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New York Times, Saturday, April 29, 2023

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
Line at a luxury boutique?
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 109 for Mr. Steinberg. Saturday freshness: 2%
David Steinberg notes:
When I noticed CHAMPAGNE SHOWER was 15 letters long, I knew I had to work it into a themeless! MONEY IS NO OBJECT seemed like just the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SHAVED ICE over WHAT A TREAT, I'll take that any day! While I am adventurous in my ingredient choices — ube mochi and picosito lemon ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times4/29/23 ( No. 26,835 )
Across
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"Voyage" group : ABBA
5
Target for a certain mallet : CRABCLAW
13
Respond quickly, as to criticism, with "back" : CLAP
14
Carnival refreshment flavored with syrup : SHAVEDICE
15
Like many a troll : RUDE
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"I'm so enjoying this!" : WHATATREAT
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Speak too soon, say : ERR
18
See 22-Across : FARMS
19
Relatively cool place : OASIS
20
Put on muscle : TONEDUP
22
With 18-Across, colonial-style houses? : ANT
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Not-so-hot wheels : LEMON
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Blubber : BAWL
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Subj. in experimental psychology : ESP
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Demonstrate flexibility : ADAPT
30
Understood : GOT
31
Metaphorical whole : PIE
33
Line at a luxury boutique? : MONEYISNOOBJECT
38
Pro whose home stadium features a life-size pirate ship : BUC
39
Something hidden that's unpleasant to discover : FEE
40
They have small bulbs : LEEKS
41
___-spot : TEN
43
Part of a window : SASH
45
"Funny you should say that ..." : ODDLY
46
Grp. with special airport lounges : USO
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"That sounds lovely!" : HOWNICE
50
Salmon, for instance : SHADE
53
Hybrid vehicle : MOPED
54
___ Max : HBO
56
Cry of amazement : WOWIEZOWIE
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Stomach : BEAR
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Outwardly very happy : ALLSMILES
60
Place from which to send a message in a bottle : ISLE
61
Something typically read outdoors : GASMETER
62
2017 Tony-winning play whose main characters are diplomats : OSLO
Down
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One of three in many baseball fields : ACRE
2
Let slip : BLURTEDOUT
3
2009 hit with the lyric "I want your love, and I want your revenge" : BADROMANCE
4
Social climber? : APE
5
Big postgame celebration : CHAMPAGNESHOWER
6
Lab group : RATS
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___ Raine, W.W.E. wrestler who's the daughter of Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson : AVA
8
Back, in a way : BETON
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Bank figure : CDRATE
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Don't get caught in them! : LIES
11
Major export from Brazil : ACAI
12
Sprinkles on, e.g. : WETS
14
Part of a natural border, maybe : SHRUB
16
Mass : WAD
18
___ Beauty, brand founded by Rihanna : FENTY
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Hit 2022 sci-fi horror film : NOPE
22
Like violas and English horns : ALTO
23
Baby animal that rhymes with its father : LAMB
25
Court : WOO
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It requires you to pick up the pieces fast : SPEEDCHESS
28
Game with paddles : PICKLEBALL
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Popular shopping site : ETSY
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"Assuming you're right …" : IFSO
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Domain of the Norse god Njord : SEA
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Fair, in a way : BLOND
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Subject of a much-anticipated "return" in 1983 : JEDI
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Philosophy associated with beaches : NUDISM
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Dwellers at the tops of mesas : HOPIS
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F words? : SEEME
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___ hours : WEE
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Stuff in a special bag : SWAG
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Word on a Spanish name tag : HOLA
52
Sailmakers' tools : AWLS
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One sees the light every so often : MOLE
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___ balls (decadent dessert) : OREO
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Sore spot, perhaps : ZIT
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Dating app info : BIO

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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