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New York Times, Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Author:
Gia Bosko
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Calc, for many an engineering major
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVXZ} Spans: 1 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Bosko. Tuesday freshness: 66%
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© 2023, The New York Times2/28/23 ( No. 26,775 )
Across
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Gin-flavoring fruit : SLOE
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Edinburgher, for one : SCOT
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Y's in roads : FORKS
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"Jesus ___" (shortest verse in the Bible) : WEPT
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Syllables sung in "The Farmer in the Dell" : HIHO
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Producer of tears in the kitchen : ONION
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One way 38-Across is offered : INTHERAIN
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Not an original : REPRO
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Dis-band? : GOSOLO
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Big name in elevators : OTIS
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Collect it all! : SET
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Slovenly sort : SLOB
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Another way 38-Across is offered : ONABOAT
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Soccer official, informally : REF
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Kuwaiti leader : EMIR
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Like a latte made with nonfat milk, in cafe lingo : SKINNY
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Coffee or tea : BREW
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Hang around aimlessly : LOITER
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Colorful meal in a Dr. Seuss story : GREENEGGSANDHAM
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Swamp-dwelling salamander : MUDEEL
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Dirt : SOIL
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Attacks from all sides : BESETS
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"Toodle-oo!" : TATA
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Yellowstone herd animal : ELK
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Another way 38-Across is offered : INATREE
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Disorderly crowds : MOBS
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Leg, in old slang : GAM
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Woes : ILLS
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Calc, for many an engineering major : PREREQ
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Endure : ABIDE
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Another way 38-Across is offered : WITHAGOAT
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Like the dragon at the end of a hero's tale : SLAIN
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Watson who portrayed Hermione Granger : EMMA
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Opposed to : ANTI
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Neat and tidy : KEMPT
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Barbecue rod : SPIT
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Speak with a hoarse voice : RASP
Down
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Big gulp : SWIG
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Fallon's predecessor on "The Tonight Show" : LENO
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Chooses : OPTS
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Shared cultural values : ETHOS
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Psychedelic fungus, slangily : SHROOM
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Spy org. : CIA
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Toledo's home : OHIO
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The Lone Ranger's companion : TONTO
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Abandoned : FORSAKEN
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It shares a computer key with an exclamation point : ONE
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Mercilessly criticizes : RIPSON
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The "K" of K-pop : KOREAN
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Overbearing and unpleasant, say : SNOTTY
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Vogue competitor : ELLE
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Photo-sharing app, familiarly : INSTA
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Utter nonsense : BILGE
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Swallows, e.g. : BIRDS
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Notorious ___ (onetime Supreme Court nickname) : RBG
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Make a misstep : ERR
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Service charge : FEE
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Name that's practically synonymous with synonyms : ROGET
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"I already know her" : WEMET
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Faith with a holy site in Mecca : ISLAM
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Dietary vitamin or mineral : NUTRIENT
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Ford flop of the 1950s : EDSEL
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Gardening tool : HOE
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Afflict : AIL
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Annual Jan. honoree : MLK
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Huge favor : BIGASK
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Make possible : ENABLE
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One who won't take no for an answer regarding 38-Across : SAMIAM
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Part of an Abraham Lincoln costume : TOPHAT
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Start of a spell : ABRA
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Cary of "The Princess Bride" : ELWES
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Popeye creator Elzie : SEGAR
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Knucklehead : SIMP
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Covid-19, informally : RONA
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Grub : EATS
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Cotton swab brand : QTIP
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Guacamole, for one : DIP
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"Eww! I didn't need to know that!" : TMI

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

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