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New York Times, Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Author:
Aaron M. Rosenberg and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
Bread that may be stuffed with shawarma
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This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 79, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Rosenberg. This is puzzle # 140 for Mr. Chen.
Constructor notes:
AARON: When I first submitted this puzzle, the editors took issue with one of my proposed theme entries, I'(M) (I)(N)(T)O YOU. First, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a shame that there isn't a famous person named JURGEN MAI CHAN. I'm such a fan of genmaicha's toasty notes that I tried to ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times1/24/23 ( No. 26,740 )
Across
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Luxuriate : BASK
5
Bread that may be stuffed with shawarma : PITA
9
Moves like a dog's tail : WAGS
13
Clamp that transposes a guitar's pitch : CAPO
14
"Hurry! We're late!" : CMON
15
Horse, in Latin : EQUUS
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Unfair dig in an argument : CHEAPSHOT
19
"We ___ please" : AIMTO
20
Actress Ward of "CSI: NY" and "FBI" : SELA
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Choose : ELECT
23
Red October in "The Hunt for Red October," e.g. : SUB
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San Francisco neighborhood with the GLBT Historical Society Museum, with "the" : CASTRO
26
"I'm not THAT gullible!" : OHSURE
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"Not feeling it" : NAH
30
Witnessed : SEEN
31
One pitching in : HELPER
32
Scratch like an unhappy tabby : CLAWAT
34
Sci-fi or horror : GENRE
36
Challenge for a translator, maybe : IDIOM
37
What free TV usually comes with : ADS
38
Elephant of children's literature : BABAR
42
"Me too!" : SODOI
43
Quick plunge : DIP
44
Sky-blue : AZURE
45
Cataclysm in the lore of many world cultures : FLOOD
47
Space missions that collect data without landing : FLYBYS
48
Professional occupation : CAREER
51
Actor ___ Patrick Harris : NEIL
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Article of cricket equipment : BAT
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Opposed (to) : AVERSE
55
Distilled coal product used to preserve wood : TAROIL
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Maya who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial : LIN
58
Some travel packages : TOURS
60
Roughly half of binary code : ONES
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Unleavened Passover staple : MATZO
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On again, as a flame or romance : REIGNITED
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Oktoberfest vessel : STEIN
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Swanky party : GALA
69
In the area : NEAR
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Upper hand : EDGE
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Ice cream brand : EDYS
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Green that might go in a smoothie : KALE
Down
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Include covertly in an email thread : BCC
2
Sounds of bliss : AAHS
3
Electronic device for a person with voice impairment : SPEECHAID
4
Eucalyptus-eating "bear" : KOALA
5
Mac alternatives : PCS
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Egotist's "The party can start now!" : IMHERE
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Response from someone who merely glanced at an online post, maybe : TOOLONGDIDNTREAD
8
Poker buy-in : ANTE
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What a U.F.O. might turn out to be : WEATHERBALLOON
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E.P.A. pollution stat : AQI
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Clogs, as a machine or process : GUMSUP
12
Surgeon's stitch : SUTURE
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Clearheaded : SOBER
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Go through one of life's significant moments : PASSAMILESTONE
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Journalist/political analyst Nate : COHN
25
Vietnamese New Year : TET
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Sordid : SLEAZY
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Long-running CBS police drama : NCIS
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Designer Gucci : ALDO
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Low-frequency speaker : WOOFER
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Mind reader's ability, in brief : ESP
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Hubbub : ADO
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Beverage mixed with tapioca pearls ... or a description of this puzzle's circled letters? : BUBBLETEA
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One of the Starks on "Game of Thrones" : ARYA
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Breather : REST
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Black-and-white cookie : OREO
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Christmas tree : FIR
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Quiets : CALMS
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Pilot a plane : AVIATE
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Like apartments and many tuxedos : RENTED
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With little effort : EASILY
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Bold way to solve a sudoku : ININK
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Impulse : URGE
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Notary public's authorizing stamp : SEAL
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Sharp turn : ZIG
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Nitrous oxide, e.g. : GAS
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"Dr." who performed at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show : DRE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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