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New York Times, Saturday, February 18, 2023

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
Popular pubs for college grads
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Kameron Austin Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Collins. Saturday freshness: 17%
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© 2023, The New York Times2/18/23 ( No. 26,765 )
Across
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Directive for the board : DONTERASE
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No big shot : BBS
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Popular pubs for college grads : ALUMNIMAGS
15
Finger-point? : CLAW
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Footwear with a sturdy toe : RIDINGBOOT
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Something about you : AURA
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"Suitable for all ages" rating : TVG
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Non-beef steak option : AHI
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Pass quickly : RACEBY
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Spots : SEES
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Young point of one's life : TENDERAGE
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Some damning legal evidence : PHONERECORDS
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Enter gradually : EDGEIN
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With 53-Down, article of close-fitting attire : WET
34
State that many are in when they visit a national park : AWE
35
Chairs, for instance : LEADERS
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Condition treated in speech therapy : APHASIA
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Neighbor of the patellar tendon, in brief : ACL
41
___ gun (sci-fi weapon) : ION
43
Gives a rude awakening : ROUSTS
44
"Until next time!" : HAVEAGOODONE
48
Fatal attraction? : DEATHTRAP
49
"Need a ___?" : LIFT
53
Octave follower in a Petrarchan sonnet : SESTET
54
Many a prof : PHD
56
"Springtime With ___" (2004 Disney adaptation) : ROO
57
Quaint word whose syllables rhyme with consecutive numbers : UNTO
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Staying vigilant : ONTHEALERT
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Logo, often : ICON
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Sign to turn back : NOENTRANCE
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Top ___ : TEN
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Something wonderful, with "the" : BEESKNEES
Down
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Flits : DARTS
2
Fruit popular in salads, but not fruit salads : OLIVE
3
Light encouragement : NUDGE
4
"Just stop talking!" : TMI
5
Home to Sicily's Castello di Lombardia : ENNA
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"Ni-i-ice!" : RIGHTONRIGHTON
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Alternative to Lunesta or Quviviq : AMBIEN
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"Saint" elsewhere : SAO
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Self-care essential? : EGO
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It's played with a few strings : BLUEGRASS
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Art of cutting cards? : BARBEDWIT
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Move left … right … left … right … : SWAY
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Ones spreading the gospel through rap music or graffiti : STREETPROPHETS
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Big export of Ecuador and Nigeria : CACAO
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Story line : ARC
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Went quickly : SPED
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Start of many colonial titles : NEW
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Actress de Matteo of "The Sopranos" : DREA
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Go quickly : HIE
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Mares, e.g. : SEAS
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Valley where David fought Goliath : ELAH
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Characteristic of a wild time or a coming decline : DECADENCE
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Onetime capital of the sovereign Republic of Texas : GALVESTON
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Santa's coat? : SOOT
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Sugar substitute? : HON
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Novelist Jean : AUEL
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"O fairest beauty, do not fear ___ fly!": "Henry VI, Part I" : NOR
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Shirley of "Goldfinger" : EATON
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Had a date, maybe : ATE
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Pal of Scooby-Doo : DAPHNE
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Dunne of classic screwball comedies : IRENE
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Might : FORCE
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"Yeah, def" : TOTES
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See 33-Across : SUIT
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Like some humor and chocolate : DARK
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Noggin : NOB
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Three-way intersection : TEE
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Company connection inits. : LAN

Answer summary:
7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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