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New York Times, Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Author:
Victor Barocas
Editor:
Will Shortz
*Large container for cinnamon or coriander?
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Victor Barocas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QW} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Barocas. Tuesday freshness: 65%
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© 2024, The New York Times2/6/24 ( No. 27,118 )
Across
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Book after II Chronicles : EZRA
5
Stone on a set : EMMA
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Heat almost to the point of boiling : SCALD
14
Bad person to trust : LIAR
15
Close at hand : NEAR
16
Actress Shire of "Rocky" : TALIA
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*Large container for cinnamon or coriander? : SPICEDRUM
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Sign up for, as a contest : ENTER
20
Good qualities : ASSETS
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*Gist of a Dear John letter? : LOVEDONE
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Able is he and he is Elba : IDRIS
25
Depend (on) : RELY
26
Number for John Tyler (or Alexander Hamilton) : TEN
28
Tiny matter? : ATOM
30
Place back on the market, say : RELIST
34
Not yet up : INBED
36
Laundry unit : LOAD
38
Pot starter : ANTE
39
*Play matchmaker? : FORGEDALLIANCES
42
Lose steam : FLAG
43
Cookie in a Dairy Queen Blizzard : OREO
44
Perfect : IDEAL
45
Seasonal workers in red suits : SANTAS
47
Recovers some yards? : SODS
49
Deal that protects company secrets, for short : NDA
50
Midmonth date : IDES
52
Boneless steakhouse order : FILET
54
*Tinkling racket on a windy day? : CHIMEDIN
58
Jog the memory of : REMIND
61
Positive Instagram responses : LIKES
62
Change a map of southern England? … or, when parsed differently, what you need to do to the answers to the starred clues : MOVEDOVER
64
Unconcealed : OVERT
65
Grp. that Qatar left in 2019 : OPEC
66
Rapper Wyclef : JEAN
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Pick on, in a way : TEASE
68
On deck : NEXT
69
Analogy words : ISTO
Down
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Woman's name that's also the first four letters of a Central American country name : ELSA
2
Closes, as a fly : ZIPS
3
Kellogg's cereal with a purple box : RAISINBRAN
4
Followed a curved path : ARCED
5
Breaks off a relationship : ENDSIT
6
Lead-in to maid or man : MER
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Viciously attack : MAUL
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Brink's truck feature : ARMOR
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1980s TV role for Brosnan : STEELE
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Game with Lollipop Woods and Gumdrop Mountains : CANDYLAND
11
Kind of sax : ALTO
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Lender's security : LIEN
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Have the courage : DARE
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Online financial company : ETRADE
22
"Il Trovatore" composer : VERDI
24
Like some panels and flares : SOLAR
26
Dust-ups : TIFFS
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"___ Holmes" (streaming film about Sherlock's sister) : ENOLA
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Earthworm hunters : MOLES
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Deal sweeteners : INCENTIVES
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Stand in good ___ : STEAD
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Automaker with a Cybertruck : TESLA
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Kitchen counters? : EGGTIMERS
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Standoffish : ALOOF
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Gave a shot, say : DOSED
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Designed with passageways : AISLED
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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To the point : DIRECT
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"Simple" nursery rhyme character : SIMON
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Nontext component of a text : EMOJI
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Form lumps : CLOT
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Bee complex : HIVE
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Retail giant whose first store opened in Älmhult, Sweden : IKEA
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"Uh-uh" : NOPE
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Lacking clutter : NEAT
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Foe of Mr. Bond : DRNO
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Cause trouble for : VEX

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