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New York Times, Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Author:
Olivia Mitra Framke and Brooke Husic
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
"Ignoring what my assistant said …"?
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
124/23/20174/12/20232
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21.574837%
Olivia Mitra Framke
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
208/8/202012/22/202317
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1102187
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1.6113768%
Brooke Husic

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QWZ} Spans: 4 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Framke. This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Husic. Wednesday freshness: 20%
Constructor notes:
BROOKE: I'm so thrilled for Olivia and my collab debut! We barely knew each other when we started collaborating, but now we've been ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Messes up Jell-O-lover's cling film periodical? You know … ANAGRAMS AGAR MAN'S SARAN MAG? Count your blessings that I stay away ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times4/12/23 ( No. 26,818 )
Across
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"Furthermore …" : PLUS
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Crustacean whose species range in size from .2 inches to 12 feet : CRAB
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Sword-wielding fighter of feudal Japan : NINJA
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"The Bluest Eye" author Morrison : TONI
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Mister, in Münster : HERR
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Nonstarters? : BTEAM
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"Ignoring what my assistant said …"? : AIDESIDEASASIDE
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Sound of suppressed laughter : SNORT
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Use a tandoor, say : BAKE
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Soccer star Morgan : ALEX
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1971 documentary about Ravi Shankar : RAGA
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Leave the stage : EXIT
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What might be found outside a hipster cafeteria? : STRAYARTSYTRAYS
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Fourth-most-common family name in China : LIU
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Place to go in England : LOO
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Kind of reader : TAROT
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One of three in "To be or not to be" : IAMB
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Needle : ANNOY
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Celebrity chef ___ Leith : PRUE
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Sing like Nat King Cole : CROON
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Year, in Portuguese : ANO
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Old Roman word of greeting or parting : AVE
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Wetsuit vis-à-vis a team triathlon? : EARLYRELAYLAYER
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Animal in the Hartford's logo : STAG
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Pinot ___ : NOIR
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Rebounds, e.g., informally : STAT
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Crossword puzzle component : GRID
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Stager's concern : DECOR
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Engravings, e.g.? : NOTESSETONSTONE
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Musical ending of many a YouTube video : OUTRO
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Tempeh relative : TOFU
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Take to heart : HEED
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Orchestra section : BRASS
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Like forgiving lighting in photography : SOFT
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"Furthermore …" : ALSO
Down
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Some book fair organizers, for short : PTAS
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Body part that becomes an animal when its vowels are swapped : LOIN
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Ctrl+Z, on a PC : UNDO
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Mountain range, in Spanish : SIERRA
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Life energy : CHI
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Snoopy's imaginary antagonist : REDBARON
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Domain : AREA
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Things you can hit or pump : BRAKES
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Org. with a Sixth Man of the Year Award : NBA
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"Don't trust them!" : ITSATRAP
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Author Gaiman : NEIL
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Precious material frequently buried with the dead in ancient China : JADE
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Visa alternative, for short : AMEX
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Collar insert : STAY
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Slinky, say : SEXY
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Fancy-sounding apple cultivar : GALA
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"Cousin ___ Visits the Addams Family" (1965 TV episode title) : ITT
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Pizza parlor purchase : SLICE
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Wonder Woman accessory : TIARA
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Tabloid tidbit : RUMOR
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Like the Mandarin and Punjabi languages : TONAL
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Wide variety : ARRAY
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"___ Got Mail" (1998 rom-com) : YOUVE
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Use a wheelchair's push rims, for instance : STEER
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Supportive pillows in a yoga class : BOLSTERS
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Irregularly : ONANDOFF
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It's used to walk the dog : YOYO
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Co. behind the podcast "First Person" : NYT
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Former T-shirts, perhaps : RAGS
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Wetland waders : EGRETS
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Over-the-top sorts? : LIDS
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"The Queen of Soul" : ARETHA
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One unlikely to enjoy a dive bar : SNOB
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Trip with many stops : TOUR
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Palindromic flour : ATTA
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"___, am America" (Langston Hughes line of poetry) : ITOO
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Screenwriter/actress Michaela : COEL
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Snake eyes : ONES
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Ctrl+Y, on a PC : REDO
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Help line? : SOS
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Superfan : NUT

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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