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New York Times, Thursday, May 11, 2023

Author:
Sheldon Polonsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
2020 Taylor Swift song with the lyric "You'll poke that bear 'til her claws come out"
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Sheldon Polonsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Polonsky. Thursday freshness: 78%
Sheldon Polonsky notes:
I'm very excited to have my third puzzle published! This theme idea was one of my earliest attempts, well before I had enough ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The last time this theme was done, I was outraged. E doesn't equal MC—it equals MC SQUARED, so the five squares should be E / MC or at ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

The NYT app accepts any of these four answers as correct in the rebus squares: E/MC, MC/E, E, MC.

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A
2
S
3
T
4
R
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A
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F
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E
8
T
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T
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I
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M
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A
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M
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S
W
O
O
P
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D
E
A
R
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M
A
R
A
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T
I
T
A
N
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A
Q
U
A
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C
A
D
EMC
S
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H
EMC
A
D
E
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R
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U
N
D
O
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W
A
T
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M
A
L
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A
E
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R
A
T
E
S
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O
N
E
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A
P
S
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E
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P
A
L
S
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C
M
D
R
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R
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O
O
F
S
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A
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R
R
A
Y
S
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E
I
N
S
T
EMC
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I
N
I
A
N
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I
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D
L
E
S
T
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S
A
N
D
S
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T
R
E
S
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S
Q
M
I
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S
44
A
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S
46
H
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S
E
G
48
A
49
R
O
U
S
E
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D
51
L
I
U
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A
A
A
53
S
E
R
A
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S
U
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L
L
EMC
N
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B
EMC
N
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C
H
M
A
R
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K
59
C
U
B
I
T
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E
A
C
H
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A
R
E
A
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K
N
U
T
E
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T
R
E
E
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P
E
D
I
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S
A
T
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© 2023, The New York Times5/11/23 ( No. 26,847 )
Across
1
Latin stars : ASTRA
6
"Star Wars" character who wears Mandalorian armor : FETT
10
Title for Abraham in the Quran : IMAM
14
Fly in for the kill, say : SWOOP
15
Sweetums : DEAR
16
Actress Rooney : MARA
17
Any of 12 children of Uranus and Gaea : TITAN
18
Onetime extravaganzas that included diving displays and water ballets : AQUACADES
20
Certain soccer shot : HEADER
22
Dismantle : UNDO
23
Cambodia's Angkor ___ : WAT
24
Prefix with practice : MAL
25
Makes bubbly : AERATES
27
Word before and after "on," "to" or "by" : ONE
28
Indoor recess : APSE
30
Buds : PALS
31
U.S.N. rank below capt. : CMDR
32
Palates, e.g. : ROOFS
34
Assemblages : ARRAYS
36
Like some concepts in theoretical physics : EINSTEINIAN
38
Most inert : IDLEST
40
Smooths, in a way : SANDS
41
Very, in Vichy : TRES
42
640 acres: Abbr. : SQMI
43
Cummerbund, e.g. : SASH
47
Div. : SEG
48
Turned on : AROUSED
51
Simu ___, first Asian actor to star in a Marvel movie : LIU
52
Like some minor-league baseball : AAA
53
Vial fluids : SERA
54
Ill-tempered : SULLEN
56
Standardized point of reference : BENCHMARK
59
Measurement whose name derives from the Latin for "elbow" : CUBIT
60
Per : EACH
61
What Heron's formula measures for triangles : AREA
62
Coach Rockne : KNUTE
63
___ of life : TREE
64
Salon job, informally : PEDI
65
Mythical creature associated with Dionysus : SATYR
Down
1
Respiratory concern : ASTHMA
2
Bit of latex pool attire : SWIMCAP
3
Sum of this and sum of that : TOTALS
4
It's a drag : ROAD
5
Sleep disorder : APNEA
6
Org. issuing recalls : FDA
7
Expression of relativity depicted five times in this puzzle : EEQUALSMCSQUARED
8
Heckles : TAUNTS
9
Word before secret or paperback : TRADE
10
"___ big fan" : IMA
11
2020 Taylor Swift song with the lyric "You'll poke that bear 'til her claws come out" : MADWOMAN
12
Celeb's red-carpet companion, perhaps : ARMCANDY
13
Second degree? : MASTERS
19
Trig fig. : COS
21
Help make viral, in a way : REPOST
26
Rapids transit? : RAFT
29
Great Lakes tribe : ERIES
31
Swearing up a storm, say : CRASS
33
Switch positions : ONS
34
Big name in organic snacks : ANNIES
35
Clear (of) : RID
36
Graceful and stylish quality : ELEGANCE
37
Pet food brand : IAMS
38
"Challenge accepted!" : ITSABET
39
Vehicle you'd buy if money were no object : DREAMCAR
42
Title lyric after "Ours is a love …" in a Jimmy Dorsey hit : SORARE
44
Not quite : ALLBUT
45
Video game whose working title was Micropolis : SIMCITY
46
Orion, for one : HUNTER
48
Blond shade : ASH
49
Plot again : REMAP
50
Avoids a fastball, say : DUCKS
55
Selene's Roman counterpart : LUNA
57
Tony-winning role for Mandy Patinkin : CHE
58
___ Bird, Pulitzer-winning biographer of Robert Oppenheimer : KAI

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

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