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New York Times, Friday, April 14, 2023

Author:
Billy Bratton and Clay Haddock
Editor:
Will Shortz
When things are going well
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Billy Bratton
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14/14/20231
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Clay Haddock

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Bratton. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Haddock. Friday freshness: 43%
Constructor notes:
BILLY (he/him): The two of us met at Carleton during winter term 2022 (Billy's freshman year, Clay's sophomore year). By May, I had ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times4/14/23 ( No. 26,820 )
Across
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Fool : TWIT
5
Dungeons & Dragons, e.g., in brief : RPG
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Abigail who wrote "remember the ladies" to her husband in 1776 : ADAMS
13
Sighed aside : OHME
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Grammy category won twice each by Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Johnny Cash : MUSICVIDEO
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Walk on water? : PIER
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When things are going well : ONAGOODDAY
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Hold one's hand? : STANDPAT
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Cop show co-starring LL Cool J, informally : NCISLA
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The "Y" of the code JPY : YEN
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Not closeted : OUT
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Little annoyance : GNAT
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Pricey : STEEP
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Rep : CRED
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"I've heard enough," in brief : TMI
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Supply at a nursery : POTS
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"Go for it" : YOUDOTHAT
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Name spelled by the first letters of consecutive calendar months : JASON
34
American ___ : ELM
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Ottomans, e.g. : TURKS
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Addict's plaint : ICANTSTOP
38
Heckelphone relative : OBOE
39
Otherworldly : FEY
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Water line : MAIN
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Perfectionists take great ones : PAINS
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Treads lightly : PADS
43
Bro hugger, perhaps : SIS
44
Medium talent : ESP
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Old Jewish enclave : SHTETL
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Snack item with green filling : MINTOREO
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Get off on criticizing, perhaps : LOVETOHATE
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Fowl call : HONK
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Once-trendy green cocktails : APPLETINIS
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Water line : HOSE
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Go-getter : TIGER
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13x platinum Pearl Jam album that actually has 11 tracks : TEN
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WhatsApped, say : IMED
Down
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Feline friend of Tom on "Tom and Jerry" : TOPSY
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Blank part of a page : WHITESPACE
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"Let me rephrase" : IMEANTOSAY
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Fork-tailed bird : TERN
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Charge : RUNAT
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Its top score is 1520 : PSAT
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___ economy : GIG
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Stereotypical millennial breakfast item : AVOCADOTOAST
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"Ta-da!" : DIDIT
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Goes on to say : ADDS
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Fast-food option for a reduced price : MEAL
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Kind of bean : SOYA
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Finish the dirty work : MOPUP
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Took for a ride : CONNED
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"Either is fine, honestly" : DOESNTMATTER
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One with cross words : GRUMP
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Rugby competitor : ETON
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Texted eyes, maybe : COLON
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Lavatory, informally : THRONEROOM
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Tracks, so to speak : MAKESSENSE
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"___ time!" : ITS
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Some branded coolers : YETIS
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Free alternative to Netflix : TUBI
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Alternative to Skippy : JIF
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They're awfully sorry : SADLOT
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Maine attractions : PINES
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Key collaborator : PEELE
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Demonstration that's not going anywhere : SITIN
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Gave the finger? : POKED
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Blind piece : SLAT
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People of Arizona : HOPI
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Suitable for most audiences : TVPG
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Head locks? : MANE
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"Huh, didn't expect to see you here" : OHHI
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Give a card to : HIT

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