrait : EAR
35
With 37-Across, perform perfunctorily … or a hint to the ends of 16-, 25-, 41- and 55-Across : MAIL
36
Clearheaded : SOBER
37
See 35-Across : ITIN
38
Insta post : PIC
39
Like Santa's little helpers : ELFIN
40
Venue for a basketball or hockey game : ARENA
41
"Madam President" or "Your Honor" : TERMOFADDRESS
44
Bird that has calf muscles : EMU
45
Opposite of the Russian "da" : NYET
46
Style of New York City's Chrysler Building : ARTDECO
50
Many October babies : LIBRAS
55
Test boundaries : PUSHTHEENVELOPE
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High, like many a Woodstock attendee : ONPOT
59
Body part covered by a mullet : NAPE
60
One side of a storefront sign : OPEN
61
Irritating sort : PEST
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Not just yours or mine : OURS
63
Message that might include an emoji or a GIF : TEXT
Down
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Mineral sprinkled on icy roads : SALT
2
Mine, in Montréal : AMOI
3
Stare stupidly : GAWK
4
[Cancel previous edit] : STET
5
Raise aggressively, as prices : JACKUP
6
Eggs, scientifically : OVA
7
The Legend of Zelda console, for short : NES
8
One of the Brady Bunch : GREG
9
Winged Godzilla nemesis of Japanese film : MOTHRA
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Spanish paintings and such : ARTE
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Brainstorming product : IDEA
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Self-description for a D&D enthusiast, maybe : NERD
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Trick-taking game named for a card suit : HEARTS
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Chicken's perch : ROOST
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Not as tight : LOOSER
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Fill fuller, as a glass or a gas tank : TOPOFF
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"The ___ Nights," collection of stories that includes Aladdin and Ali Baba : ARABIAN
25
One of a braid-y bunch? : PLAIT
26
Wonderland girl : ALICE
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Note between fa and la : SOL
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In fashion : TRENDY
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Parcels (out) : METES
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"It ___ me to say this …" : PAINS
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What a guitar cable might plug into : AMP
34
Microscopic messenger : RNA
36
Exhibit poor posture : SLOUCH
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Wrath : IRE
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___ Till, namesake of a landmark hate-crime law of 2022 : EMMETT
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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Spicy cinnamon candy : REDHOT
43
Digs deep (into) : DELVES
46
Each : APOP
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Old Norse character : RUNE
48
Rx amts. : TSPS
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Wine: Prefix : OENO
51
Dab, as spilled ink : BLOT
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Only weapon in Clue that isn't metallic : ROPE
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High point : APEX
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Outbox folder : SENT
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___ de parfum : EAU
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"All Things Considered" broadcaster : NPR

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