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New York Times, Monday, March 27, 2023

Author:
Simon Marotte and Trenton Lee Stewart
Editor:
Will Shortz
Accessory across the front of a Girl Scout uniform
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83/9/20218/14/20233
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0421010
CircleScrabDebutFresh
11.591817%
Simon Marotte
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23/27/20238/14/20232
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1.56514%
Trenton Lee Stewart

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Marotte. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Stewart. Monday freshness: 44%
Constructor notes:
TRENT: As the author of several children's novels featuring puzzles and riddles, I might reasonably be assumed to be a long-time fan ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Complete sets of three to five things are crossword construction gold. Figure out how to cleverly disguise or misdirect away from ... read more
1
S
2
A
3
S
4
H
5
M
6
A
7
S
8
S
9
F
10
E
11
S
12
S
13
H
Y
P
E
14
A
U
T
O
15
D
E
L
T
A
16
Y
E
A
R
17
I
N
O
N
18
E
A
T
E
N
19
C
O
20
U
N
T
I
N
21
G
C
R
O
W
S
22
C
23
R
E
S
T
S
24
C
E
N
A
25
N
S
A
26
O
A
R
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A
A
28
S
29
T
U
F
30
T
31
S
M
A
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S
H
I
N
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G
34
S
U
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S
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H
37
I
38
T
E
C
H
39
L
L
A
40
M
41
A
42
S
L
O
T
43
S
N
E
E
44
R
45
P
U
M
46
P
K
I
N
S
47
D
A
48
M
49
P
50
M
B
A
51
D
E
M
52
B
53
R
54
A
55
C
I
A
56
O
57
R
I
58
B
E
Y
E
59
R
O
L
60
L
I
N
G
S
61
T
O
N
E
S
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A
L
I
E
N
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O
T
I
S
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A
H
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E
66
M
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G
O
B
A
G
68
D
E
L
I
69
D
O
P
E
70
A
S
I
F
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A
R
E
A
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S
W
A
T
© 2023, The New York Times3/27/23 ( No. 26,802 )
Across
1
Accessory across the front of a Girl Scout uniform : SASH
5
The "m" in Einstein's E = mc2 : MASS
9
Own (up) : FESS
13
Excessively promote : HYPE
14
Car : AUTO
15
Airline once said to be "ready when you are" : DELTA
16
12 months : YEAR
17
Let ___ a secret : INON
18
Consumed : EATEN
19
"Does the name contain an animal?" YES. "Is it a band fronted by Adam Duritz?" YES! : COUNTINGCROWS
22
Peaks of waves : CRESTS
24
Wrestler/actor John : CENA
25
U.S. intelligence grp. : NSA
26
Rower's blade : OAR
27
Smallish batteries : AAS
29
Cluster of feathers : TUFT
31
With 45-Across, "Does the name contain a vegetable?" YES. "Is it a band fronted by Billy Corgan?" YES! : SMASHING
34
Seaweed-wrapped rolls : SUSHI
38
Silicon Valley field, informally : TECH
39
Alpaca lookalike : LLAMA
42
Opening for a coin : SLOT
43
Mean, mocking smile : SNEER
45
See 31-Across : PUMPKINS
47
Moist : DAMP
50
Entrepreneur's deg. : MBA
51
Rep.'s opponent : DEM
52
Garment that may have an underwire : BRA
55
"Adios!" : CIAO
57
Premium cut of steak : RIBEYE
59
"Does the name contain a mineral?" YES. "Is it a band fronted by Mick Jagger?" YES! : ROLLINGSTONES
62
One might arrive on a saucer : ALIEN
63
Soul icon Redding : OTIS
64
[I'm about to speak …] : AHEM
67
Portable preparedness kit : GOBAG
68
Sandwich shop : DELI
69
"Sick!" : DOPE
70
Sarcastic "I bet!" : ASIF
71
Region : AREA
72
Flatten, as a fly : SWAT
Down
1
Like toddlers when meeting strangers, often : SHY
2
Sailor's "yes" : AYE
3
Cold War contest featuring Sputnik and Apollo : SPACERACE
4
Sandwiches that may save the day? : HEROS
5
Ship's primary canvas : MAINSAIL
6
Mother's sister, e.g. : AUNT
7
Uncomplaining, say : STOIC
8
One of Shakespeare's begins "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun" : SONNET
9
Dread : FEAR
10
John who sang "Rocket Man" : ELTON
11
This-and-that dishes : STEWS
12
Stark daughter on "Game of Thrones" : SANSA
15
Joltless javas : DECAFS
20
Jazz player's state : UTAH
21
Bearded grazer : GNU
22
Prices : COSTS
23
Japanese noodle dish : RAMEN
28
Long-running Lorne Michaels production, for short : SNL
30
Boar's gorer : TUSK
32
Crude outbuilding : SHED
33
Opening, as between teeth : GAP
35
TED talk accompaniment, often : SLIDESHOW
36
Winnie-the-Pooh's craving : HONEY
37
Possible response to "Who's there?" : ITSME
40
Closemouthed : MUM
41
Food of the gods : AMBROSIA
44
Speedway sport : RACING
46
Big nuisance : PAIN
48
Max's opposite : MIN
49
Buddhist temple : PAGODA
52
Brazilian actress Sonia : BRAGA
53
Fez-shaped chocolates : ROLOS
54
Suspect's "out" : ALIBI
56
Kitchen appliance brand : OSTER
58
Necklace decorations : BEADS
60
Part of the Apple logo : LEAF
61
Mahjong piece : TILE
65
Org. with pollution solutions : EPA
66
Rendezvoused : MET

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

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