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New York Times, Monday, May 13, 2024

Author:
Jeremy Newton
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
A heckuva good time
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 46 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Newton. Monday freshness: 57%
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© 2024, The New York Times5/13/24 ( No. 27,215 )
Across
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Long, drawn-out story : SAGA
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"OMG, hilarious!" : LOL
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What the circled square in this grid represents, in 18-Across : CUP
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Zig or zag : TURN
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Slangy greeting : YODOG
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"___ these seats taken?" : ARE
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Polish before publishing : EDIT
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A heckuva good time : LOADSOFFUN
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Popular pastime played with putters : MINIGOLF
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However, informally : THO
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Uncool person : DORK
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Miami's home : FLORIDA
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Selected : CHOSE
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Dance for high school seniors : PROM
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Belle of a ball, in brief : DEB
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Washable diaper material : CLOTH
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Small group of trees : GROVE
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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With 34- and 35-Across, something made by following the path of O's in this puzzle's grid : HOLE
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See 33-Across : INONE
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See 33-Across : SHOT
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Ending with skeptic or Surreal : ISM
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Halloween cookie shape : GHOST
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Addictive thing in one's pocket : PHONE
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Director Spike : LEE
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Home of the Colosseum : ROME
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Dentist's string : FLOSS
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"Highly recommend!," in slang : ITSDOPE
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___ vera gel : ALOE
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Have debts : OWE
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Country with the first 18-Across venue (for ladies only, 1867) : SCOTLAND
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Cut of meat that lent its name to a facial hairstyle : MUTTONCHOP
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Here, in Honduras : AQUI
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Cigar residue : ASH
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"Zero chance, pal!" : NOHOW
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Adorable : CUTE
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What the shaded square in this grid represents, in 18-Across : TEE
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Rescue, as a broken-down car : TOW
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Direction of the sunrise : EAST
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Throwaway part of a cherry : STEM
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German automaker : AUDI
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Smile from ear to ear : GRIN
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Remedy to counteract a poison : ANTIDOTE
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Sit around doing nothing : LOAF
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Bizarre : ODD
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Topic of a wistful breakup song : LOSTLOVE
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Half-___ (rhyming coffee order) : CAF
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Neighbor of Arg. and Braz. : URU
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Writing implement with ink : PEN
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Yellow part of an egg : YOLK
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Return to one's residence : GOHOME
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Passed-down stories : LORE
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Not opposing : FOR
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"Well, gee whiz!" : GOSH
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Where first class can be found on a plane : FRONT
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Some potatoes : IDAHOS
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Wicked spirits : DEMONS
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Lessen : ABATE
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Site for skeletons : CLOSET
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Fictional sleuth on Baker Street : HOLMES
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Plain writing : PROSE
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Dish with a fire-alarm rating system : CHILI
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Bearded garden figurine : GNOME
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"That would really stink" : IHOPENOT
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Part of a sneaker, but not a sandal : SHOELACE
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Become more tolerable to over time : GROWON
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Secretly plan : PLOT
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Box office bomb : FLOP
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Decimal point, e.g. : DOT
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Have ___ (freak out) : ACOW
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Something a binge watcher binges : SHOW
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Light blue shade : AQUA
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Pecans, pistachios, etc. : NUTS
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Try to lighten up? : DIET
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Yoga class accessory : MAT
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Deplete, with "up" : USE
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Starting word that's often skipped when alphabetizing : THE
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Stand-up comic Margaret : CHO

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

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