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New York Times, Thursday, March 2, 2023

Author:
Malaika Handa
Editor:
Will Shortz
Sites of many revolutions
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Malaika Handa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 41 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Handa. Thursday freshness: 18%
Malaika Handa notes:
I got good at making crosswords through (1) making a lot of them , and (2) reading detailed constructor's notes on XWord Info. So ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fantastic example of making the most out of your rebus themers. All too often, the Across rebus themers stand out while the Down ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times3/2/23 ( No. 26,777 )
Across
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Young farm animal : COLT
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Palindromic staple in Indian cuisine : ATTA
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Gumption : PLUCK
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Classic cartoon character originally named Spot : ODIE
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Palindromic honorific : MAAM
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It helps you show your point of view : GOPRO
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Sites of many revolutions : SOLARSYSTEMS
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Flower whose name comes from the Greek for "star" : ASTER
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Sample : TRY
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Dark-colored drink : COLA
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Lighten (up) : EASE
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Child-oriented nonprofit grp. : PTA
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Confirmations : OKS
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Physicist who invented the electric battery : VOLTA
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Drab : BLAH
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Further considers : RETHINKS
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Add-ons to some bills : RIDERS
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Scary thing to ask for, maybe : RAISE
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City street demarcation : BUSLANE
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Image in some "Happy Halloween!" texts : GHOSTEMOJI
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Line at a theater, maybe : ASIDE
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Any of the Baudelaire children in "A Series of Unfortunate Events" : ORPHAN
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"Ooh ... I so want to!" : ITSTEMPTING
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Whiffs : ERRS
49
Sounds at a poetry slam : SNAPS
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"about when will u b here?" : ETA
51
Add up to : ARE
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Direction en España : ESTE
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Bon ___, indie band with a platinum debut album of 2008 : IVER
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Long-running animated TV role that hasn't had a speaking appearance since 2017 : APU
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Back in style : RETRO
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Subject of some medical research … or a description of this puzzle's theme? : STEMCELLS
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Ponder, with "over" : BROOD
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Recipient of some donation requests, informally : ALUM
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Stick with it : GLUE
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Supply : STORE
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Salt-N-___ ("Let's Talk About Sex" group) : PEPA
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Places for squatters : GYMS
Down
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Amount to : COST
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Sign of ripeness, perhaps : ODOR
3
Hopping spots? : LILYPADS
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Remedy for a sore throat : TEA
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"I ___ tired!" : AMSO
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Whom so-called "Swifties" are fans of : TAYLOR
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Influencer, as with fashion : TASTEMAKER
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Breakfast times, in brief : AMS
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Grp. of club owners? : PGA
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Boil over : LOSEONESTEMPER
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Speech that ends sentences with rising tones : UPTALK
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Peaks : CRESTS
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"Squid Game" setting : KOREA
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___ Records, division of Sony : RCA
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1987 biopic set in China : THELASTEMPEROR
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Kind of beetle with large jaws : STAG
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Shade provider : VISOR
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"Hold on," in a message : BRB
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Simu ___, portrayer of Shang-Chi in the Marvel Universe : LIU
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Jaunty greeting : HIHO
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Grates : RASPS
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Huff : SNIT
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Name found in "ingredient" : EDIE
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"Is that so?" : OHREALLY
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Shake up : JAR
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They're good to know : INS
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Qualify : ENTITLE
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Program extra : INSERT
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Body image? : TATTOO
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Waved the white flag : GAVEUP
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Some Eastern Europeans : SERBS
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Lead-in to sine, cosine or tangent : ARC
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Tennis champ Raducanu : EMMA
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Kind of job that's coveted : PLUM
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Purposes : USES
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Flattering lines : ODE
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Gradually weaken : SAP
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___ tart (Chinese custard pastry) : EGG

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