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New York Times, Friday, January 6, 2023

Author:
Erica Hsiung Wojcik
Editor:
Will Shortz
Leading disability rights activist in the 2020 documentary "Crip Camp"
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Wojcik.
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© 2023, The New York Times1/6/23 ( No. 26,722 )
Across
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Remark made after catching someone by surprise : ITSJUSTME
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Alt-rock band with the 2001 hit album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" : WILCO
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Indoor swimming pools : NATATORIA
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What might roll in the leaves : ACORN
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Pet dogs and cats, affectionately : FURBABIES
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Surge protector? : LEVEE
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Great work : OPUS
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Embroiled (in) : KNEEDEEP
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Stage that you might enter at night : REM
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Broadband letters : LTE
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Gangs : POSSES
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With 39-Across, answer to the question "Who's the solver of this puzzle?" : YOU
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Bird: Prefix : AVI
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Pro with extensions, in brief : CPA
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Big ticket item? : COURTSIDESEAT
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Leading disability rights activist in the 2020 documentary "Crip Camp" : JUDITHHEUMANN
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Valuable collection : TREASURETROVE
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Black ___ : OPS
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"Get out of here!" : RUN
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See 27-Across : ARE
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"Get me?," informally : YAHEAR
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Guileful : SLY
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"Love Island" airer : CBS
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Item in Yo-Yo Ma's right hand : CELLOBOW
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Sound of suffering … or pleasure : MOAN
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Whiff : SMELL
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Where the cattle drive in the western epic "Lonesome Dove" begins : RIOGRANDE
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Consideration when doubling a recipe, perhaps : RATIO
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"Don't worry about me" : ILLMANAGE
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Like Alaska on a U.S. map, often : INSET
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Quite a sight : EYEOPENER
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Going to get : INFOR
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Khaki alternative : TAUPE
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Use a pick, perhaps : STRUM
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Punches : JABS
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___ Pippig, three-time winner of the Boston Marathon : UTA
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Word with sister or story : SOB
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Ride with a third wheel : TRIKE
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Outward attitude : MIEN
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Bed of roses, so to speak : EASE
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Character who's striped and spotted? : WALDO
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Causes of some brain freezes : ICEES
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Hot take? : LOVESCENE
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Breakfast skillet : CREPEPAN
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What a pointer finger can represent : ONE
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Labor relief, perhaps : EPIDURAL
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Port ___, capital of Mauritius : LOUIS
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John of "The Big Lebowski" : TURTURRO
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Squelched, with "on" : SAT
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His dying words were "There is another … Skywalker …" : YODA
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Ghostlike, in a way : ASHEN
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___ Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer-winning author of "The Sympathizer" : VIET
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Aids for stage crews : CUESHEETS
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Via, informally : THRU
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University in Georgia : EMORY
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Hold on to : SAVE
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Arcade game character with a propeller beanie : JRPACMAN
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Word with store or Story : TOY
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___ Greenwich, co-writer of "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" and "Da Doo Ron Ron" : ELLIE
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Dispense : ALLOT
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Muscly, in modern lingo : SWOLE
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Popular talk show of the 2010s : CONAN
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Achievement indicator : BADGE
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Show of contempt : SNEER
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Eponymous region of northern France : BRIE
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Slick : OILY
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Thick locks : MANE
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Title for a guru : SRI
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Inits. on some food cans : GMO
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Knock : RAP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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