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New York Times, Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Author:
Daniel Kantor and Jay Kaskel
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Home to the only N.F.L. team to win a Super Bowl in its own stadium (2021)
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Jay Kaskel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Kantor. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Kaskel. Tuesday freshness: 83%
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SHOOT 'EM UP LOW-CUT PIEHOLE IN THE BUFF? I don't know what game we're playing, but I want in! I love colloquial phrases in ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times3/28/23 ( No. 26,803 )
Across
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Special ___ (some military missions) : OPS
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Falls behind : LAGS
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Peeks at a classmate's paper, say : CHEATS
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Shout from the stands : RAH
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Spoken : ORAL
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It's yours, for a while : RENTAL
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[Phew! That was close!] : BROWWIPE
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Kind of tax authorized by the 16th Amendment : INCOME
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Showing no emotion : STOIC
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Line of stitches : SEAM
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Suisse peak : ALPE
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Letter-shaped fastener : TNUT
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[Har-har-har!] : KNEESLAP
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"Rock-a-Bye Baby" setting : TREETOP
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Stereotypical home for a Neanderthal : CAVE
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Purrs, as an engine : HUMS
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Close, poetically : NIGH
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Dostoyevsky novel about a "positively beautiful man," with "The" : IDIOT
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___ Dhabi : ABU
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[Puh-lease!] : EYEROLL
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Org. for the Hawks and the Hornets : NBA
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Achievement-oriented, say : TYPEA
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Many a Marvel character : HERO
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Yours, in Tours : ATOI
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Airbnb alternative : VRBO
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Bag with a strap : SATCHEL
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[D'oh!] : FACEPALM
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Kismet : FATE
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Thick Japanese noodle : UDON
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Like a doornail, it's said : DEAD
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Straws and didgeridoos, essentially : TUBES
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Country that seized 8-Down in 2014 : RUSSIA
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[Woo-hoo!] : FISTPUMP
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Madagascar's aye-ayes and sifakas : LEMURS
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"Othello" villain : IAGO
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Douglas ___ : FIR
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They can be slippery : SLOPES
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Kind of sax : ALTO
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"That'll never ___" : FLY
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Eyeballs, e.g. : ORBS
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Line made with a comb : PART
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Video game genre for Space Invaders : SHOOTEMUP
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Revealing, as a neckline : LOWCUT
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Shapiro of NPR : ARI
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Spaces to be filled, say : GAPS
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Streamlined : SLEEK
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Black Sea peninsula : CRIMEA
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One that rests in nests : HEN
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Tightly wrapped : ENCASED
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Ring-shaped island : ATOLL
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Home to the only N.F.L. team to win a Super Bowl in its own stadium (2021) : TAMPA
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Inactive computer mode : SLEEP
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Beverages with tasting notes : WINES
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TV news V.I.P.s : ANCHORS
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Chichi : TONY
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Word with eye or empire : EVIL
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"You know better than ___" : THAT
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Red gemstone : RUBY
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Mouth, slangily : PIEHOLE
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Coll. senior's test : GRE
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Not wearing any clothing : INTHEBUFF
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Orchestra-tuning instrument : OBOE
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Common animal feature that humans lack : TAIL
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Wyatt of the Wild West : EARP
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Bakery unit : LOAF
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Ties, as a score : EVENSUP
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Make mischief : ACTUP
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Impressively tough and cool : BADASS
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Figure drawing? : TATTOO
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Rolls up, as a flag : FURLS
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Challenge to ___ : ADUEL
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Pink drink, for short : COSMO
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"GoodFellas" fellas, collectively : MAFIA
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Bygone telephone feature : DIAL
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Actor Jannings who won the first Best Actor Oscar : EMIL
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Light on one's feet : SPRY
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Fury : IRE
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Drill instructor's rank, often: Abbr. : SGT

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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