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New York Times, Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Author:
Enrique Henestroza Anguiano and Matthew Stock
Editor:
Will Shortz
*Doing something just for fun
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Matthew Stock

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Anguiano. This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Stock. Tuesday freshness: 67%
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MATTHEW: The general idea behind this theme has been explored before, but I still thought this iteration was a worthy addition to the mix. I'm ... read more
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OPPOSITES ATTRACT crossword constructors. There's something so alluring about finding entries containing opposites, and OFF / ON A LARK, BIG / ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times3/7/23 ( No. 26,782 )
Across
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Knack for music appreciation : EAR
4
Olympics gear for Lindsey Vonn : SKIS
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Gate fastener : LATCH
13
Luminesce : GLOW
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Some male deer : HARTS
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Best competitive stuff : AGAME
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*Doing something just for fun : OFFONALARK
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Marisa of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" : TOMEI
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Pinkish source of protein : SALMON
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"Shh!" : QUIET
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Make mistakes : ERR
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*2010s HBO drama series that starred Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman : BIGLITTLELIES
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Medical show settings, in brief : ERS
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Greek "P" : RHO
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Word of respect with an apostrophe in the middle : MAAM
33
Ruling house of the Mideast : SAUD
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Natural hairstyles : AFROS
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Money in India : RUPEE
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Saying about compatible partners … as suggested by the starts of the answers to this puzzle's starred clues? : OPPOSITESATTRACT
45
Shorthand writer, for short : STENO
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Clean with steel wool, say : SCOUR
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Oodles and oodles : ALOT
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Blowout : ROUT
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"Eh, I pass" : NAH
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TV's Navarro or Cabrera : ANA
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*Made a hasty exit : LEFTRIGHTAWAY
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"How was ___ know?" : ITO
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"The Jungle Book" bear : BALOO
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Andean pack animals : LLAMAS
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That one and that one : THOSE
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*Leading the charge : OUTINFRONT
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Not warranted or appropriate : UNDUE
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Support for a leg injury : BRACE
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Info for analysis : DATA
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Brainteaser : POSER
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Evening gown feature : SLIT
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Put an end to : NIX
Down
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Id checkers? : EGOS
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___ Romeo (luxury car brand) : ALFA
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"omg hahahaha" : ROFL
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The world's third-largest city, behind Tokyo and Delhi : SHANGHAI
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Actor/comedian Penn : KAL
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Resident of Mosul : IRAQI
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Work it on the catwalk : STRUT
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Foamy flourish from a barista : LATTEART
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Long, long ___ : AGO
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Grammy-nominated psychedelic music act with an animal in its name : TAMEIMPALA
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"Lemme borrow you for a sec" : CMERE
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Logan Roy's children in "Succession," e.g. : HEIRS
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What a sonogram might show : WOMB
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Variety show bit : SKIT
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Dark film genre : NOIR
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National Mall tree : ELM
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Artist-friendly living spaces : LOFTS
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Dern of 25-Across : LAURA
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That one and that one, in Spanish : ESOS
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Fully attentive : RAPT
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Avocados, eggs and berries, in adspeak : SUPERFOODS
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"___ pass Go, ___ collect $200" (Monopoly phrase) : DONOT
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Book or movie suggestion, for short : REC
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Bolivian bear : OSO
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Spa amenity : SAUNA
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Nobel prize field, in brief : ECON
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Blues singer James : ETTA
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Brewpub order that's tart to the taste : SOURBEER
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Big fish catcher : TRAWLNET
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Mama's hermana : TIA
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A laugh and a ___ : HALF
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Got visibly excited, in a way : LITUP
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Prefix with centrism or cultural : ETHNO
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Handful of hair gel, e.g. : GLOB
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Awful amount of time to be stuck in traffic : HOURS
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Complete and utter : TOTAL
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One of 120 in a football field, technically : YARD
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Ghostly sound effect : MOAN
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Objecting to : ANTI
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Otis Redding's record label : STAX
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Take to court : SUE
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Here, in Haiti : ICI

Answer summary:
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