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New York Times, Saturday, March 18, 2023

Author:
Ada Nicolle
Editor:
Will Shortz
Schemer's mantra
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Ada Nicolle

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Nicolle. Saturday freshness: 2%
Ada Nicolle notes:
I don't know how to structure these notes, so I've written them as a parody of "Tessellate" by Alt-J: "White blocks in a grid ... read more
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I was supposed to read "Romeo and Juliet" in high school. I quarreled about reading it, yes I did, sir! I have a lot of ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times3/18/23 ( No. 26,793 )
Across
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Merry air : LILT
5
Groups of whales : GAMS
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"Exactly!" : BINGO
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Name meaning "long-lived" in Arabic : OMAR
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Replacer of some names : ETAL
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Theme for a troubadour : AMOUR
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"That would change everything," in internet lingo : BIGIFTRUE
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Many an emoticon : SMILE
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To an extreme : ONSTEROIDS
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World capital located partly on Bygdøy Peninsula : OSLO
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___ Effiong, role on TV's "Sex Education" : ERIC
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Waits on : SERVES
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Max. or min. : LIM
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Marine Corps protectors, for short : NCIS
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"Yes, ___!" : MAAM
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Trade barbs : SPAR
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It's a mouthful, frankly : HOTDOGBUN
37
Response to thumb-biting in "Romeo and Juliet" : DOYOUQUARRELSIR
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Put off : DISGUSTED
41
"A" overseas : EINE
42
"Going Back to ___" (LL Cool J platinum single) : CALI
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Word in several font names : SANS
45
What a retractable pen lacks : CAP
46
They're up for debate : TOPICS
48
Tiny biter : MITE
50
N.Y.C. institution awarded an honorary Oscar for changing the public's perception of movies (1979) : MOMA
51
Percussion instrument that can be tuned to a pitch : KETTLEDRUM
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Gaffel Kölsch, Augustiner Helles and others : BIERS
58
Dinner for two at Burger King, maybe : CHEAPDATE
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In common : ALIKE
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Word with shoot or door : TRAP
61
"___ everybody?" : ISNT
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Feel, somehow : SENSE
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Additional solutions? : SUMS
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Poker game? : EPEE
Down
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Rebecca in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame : LOBO
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"You can count on me" : IMIN
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Gets behind : LAGS
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Like the saying "You win some, you lose some" : TRITE
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Schemer's mantra : GETRICHQUICK
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Like the sound of "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," per the song of the same name : ATROCIOUS
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Trickster in Polynesian mythology : MAUI
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Rides with runners : SLEDS
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Some undergrad degs. : BAS
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Not going anywhere : IMMOVABLE
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Experimental nonmelodic genre : NOISEMUSIC
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Deceives : GULLS
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Snack item split by Ross and Rachel in the pilot episode of "Friends" : OREO
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Bracken, e.g. : FERN
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Words that form other words when read backward : SEMORDNILAPS
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Latest thing : RAGE
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Inits. for a trip : LSD
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Nano technology, once? : IPOD
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Question before entering a room : MAYICOMEIN
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Fodder for an analyst : STATS
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Activist who said "You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right" : ROSAPARKS
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Group of stars : DREAMTEAM
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Dobrev of "The Vampire Diaries" : NINA
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Citrus also known as "uniq fruit" : UGLI
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Public image, in brief : REP
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Flight component : STEP
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French for "canvas" : TOILE
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Many offshoots : SECTS
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Huang who wrote "Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir" (2013) : EDDIE
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Some graduate degs. : MBAS
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Connecting, for short : THRU
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Vocal feature : RASP
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Online publication whose motto is "Cure ignorance" : UTNE
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Hand (out) : METE
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Understand : SEE

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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