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Tones of Voice

New York Times, Sunday, October 8, 2023

Author:
Sid Sivakumar
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
"Abso-freakin'-lutely!"
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Sid Sivakumar

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 89 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Sivakumar. Sunday freshness: 40%
Will Shortz notes:
Sid Sivakumar is an M.D./Ph.D. student at Washington University in St. Louis, training in biomedical engineering and neuroscience. This is his 16th crossword for The Times since ... read more
Sid Sivakumar notes:
I've always wanted to construct a Sunday crossword with colored squares. The idea for this puzzle arose on a long, overnight flight from India to the U.S., when I noticed that RED-EYE ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times10/8/23 ( No. 26,997 )
Across
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Some coffee shop orders : MOCHAS
7
Bean plant harvested for its sweet pulp : CACAO
12
Goes all over : ROAMS
17
Magazine "filler" : ADPAGES
19
Bit of rainy-day footwear : GALOSH
20
Like a bunny slope vis-à-vis a black diamond run : EASIER
22
State whose last four letters are the first four letters of its capital : VERMONT
23
Auto washing aid : WETRAG
24
One of three spaces on a Monopoly board : CHANCE
25
Special moment exemplified by 24-Across : GOLDENOPPORTUNITY
28
Soft mineral : TALC
32
A real head-turner? : REIN
33
Self-examining question : DOI
34
The Wright stuff? : AVIATION
36
Air travel option exemplified by 34-Across : REDEYEFLIGHT
45
Gets the picture : SEESIT
46
Do over, as a bathroom floor : RETILE
47
Cried out in pain : YOWLED
48
Bundle : SHEAF
50
Hunk : ADONIS
51
Animals with tusks : BOARS
52
Prefix with -lithic : PALEO
54
Band whose original members were Joey, Johnny, Tommy and Dee Dee : RAMONES
56
This and that : BLEND
58
Baking aisle purchase exemplified by 56-Across : BROWNIEMIX
60
Windshield setting : DEFROST
62
Wrap (up) : SEW
63
Floral adornment : LEI
64
What's the holdup? : LAG
65
Do a restaurant job : BUS
68
Containers : VESSELS
72
Thanksgiving table sights exemplified by 68-Across : GRAVYBOATS
76
Arrival : ONSET
77
Lots of land : ACREAGE
79
"In the ___ days …" : OLDEN
80
Blanches : PALES
82
Subjects of some political scandals : BRIBES
83
Director Sam : RAIMI
85
Muchachas : CHICAS
87
Clumsy : OAFISH
88
Sister-to-be, say : PLEDGE
91
Agreement exemplified by 88-Across : PINKYPROMISE
93
Milieu for much Top 40 music : POPSCENE
95
Talk and talk : YAK
96
Spoils of a shopping spree : HAUL
97
"Breaking Bad" role : SAUL
98
Interesting person ... or what's included, phonetically, five times in this puzzle : COLORFULCHARACTER
108
Oil-rich peninsula : ARABIA
109
Short-story collection that raised early questions on machine ethics : IROBOT
110
Pro tennis period since 1968 : OPENERA
115
Yahtzee action : REROLL
116
Cubes, e.g. : SOLIDS
117
Film enthusiast's creative reinterpretation : FANEDIT
118
Football star ___ Beckham Jr. : ODELL
119
Doofuses : TWITS
120
"Sup, man!" : YODUDE
Down
1
Big D pro : MAV
2
"___ to a Koala Bear" (Paul McCartney song) : ODE
3
Skill practiced on a manikin, for short : CPR
4
Limelight hog : HAM
5
Very eager : AGOG
6
Title with a tilde : SENORITA
7
Port city in Normandy : CAEN
8
The "A" of S.A.T.B. : ALTO
9
Nasdaq listing: Abbr. : CORP
10
Urgently : ASAP
11
"Abso-freakin'-lutely!" : OHGODYES
12
Fix : RECTIFY
13
Home to the Reef Runway, the first major airport runway built completely offshore : OAHU
14
Middle of many similes : ASAN
15
Small : MINI
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Side splitting? : SECT
18
Florida university named after a pope, for short : STLEO
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Journalist Ifill : GWEN
21
Spanish chess piece : REY
26
Ruckus : DIN
27
Spawn in water : ROE
28
Many discussion section leaders, in brief : TAS
29
Latin greeting : AVE
30
Stays inconspicuous : LIESLOW
31
Protein source in vegan cheese : CASHEW
35
Attach, as ribbons : TIEON
36
Certain chemical reaction : REDOX
37
Its academic year consists of three terms called "halves" : ETON
38
Enjoyed a fancy meal : DINED
39
"Für ___" : ELISE
40
Parts of many oak leaves : LOBES
41
"You can't make me!" : IWONT
42
Content : GLAD
43
What's-___-name : HER
44
Football stat, in brief : TDS
46
"Oppenheimer" actor Malek : RAMI
49
Most open : FREEST
52
"NewsHour" airer : PBS
53
Verb that sounds like a letter : ARE
55
Pen pal from Paris, perhaps : AMIE
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Not as likely to run away : BRAVER
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Sluggish : LOGY
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Danish shoe designer Jacobsen : ILSE
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Tire : FLAG
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"Wouldn't do that if I were you" : BADIDEA
66
Great Basin people : UTE
67
Fig. created by F.D.R.'s New Deal : SSN
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Sweater style : VNECK
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Many a homework assignment : ESSAY
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2022 Super Bowl champ, informally : LARAM
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Speculative genre : SCIFI
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Honkers : GEESE
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Hardly careful : RASH
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Sees red : BOILS
75
Ancient inhabitants of modern-day Tabasco : OLMECS
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"Havana" co-star Lena : OLIN
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Stat for a cleanup hitter : RBIS
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"Angel dust" : PCP
81
Tuna variety : AHI
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Librarian's offering : BOOKLIST
84
iPhone charger? : APPLEPAY
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Game in which one player tries to glean information from the other players without being caught : SPYFALL
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Serengeti grazer : GNU
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Fish whose blood is poisonous to humans : EEL
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Author Santha Rama ___ : RAU
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"Super" group : PAC
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Lacking : OUTOF
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Varieties of roles, metaphorically : HATS
98
Word with cable or company : CAR
99
Stackable treat : OREO
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Shortening in the kitchen : LARD
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It has 45 keys : OBOE
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Small stream : RILL
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Boast : CROW
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Festival whose celebrants throw multihued powders : HOLI
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Somewhat : ABIT
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Connectors in K'Nex : RODS
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Home makeover, informally : RENO
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TV patriarch Stark : NED
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End of some student accounts : EDU
113
Purge : RID
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Snacked on : ATE

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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