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New York Times, Saturday, March 25, 2023

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Common request at a bar
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Robyn Weintraub

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQV} This is puzzle # 44 for Ms. Weintraub. Saturday freshness: 1%
Jeff Chen notes:
I USEd THE FORCE in solving another gem from Robyn, the themeless JEDI MASTER ! So many conversational phrases perked me up — NO ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times3/25/23 ( No. 26,800 )
Across
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Like Camelot, where "the snow may never slush upon the hillside" : IDEAL
6
Fermi, for one : UNIT
10
Sharp, shrill sound : YAP
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"Or don't … whatever works for you" : NOPRESSURE
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Advance slowly : OOZE
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Who says "Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't" : TWEEDLEDEE
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Modern meeting setting : MUTE
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Only repeat in the Fibonacci sequence : ONE
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Midway point? : GATE
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Commercial fellow : TRADER
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"Breaking Bad" substance : METH
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Tech for 1970s TV characters Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers : BIONICS
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Common request at a bar : CANISEESOMEID
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What can follow follow, sneak or check : UPON
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Ticket prices? : FINES
30
Wilde thing : WIT
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Not just a little sip : BELT
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Fake : BOGUS
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Language whose alphabet was created by King Ramkhamhaeng : THAI
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Certain hacker : AXE
37
Temple buildings : DORMS
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Info for a job posting : WAGE
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Tech for time travel in "Back to the Future" : FLUXCAPACITOR
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What an actor might do before the evening show : MATINEE
45
Departure announcement? : OBIT
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Mean : INTEND
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Co-star and co-writer of "Bridesmaids" : WIIG
48
Band with the 1991 hit "Shiny Happy People" : REM
51
Tight : SNUG
52
"Out of my way, I'll handle this" : STANDASIDE
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Something to get rid of once it's worn : TIRE
56
Software surprises named for holiday treats : EASTEREGGS
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Offering at a shrine, perhaps : YEN
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The cat's pajamas : TOPS
59
Brings around : SWAYS
Down
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A big fan of : INTO
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Eat quickly : DOWN
3
Bit of pentathlon equipment : EPEE
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"There you ___!" : ARE
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Some pigeon perches : LEDGES
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Advice from a sci-fi mentor : USETHEFORCE
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Figure descending a staircase in a Duchamp painting : NUDE
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Red state : IRE
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Club beginnings? : TEETIMES
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Response to a wild story : YOUDIDWHAT
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Ancient Nahuatl speaker : AZTEC
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House of Lords members : PEERS
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Old school tablet : SLATE
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Dweller on the Musandam Peninsula : OMANI
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Certain deer : ROES
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Facility that deals with change : MINT
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Some video game rewards : BONUSPOINTS
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Home to the world's smallest bird, the bee hummingbird, which measures just 2.25" : CUBA
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Crowning moment : APEX
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Traffic sign near a jughandle, maybe : NOLEFTTURN
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It's at the end of "Oedipus" : SIGMA
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Shakespearean role with more lines than the title character : IAGO
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Story : TIER
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Superfan's purchase : BOXEDSET
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Yo-yo : TWIT
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"Saturday Night Live" alum Nora : DUNN
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Renaissance Faire title : LIEGE
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Tolerate : ABIDE
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Panatelas, e.g. : CIGARS
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Like many pools at the base of waterfalls : MISTY
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Musical with a preteen title character : ANNIE
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The deceptively named tarantula hawk, for one : WASP
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Capital on the Daugava River : RIGA
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Not relaxed : EDGY
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Crew area on a cruise ship : MESS
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Principle behind yin and yang : TAO
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Quilt, say : SEW

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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