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Do You Hear That?

New York Times, Sunday, January 8, 2023

Author:
Wyna Liu
Editor:
Will Shortz
2007 Lil Wayne song that opens "Young Money! You dig?"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Liu.
Notepad: Note: Each italicized clue contains a blank, which should be filled with a letter of the alphabet. When completed, the letters in order will spell out a two-word phrase.
Will Shortz notes:
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Wyna Liu notes:
Ever since I discovered the joy of puzzle hunts and meta-puzzles, I've wanted to make a crossword whose theme entries were connected by an additional layer. Today's theme was inspired by a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Solvers, take a letter! Take ten of them, in fact; each one a part of a phonetic chain that completes a phrase. Sounds good? I C, U need an example. [Presses CTRL+P + ___ + Easter egg ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times1/8/23 ( No. 26,724 )
Across
1
Villains' antagonists : HEROES
7
"Uh, sure" : IGUESS
13
Power project : DAM
16
Real mess : STY
19
2007 Lil Wayne song that opens "Young Money! You dig?" : AMILLI
20
Subject of clip art? : BONSAITREE
22
"What do we have here?!" : OHO
23
Word before the year on U.S. paper currency : SERIES
24
Small thing to keep on track : MODELTRAIN
25
Human rights activist Xiaobo, the first Chinese citizen to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (2010) : LIU
26
Presses CTRL+P + ___ + Easter egg coloring : PRINCESSDI
28
___ + Scroungy mutt + Parent's sister, in some regions : AUCOURANT
30
Active Sicilian volcano : ETNA
31
European river that's an anagram of REED : EDER
34
Promise to pay : IOU
35
[I'm frustrated!] : ARGH
36
Fragrant noodle soup made with beef : PHO
39
Like Captain James T. Kirk, by birth : IOWAN
41
Número de "Años de Soledad" in a Gabriel García Márquez novel : CIEN
43
Follows : OBEYS
44
___ + Golfer's cry + "Ugh!" : EUPHORIC
46
Column crossers + Sentry + ___ : ROSEGARDEN
49
"Encore!" : AGAIN
50
Irks : NETTLES
52
Crossed off : XED
53
Gangster film prop : GAT
56
"Holy" city : TOLEDO
58
Nongendered possessive : THEIR
59
Insult that's also a measurement device : DIPSTICK
61
"The landlords of New York," once : ASTORS
63
One cast in a fantasy movie : SPELL
65
Digging : INTO
66
French festival, familiarly + ___ + Actor Michael : CANDYCANE
70
Punching tool + Chopping tool + ___ : ALLACCESS
72
Cherubic archer : AMOR
73
Foil lookalikes : EPEES
75
Seoul-based carrier : ASIANA
76
Influential sorts : BIGSHOTS
78
Rod with seven A.L. batting titles : CAREW
80
Athlete's cup : TROPHY
85
Flattering verse : ODE
86
In the manner of : ALA
87
Demonstrate extreme flexibility, as an acrobat : CONTORT
89
Opposite of neo- : PALEO
90
Tandoor bread + Harlem music venue + ___ : NONAPOLOGY
93
Word of obligation + ___ + Punxsutawney name : AUTOFILL
95
Some origin stories : MYTHS
97
Response to "Shall we?" : LETS
98
H.S. science class for some college-bound students : APBIO
99
Rocky Mountain bugler : ELK
100
Move, in real estate lingo : RELO
101
Pioneered : LED
103
Immediately : STAT
105
Couple of llamas? : ELLS
107
Rug rat + Magic stick + ___ : TAEKWONDO
110
Soccer score + ___ + Scottish inlets : GOLDILOCKS
115
Resistor unit : OHM
116
Iconic 1984 movie vehicle that was a combination ambulance/hearse : ECTOMOBILE
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"Anything for you!" : NAMEIT
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Actress de Armas : ANA
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Annoyances when trying to make change : LARGEBILLS
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Challenging, informally : GNARLY
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Corleone, for one : DON
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Toilet paper spec : PLY
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Most likely to offer solace, say : NICEST
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Calm : SEDATE
Down
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Fastener used with a padlock : HASP
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The "E" in FEMA: Abbr. : EMER
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"Diamonds" singer, to fans : RIRI
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QB protectors, collectively : OLINE
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Time to decide who's in or out : ELECTIONDAY
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Polite Spanish assent : SISENOR
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ThinkPads, e.g., once : IBMS
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"Doc" in the Mets Hall of Fame : GOODEN
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Removed, as a knot : UNDID
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Language suffix : ESE
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Spanish seasoning : SAL
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Hindu goddess in the "Ramayana" : SITA
13
Serpentine constellation : DRACO
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Ambidextrous features? : AEIOU
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It may have just desserts : MENU
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Converter of natural heat energy : SOLARENGINE
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Doohickey : THINGY
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Tweens, e.g. : YOUTHS
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Making level : TRUING
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Welcomed at the door : SAWIN
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Broccoli follower : RABE
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Intestinal bacterium : ECOLI
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Choir platforms : RISERS
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Boggy stuff : PEAT
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Literary award shaped like a rocket : HUGO
38
Milky gemstone : OPAL
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Common solvents : ACETONES
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Some R.P.I. grads : EES
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Chances : ODDS
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Hurry : HIE
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Waze suggestions: Abbr. : RTES
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Armpit, anatomically : AXILLA
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Move to a larger pot, say : REPLANT
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More than a couple : THREE
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Doesn't just sit there : ACTS
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Boxing stats : TKOS
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Influential leader of the Seminole people : OSCEOLA
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Burrito-shaped lunch counter item : DELIWRAP
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Part of X-X-X : TIC
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[Is this thing on?] : TAPTAP
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Scenic stroll, from the Spanish : PASEO
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Baja resort, for short : CABO
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In the thick of : AMID
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Hardly Mr. Nice Guy : NOGENTLEMAN
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Hippocratic oath takers: Abbr. : DRS
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Path covered with diamonds : CARPOOLLANE
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Vamooses : SCOOTS
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Pretentiously affected : ARTY
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"Frozen" villain : HANS
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Existential emotion : ANGST
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Goofus : OAF
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Dance squat : PLIE
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Where 95-Down's Wild Ride ends, at Disneyland : HELL
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Key ingredient in key lime pie : YOLK
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame city: Abbr. : CLE
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Floated down a river, say : TUBED
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"Hmm, gotcha" : OHOK
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Unteachable sort, in a saying : OLDDOG
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Tessellations : TILINGS
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"The Wind in the Willows" squire : MRTOAD
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"Nice try, but I don't think so" : YEAHNO
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Islands that form atop underwater volcanoes : ATOLLS
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Making all the stops : LOCAL
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Portion of a log : ENTRY
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Quick to think or act : AGILE
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[Grrr!] : SOMAD
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"Eh, what can you do?!" : WELP
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Black cat, classically : OMEN
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For fear that : LEST
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Michael of 2007's "Superbad" : CERA
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Wraparound garment : KILT
114
Eye affliction : STYE
117
Belt worn with a yukata : OBI
118
Company that owns Wite-Out : BIC

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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