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New York Times, Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Author:
Miranda Kany
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Miranda Kany

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Kany. Wednesday freshness: 11%
Notepad: Note: The circled letters reading clockwise starting in box #4 reveal what the answers to the nine italicized clues have in common.
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© 2023, The New York Times3/8/23 ( No. 26,783 )
Across
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Prefix for the green-minded : ECO
4
Great cleverness : GENIUS
10
Junior hurdle, for short : PSAT
14
Forever and a day : EON
15
Revelers at reunions : ALUMNI
16
Pilgrim at Mecca : HAJI
17
Him, in French : LUI
18
Bawdy : RIBALD
19
Chester Arthur's middle name : ALAN
20
Wind : SPOOL
22
1/2 cup coarsely chopped, for bright (or soapy) flavor : CILANTRO
24
Add value to : ENRICH
27
Smallville surname : KENT
28
Word with color or rhyme : SCHEME
30
Sidestep : DODGE
34
In ___ parentis (legal term) : LOCO
37
Noteworthy span : ERA
38
Singer Donny or Marie : OSMOND
39
Sound at the doctor's office : AAH
40
About two cups cubed, after peeling and pitting : AVOCADO
42
Pick up the tab : PAY
43
Former Wyoming representative Liz : CHENEY
45
"___ was saying …" : ASI
46
Cat calls : MEWS
47
Money spent in Munich : EUROS
48
Serpentine : TWISTY
50
Carry-out : TOGO
52
"Stat!" : ATONCE
55
One seeded and minced, for heat : JALAPENO
59
Shade a lot like lilac : MAUVE
61
Somewhat : ABIT
62
Saskatchewan's second-largest city, after Saskatoon : REGINA
65
Soccer great Hamm : MIA
66
Phenomenon that may be dank or trending : MEME
67
Marine fish that's also the name of a hairstyle : MULLET
68
"___ your move" : ITS
69
Kane's Rosebud, for one : SLED
70
Brand for a butterfly expert, perhaps : SPEEDO
71
Bill-blocking vote : NAY
Down
1
Their blood is toxic to humans : EELS
2
Sporty model : COUPE
3
One small red minced, for crunch and tang : ONION
4
Three cloves minced, for depth and aroma : GARLIC
5
Cotton gin inventor Whitney : ELI
6
Gist : NUB
7
Apple for a teacher, maybe : IMAC
8
Reverse a thumbs-up for, on Facebook : UNLIKE
9
Slink : SIDLE
10
Ghostly apparition : PHANTOM
11
One teaspoon, pink or black, for emphasis : SALT
12
Slightly open : AJAR
13
Baseball's Martinez : TINO
21
"Ish" : ORSO
23
"Thus …" : ANDSO
25
"American Pie" ride : CHEVY
26
Lunch that saves the day? : HERO
29
Talkative bird : MACAW
31
Very cool, in slang : DOPE
32
Chew (on) : GNAW
33
"Grand" ice cream brand : EDYS
34
Ruth Bader Ginsburg collar fabric : LACE
35
"From Here to Eternity" setting : OAHU
36
"Moonstruck" star : CHER
38
Panegyric poet : ODIST
40
Fabulous fabulist : AESOP
41
___ Minor : ASIA
44
Written for an instrumentalist : NOTATED
46
Talkative bird : MYNA
48
Build some muscle : TONEUP
49
One vine-ripe chopped, for texture and color : TOMATO
51
They can make you sick : GERMS
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1/2 teaspoon, for a little extra flavor … really, try it! : CUMIN
54
Role for Patti LuPone and Madonna : EVITA
55
Rocks out : JAMS
56
Mouse with his own island in a Newbery Honor book : ABEL
57
One small juiced, for citrus notes, and to preserve color : LIME
58
Rudely stare at : OGLE
60
Accommodating : EASY
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___ de la Cité : ILE
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Nancy Drew's beau : NED

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