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New York Times, Saturday, February 4, 2023

Author:
Kate Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
Line at the door of a bar
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Kate Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Hawkins. Saturday freshness: 8%
Kate Hawkins notes:
This puzzle was my first themeless puzzle to be accepted for publication. I submitted it (by mail!) with a note cautioning that "while ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
HITS A NERVE crossing GO OUTSIDE — Katie somehow knows my kids? My MOONSHOT is for them to stop attempting to hit each other's nerves ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times2/4/23 ( No. 26,751 )
Across
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Smart : CHIC
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Music genre : GARAGE
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Color akin to steel : ASH
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Grocery brand with an accent in its name : RAGU
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Weight of the Liberty Bell, approximately : ONETON
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Daily newspaper in Sacramento, Calif. : BEE
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___ May, Marvel Comics character : AUNT
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Keep away : STEERCLEAR
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Spotted : BLOTCHED
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Tupac's "___ Gospel" : GHETTO
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Unit at a bar : ROUND
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Brief pause : BEAT
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Kind of rocket : RETRO
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Ambitious goal or innovation : MOONSHOT
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Suffuse : BATHE
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Parent's command when something almost gets broken by roughhousing siblings : GOOUTSIDE
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Long : ACHE
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Some jams : TUNES
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Vous ___ (part of a French 101 conjugation) : ETES
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Summer novel, typically : BEACHREAD
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Inebriate : BESOT
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Fine film forum : ARTHOUSE
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___ Wojcicki, C.E.O. of YouTube since 2014 : SUSAN
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Floors : AWES
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Scout's task : RECON
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Title Mrs. played by Rachel Brosnahan : MAISEL
45
Mood booster : PICKMEUP
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Given to giving : BENEVOLENT
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Language in which "Dia dhuit!" is "Hello!" : ERSE
51
Sanctuary for many couples : ARK
52
"Be that as it may …" : EVENSO
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Pavlov with a Nobel Prize : IVAN
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___ sauce : SOY
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Execute : RENDER
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Displaying remarkable skill : DEFT
Down
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"You cannot teach a ___ to walk straight": Aristophanes : CRAB
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Booty : HAUL
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"Actually, never mind" : IGNORETHAT
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Make a long story short : CUTTOTHECHASE
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"I would never!" : GOSHNO
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Fed the kitty : ANTED
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One of a set in an accordion : REED
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Didn't go fast? : ATE
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Dazzling : GORGEOUS
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Dazzle : ENCHANT
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Give a bad hand? : ABET
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Booty : SEAT
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Villain's foil : HERO
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Line at the door of a bar : LETSSEESOMEID
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Salt or smoke : CURE
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Like umpires, sometimes : BOOED
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Mario Kart contestant : RACER
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"Make Me Feel" singer Janelle : MONAE
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Gets too personal with zingers, say : HITSANERVE
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Greek theater : ODEON
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Screen, in a way : TEST
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___ ghanouj : BABA
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Reckoning : GUESS
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Unconditional condition? : TRUELOVE
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"Be that as it may …" : HOWEVER
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Resist : BUCK
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Private or public division : SECTOR
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Flush : RINSE
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Many Chicago Booth grads : MBAS
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Chocolate brand with the slogan "Irresistibubble" : AERO
44
Black as night : INKY
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Hang in the balance : PEND
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Org. featured in "Dr. Strangelove" : USAF
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Bottled (up) : PENT
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___ Goodman, longtime judge on "Dancing With the Stars" : LEN

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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