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New York Times, Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels and Christina Iverson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
They're made by doing jumping jacks lying down
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Christina Iverson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 81 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Iverson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Tuesday freshness: 13%
Constructor notes:
ACME: After Christina and I did a puzzle about going into labor and delivering a baby, I got to think about what else is delivered? ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2023, The New York Times4/4/23 ( No. 26,810 )
Across
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Animal house? : ZOO
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"… by the ___ early light" : DAWNS
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Interior design : DECOR
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Feathered Australian : EMU
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It may have an attachment for you : EMAIL
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Word before Coast or tower : IVORY
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Body image of a sort, for short : TAT
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1988 rom-com set in a New England restaurant : MYSTICPIZZA
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Cookie shop attraction : AROMA
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Sense of self : EGO
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French city near Grenoble : LYON
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Last tournament match : FINAL
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Weight : HEFT
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1987 film set in a Washington, D.C., TV station : BROADCASTNEWS
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Rower's need : OAR
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"Disturbia" actor ___ LaBeouf : SHIA
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"Band on the Run" band : WINGS
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Relieves, as of a burden : RIDS
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Spew forth : ERUPT
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___ contendere (court plea) : NOLO
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Vote into office : ELECT
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Middle C, for one : NOTE
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Hit the jackpot : WIN
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1968 horror film set in a New York City apartment : ROSEMARYSBABY
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Opposite of well done : RARE
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Rock star John : ELTON
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"Fast!," in a memo : ASAP
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"___ be my pleasure!" : ITD
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Frozen waffles since the 1950s : EGGOS
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1972 thriller set in the backwoods of Georgia … or a plot point in 18-, 29- and 49-Across? : DELIVERANCE
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Before, to a bard : ERE
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Daniel who wrote "Robinson Crusoe" : DEFOE
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Figure of speech : IDIOM
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Left Coast airport, for short : LAX
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Shapewear brand : SPANX
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Pacifies : CALMS
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Furtive and crafty : SLY
Down
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Greek letter that sounds like it should be last, but isn't : ZETA
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Actor Sharif : OMAR
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Not working : OUTOFORDER
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Ultimatums, e.g. : DEMANDS
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Sedaris of "Strangers With Candy" : AMY
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Used to be : WAS
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Evening, informally : NITE
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Give the cold shoulder to, say : SLIGHT
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Quick swim : DIP
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Creepy movie doppelgänger : EVILTWIN
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Snug as a bug in a rug : COZY
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Pasta also called risoni : ORZO
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Actor Gosling or Reynolds : RYAN
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Filmmaker Ethan or Joel : COEN
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Post-run feeling : ACHE
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Animal house? : LAIR
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___ and far between : FEW
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Make yawn : BORE
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Train track part : RAIL
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Dry heat bath : SAUNA
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They're made by doing jumping jacks lying down : SNOWANGELS
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Silver-tongued : GLIB
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PlayStation maker : SONY
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Zodiac creature : SCORPION
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Small opening in the skin : PORE
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"Until next time," in a text : TTYL
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Air marshal's org. : TSA
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Prizes highly : ESTEEMS
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Great Lake that sounds like a synonym for "spooky" : ERIE
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Decimal measuring system : METRIC
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Swampy area : BOG
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Tacks on : ADDS
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Leak slowly : SEEP
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Italian sports car, for short : ALFA
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Bit of baby talk : DADA
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Kind of exam : ORAL
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Like the Beatles' Sadie : SEXY
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Annoy and baffle : VEX
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Zippo : NIL
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Dot follower : COM

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

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