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New York Times, Saturday, April 30, 2022

Delectable made with grass

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 139 for Mr. DiPietro.
Jeff Chen notes:
NEVER FELT BETTER crossing POT BROWNIE is so apt for weed-friendly Seattle. Funny that [Delectable made with grass] could also ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times4/30/22 ( No. 26,471 )
Across
1
Certain archaeological site : BOG
4
Received, as a guest to one's flat : HADUP
9
Felicity : BLISS
14
Flying start? : AVI
15
Olds that was once in the news : ALERO
16
Make altogether : RUNTO
17
Cheerful response to "How're you doing?" : NEVERFELTBETTER
20
Faded : GREWDIM
21
C6H6 : BENZENE
22
"Guess again" : NOPE
23
Bachelor, e.g. : GRAD
24
Amused reaction : LOL
25
31-syllable Japanese poem : TANKA
27
Heavy shoe : BROGAN
29
Women's soccer powerhouse : USA
30
Poorly written words : SCRAWL
32
A mighty long time : AGES
36
Its slogan "Get Smarter Now" matches its initials : GAMESHOWNETWORK
39
Writing is sometimes done on it : SPEC
40
Looking wise? : OWLISH
41
Part of some after-work plans, in brief : IRA
42
Comment after clumsiness : OOPSIE
44
John Steinbeck's middle name : ERNST
46
Burning issue : ASH
49
Top : APEX
50
E.P.A. concern : SMOG
51
Playroom? : THEATER
53
Buffaloed : ATALOSS
56
People may never get over it : BARBEDWIREFENCE
58
Halfway between yellow and orange : AMBER
59
Musical segment : ACTII
60
Auto shaft, informally : CAM
61
Tries out : TESTS
62
Claudio or Gio, father-and-son players for the U.S. men's national soccer team : REYNA
63
1977 Sex Pistols song written after a record-contract termination : EMI
Down
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When doubled, attention-grabbing : BANG
2
During : OVER
3
It's first among Americans : GIVENNAME
4
"That's a big 'no thanks'" : HARDPASS
5
Michael Caine film : ALFIE
6
Regard : DEEM
7
Address in a bar : URL
8
Delectable made with grass : POTBROWNIE
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Actress Fricker of "My Left Foot" : BRENDA
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Leap with a twist : LUTZ
11
Dossier contents : INTEL
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One working for a dictator : STENO
13
Philosopher Georges : SOREL
18
Sci-fi's Chief Chirpa, e.g. : EWOK
19
Relatives of foxhounds : BEAGLES
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String of typographical symbols, like @%$&!, to represent an obscenity : GRAWLIX
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Jerks : TUGS
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"Step on it!" : ASAP
27
Navigator was in the first one : BROWSERWAR
28
Sticks nix : NAW
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Did some prep work in the kitchen : CHOPPED
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About to be sold : GOINGONCE
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Has things backward, say : ERRS
35
Game with matadors and schneiders : SKAT
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Energy-saving mode in some hybrid cars : ECO
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Soprano's group : THEMAFIA
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Cowboy features : OATERS
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Lead, e.g. : ROLE
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Up : ATBAT
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"For ___!" : SHAME
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Components of a bouquet garni : HERBS
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A toaster might hold one : STEIN
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Give some bad assistance : ABET
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Affected : ARTY
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Hustle : SCAM
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Final precursor : SEMI
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Composition of some sheets : ICE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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