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New York Times, Monday, April 10, 2023

Author:
Gia Bosko
Editor:
Will Shortz
Descended swiftly, like a hawk
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Gia Bosko

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Bosko. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Monday freshness: 98%
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© 2023, The New York Times4/10/23 ( No. 26,816 )
Across
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Smartphone downloads : APPS
5
Read electronically, as a U.P.C. : SCAN
9
City-related : URBAN
14
Daytime TV drama, informally : SOAP
15
"Actually, you're way off …" : UHNO
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Gumption : NERVE
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One of the Starks on "Game of Thrones" : ARYA
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"The rules apply to everyone," redundantly : FAIRISFAIR
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Considers to be appropriate : DEEMSFIT
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"May that happen," in Shakespeare : BEITSO
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"Stick to the agreement," redundantly : ADEALISADEAL
25
Salmon topping for a bagel : LOX
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Minimally : ATLEAST
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Descended swiftly, like a hawk : SWOOPEDIN
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Tarnish : MAR
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"There can be no changing things now," redundantly : WHATSDONEISDONE
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Fine and dandy : AOK
41
It opens all doors : MASTERKEY
42
British brew with a red triangle logo : BASSALE
46
Utter : SAY
47
"We'll just have to adapt," redundantly : ITISWHATITIS
53
Novelist Charlotte, Emily or Anne : BRONTE
56
Snarled-up mess of debris : RATSNEST
57
"We all deserve to have our intimate relationships honored," redundantly : LOVEISLOVE
59
Swanky bash : GALA
60
Shaquille of the N.B.A. : ONEAL
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Beehive State collegians : UTES
62
Computer operator : USER
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Sykes of comedy : WANDA
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Fellow : GENT
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Annoying sort : PEST
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Carne ___ (taco choice) : ASADA
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Studied carefully, with "over" : PORED
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Money order recipient : PAYEE
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Tony-winning musical with the song "Knights of the Round Table" : SPAMALOT
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Added at the end, like the "-ness" in "kindness" : SUFFIXED
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Fragrant spiced teas : CHAIS
7
"West Side Story" role for Rita Moreno and Ariana DeBose : ANITA
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Open, as an envelope : UNSEAL
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Amend one's tax return : REFILE
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Obnoxious kid : BRAT
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Hertz competitor : AVIS
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Emperor who purportedly fiddled while Rome burned : NERO
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"Yeah, right …" : IBET
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Spills messily : SLOPS
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Viggo Mortensen and Hans Christian Andersen, by nationality : DANES
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Run ___ (go berserk) : AMOK
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Rational : SANE
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Card that beats a deuce : TREY
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Q-tip, e.g. : SWAB
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"Hold your horses!" : WHOA
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Sturdy trees : OAKS
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Tops of many cathedrals and temples : DOMES
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Like peas ___ pod : INA
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"They just want to see how we'll react" : ITSATEST
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Plane assignments : SEATS
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Evaporating : DRYINGUP
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O'Connor with the 1990 hit "Nothing Compares 2 U" : SINEAD
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Fifth-century leader of the Huns : ATTILA
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Untruths : LIES
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Jotted down : WROTE
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Sanctuary : HAVEN
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Poke fun at : TEASE
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St. Croix and St. Thomas, for two : ISLES
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Set into motion : START
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Erupt : BLOW
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Novelist Jaffe : RONA
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Pizzeria fixture : OVEN
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Galoot : LUG

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