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New York Times, Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Author:
Taylor Johnson and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
Famous fighting words
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 14 Words: 71, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Johnson. This is puzzle # 142 for Mr. Chen. Tuesday freshness: 69%
Constructor notes:
TAYLOR: This is one of the first puzzles I ever wrote, dating back to June 2021. I don't recall what inspired the idea, but ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Traveling from Seattle to Bloomington was like taking a WA GON TRA IN when our kids were little. And don't even get me ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times4/11/23 ( No. 26,817 )
Across
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Tibetan monk : LAMA
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On the ___ (fleeing) : LAM
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Something caught in a theater : FLICK
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Bajillions : ALOT
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Emotion that may be pent up : IRE
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Saoirse of "Lady Bird" : RONAN
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Famous fighting words : WANTAPIECEOFME
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High-maintenance star : DIVA
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Spiritual leader who rides in a customized car : THEPOPE
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Musician Bartók or Fleck : BELA
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Took to court : SUED
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Item made of ingredients grown without pesticides : ORGANICPRODUCT
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Good number to shoot for : PAR
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As well : TOO
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"Tightrope" singer Janelle : MONAE
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They's pronoun partner : THEM
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Uberfan, in modern lingo : STAN
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Machines that remove cotton seeds : GINS
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"Honestly, though …" : IMEAN
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Web crawler, of a sort : BOT
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Up to, informally : TIL
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Color-matching puzzle game with billions of downloads : CANDYCRUSHSAGA
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Acronym for a champion among champions : GOAT
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100 cents : EURO
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"Mind ... blown!" : AMAZING
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"My Sister's Keeper" author Picoult : JODI
54
Travel cross-country … or a description of what 16-, 23- and 43-Across do? : GOCOASTTOCOAST
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Sch. founded by Ben Franklin : UPENN
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Old "You've got mail" sloganeer : AOL
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Radio dial : KNOB
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Good thing to have on the books : ASSET
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Pick up : GET
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"Neither rain nor snow …" org. : USPS
Down
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Hammurabi's area of expertise : LAW
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
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Misunderstood song lyric like "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy" : MONDEGREEN
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Hun from whom Dracula claims to be descended, in Bram Stoker's "Dracula" : ATTILA
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Pop star Dua ___ : LIPA
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Horror director Aster : ARI
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Rendezvous (with) : MEETUP
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Battle cry in "Braveheart" : FREEDOM
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Roller coaster feature : LOOP
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What is offered when you call 411 : INFO
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Overly theatrical, as a B-movie : CAMP
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Part of pants that may be well worn : KNEE
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___-garde : AVANT
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"Clueless" protagonist : CHER
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Hindu god of creation : BRAHMA
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Ewan McGregor or Craig Ferguson, by birth : SCOT
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That's some nerve! : OPTIC
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Siri's platform : IOS
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Jackapoo or schnoodle : DOG
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Christians who don't believe in the Trinity : UNITARIANS
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"Are we done here?" : CANIGO
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Scientist on one side of the "War of the Currents" : TESLA
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Fuming : MAD
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Share a border with : ABUT
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Votes against : NOS
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Lawrence Taylor, for his entire N.F.L. career, in brief : NYGIANT
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Teen drama that inspired "Laguna Beach" : THEOC
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Pulls a fast one on : CONS
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Motley : RAGTAG
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Puzzle craze of 2006 : SUDOKU
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The rain in Spain? : AGUA
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Brooms : Roombas :: ___ : Scoobas : MOPS
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"Pocket rockets," in poker : ACES
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The "Z" of ZIP code : ZONE
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Cola brand with a lightning bolt in its logo : JOLT
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Single digit? : TOE
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Soak (up) : SOP
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Onetime network for Conan O'Brien : TBS

Answer summary:
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