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New York Times, Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Author:
Sean Ziebarth
Editor:
Will Shortz
African American who received a posthumous Medal of Honor for valorous service in W.W. II
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Sean Ziebarth

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ziebarth. Wednesday freshness: 30%
Sean Ziebarth notes:
The first time I saw a W created from two letters was skateboarder Tony Alva's logo — which reads, AWA — merging the L and the V ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'd never heard of the DOUBLE V campaign — not a surprise, given that one of my high school history teachers was also the PE teacher. ... read more
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W
2
A
3
F
4
E
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R
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S
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C
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A
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B
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I
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N
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C
13
A
14
I
L
L
B
E
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M
E
L
T
16
T
B
A
R
17
I
D
A
B
V
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V
E
L
L
S
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S
A
C
S
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S
A
P
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I
R
E
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M
O
T
T
O
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J
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A
25
M
E
S
B
26
A
27
L
D
V
V
I
N
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S
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P
A
N
I
S
H
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W
I
S
E
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P
E
C
A
N
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B
O
T
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R
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A
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C
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K
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A
S
K
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D
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O
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U
B
L
E
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V
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C
H
I
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M
O
S
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H
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G
N
C
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C
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U
T
I
N
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E
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A
R
L
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W
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A
R
N
I
N
G
52
G
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E
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O
R
G
E
V
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V
A
T
S
O
N
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A
R
T
O
O
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I
R
A
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G
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P
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A
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M
A
H
I
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V
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V
E
B
D
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U
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B
O
I
S
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U
S
E
S
67
M
E
W
L
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R
O
U
T
E
69
T
E
R
M
70
I
T
S
Y
71
L
O
T
S
A
© 2023, The New York Times2/15/23 ( No. 26,762 )
Across
1
Kit Kat component : WAFER
6
Heal (over) : SCAB
10
"Ruler," in Quechua : INCA
14
Words before "darned" : ILLBE
15
What ice cream and hearts may do : MELT
16
Transport up a bunny hill : TBAR
17
Investigative journalist and civil rights pioneer who co-founded the N.A.A.C.P. : IDABWELLS
19
Some bunts, in brief : SACS
20
Exhaust : SAP
21
Boiling sensation : IRE
22
California's "Eureka," for one : MOTTO
23
Novelist and civil rights activist who wrote "Go Tell It on the Mountain" : JAMESBALDWIN
28
Language in which "eleven" is "once" : SPANISH
30
One way to crack : WISE
31
Holiday pie flavor : PECAN
32
Automated tweeter : BOT
33
Ribs serving : RACK
37
"___ away!" : ASK
38
W.W. II-era campaign that helped usher in the civil rights movement … and a hint to four answers in this puzzle : DOUBLEV
42
Letter after phi : CHI
43
Make a pit stop at a punk show? : MOSH
45
Bodybuilding supplement co. : GNC
46
Interrupt, as at a dance : CUTIN
48
Rank above a viscount : EARL
50
Road flare, e.g. : WARNING
52
African American who received a posthumous Medal of Honor for valorous service in W.W. II : GEORGEWATSON
56
"Star Wars" beeper, informally : ARTOO
57
Nest egg inits. : IRA
58
Transcript stat : GPA
61
When repeated, a sport fish : MAHI
62
Historian, essayist and civil rights leader who was the first African American to receive a doctorate at Harvard : WEBDUBOIS
66
Manipulates : USES
67
Whimper : MEWL
68
Waze way : ROUTE
69
Trimester, e.g. : TERM
70
___-bitsy : ITSY
71
Many, informally : LOTSA
Down
1
Consoles whose controllers have wrist straps : WIIS
2
Hawkeye's player on "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
3
Griddle goodies : FLAPJACKS
4
Beach retreat? : EBB
5
Give juice to : REV
6
Enemy org. in Bond novels : SMERSH
7
Big name : CELEB
8
"That's ___ she wrote" : ALL
9
K-pop megastars : BTS
10
"We're through!" : ITSOVER
11
Where to see Timberwolves battle Grizzlies : NBATV
12
Mojave flora : CACTI
13
Crime of combustion : ARSON
18
Competes (for) : VIES
22
G.P.s, e.g. : MDS
24
Actress de Armas : ANA
25
Yours might be made up : MIND
26
Off-base, in a way : AWOL
27
Lo-cal, perhaps : LITE
28
___ folder : SPAM
29
Durango dough : PESO
32
Original "Fleabag" airer : BBC
34
Throwing a tantrum, say : ACTINGOUT
35
Facial feature that many characters on "The Simpsons" lack : CHIN
36
"___ me!" (checkers cry) : KING
39
Fairy tale baddie : OGRE
40
Silver State sch. : UNLV
41
Bygone home theater components : VCRS
44
Selfless courage : HEROISM
47
Popular card game : UNO
49
In the past : AGO
50
Like a songbird : WARBLY
51
Hardly any : ATAD
52
Full spectrum : GAMUT
53
Clear the board : ERASE
54
___ half (partner) : OTHER
55
Peak perks : VIEWS
59
The stones in stone fruits : PITS
60
On the briny : ASEA
62
Keydets' sch. : VMI
63
Screen, as a candidate : VET
64
"www" address : URL
65
Cry that might make you jump : BOO

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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