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Artistic Differences

New York Times, Sunday, April 2, 2023

Author:
Jeremy Newton and Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
"Nah, you're not!" retort
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Newton. This is puzzle # 35 for Ms. Gray. Sunday freshness: 82%
Will Shortz notes:
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© 2023, The New York Times4/2/23 ( No. 26,808 )
Across
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"Nah, you're not!" retort : YEAHIAM
8
Comedy club sounds : HAHAS
13
Port of Mexico : PUERTO
19
Where to hear amateur bands? : HAMRADIO
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Wear down : ERODE
21
"It is better to be ___ than to be pitied": Herodotus : ENVIED
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Spaceship battle? / An iconic van Gogh : THESTARRYFIGHT/THESTARRYNIGHT
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Big hit : TRIPLE
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Timbre : TONE
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___-nest : MARES
27
Some fairy tale characters : DAMSELS
29
Coffee maker insert : POD
30
Student council electee, informally : CLASSREP
33
Booze it up, old-style : TOPE
34
Grp. with cryptanalysts : NSA
37
Sounds of saxophones : WAILS
38
Flying invention by a classic automaker? / An iconic Klee : REOBALLOON/REDBALLOON
41
"You're on!" : ITSABET
44
Why cases might go cold : NOLEADS
47
N.F.L. sportscaster Andrews : ERIN
48
Slangy reply when Bart's sister asks "What's Covid?" / An iconic Leonardo : THERONALISA/THEMONALISA
50
West Coast football powerhouse, in brief : USC
51
Gravy, you might say : EXTRA
52
Curmudgeons : CRABS
53
Come next : ENSUE
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Maximal ending : EST
57
Anago or unagi : EEL
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Dance accompanied by pahu drums : HULA
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Blue berry : SLOE
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Popular a.m. show, familiarly : GMA
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Essential qualities : NATURES
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Reason why Mercury gets eclipsed? / An iconic Botticelli : THEGIRTHOFVENUS/THEBIRTHOFVENUS
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Remark from the financially or vertically challenged : IMSHORT
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"Don't judge a book by its cover," e.g. : SAW
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War game : RISK
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Put out : EMIT
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Word of advice : TIP
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Academic must: Abbr. : REQ
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Cause of some Yellowstone traffic jams : BISON
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Hang loose? : DRAPE
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Like some covers and kisses : BLOWN
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Zip it! : FLY
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Post-dinosaur period? / An iconic Magritte : THEEONOFMAN/THESONOFMAN
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What a wristwatch wraps around : ULNA
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Hated with a passion : LOATHED
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No small favor : HUGEASK
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Opposite of liberal doves? / An iconic Hopper : RIGHTHAWKS/NIGHTHAWKS
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Participate in a marathon, say : BINGE
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Notice : SEE
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Notice : SIGN
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"Unfortunately, yes" : AFRAIDSO
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Schumer of comedy : AMY
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In fashion? : DRESSED
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"Cute" vowel sound : LONGU
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California city whose name means "tar" : BREA
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Dalmatians, e.g. : CROATS
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Planning one's 24-hour itinerary? / An iconic Michelangelo, with "The" : CREATIONOFADAY/CREATIONOFADAM
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Ill-considered : UNWISE
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U.S. swimming gold medalist Ledecky : KATIE
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Private meeting : ONEONONE
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Like in-flight smoking : BANNED
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Tell jokes until PowerPoint unfreezes, e.g. : STALL
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Apt word spelled by the new letters that alter this puzzle's seven works : FORGERY
Down
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"Yippee!" : YAHOO
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Touch up, as text : EMEND
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Bottom of the Thames? : ARSE
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Cowlick concealer : HAT
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Rocky Mountain state: Abbr. : IDA
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Flag carrier in the Mediterranean : AIRMALTA
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Quagmire : MORASS
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Subject of the biography "Mr. Playboy" : HEFNER
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Crop up : ARISE
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Enjoy more than one's fair share of : HOG
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Focusing issue, in brief : ADHD
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Pitted against one another : SETATODDS
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Where fur coats get cleaned? : PETSPA
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Loosen, as a spool : UNREEL
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Nefarious : EVIL
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Real doozy : RIPSNORTER
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No. for a résumé : TEL
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Work of praise : ODE
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Dot-com start-up? : HTTP
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Cornerstone figs. : YRS
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Zoos, so to speak : MOBSCENES
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Los ___, vacation hot spot in Mexico : CABOS
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One may be on the house : LIEN
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Start for made or paid : PRE
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Big ball : SOIREE
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Records of the past : ANNALS
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Relaxing soak : WARMBATH
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___ de vie : EAU
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N.Y.C. ave. east of Park : LEX
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Hankering : ITCH
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Drive-___ : THRU
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Prey for a polar bear : SEAL
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N.F.L. team with the mascot Sourdough Sam, to fans : NINERS
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Old spy org. : OSS
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Giggle alongside (not at!) : LAUGHWITH
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First pope in a line of 13 : LEOI
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"How could you?!," playfully : ETTU
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Punk offshoot : EMO
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Scored, as free throws : SANK
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Super-dry : SERE
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Rainbows in the sky, perhaps : LGBTQFLAGS
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Sporting a natural style : AFROED
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It'll cost you : USERFEE
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Per musician Charlie Parker, "If you don't live it, it won't come out your ___" : HORN
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Neighbor of the "∼" key : TAB
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Tree climbers, perhaps : VINES
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Vampire's cry in sunlight : ITBURNS
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"Stranger Things" actress ___ Bobby Brown : MILLIE
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Wipe clean, as a car : SPONGEDOWN
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Baby's first word, commonly : MAMA
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Hoppy offerings, in brief : IPAS
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Good practice for a half-marathon : TENK
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That ship : SHE
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Pooch, in slang : DOGGO
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"Oh, cry me a river!" : WAH
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Feature of décolleté clothing : LOWNECKS
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Run off at the mouth : YAK
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"Hmm, never really thought about it …" : OHIDUNNO
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Some vow takers : NUNS
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Org. with X-rays : TSA
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African menace : TSETSE
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Spoke menacingly : HISSED
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Embarrassing fail, in modern lingo : BIGOOF
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Whip around wildly : FLAIL
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Canned tomatoes brand : ROTEL
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Grammy winner DiFranco : ANI
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Fire : ARDOR
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Playground bully : MEANY
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"Aren't I somethin'?!" : YAYME
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It may lead to greener pastures : RAIN
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"Darn it all!" : DRAT
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Bugaboo : BANE
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Baby hyena : CUB
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Modern vaccine component : RNA
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η : ETA
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Above, to a bard : OER
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A thick one may be found in a bank : FOG

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

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