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New York Times, Monday, April 24, 2023

Author:
Emily Carroll
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Edible parts of an ear
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Emily Carroll

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 19 for Ms. Carroll. Monday freshness: 22%
Emily Carroll notes:
I don't think I've ever said, or will ever say, the phrase "What's poppin?" out loud. Feels a little too. "How do you do, fellow ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A couple of years ago, a teenager I've been mentoring asked me WHAT'S POPPIN'. Wondering if he was telling me he wanted to get popcorn ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times4/24/23 ( No. 26,830 )
Across
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Comedian Margaret : CHO
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Do slightly better than : ONEUP
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Beat by a lot, informally : THUMP
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Drink like a cat ... or a place for a cat : LAP
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"Way cool!" : NEATO
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Old Testament book between Daniel and Joel : HOSEA
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Childhood nickname for Darth Vader : ANI
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Edible parts of an ear : CORNKERNELS
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John Philip ___, "The March King" : SOUSA
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Looked sleazily : LEERED
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Benzoyl peroxide targets : PIMPLES
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See 7-Down : READER
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___ or nothing : ALL
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Speak hoarsely : RASP
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Kitchen brand that could be a losing tic-tac-toe line : OXO
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Once-sacred slitherers : ASPS
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Author L. Frank ___ : BAUM
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Second-largest world religion : ISLAM
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Item smashed before a ship's maiden voyage : CHAMPAGNEBOTTLE
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High-I.Q. society : MENSA
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Activist Parks : ROSA
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Regarding : ASTO
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Palindromic preposition in poems : ERE
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Meg who played each of the three female leads in "Joe Versus the Volcano" : RYAN
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Pig's pad : STY
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One-act Oscar Wilde tragedy : SALOME
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Basic bicycle trick : WHEELIE
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Former House speaker Nancy : PELOSI
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Perfect places : EDENS
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Slangy question of greeting ... or a hint to 18-, 23-, 40- and 53-Across : WHATSPOPPIN
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Foldable part of a Twister game : MAT
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Major blood vessel : AORTA
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Docking locales : PIERS
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Be in debt : OWE
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Speed ___ (fast driver) : DEMON
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Many a pet shelter pet, at one point : STRAY
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Formerly known as : NEE
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Jewelry fastener : CLASP
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Capital of Vietnam : HANOI
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Illicit poppy product : OPIUM
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Ready to respond, as a doctor : ONCALL
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Prefix with natal : NEO
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Nobles above viscounts : EARLS
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With 25-Across, digital magazine with the slogan "Cure ignorance" : UTNE
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"Don't ___ the bear" : POKE
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Humanoid robot who appears in all nine "Star Wars" episodes, informally : THREEPIO
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Pilot and Civic manufacturer : HONDA
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One of many for a Swiss Army knife : USE
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Brooks who has won the four EGOT awards : MEL
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Faux ___ : PAS
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Goofs up : ERRS
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Involuntary muscle contractions : SPASMS
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"The Wire" actor Idris : ELBA
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Blockheads : DOLTS
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Praise to the skies : EXALT
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Leonardo DiCaprio role in a 1996 Shakespeare adaptation : ROMEO
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Yammerer's sentence type : RUNON
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Iowa college town : AMES
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High points : ACMES
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Comic book superheroine whose name is an anagram of SHARE : SHERA
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Group of experts at a discussion : PANEL
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Taj Mahal locale : AGRA
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Didn't leave : STAYED
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Freshly grated cheese at a trattoria : PARMESAN
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Shindig : BASH
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Alternative to Google Reviews : YELP
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Itty-bitty : TEENSY
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Decide one will : OPTTO
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Windshield clearer : WIPER
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Common iced tea garnish : LEMON
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Amazed : INAWE
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Lauder of cosmetics : ESTEE
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Klutz's cry : OOPS
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Crackle, as a fire : SPIT
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Chunk of cash : WAD
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Long-handled garden tool : HOE
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Word before rest or wrestle : ARM
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Certain nest egg, in brief : IRA

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