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New York Times, Monday, March 13, 2023

Author:
Sam Koperwas and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
53-Down : Actress Knightley
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
27/6/20223/13/20232
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0101000
ScrabDebutFresh
1.66221%
Sam Koperwas
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1527/5/20104/14/2024105
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatAcr
411015253711121
RebusCircleScrabDebutFresh
10401.6288756%
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Koperwas. This is puzzle # 141 for Mr. Chen. Monday freshness: 70%
Constructor notes:
SAM: I used to write novels. Hours and hours each day, sitting in front of a computer, moving words around, so when it became clear ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
For some reason, I'm craving lamb rogan josh. Sam is an excellent example of someone who gets theme development. My rule of ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

With this puzzle, Jeff Chen has Hit for the Cycle ten times over. In other words, he has at least ten NYT crosswords for each day of the week.

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P
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C
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Y
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D
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B
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D
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M
O
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V
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M
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K
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© 2023, The New York Times3/13/23 ( No. 26,788 )
Across
1
Teacher's ___ : PET
4
Ewoks or Klingons, in brief : ETS
7
Walks noisily : CLOMPS
13
"Yeah, that's the spot!" : AAH
14
Jabber : YAK
15
Actor Radcliffe or Kaluuya : DANIEL
16
Quality beef cut : PRIMERIB
19
One side in the Peloponnesian War : SPARTA
20
"___ Karenina" : ANNA
21
Last year's sr. : GRAD
23
Porterhouse or T-bone : STEAK
24
Have a noticeable impact, so to speak : MOVETHENEEDLE
27
Séance invitees : SPIRITS
29
Parks with a Congressional Gold Medal : ROSA
30
"___ Meenie," 2010 hit by Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber : EENIE
31
Opposite of 'neath : OER
32
Click "Will attend," say : RSVP
36
"___ is a lie that makes us realize truth": Picasso : ART
37
Young phenom : WHIZKID
41
Letter before "cue" : PEE
42
Tousle : MUSS
44
Tiebreaker periods, for short : OTS
45
"Better late than never," for one : ADAGE
47
Pigeon sounds : COOS
49
Large bird on Louisiana's state flag : PELICAN
51
Bamboozled : TAKENFORARIDE
55
Perfect places : EDENS
56
Digit that looks like another digit when turned upside down : NINE
57
Many early PCs : IBMS
60
One whose writing is aggregated on Rotten Tomatoes : CRITIC
62
Nonalcoholic mixed drink … or a hint to the synonyms found at the ends of 16-, 24-, 37- and 51-Across : MOCKTAIL
64
Regarding this point : HERETO
65
Great Basin tribe : UTE
66
Pioneer in color TV : RCA
67
♠ ♠ ♠ : SPADES
68
Org. at the airport : TSA
69
Stitch up : SEW
Down
1
One of the Three Bears : PAPA
2
Bring in, as a salary : EARN
3
Top-selling Girl Scout cookies : THINMINTS
4
Locale for the pupil and iris : EYE
5
Something to aim for : TARGET
6
Minis and A-lines, for two : SKIRTS
7
Bank offerings, in brief : CDS
8
Breaks in concentration : LAPSES
9
Winning game after game : ONATEAR
10
Stuck in the muck : MIRED
11
Flower part in potpourri : PETAL
12
Satisfy, as a thirst : SLAKE
17
One of the two official languages of New Zealand : MAORI
18
Scrooge's "Phooey!" : BAH
22
Yankee great Jeter : DEREK
25
Popular daytime talk show, with "The" : VIEW
26
"Me neither" : NORI
27
Line of stitches : SEAM
28
Country that's home to the Inca Trail : PERU
31
Parts of lbs. : OZS
33
Longest keys on keyboards : SPACEBARS
34
Singer Suzanne, whose name is a star : VEGA
35
Round part of a hammer : PEEN
38
Horse's foot : HOOF
39
"Let's do this thing!" : ITSON
40
"The Persistence of Memory" painter : DALI
43
Fragrant : SCENTED
46
Accomplished the task : DIDIT
48
Like some job training : ONSITE
49
Succeed in the end : PANOUT
50
Constructs, as a house : ERECTS
51
Geek Squad members : TECHS
52
Pro pitcher, of a sort? : ADREP
53
Actress Knightley : KEIRA
54
Basketball net holder : RIM
58
Creatures that helped make Cinderella's dress : MICE
59
Side dish with fried chicken : SLAW
61
Fortune 500 listings: Abbr. : COS
63
Mauna ___ : KEA

Answer summary:
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