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New York Times, Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Author:
Margaret Seikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
TV political drama known for its "walk and talks"
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Seikel.
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I'm thrilled to have the first Tuesday puzzle of 2023. As always, the editorial team added fantastic clues like 24-Down, but I ... read more
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It's been over ten years since I exited my startup, and I've begun to itch for entrepreneurial action. MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times1/3/23 ( No. 26,719 )
Across
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Salted part of a margarita glass : RIM
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Wolf (down) : SNARF
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Clamp on a stringed instrument : CAPO
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Be in the red : OWE
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Sorry sort : ATONER
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Said aloud : ORAL
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Droop : SAG
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With 55-Across, modern principle of start-ups : MOVEFASTAND
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Holding account for a down payment, say : ESCROW
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Tolkien tree creature : ENT
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___ Thermopolis, Anne Hathaway's role in "The Princess Diaries" : MIA
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Host's farewell phrase : THANKSFORCOMING
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Multitasker's browserful : TABS
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Helpful connections : INS
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___ the Riveter, W.W. II icon : ROSIE
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Brouhaha : ADO
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Shoe part that may develop holes : SOLE
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Reddit Q&A session : AMA
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TV political drama known for its "walk and talks" : THEWESTWING
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Epitome of slipperiness : EEL
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Typical high schooler : TEEN
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Female sheep : EWE
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Faith of Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib : ISLAM
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Go on the ___ (flee) : LAM
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Pantyhose annoyance : SNAG
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"Never would have guessed it!" : THATSSURPRISING
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Grabbed a chair : SAT
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Openly gay : OUT
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Make harmonious : ATTUNE
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See 17-Across … or a hint to 23-, 34- and 48-Across : BREAKTHINGS
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Glum : SAD
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"If it ___ broke, don't fix it" : AINT
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"Normal People" author Sally : ROONEY
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Impetus behind bragging : EGO
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Mediterranean fruit : DATE
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British bottoms : ARSES
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Anderson Cooper, to Gloria Vanderbilt : SON
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___ Stone (British Museum attraction) : ROSETTA
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"They got me!" : IWASHAD
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"The Princess Diaries" author : MEGCABOT
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Puts in the overhead bin, say : STOWS
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Thanksgiving mo. : NOV
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Chemical ending : ANE
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Directs, as to a specialist : REFERS
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Swiss currency : FRANC
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Cause for an extra charge at a hotel : COT
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One of the Three Musketeers : ARAMIS
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Italian pressed sandwich : PANINI
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"Ripe" time of one's life : OLDAGE
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All over the place : AMOK
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Enter with hostility : STORMIN
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E.R. staffers : RNS
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Tend to, as taxes or fingernails : FILE
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What a budget motel might have : ONESTAR
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Complain : MOAN
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"Looks fine to me" : SEEMSOK
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Bird in Tootsie Pop commercials since 1970 : OWL
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Feeling of astonishment : AWE
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Warmth : HEAT
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Mall Santa, e.g. : TEMP
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Brainiacs : GENIUSES
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"Should we bounce?" : WANNAGO
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Goaded : EGGEDON
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"Oh, not good at all" : ITSBAD
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"The way," in Arabic : SHARIA
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Like variables that are not directly observed : LATENT
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Lex of "Superman" : LUTHOR
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Concorde, e.g., in brief : SST
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Kama ___ : SUTRA
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Shows explosive anger : RAGES
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___-bitsy : ITSY
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Supped : ATE
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iPhone platform : IOS
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Opposite of SSW : NNE

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