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New York Times, Monday, April 3, 2023

Author:
David Distenfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
Bee storage centers
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David Distenfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQVWZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Distenfeld. Monday freshness: 92%
David Distenfeld notes:
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It's unusual to have a vowel progression focused on short vowel sounds, because long vowel sounds make it so much easier to realize ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times4/3/23 ( No. 26,809 )
Across
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Fictional Looney Tunes corporation : ACME
5
Bean named for a South American capital : LIMA
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Title pig in a children's show : PEPPA
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Neigh : horse :: ___ : donkey : BRAY
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N.Y.S.E. events : IPOS
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Decorate : ADORN
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Bee storage centers : HONEYSACS
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"Eat!" : DIGIN
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Cat also called a dwarf leopard : OCELOT
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That guy's : HIS
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Portend : BODE
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Made over, as a kitchen : REDID
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Option in a "no strings attached" relationship : CASUALSEX
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100-yard run, say : DASH
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Small bay : INLET
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Buzz Lightyear and Woody, for two : TOYS
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π's : PIS
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Field for an architect or an artist : DESIGN
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Genre associated with black eyeliner : EMO
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Football interception leading to a touchdown, colloquially : PICKSIX
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Langley-based spy grp. : CIA
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Provokes : EGGSON
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Affirmative vote : YEA
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Big letters in fashion : DKNY
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Dressed for bed, informally : INPJS
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"Here's a quick summary," in internet-speak : TLDR
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Stockings for athletes : TUBESOCKS
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"I'll have the ___" (unoriginal diner order) : USUAL
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On a boat, maybe : ASEA
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Accessory named for a snake : BOA
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Reddish-brown shade : SIENNA
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Playground places : PARKS
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"Oof, sorry to hear it" : THATSUCKS
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Wetlands wader : EGRET
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Bone by the humerus : ULNA
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Cyber Monday event : SALE
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"All set?" : READY
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Fly high : SOAR
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Did 70 in a 55 zone, e.g. : SPED
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Detest : ABHOR
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Jim who sang "Time in a Bottle" : CROCE
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Like a lion, but not a lioness : MANED
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Peeper protectors : EYELIDS
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Something made by Santa labeled "Naughty" or "Nice" : LIST
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Hip, hoppy brew : IPA
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Chocolaty coffee flavor : MOCHA
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St. Francis' home : ASSISI
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Embellish, as a résumé : PAD
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Things to eat : EDIBLES
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Device for someone who's hopping mad? : POGOSTICK
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LGBT ___ Month (June) : PRIDE
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Building wing : ANNEX
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Beloved film character who says "Size matters not" : YODA
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Timekeeping device that doesn't work when it's cloudy : SUNDIAL
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Stylish : CHIC
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Trebek of "Jeopardy!" : ALEX
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Publicist's output in the face of controversy : SPINJOB
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Peg for a golfer : TEE
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"Holy wow!" : OMG
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Who said "Baseball is 90% mental. The other half is physical" : YOGIBERRA
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"Why is the ___ blue?" : SKY
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Tonic go-with : GIN
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Negative vote : NAY
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Daddy-o : POPS
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Theater backdrops : SETS
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Crept : SNEAKED
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Creator of Horton the Elephant and Yertle the Turtle : DRSEUSS
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High-ranking justices' grp. : SCOTUS
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Charges for tipsy motorists, for short : DUIS
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Come to a point? : TAPER
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Part of a dictionary entry : USAGE
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Artist played by Salma Hayek in "Frida" : KAHLO
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Open, as a pen : UNCAP
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Commonly sprained joint : ANKLE
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Used a surgical beam on : LASED
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Leading actor or actress : STAR
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Pig's pen : STY
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Santa ___, Calif. : ANA

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