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New York Times, Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Author:
Daniel Raymon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Name for the star on Israel's flag
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Daniel Raymon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Raymon. Tuesday freshness: 80%
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HÄAGEN DAZS and VOLKSWAGEN … brands with umlauts ! "Name That Theme," defeated! Wait. MAGEN DAVID? Unlikely to have an umlaut. And now ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times2/21/23 ( No. 26,768 )
Across
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Like plans and eggs : LAID
5
High-five, e.g. : SLAP
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With 68-Across, ulterior motive … or what 21-, 37- and 59-Across each has? : HIDDEN
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Start of a conclusion : ERGO
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Rose or Rozelle of sports : PETE
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Get situated : ORIENT
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"Darn!" : CRUD
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Bring in : EARN
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Bestows, in the Bible : GIVETH
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New York City-born ice cream brand with a Danish-sounding name : HAAGENDAZS
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A scarf might cover it : NAPE
25
Group of nine : ENNEAD
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Frank who directed "It's a Wonderful Life" : CAPRA
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Long-running sketch show, in brief : SNL
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Fab Four drummer : STARR
31
The Wizard of ___ Park (Thomas Edison) : MENLO
32
Word before angle or awake : WIDE
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Next-to-last Greek letter : PSI
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"The Bourne Identity" org. : CIA
36
Home to the Taj Mahal : AGRA
37
1970s auto that shares part of its name with one of Santa's reindeer : VOLKSWAGENDASHER
43
The "E" in the mnemonic HOMES : ERIE
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"Well, well, well!" : OHO
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Airport screening grp. : TSA
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Wambach in the National Soccer Hall of Fame : ABBY
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Bowling alley features : LANES
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Slabs : HUNKS
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Word often confused with "lay" : LIE
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Macho sorts : HEMEN
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Perfume ingredient : KETONE
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ZZ Top, for one : TRIO
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Name for the star on Israel's flag : MAGENDAVID
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Sparkly headpieces : TIARAS
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Certain inebriate : WINO
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Apian abode : HIVE
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"Do it again!" : ENCORE
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"Will do!" : ONIT
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Dell competitor : ACER
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See 9-Across : AGENDA
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Certain bulbs, in brief : LEDS
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Loch ___ : NESS
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Tres ___ cake : LECHES
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Unmitigated : ARRANT
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Lizard with a crest : IGUANA
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Jackie Robinson, for one : DODGER
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Go on a shopping spree : SPEND
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Headliner : LEAD
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The faintest amount : ATRACE
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"The Pirates of ___" (Gilbert and Sullivan operetta) : PENZANCE
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Motorcycle, in slang : HOG
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Olympic skater Slutskaya : IRINA
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High-maintenance headliner : DIVA
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Dramatic exhalation : DEEPSIGH
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Double ___ (variety of pun) : ENTENDRE
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Math degree? : NTH
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Wyatt and Virgil of the Wild West : EARPS
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First-aid equipment : SPLINTS
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Lines on a map : ROADS
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Kind of jet : LEAR
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Sports star inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2021 : MIAHAMM
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Third word in many limericks : WAS
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Very muscular, in slang : SWOLE
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Wiener schnitzel meat : VEAL
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Circling, as a satellite : ORBITING
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Subject of HBO's 2013 biopic "Behind the Candelabra" : LIBERACE
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Anthem lyricist with a musical name : KEY
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Off-base? : GONEAWOL
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Sounded satisfied, say : AAHED
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Something that can roar or purr : ENGINE
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Salt Lake City resident : UTAHAN
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Rookie : NOVICE
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Cutlery : KNIVES
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Passover repasts : SEDERS
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Amass a mass : HOARD
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Sailor's speed : KNOTS
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___ Lady (nickname for Margaret Thatcher or the Eiffel Tower) : IRON
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Camelot lady : ENID
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Sri Lankan specialty : TEA
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The moon's ___ of Tranquillity : SEA

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