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New York Times, Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Author:
Grant Boroughs
Editor:
Will Shortz
Units of distance erroneously mentioned as units of time by Han Solo
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Grant Boroughs

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BFGJVZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Boroughs. Tuesday freshness: 60%
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© 2023, The New York Times4/25/23 ( No. 26,831 )
Across
1
Florida city nicknamed the "Big Guava" : TAMPA
6
Finnish telecom giant : NOKIA
11
Ruler divs. : CMS
14
Terrain of which less than 10% has been mapped : OCEAN
15
Corner office types : EXECS
16
"You've got mail" co. : AOL
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"It's worth only 20 cents," "It has Abe Lincoln on it" and others? : QUARTERLIES
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"___ bien" : MUY
20
Decorative vases : URNS
21
Crime genre : NOIR
22
Actor Omar : EPPS
24
Greasy spoon, e.g. : EATERY
26
Flute-playing Greek god makes an effort? : PANTRIES
29
Combustible rock : COAL
31
Sees through : ISONTO
32
Part of a coat of arms : CREST
35
Sound from a sty : OINK
38
Some skin-care products : SERA
39
"Rooster" that's not a rooster : HEN
40
Terse summary of Alec d'Urberville's fate? (spoiler alert!) : CADDIES
43
One who's easily fooled : SAP
44
Decides : OPTS
46
Substance, so to speak : MEAT
47
Like thin clouds : WISPY
49
To a greater degree : MORESO
51
Digitize, as a document : SCAN
53
Peel the apples, roll out the dough, turn the oven on, etc.? : PREPPIES
56
Like some grounders in baseball : ONEHOP
60
"Toodle-oo!" : TATA
61
1990s "Weekend Update" host Macdonald : NORM
63
Seized vehicle, for short : REPO
64
So far : YET
65
Neckwear reserved for fancy occasions? : SPECIALTIES
68
Mined find : ORE
69
Half of a 1960s folk quartet : MAMAS
70
Preferred seat assignment, to many : AISLE
71
Nasdaq currency: Abbr. : USD
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Genre : STYLE
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Fall guy : PATSY
Down
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Headwear for a chef : TOQUE
2
Honda's luxury brand : ACURA
3
Stood for : MEANT
4
Units of distance erroneously mentioned as units of time by Han Solo : PARSECS
5
Aardvark's prey : ANT
6
Infamous emperor : NERO
7
Yellow primrose : OXLIP
8
Actress Knightley : KEIRA
9
Drink cooler : ICE
10
Net worth components : ASSETS
11
Characteristic of John Waters movies : CAMPINESS
12
Classic board game inspired by Rube Goldberg machines : MOUSETRAP
13
___ and the Family Stone (pioneering funk band) : SLY
18
"Orinoco Flow" singer : ENYA
23
Big-leaguers : PROS
25
Org. for college cadets : ROTC
27
Greek goddess of victory : NIKE
28
Lathered up : SOAPY
30
Mined find : LODE
32
Eat like Pac-Man : CHOMP
33
Press conference attendees : REPORTERS
34
Beseeched : ENTREATED
36
Activist ___ B. Wells : IDA
37
Trivial criticisms : NITS
41
Mine, in France : AMOI
42
Word with song or dive : SWAN
45
Equinox mo. : SEPT
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Tendency to stay at rest : INERTIA
50
Twitches : SPASMS
52
Unconscious state : COMA
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"No ___ is worse than bad advice": Sophocles : ENEMY
55
L.A. region : SOCAL
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Plot point in the "The Thomas Crown Affair" : HEIST
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Some German cars : OPELS
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Actress Parker : POSEY
62
Climb : RISE
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Pronoun that sounds like its last letter : YOU
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___ on the back : PAT
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Once around the track : LAP

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

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