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New York Times, Friday, April 21, 2023

Author:
Erica Hsiung Wojcik and Matthew Stock
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Obsolescent two-in-one device
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Matthew Stock

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Wojcik. This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Stock. Friday freshness: 14%
Constructor notes:

Hope folks enjoyed solving our puzzle! Here's an alternate clue for 37A: Time machine that can solve your problems?

Jeff Chen notes:
Erica and Matthew's clue for CALCULATOR WATCH was so Johnny Be Goode! Playing on a "time machine" could only have been improved by ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times4/21/23 ( No. 26,827 )
Across
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Scholarship-offering grp. : NCAA
5
Drink company with a wave in its logo : OCEANSPRAY
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"Blech!" : YUCK
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Beefy filling : CARNEASADA
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Attempt : STAB
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Jorge Luis Borges vis-à-vis William Faulkner or Franz Kafka : TRANSLATOR
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Lengua with a tilde : ESPANOL
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Took in : ATE
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___ al-Haytham, medieval mathematician called "the father of modern optics" : IBN
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Concerning, with "of" : APROPOS
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Low notes? : MOOS
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Power ender : ADE
27
Scatter : DISPERSE
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Horror actor Lugosi : BELA
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Noncommittal assent : IGUESSSO
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Obsolescent two-in-one device : CALCULATORWATCH
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Certain spoken-word performer : SLAMPOET
42
Draped garment : SARI
43
Red-eye ingredient : ESPRESSO
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Oscar or Felipe, to Miguel, in Pixar's "Coco" : TIO
48
Number ones, e.g. : HITS
51
Was out of one's league, so to speak : DATEDUP
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Landmark 1990 antidiscrimination legislation, for short : ADA
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Type : ILK
57
More than 75% of Finland, environmentally : FORESTS
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Where servers work around the clock : DATACENTER
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Ici : French :: ___ : Spanish : AQUI
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"OK, there's something puzzling me …" : IHAVETOASK
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Spin : TURN
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Shredded : TORETOBITS
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Clod busters : HOES
Down
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Trade letters : NYSE
2
Finalizes business (with) : CUTSADEAL
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Unaccompanied, in a way : ACAPPELLA
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Great, in Arabic : AKBAR
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They're armed to the gills : OCTOPI
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Former N.B.A. All-Star Boozer : CARLOS
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Period of one's life, in TikTok talk : ERA
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Actress Gunn of "Breaking Bad" : ANNA
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Sticks together? : NEST
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Something's off with this : SALE
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"This is your brain on drugs" spot, e.g., in brief : PSA
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Two to one, e.g. : RATIO
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Mexican marinade : ADOBO
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Fabulist's fabulations : YARNS
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Go-ahead : NOD
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Like a roast pig : SPITTED
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High lands : MESAS
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Kindergarten stuff : ABCS
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It's not you, it's me : EGO
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1920 play from which the word "robot" comes : RUR
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Needle, in a way : SEW
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Number one spots : ACMES
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That's just the way it is : STATUSQUO
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What's the Word? : SCRIPTURE
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park setting : OHIO
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Co. famous for its trucks : UPS
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Cut (off) : LOP
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___ Lingus : AER
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Best-kept : SAFEST
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They've got bills for their newborns : STORKS
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"Jingle Bells" contraction : OER
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Lost all patience : HADIT
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Home of the Sawtooth Wilderness : IDAHO
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Turkic language : TATAR
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"No more than passing from one room into another," per Helen Keller : DEATH
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"Law & Order: SVU" actor : ICET
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Mother of Artemis : LETO
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Many a handle : KNOB
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Confessor's confessions : SINS
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One of 17 spaces on a Monopoly board: Abbr. : AVE
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Half a cocktail : TAI

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

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