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New York Times, Monday, February 12, 2024

Author:
Jess Shulman and Amie Walker
Editor:
Will Shortz
[Get my innuendo?]
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Jess Shulman
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Amie Walker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Shulman. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Walker. Monday freshness: 51%
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© 2024, The New York Times2/12/24 ( No. 27,124 )
Across
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Front's opposite : BACK
5
Some male deer : STAGS
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What gives Scotch an earthy flavor : PEAT
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Long, cylindrical instrument : OBOE
15
Kind of bond in chemistry : IONIC
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"That hurts!" : OUCH
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[Get my innuendo?] : NUDGENUDGE
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Beech or birch : TREE
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When a plane is due, for short : ETA
21
Show hosts, in brief : MCS
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"Doesn't matter who" : ANYBODY
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Actress Jessica : BIEL
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Close by : NEAR
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Something a digital crossword solver doesn't need : PAPER
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Winter hours in N.Y.C. : EST
31
Exploding stars : NOVAS
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"Relax, soldier" : ATEASE
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[Get my innuendo?] : WINKWINK
39
Moderate gait for a horse : TROT
40
"Later, dudes" : PEACE
42
Response to the Little Red Hen : NOTI
43
[Get my innuendo?] : HINTHINT
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Worked : TOILED
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Younger Obama daughter : SASHA
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"That's all ___ wrote" : SHE
50
Takes in what someone wrote : READS
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Engrave : ETCH
53
Dozes (off) : NODS
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"That's what people tell me, anyway" : SOIHEAR
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Midori ___, first woman to land a triple axel in competition : ITO
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Chop (off) : LOP
62
Bridal veil fabric : LACE
63
[Get my innuendo?] : COUGHCOUGH
66
Furniture store known for its cafeterias' meatballs : IKEA
67
Message on a candy heart : HUGME
68
Classic pie crust ingredient : LARD
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"Hey you!" : PSST
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Painter Degas : EDGAR
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Membership fees : DUES
Down
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Chicken leftover : BONE
2
Be adjacent to : ABUT
3
Musician's conclusion : CODA
4
Beer barrel : KEG
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"___ U Been Gone" (Kelly Clarkson hit) : SINCE
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Mess up, as hair : TOUSLE
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As well as : AND
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Beyond big : GIGANTIC
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Big public argument : SCENE
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Baked things that might get people baked : POTBROWNIES
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Currency that replaced the mark and peseta : EURO
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Got an A+ on : ACED
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___/them pronouns : THEY
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Mideast leaders : EMIRS
23
Tug hard : YANK
24
Keep cool in a pool, perhaps : BEATTHEHEAT
26
Trails : PATHS
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Open-air lobbies : ATRIA
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Menial workers, dismissively : PEONS
30
Strip of mowed grass : SWATH
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EGOT-winning actress Davis : VIOLA
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Contributed to a kitty : ANTED
34
Loses traction on the road : SKIDS
36
Commercial lead-in to Pen : EPI
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Take-home amount : NET
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Cover completely : ENSHROUD
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"Anger leads to ___. ___ leads to suffering": Yoda : HATE
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Surgeon, for short : ORDOC
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Riddle : ENIGMA
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Something you might clear to improve memory : CACHE
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Catchall category : OTHER
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Undergarment for a dress : SLIP
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Acorn producers : OAKS
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Frosts, as a cake : ICES
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Hawaiian banquet : LUAU
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Fairy tale baddie : OGRE
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Professors' degs. : PHDS
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Big name in fleecy boots : UGG
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What a good joke never gets : OLD

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