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New York Times, Thursday, February 23, 2023

Author:
Joe Deeney
Editor:
Will Shortz
Like the German cake Zwiebelkuchen
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Joe Deeney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQVXZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Deeney. Thursday freshness: 70%
Joe Deeney notes:
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© 2023, The New York Times2/23/23 ( No. 26,770 )
Across
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0s and 1s, in computing : BITS
5
Danny of the N.B.A. : AINGE
10
Drive-thru conveniences : ATMS
14
Conversely, in a text : OTOH
15
Hair problem : SNARL
16
Disturb : ROIL
17
___ research (info on a political adversary) : OPPO
18
"Whene'er I need to get a bump / I find it right there at the pump …" : TOGAS
19
Prop for the Riddler or Willy Wonka : CANE
20
Lay of the land : TERRAIN
22
Welcome in a yoga class : NAMASTE
24
Nail polish applications : COATS
25
Guess posted at a gate, in brief : ETD
27
Leading : ONTOP
28
Sleep study diagnosis : APNEA
29
"___, mi dicon venal" (Puccini aria) : GIA
30
Draft picks? : BEERS
31
Jan. honoree : MLK
32
"For me, the Super Bowl's a bore / But watching these is fun galore …" : TOADS
34
Big name in outdoor gear : REI
35
Holiday marking the Exodus from Egypt : PESACH
38
Dons : PUTSON
41
Couleur de la Seine : BLEU
43
"Fathers and ___" (Turgenev novel) : SONS
44
"Exams a must for future docs / Make sure your answers fill the box …" : TOMCATS
47
"A hospital has many specialized places / Where patients recover in bright, cheerful spaces …" : TOWARDS
51
De Armas who played Marilyn Monroe : ANA
52
Colorful garment : DASHIKI
54
Be behind, in a way : OWE
55
Actress Christina : RICCI
57
Berkeley's Bears, in brief : CAL
58
Dark force : SATAN
60
"I don't have the words / That rightly commend / Cerulean birds / And Harry's best friend …" : TORONTOBLUEJAYS
63
Source of many an ode, in brief : ANON
64
Beyond strange : ALIEN
65
Former education secretary Duncan : ARNE
66
Finance inits. : NYSE
67
In again : RETRO
68
Some bar stock : RYES
Down
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Basic training : BOOTCAMP
2
Providers of assistance after a crash, informally : ITPEOPLE
3
"It is such fun to fool the folks / And make them butts of harmless jokes …" : TOPRANKS
4
Beginning to end? : SHORTE
5
Sweet Italian bubbly : ASTI
6
Without a pause : INONEGO
7
Badger : NAG
8
Family man : GRANDAD
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"Frozen" sister : ELSA
10
Mysterious : ARCANE
11
"An avid flower lover sees / A fall bouquet that's full of these …" : TOASTERS
12
Snack item that's green in the middle : MINTOREO
13
Enjoys a leisurely weekend morning, say : SLEEPSIN
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"___ rule …" : ASA
23
Rowdy crowd : MOB
26
Madre's hermana : TIA
32
Symbol for an angle in math : THETA
33
Unnerve : SPOOK
36
Robin Roberts's network : ABC
37
Wearing : CLADIN
39
Shortsighted, say : UNWISE
40
Wanders around an airport, in brief? : TSA
42
Navy vessel in 2000 headlines : USSCOLE
43
"Seinfeld" actor Jerry : STILLER
44
Pattern that represents a clan : TARTAN
45
Like the German cake Zwiebelkuchen : ONIONY
46
Shortcuts for some repetitive tasks : MACROS
48
Traffic circle : ROTARY
49
Actor Johnson a.k.a. The Rock : DWAYNE
50
Faculties : SENSES
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Something it might be good to break : HABIT
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Drumstick part : CONE
59
Not quite closed : AJAR
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Pitch : TAR
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Longtime Fiat model : UNO

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

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