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New York Times, Saturday, April 1, 2023

Author:
Wyna Liu and Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
It charges for cleaning
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Wyna Liu
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351.6447062%
Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Liu. This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Fagliano. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Saturday freshness: 46%
Constructor notes:
We're so excited to present our first collaboration! Hope solvers enjoy. This grid went through many iterations; some clues left on ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love APRIL FOOL's day. It's so rewarding to build a false door, so my kids think they've been Cask of Amontillado-ed, or put on an ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times4/1/23 ( No. 26,807 )
Across
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Pains in the you-know-what : IMPS
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Awkward things at family movie night : LOVESCENES
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Cochon de ___ (suckling pig) : LAIT
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One member of TV's "MythBusters" : ADAMSAVAGE
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When doubled, really like : LIKE
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Scientific name for the American bison : BISONBISON
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Bomb : FLAMEOUT
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"Who cares if that happens" : LETIT
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Airer of "Batman" on 1960s TV : ABC
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Punch something? : RUM
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"___ Said" (2022 film) : SHE
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Country whose postal service has a special "Letters to God" dept. : ISR
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Fabric for a sweater : MOHAIR
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Cell info : DNA
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Parent company of WhatsApp : META
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Send off : EXUDE
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They have lots to deal with : REALTORS
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Cry heard on April Fool's Day : APRILFOOL
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Experience of feeling unfamiliar with something that's actually quite familiar to you : JAMAISVU
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Break down while reading : PARSE
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Some auto accessories : RIMS
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Downside of checking a bag : FEE
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"Stop kidding yourself" : BEREAL
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Fed. fiscal group : OMB
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Herd : cattle :: ___ : snakes : DEN
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Voyage preceder : BON
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Non-Jewish person, from the Yiddish : GOY
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Subject of a Kehinde Wiley portrait in the National Portrait Gallery : OBAMA
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Art pieces that date back to the Han dynasty : WOODCUTS
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Hit Will Smith song from 1997's "Men in Black" : MENINBLACK
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Spiny-leaved plant in tropical and semitropical climates : ALOE
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The "fact" that humans use only 10% of our brains, e.g. : BADSCIENCE
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___ names : NAME
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Brew whose red-and-white logo was inspired by billiard balls : AMSTELBEER
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Number of stripes on la bandera de España : TRES
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Notoriety : ILLFAME
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Word that means the same thing even with several letters added? : MAILBOX
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Pikachu's cry in Pokémon : PIKACHU
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Check : STEM
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One side in the British Parliament : LABOUR
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Disgust : ODIUM
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Spanning multiple time zones : VAST
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Rock type : EMO
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Fig. with two hyphens : SSN
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Word with box or car : CABLE
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Wilcox daughter in "Howards End" : EVIE
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Comparatively unpleasant : NASTIER
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Number one fans? : EGOISTS
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Japanese export beginning in 1982 : SENTRA
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City down Lake Erie from Buffalo, N.Y. : ERIEPA
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Grounds for an apology : SNAFU
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Buddha is often depicted with one : HALO
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Fourth president after Adams : ADAMS
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Go (into) : DELVE
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Grinder : MOLAR
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Up : RISEN
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High-quality : TOPEND
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Widespread : RIFE
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Noted employer in Clermont, Ky. : JIMBEAM
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They go from 540 to 1700, informally : AMBANDS
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Going well? : REGULAR
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Capital of São Tomé and Príncipe : SAOTOME
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Champs can precede this : ELYSEES
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It charges for cleaning : ROOMBA
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Annual book prize : BOOKER
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What Terpsichore was the goddess of in Greek myth : DANCE
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Ball game : BOCCE
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Symbol of forgetfulness in Ishiguro's "The Buried Giant" : MIST
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Become less brilliant : WANE
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Language common to a profession : CANT
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Puppeteer Baird who performed for "The Sound of Music" : BIL
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Land bordering 26-Across: Abbr. : LEB

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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