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New York Times, Thursday, April 13, 2023

Author:
Robin Yu
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robin Yu

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 36 Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Yu. Thursday freshness: 51%
Robin Yu notes:
Hello Crossworld! I'm a Chinese-Filipino software engineer currently living in Singapore. Absolutely ecstatic to be making my print debut here, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
TOO LITTLE (squeeze TOO into a tiny box), TOO LATE (put that box all the way at the end). Creative way to amp up a rebus! There are so ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Robin Yu has been a big supporter of XWord Info, and I'm pleased to see his debut today.

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© 2023, The New York Times4/13/23 ( No. 26,819 )
Across
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One side of a sheet : PAGE
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Ending with centi- or milli- : PEDE
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Eritrea's capital : ASMARA
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Made a fast break after breakfast, say : ATEANDRAN
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Mob member : RIOTER
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Dangerously near : CLOSEFORCOMFORTTOO
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Some people : MEN
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Playlet : SKIT
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Simple chord : TRIAD
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"Gimme a moment" : ONESEC
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One who eschews all pop culture, say : SNOB
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Word after big or go : APE
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No-goodnik : RAT
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Like a controversial political issue, maybe : HOTTOHANDLETOO
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Needs to be corrected : ERRS
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Goat's cry : MAA
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Board hiree, in brief : CEO
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Trendy and overconfident, slangily : COOLFORSCHOOLTOO
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Necklace made from natural materials : LEI
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They check out people who check in, in brief : TSA
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Self-referential : META
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Triple-platinum 1991 Hammer album : LEGITTOQUITTOO
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Central : MID
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Big feller? : AXE
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Mouth-puckering : SOUR
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___ flour (macaron ingredient) : ALMOND
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Animal that might make a waterslide to play on : OTTER
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Fad : RAGE
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Prohibition : BAN
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Not enough, and without the urgency, to make a difference … or a literal hint to 18-, 30-, 38- and 48-Across : TOOLITTLETOOLATE
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Water gate : SLUICE
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Some compound gases : MONOXIDES
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Great respect : ESTEEM
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Just like *that*! : SNAP
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Fortified tower : KEEP
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___-Man : PAC
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Hartsfield-Jackson airport code : ATL
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Onetime auto replaced by the Chevrolet Aveo : GEOMETRO
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Moderates : EASES
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Adobe file suffix : PDF
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God of fertility : EROS
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Sci-fi cult classic of 1974 : DARKSTAR
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Los Angeles neighborhood whose name means "oak" in Spanish : ENCINO
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Branch : ARM
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Sort (through) : SIFT
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Secure, in a way : MOOR
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The "A" of A-fib : ATRIAL
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Take over? : RETAPE
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Film character whose lines were all bleeped out? : ARTOODETOO
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___ Cherry, singer with the 1988 hit "Buffalo Stance" : NENEH
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"And yet …" in a text : OTOH
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Iron Range haul : ORE
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Deal breaker? : NARC
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Candied fruits or nuts : COMFITS
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Romantic music genre originating in the Dominican Republic : BACHATA
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"The way," per 48-Down : TAO
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Prefix with classical : NEO
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Send to a terrible fate : DOOM
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Jus ___ (birthright citizenship) : SOLI
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Frequent word before "x = …" : LET
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Common caviar source : STURGEON
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Long-running forensics drama : CSI
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Stereotypical product for a kid's first entrepreneurial endeavor : LEMONADE
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"Yer darn ___!" : TOOTIN
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Do some basic arithmetic : ADD
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Noted ancient philosopher : LAOTSE
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Praises : EXTOLS
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"Scram!" : GETOUT
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Dutch astronomer with an eponymous "cloud" : OORT
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Reservations : QUALMS
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Place for a screwdriver : TOOLBOX
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Singer Zayn : MALIK
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Novelist Wiesel with a Nobel Peace Prize : ELIE
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Food often served in bed? : RICE
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Sicilian skiing spot : ETNA
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Alley ___ : OOP
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Bit of merch : TEE
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In particular: Abbr. : ESP

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

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