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New York Times, Saturday, April 22, 2023

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
They have everyone buzzing
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 26 Missing: {F} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 106 for Mr. Walden. Saturday freshness: 95%
Byron Walden notes:
There had been some talk recently about Saturday being the new Friday. I suspect that last week's puzzle by KAC and this week's will ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
DREAMLIKE state today, to have Waldenesque simplicity in a Walden creation. So often I wade around the murky waters of Byron's ponds, ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times4/22/23 ( No. 26,828 )
Across
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People for whom a state is named : IOWAS
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Dolts : JACKASSES
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Clear one's head? : SHAVE
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Abruptly resign : UPANDQUIT
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Confounded : THREW
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Person with a 99801 ZIP code : JUNEAUITE
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School co-founded by Albert Einstein in 1918, informally : HEBREWU
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___ Babbitt, inventor of the circular saw : TABITHA
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With 12-Down, unfit : ILL
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Salty and spicy : RIBALD
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Judge : DEEM
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Overly sentimental fare : SLOP
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Round bits : ZEROES
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Like the county where Jack Daniel's is manufactured : DRY
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U.S. motto starter : INGOD
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Role for Robin Williams in Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet," 1996 : OSRIC
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They have everyone buzzing : TOSSUPQUESTIONS
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Shape of the heart's electromagnetic field : TORUS
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Nativity scene decoration : STRAW
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Click that is often doubled : TSK
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A piece of cake : SOEASY
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"Blah" alternative : YADA
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Word with belly or barrel : BEER
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Fine parchment material : VELLUM
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Male name hidden in this clue : LEN
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How a storm might be tracked : ONRADAR
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"How lousy of me" : IMAJERK
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Private : NONPUBLIC
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Dead letter, in a mail sorter's vernacular : NIXIE
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Surreal : DREAMLIKE
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Buzzy group : GNATS
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Common name for potassium nitrate : SALTPETER
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Piazza, for one : EXMET
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"Perhaps I have what you're looking for?" : ISTHISIT
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"Abso-freakin-lutely not!" : OHHELLNO
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Battle sites? : WARBLOGS
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Contend : AVER
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"The sea is the universal ___": Jacques Cousteau : SEWER
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Fruit-flavored gumdrop : JUJUBE
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Toon husband of Manjula : APU
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Surefire : CANTLOSE
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Ones working with bread : KNEADERS
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Not much, as of gel : ADAB
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Ika, in a sushi restaurant : SQUID
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See 22-Across : SUITED
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Disjunctive conjunction : EITHER
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R-rated, as a love scene : STEAMY
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Crackerjack : WIZ
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Excitement : AROUSAL
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Put on the board : POST
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Tends to a minor issue? : SITS
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Music's Outkast and Erasure, e.g. : DUOS
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It has its limits : CITY
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Like the strongest cases : PROVABLE
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Genre for "Fun Home" and "Stone Butch Blues" : QUEERLIT
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Thesis defense, e.g. : ORALEXAM
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One with an "If You Choose the Lesser of Two Evils — You Are Still Choosing Evil" bumper sticker, perhaps : NADERITE
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Most chic : SWANKEST
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30-yr. securities : TBONDS
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Overseas title : SENORA
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Ear lobe? : KERNEL
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Deli machine : SLICER
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Positive restaurant review? : YUM
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Knock on : RAPAT
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Canine affliction : MANGE
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Hovel : DUMP
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Spoil, superstitiously : JINX
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Barinholtz of "The Mindy Project" : IKE

Answer summary:
11 unique to this puzzle.

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