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New York Times, Saturday, February 25, 2023

Author:
Trent H. Evans
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
It's equivalent to over 2,500 human days
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Trent H. Evans

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Evans. Saturday freshness: 59%
Trent H. Evans notes:
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© 2023, The New York Times2/25/23 ( No. 26,772 )
Across
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Dessert portmanteau : FROYO
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Denial of responsibility : ITWASNTME
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Quivers on the radio : ROBIN
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"That much is clear" : SOIGATHER
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Shoelace tip : AGLET
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Informal retreat : HIDEYHOLE
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Modify : TAILOR
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"Stand a little ___ between me and the sun" (reputed words from Diogenes to Alexander) : LESS
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___ league : REC
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Far-from-wowed response : BIGDEAL
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Amanda of "Togetherness" : PEET
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See 36-Across : ONES
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Sign at some exhibits : NOCAMERAS
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Progressive rock band inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 : YES
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"Everything good?" : HOWAREYOU
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Turn follower, in Texas hold 'em : RIVERCARD
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Something found under a hood : CARENGINE
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With 26-Across, eccentrics : ODD
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Slangy catchphrase of encouragement : GETERDONE
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Lead-in to -logy : THEO
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Golden Globe nominee for 2012's "Arbitrage" : GERE
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Bit of attire that shares its name with part of a musical instrument : GSTRING
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Farm denizen : ANT
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Visit, with "on" : CALL
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Singer/songwriter nicknamed "The High Priest of Country Music" : TWITTY
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Like many children's stories : READALOUD
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Release : ISSUE
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When some arguments might begin : TRIALDATE
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Actress Birch : THORA
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Pro with digital photography? : HANDMODEL
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More balanced : SANER
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College brother, in slang : FRATBOY
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Something that guarantees you'll come out on top? : ROGAINE
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Requires : OBLIGES
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Bond figures : YIELDS
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Making a pointe? : ONTOE
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Thereabouts : ISH
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Beaver away : TOIL
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Far left or far right, maybe : WIDE
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Things sometimes named after metals : AGES
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"___ you!" : SAYS
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Last in a long line : NTH
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Who wrote "Our life is frittered away by detail … Simplify, simplify" : THOREAU
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Scraps : MELEES
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Put up : ERECT
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Went long : RANOVER
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Cheap and tawdry : LOWEND
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Spur : PROD
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Word with ships or shorts : CARGO
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Electrical danger : ARCING
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Like Grumpy among the Seven Dwarfs : MEANEST
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Fictional student of the Lowood School : EYRE
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Bring on : HIRE
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Bond figure : RATE
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Particular : CERTAIN
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"NOW you've crossed the line!" : OHITSON
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Mouth piece? : DENTURE
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It's equivalent to over 2,500 human days : DOGYEAR
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Divisions of families : GENERA
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Nickname that's an alternative to Pat : TRISHA
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Jennie ___, co-star of "Beverly Hills, 90210" : GARTH
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Nincompoops : TWITS
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Pacific : CALM
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Shoe chain : ALDO
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Computer program command : LOAD
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Instrument originally played with a quill : LUTE
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Many a scoutmaster : DAD
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Home of Rehoboth Bay: Abbr. : DEL

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