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New York Times, Friday, February 10, 2023

Author:
Kavin Pawittranon and Nijah Morris
Editor:
Will Shortz
Major turnoff, perhaps
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Kavin Pawittranon
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Nijah Morris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 37 Missing: {BJQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Pawittranon. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Morris. Friday freshness: 61%
Constructor notes:
NIJAH: When checking how many Black crossword constructors were featured in The New York Times this month, I was shocked to see that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a story the four longest answers tell: PARTY SCHOOLS SLAM DANCERS CHEAP THRILL FREUDIAN SLIP. I would read that WORD SALAD any ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times2/10/23 ( No. 26,757 )
Across
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Anteroom : FOYER
6
Hit it off : CLICK
11
Like some cutting edges : CERAMIC
13
Wore : HADON
14
Jumble of speech : WORDSALAD
16
What no monarch wants to be : EXILE
17
On, on a memo : INRE
18
Subdivisions for families : GENERA
20
Go ___ to ___ : TOE
21
Most states have state ones : FAIRS
23
A family's might be unlimited : DATAPLAN
25
"It's really difficult to underestimate you," for one : INSULT
27
Major turnoff, perhaps : RESTAREA
29
Places where majors are of minor concern? : PARTYSCHOOLS
31
Indigenous Peoples' Day mo. : OCT
34
Astronaut Jemison : MAE
35
"___ Beach," acclaimed 1991 children's book set in Harlem : TAR
36
Net hookup abbr. : DSL
37
Act of self-betrayal : FREUDIANSLIP
41
Pinched pasta : FARFALLE
42
Most crafty : SLIEST
46
Ones breaking ground : PIONEERS
48
Seesaw, e.g. : LEVER
49
Sign of affection, in 28-Down : ILY
50
Really wants : CRAVES
52
"Sex after 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a ___": George Burns : ROPE
53
Alternative to pinot grigio : SOAVE
55
Seems acceptable : FEELSOKAY
57
Basketball player in purple and yellow : LAKER
58
German newsmagazine Der ___ : SPIEGEL
59
Cuts, maybe : EDITS
60
Serious-minded : STAID
Down
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Who reinvented the wheel in 1893? : FERRIS
2
Ask someone to provide, informally : ORDERUP
3
Praise for a queen : YAS
4
Slate, e.g. : EMAG
5
Provoked : RILED
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Something simple done for pleasure : CHEAPTHRILL
7
World's busiest origin and destination airport : LAX
8
Annual competition that starts on the first Saturday in March : IDITAROD
9
Ones wearing eagle insignia : COLONELS
10
Take a ___ : KNEE
11
Late-night talk show from 2010 to 2021 : CONAN
12
Bird whose Latin root means "dog" : CANARY
14
Amenity with a password : WIFI
15
Hates : DETESTS
19
Mischief-makers : RASCALS
22
Moshers in a mosh pit : SLAMDANCERS
24
Language spoken near the Thai region of Isan : LAO
26
One getting hitched : TRAILER
28
See 49-Across : ASL
30
What's read in tasseomancy : TEALEAF
31
"Down!" : OFF
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Crazy amount : CRAPLOAD
33
Dish with soy sauce and mirin : TERIYAKI
38
Klaatu's vehicle in "The Day the Earth Stood Still" : UFO
39
Butterflies : NERVES
40
Pan-fried dumplings : PIEROGI
43
Called up : EVOKED
44
Flower part : SEPAL
45
It's a long shot in basketball : TREY
47
Oozes : SEEPS
49
Key : ISLE
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Buttonhole, essentially : SLIT
54
Apt rhyme for "pet" : VET
56
Source of salt : SEA

Answer summary:
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