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New York Times, Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Author:
Kevin Christian and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Bach piece whose title sounds a bit risque
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241.6430622%
Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Christian. This is puzzle # 85 for Ms. Michaels. Tuesday freshness: 40%
Constructor notes:
Andrea: This puzzle came to me fully formed by my prolific, frequent collaborator Kevin Christian. My job was just to clue it. I ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times11/21/23 ( No. 27,041 )
Across
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Highly rated March telecast, with "the" : OSCARS
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Actor Michael of "Juno" : CERA
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"Hot" stage item : MIC
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Bit of broccoli : FLORET
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Neon-colored, say : LOUD
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Sound at a fireworks display : OOH
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"Slumdog Millionaire" actress : FREIDAPINTO
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Air Force ___ : ONE
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"Dracula" author Stoker : BRAM
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Archaeologist's find : RELIC
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" ___ Lama Ding Dong" : RAMA
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High-end ridesharing option : UBERBLACK
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Become a YouTube sensation, say : GOVIRAL
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Wine holder : CASK
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Fairy king in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : OBERON
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Trash-talk : DIS
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Fannie ___ (finance company) : MAE
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Bach piece whose title sounds a bit risque : AIRONTHEGSTRING
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Stuff attached to an Acme detonator, in cartoons : TNT
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Do some yard work : MOW
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Primitive shelter : LEANTO
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Gelatin made from seaweed : AGAR
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American military construction force : SEABEES
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U.K. military force : ROYALNAVY
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Group of buffalo : HERD
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Stately potato? : IDAHO
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Scuttlebutt, say : INFO
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Solemnly swear : VOW
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Corporate number cruncher who might be interested in the ends of 17-, 26-, 37- and 47-Across? : BEANCOUNTER
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"Men ___ from Mars …" : ARE
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The "E" of EGOT : EMMY
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"Be all you can be" sloganeer : USARMY
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Drug studied by Timothy Leary : LSD
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Potting material : SOIL
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Public esteem : REPUTE
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Not working today : OFF
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Camera type, for short : SLR
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Iowa college : COE
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Man's name that's another man's name backward : ARI
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Snoopy's nemesis : REDBARON
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Restaurant review symbol : STAR
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Rise, as temperatures : CLIMB
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Very long time : EON
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Dull routine : RUT
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Cute, cutesily : ADORBS
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Dough or bread : MOOLA
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Greek column style : IONIC
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Chess announcement : CHECK
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One of the Beatles : PAUL
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Mammal with a white rump : ELK
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Batman's sidekick : ROBIN
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Prevent, as a crisis : AVERT
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Surrealist Joan : MIRO
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Vaping stick, for short : ECIG
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Do some grapplin' : RASSLE
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Capricorn's animal : GOAT
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Tiny superhero in the Marvel Universe : ANTMAN
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Dawn drops : DEW
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Gold digger? : MINER
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Paid to play : ANTED
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Prima donna problems : EGOS
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Jewish wedding dance : HORA
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Japanese meeting place that serves refreshments : TEAHOUSE
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Broccoli ___ : RABE
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"That feels so-o-o good!" : AAH
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They'll show you the world : GLOBES
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Option when setting up a new tech device : SYNC
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Coke, to Pepsi : RIVAL
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Foul smells : ODORS
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Deviated temporarily from a straight course : YAWED
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LPs and 45s : VINYL
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What a 56-Across would total for this puzzle? : FOUR
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Comedian Philips : EMO
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French friend : AMI
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Siesta : NAP
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Capote's nickname : TRU
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First responder, for short : EMT
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Grain in a Salinger title : RYE

Answer summary:
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