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New York Times, Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Tree whose pods contain a sweet-tasting pulp
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 75 for Mr. Agard. Tuesday freshness: 97%
Jeff Chen notes:
As I was researching Billboard Top 100 tunes for a Zynga puzzle idea, I was amazed by MARIAH CAREY's All I Want for Christmas is You. ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times1/31/23 ( No. 26,747 )
Across
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Enlivens : PEPSUP
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Salutes with flutes? : TOASTS
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Tried really hard : STROVE
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"Leading us off ..." : FIRSTUP
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W.N.B.A. All-Star Alyssa : THOMAS
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Crushed-ice dessert with a reduplicative name : HALOHALO
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"___ been wondering ..." : IVE
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Suffix for a long fund-raiser : THON
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La Brea substance : TAR
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Three-___ sloth : TOED
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Study of insects, for short : ENTO
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Item that might be left on a hotel pillow : MINT
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One-named "Queen of All Media" : OPRAH
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Counterpart of sow : REAP
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Scores 100 on : ACES
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Its capital is Tripoli : LIBYA
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Shellfish that may be served cooked or raw : OYSTER
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Curd-based drink : LASSI
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Aviate : FLY
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Rosters : LISTS
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Black-and-white breakfast cereal : OREOOS
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Language in which "hello" is "kia ora" : MAORI
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"___ está usted?" : COMO
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Black-and-white whale : ORCA
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"No idea" gesture : SHRUG
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Country that borders Yemen : OMAN
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"The Color Purple" character ___ Avery : SHUG
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Hartford's state: Abbr. : CONN
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Went unused : SAT
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"Yeah, that didn't escape my notice" : ISAW
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Curved path : ARC
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"Ow!" : THATHURT
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Pre-cable TV appurtenance : AERIAL
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Establishment that serves "purr"-over coffee? : CATCAFE
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"Living Single" creator ___ Lee Bowser : YVETTE
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Not being manually operated : ONAUTO
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Agree to something : SAYYES
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Winter clock setting in Calif. : PST
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Addis Ababa's land : ETHIOPIA
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"A closed mouth doesn't get fed" and others : PROVERBS
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Not too long from now : SOMEDAYSOON
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Campus setting in the story collection "My Monticello," in brief : UVA
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Nuisance : PEST
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Up to, informally : TIL
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Spanish for "gold" : ORO
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___ Wednesday : ASH
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Cause of some cling : STATIC
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New Orleans university : TULANE
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Cricket and squash, for two : SPORTS
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Giant narrative that may be about giants (and elves as well) : FANTASYSAGA
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Tree whose pods contain a sweet-tasting pulp : HONEYLOCUST
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Luke Cage's title in his first comics appearance : HEROFORHIRE
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Turnpike payment : TOLL
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Choose : OPT
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Chanteuse with chart-topping hits found at the tops of 4-, 14-, 16- and 19-Down : MARIAHCAREY
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Eyebrows and beards : HAIR
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Stately trees : ELMS
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Delta Sigma Theta, for one : SORORITY
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Shorten : TRUNCATE
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Exit or Yield : SIGN
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Rival of Sam's Club : COSTCO
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Resident of Nebraska's largest city : OMAHAN
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Hakuna ___ (Swahili phrase meaning "no problems") : MATATA
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Methods : WAYS
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Fort Worth sch. whose mascot is SuperFrog : TCU
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All ___ and no cattle : HAT
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Mysterious sky sighting : UFO
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"Deliver Us From ___" (2003 rom-com) : EVA
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Plural article in French : LES

Answer summary:
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