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New York Times, Thursday, January 26, 2023

Author:
Dan Ziring and Quiara Vasquez
Editor:
Will Shortz
Gradually develop, literally
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Quiara Vasquez

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 77, Blocks: 41 Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Ziring. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Vasquez.
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© 2023, The New York Times1/26/23 ( No. 26,742 )
Across
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Gradually develop, literally : GGRGROGROW
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Doozy : BEAUT
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Gradually develop, literally : FFOFORFORM
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Cuba's ___ Castro, brother of Fidel : RAUL
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Kind of group in chemistry : AMINO
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Like many indie films : ARTY
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Last monarch of the House of Stuart : ANNE
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Barber's belt : STROP
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Trademarked coffee holder : KCUP
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Sierra ___ (Mexican range, informally) : MADRES
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Comicdom's "Queen of the Jungle" : SHEENA
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Things you might save while driving : PRESETS
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More aged, as some cheeses : SHARPER
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Aptly named mascot of the 2000 Olympics : SYD
28
Jean-___ Picard of "Star Trek" : LUC
29
"Watch it!" : HEY
30
Boom producer, once: Abbr. : SST
31
Leaves in the kitchen? : BASIL
33
Developing phenomena literally depicted three times in this puzzle : SNOWBALLEFFECTS
43
One way an animal may be held : ATBAY
44
Shakespearean cries : AYS
45
The "Gateway to the West" : OMAHA
46
Chinwagging : CHATTER
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In a bind : TRAPPED
50
Google ___, service beginning in 2017 : MEET
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Name hidden in "oleomargarine" : OMAR
52
Way off : AFAR
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Gradually develop, literally : SSWSWESWELSWELL
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Company originally founded as Blue Ribbon Sports : NIKE
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Commoner : PLEBE
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"Let's ___!" : EAT
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Is the real deal : HASIT
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Kitchen gadget with an edge : PARER
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French season : ETE
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Butterfly, but not a caterpillar : ADULT
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Hole maker : SPADE
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Norse god of war : TYR
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"Are you down for this?" : WANNA
Down
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Pop-pop : GRAMPS
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Farm storehouse : GRANARY
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Punished for the weekend, perhaps : GROUNDED
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Beer containers : GROWLERS
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One might hit a very low pitch : BASSTUBA
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Many an essential worker, for short : EMT
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Put on : AIR
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Game in which the object is to score 500 points : UNO
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High-quality : TOPSHELF
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Total phony : FAKER
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Some surgical tools : FORCEPS
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Enormous amounts to spend : FORTUNES
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"As far as I'm concerned …" : FORMYPART
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Sushi staple that isn't served raw : EEL
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Put a fork in it! : HAY
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Quantity contrasted with a vector, in physics : SCALAR
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Most like a wallflower : SHIEST
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Foxy : SLY
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Ink holder : SAC
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Kind of power in math : NTH
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Early 2010s : OBAMAERA
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You might make waves when you lie about this : WATERBED
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Bunch of bits : BYTE
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Shaving canful : FOAM
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Fried food whose name translates to "breaded" : EMPANADA
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Big name in juice pouches : CAPRISUN
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All-time go-between : THE
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Crestfallen : SAD
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Fabled visitors to 49-Down, in brief : ETS
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Southwest city in 1947 news : ROSWELL
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Screen display : APPS
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Kerfuffle : FLAP
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Opposite of dry, to a vintner : SWEET
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Evidencing physical exertion : SWEATY
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Suffer in the summer heat : SWELTER
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Spot for firing : KILN
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"At Last" singer James : ETTA
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Palindromic word in classic poetry : ERE
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Hem's partner : HAW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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