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Turns of Phrase

New York Times, Sunday, March 31, 2024

Author:
Spencer Leach
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
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Spencer Leach

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 4 for Spencer Leach. Sunday freshness: 18%
Joel Fagliano notes:
Spencer Leach is a third-year mechanical engineering student at Virginia Tech. Their engineering background influences how they generate themes — for this puzzle, they used a custom bit of ... read more
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Across
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"Let me repeat …" : ISAID
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Musical speeds : TEMPI
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When repeated, a cry of approval : HEAR
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Like many creatures in modern sci-fi movies, for short : CGI
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Light wood : BALSA
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Cross figure : CHRIST
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New Jersey's Sea ___ City : ISLE
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Spot for a shot : ARM
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Spook some creatures in an aquarium's touch tank? : ALARMTHERAYS
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Fiery matches? : HOTDATES
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Band with the 1994 hit "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" : REM
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Some vocal solos : ARIAS
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In the style of : ALA
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"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" playwright Edward : ALBEE
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Bad material for a silk purse, proverbially : SOWSEAR
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Deliver a blow to Dracula? : DAZETHECOUNT
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With "the," a sudden flip from attraction to disgust, in modern parlance : ICK
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Brand whose stock price increased 50% in the first six months of 2020 : CLOROX
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Blooms named for their shape : ASTERS
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Set of selections : MENU
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"You sure?" : THATSO
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Before- : ANTE
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No. calculated from letters : GPA
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References a Vatican Library source? : CITESTHESEE
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Went down a slippery slope : LUGED
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___ Palmas, Canary Islands : LAS
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Kind of history : ORAL
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About, on a memo : INRE
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Certain Ivy Leaguer : YALIE
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Support : BACK
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"Forget it!" : NOSIREE
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Welcomes at the door : SEESIN
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Tender spots : SORES
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Referees a Tennessee football game poorly? : SCREWSTHETITANS
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Common pet fish : BETTA
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Superlative held by the Atacama Desert : DRIEST
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"Barry" or "Ballers" : HBOSHOW
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Stadium sounds : RAHS
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Plain : OVERT
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Cap's place : KNEE
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It might be a stretch : LIMO
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Suffix with Manhattan or meteor : ITE
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Fortitude : SPINE
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Write an ode to a caffeinated soda? : HONORTHEDEW
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Airport abbr. : ETD
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Addresses online : URLS
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Sound unit found in many Asian languages : TONEME
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Nip and tuck, so to speak : EVEN
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Like some teas : HERBAL
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Kind of edition with bonus tracks, perhaps : DELUXE
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Stadium cheer : OLE
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Start preparing borscht? : HEATTHEBEETS
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Fully commit : GOALLIN
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Court cry : ORDER
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Garnet is its birthstone: Abbr. : JAN
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Sculpting stuff : PUTTY
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Super ___ (GameCube predecessor) : NES
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"Bather in the Woods" painter : PISSARRO
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Make smash burgers? : PRESSTHEMEAT
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Pretty cool stuff : ICE
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Burn a little : CHAR
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Decides that one will : OPTSTO
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Major artery : AORTA
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___ cha beef (Chinese dish) : SHA
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Jumped over, as a checkers piece : TOOK
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Michelangelo work whose name translates to "compassion" : PIETA
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Suddenly think of : HITON
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Letter-shaped support piece : IBAR
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Certain corporate department : SALES
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Mission San Antonio de Valero, more familiarly : ALAMO
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Neighbor of Leb. : ISR
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World's oldest capital city, settled in the third millennium B.C. : DAMASCUS
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Taylor Swift song that begins "Combat, I'm ready for combat" : THEARCHER
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Makes a gaffe : ERRS
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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"Gangnam Style" rapper : PSY
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Comment from someone exiting the mall on Black Friday : ITSAZOO
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Pedal-operated instrument : HIHAT
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That, in Toledo : ESO
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Umbrella term for eboys or goth girls : ALT
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Struck out : REDACTED
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Stealthy criminal : CATBURGLAR
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City feature that's been found to improve mental health : GREENSPACE
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"None for me, thanks" : IMSET
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Kind of seeds in a healthful smoothie : CHIA
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Footslog : TREK
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Balm ingredient : ALOE
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___ Luthor, nemesis of Superman : LEX
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Vintage restaurant items? : WINELISTS
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Spoil, with "on" : DOTE
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Git : ARSE
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"Just a little longer!" : HANGINTHERE
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Lauder of cosmetics : ESTEE
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Do some light work on? : LASE
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Barcelona museum subject : MIRO
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H's on some college houses : ETAS
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"The Lorax" setting : THNEEDVILLE
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Actress Cravalho who voiced Moana : AULII
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Doesn't just assume : ASKS
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Swindle : CON
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Wedding cake layer : TIER
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Survive : LAST
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Chuck, slangily : YEET
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Final phase of a video game, perhaps : BOSSLEVEL
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Big name in records : RCA
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[Actually, don't change that] : STET
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Sounds of doubt : EHS
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___-Caps (candy) : SNO
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Birds known for their loud, complex songs : WRENS
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Royal title : SIRE
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Assist in a crime : ABET
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Gooey pairing with fig jam : BRIE
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Economic justice catchphrase : EATTHERICH
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Its water is nearly 10 times saltier than ocean water : THEDEADSEA
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Animal product : HIDE
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Foreboding sign : OMEN
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"Impressive!" : WOW
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Who cries "You get a car, you get a car!" in a viral meme : OPRAH
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Toy brand for a budding engineer, maybe : KNEX
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"I don't like that," in Spanish : NOMEGUSTA
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Take away : SUBTRACT
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Police captain on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" : HOLT
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Burden : ONUS
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Enthusiastic agreement : HELLYEAH
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Genre for many a boy band : TEENPOP
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GPS suggestions: Abbr. : RTES
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Part of the D.O.J. : DEA
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It's a four-letter word, aptly : OATH
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Neighbors of the Navajos : HOPIS
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One-named singer born in Reykjavik : BJORK
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What Ove's name was changed to for the American film adaptation of "A Man Called Ove" : OTTO
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Like neon : INERT
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"Groovy!" : NEATO
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Sibilant summons : PSST
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"South Park" boy : STAN
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Density symbol, in engineering : RHO
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1990s Indian prime minister : RAO
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Sch. in N.Y. : RPI
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Quebec's Festival d'___ : ETE
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"You're accusing me?!" : MOI

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

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