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New York Times, Friday, January 27, 2023

Author:
Joe Deeney
Editor:
Will Shortz
Active volcano near Peru's dormant Pichu Pichu
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Joe Deeney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Deeney. Friday freshness: 59%
Joe Deeney notes:
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© 2023, The New York Times1/27/23 ( No. 26,743 )
Across
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"Out!" : SCRAM
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Area of a room, e.g. : SPEC
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Characters in the "Iliad"? : IOTAS
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2010 biodrama co-starring 18-Across : THESOCIALNETWORK
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See 15-Across : JUSTINTIMBERLAKE
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Frustrated and betting emotionally, in poker lingo : ONTILT
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Skaggs of bluegrass fame : RICKY
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Trailblazing astronaut Jemison : MAE
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Make, with "out" : EKE
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Some daring ascents : SOLOS
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1970s-'80s TV character to whom the phrase "jumped the shark" originally referred : FONZ
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Barrett who co-founded Pink Floyd : SYD
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Floats : WAFTS
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No good at all : LOUSY
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Deems proper : SEESFIT
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Cousin of "Skol!" : CHEERS
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Inspiration for van Gogh : IRISES
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Upset : ROIL
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Big source for entertainment news : EONLINE
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Glowing signs : NEONS
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Ran over : SPILT
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Not over the internet, to a texter : IRL
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Cardboard recycling unit : BALE
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Get slick, in a way : ICEUP
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"I never knew!" : GEE
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Existential question : AMI
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Moriarty who wrote "Nine Perfect Strangers" : LIANE
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Match points? : ARENAS
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1995 alternative rock album by 59-Across that is one of the best-selling albums of all time : JAGGEDLITTLEPILL
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See 56-Across : ALANISMORISSETTE
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Where orders come from : MENUS
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Actress Taylor-Joy of "The Queen's Gambit" : ANYA
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"Peace" : SEEYA
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The Hawks of the N.C.A.A., familiarly : STJOES
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Alternative to smooth, at the grocery : CHUNKY
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Back from vacation, say : RESTED
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Sweet Italian bubbly : ASTI
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Does drudgery, old-style : MOILS
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Go for a lap? : SIT
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Form couples : PAIROFF
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Active volcano near Peru's dormant Pichu Pichu : ELMISTI
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"Squawk on the Street" airer : CNBC
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"Just doing my job" : ITRY
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One that gives a hoot : OWL
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Burns poem that opens "Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie" : TOAMOUSE
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Home of the only active diamond mine in the U.S. : ARKANSAS
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Morally repulsive, in slang : SKEEZY
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Tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere : CNTOWER
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Startled cry : EEK
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Misses : LASSES
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Choreographer Bob : FOSSE
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"___ Nacht" (Christmas carol) : STILLE
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Cut next to the ribs : LOIN
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River spanned by the Pont Alexandre III : SEINE
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Slippery swimmers : EELS
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Genesee Brewery offering : CREAMALE
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Ruffian : HOOLIGAN
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Lighting of the Olympic flame, and others : RITUALS
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That's what you think! : OPINION
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"It was worth a shot" : NICETRY
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Classic arcade game in which players can be "on fire" : NBAJAM
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Set on fire : IGNITE
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Industry with lots to offer : REALTY
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___ Newman, author of "Heather Has Two Mommies" : LESLEA
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Ink, so to speak : PRESS
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Gifts at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport : LEIS
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Fingers : IDS
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___ mater : ALMA
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Sports sticker? : EPEE
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Serengeti grazer : GNU
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Aunt, in Arequipa : TIA

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

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