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New York Times, Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Author:
Kiran Pandey
Editor:
Will Shortz
Hip-hop subgenre pioneered by Gucci Mane
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Kiran Pandey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Pandey. Tuesday freshness: 58%
Kiran Pandey notes:
I'm thrilled to make my New York Times debut! I am endlessly thankful for the support and for the test-solving of friends and family ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
BREAK IT UP YOU TWO … Kiran knows my children, apparently. Which is GOZILLA and which is KONG? Depends on the day of the week. ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times4/18/23 ( No. 26,824 )
Across
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The earth before God separated light from darkness, according to the Bible : CHAOS
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Gives a terrible review : PANS
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Hip-hop subgenre pioneered by Gucci Mane : TRAP
14
Like the deities Vishnu and Brahma : HINDU
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Street sign near a school : SLOW
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Where the heart is, in a saying : HOME
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Face-off in a 2004 science fiction film : ALIENVSPREDATOR
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Sick : ILL
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Dah's counterpart, in Morse code : DIT
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Condition that exists on a spectrum : AUTISM
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See 44-Across : ERA
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Some office plants : FERNS
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Face-off in a 2021 monster film : GODZILLAVSKONG
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Sky-blue : AZURE
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Section of a textbook : UNIT
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[Now I'm mad!] : GRR
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"This statement is false," e.g. : PARADOX
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Inner circle : COTERIE
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Before, in poetry : ERE
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Green movement? : PUTT
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With 23-Across, period that began in January 2009 : OBAMA
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Face-off in a 1979 courtroom drama film : KRAMERVSKRAMER
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Chekhov's "Uncle ___" : VANYA
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Some amount : ANY
51
State as fact : AFFIRM
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Benchmark: Abbr. : STD
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Cry out loud : SOB
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Command that could be given to the title characters in 17-, 26- and 45-Across? : BREAKITUPYOUTWO
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Like Iran vis-à-vis Iraq : EAST
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What grows on Pinocchio : NOSE
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Exercise, as influence : WIELD
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Renaissance instrument : LUTE
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Contacted on Twitter or Instagram, informally : DMED
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Full of the latest : NEWSY
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Spiced tea : CHAI
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Locale for Jack and Jill : HILL
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Indigo plant : ANIL
4
Keats specialty : ODE
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Like some shriveled tomatoes : SUNDRIED
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"Hey, you!" : PSST
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Hiking locale in Switzerland : ALP
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Vouches for the truth of : SWEARSTO
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"Oh, really?" : THATSO
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Flatbread from India : ROTI
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Singer Tori : AMOS
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Wavy do : PERM
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Lab glass : VIAL
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Showy basket : DUNK
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Poet Pound : EZRA
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Enthusiast : FAN
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Kicks out : EVICTS
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Open wide : GAPE
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Missouri's ___ Mountains : OZARK
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Artist Albrecht of the German Renaissance : DURER
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Opulence : LUXURY
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Google ___ Viewer (tool for charting word frequency over time) : NGRAM
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Filth : GRIME
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Caboose : REAR
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Good thing to keep when trying something new : OPENMIND
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Razed : TORNDOWN
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Website that says "Shop by category" : EBAY
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Utility org. created in F.D.R.'s New Deal : TVA
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Fly : AVIATE
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Comma, colon or apostrophe : MARK
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Singer Perry : KATY
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One of Adam's sons : ABEL
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German woman's title : FRAU
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Suffix with Oktober : FEST
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Flew : SPED
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Crockpot dish : STEW
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Birds that symbolize wisdom : OWLS
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Main section of a letter : BODY
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"Ground control to Major ___ ..." : TOM
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Consumption : USE
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180° turn, informally : UIE

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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