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New York Times, Friday, May 19, 2023

Author:
David Distenfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Subject of the first YouTube video to reach 10 billion views (2022)
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David Distenfeld

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Distenfeld. Friday freshness: 51%
David Distenfeld notes:
In honor of 1-Across, I wrote a crossword themed song parody of "Baby Shark." Please know that I carefully crafted these lyrics over ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Oh no you didn't, David! My kids have been singing BABY SHARK off and on for years now, and I would usually pay through the nose to ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times5/19/23 ( No. 26,855 )
Across
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Subject of the first YouTube video to reach 10 billion views (2022) : BABYSHARK
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Fall follower? : THUD
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"Why didn't I think of that?!" : GREATIDEA
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Nominated, say : CHOSE
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No matter what : ATANYCOST
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"The Luncheon on the Grass" painter : MANET
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What often comes with a spoiler alert? : MILK
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Autobahn abbr. : KPH
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California winemaking county : SONOMA
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Fished with traps, perhaps : EELED
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One-handed put-back shot : TIPIN
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One of a record 2,297 for Hank Aaron, for short : RBI
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Observe the end of Yom Kippur : EAT
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Use ___ Signal (street sign for bikes) : PED
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Healthful kind of cereal : BRAN
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Quickly, quaintly : POSTHASTE
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"Nobody Knows This Little ___" (Emily Dickinson poem) : ROSE
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"Ah-may-zing!" : SUHWEET
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Disgust : REPULSE
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It parallels the radius : ULNA
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Sale sign meaning "Act now!" : TODAYONLY
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Trough contents, maybe : SLOP
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Comedian Wong : ALI
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Series finale? : ETC
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Something that may be found near a hem? : HAW
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Grant : ALLOW
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Enemy of Lord Farquaad, in film : SHREK
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"Do you mind ...?" : ISITOK
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Much of Def Jam Recordings' output : RAP
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Home to Timbuktu : MALI
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Bearded bovine : BISON
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Hot dog, perhaps : DAREDEVIL
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Singer ___ Laurie Blue Adkins (who's best known by her first name) : ADELE
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What's left when kids go to college : EMPTYNEST
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Stalk, maybe : REED
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They try not to rub people the wrong way : MASSEUSES
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It's not one's best performance : BGAME
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___ Lange, former "Howard Stern Show" regular : ARTIE
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Entire essence : BEALL
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Christmas party game : YANKEESWAP
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Place for pen pals? : STY
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English inventor Benjamin : HICK
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Embrace : ADOPT
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Sends on : RESHIPS
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"Kitty ___" (2006 Beyoncé song) : KAT
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Word after other or rather : THAN
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A student's spot : HONORROLL
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Govt. facility in most world capitals except Washington : USEMBASSY
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Person held for questioning : DETAINEE
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Exasperated cry : CMON
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Contemptuous glance : SIDEEYE
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Result of getting side-swiped, perhaps? : DATE
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Ruined city in Jordan : PETRA
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Something parents might give a teenager, colloquially : THETALK
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Its offerings end around 2 p.m. : BRUNCHMENU
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Draw into a private conversation : PULLASIDE
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"Aha!" : OHNOWISEE
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Key ring? : ATOLL
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Where you might order tamago or tobiko : SUSHIBAR
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Some nursery buys : POTS
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Certain display at a natural history museum : DIORAMA
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First-rate : AONE
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Gets bent out of shape : WARPS
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Gushes : RAVES
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Actress Renée ___ Goldsberry : ELISE
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Garments often worn with decorative purses : KILTS
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Related : TOLD
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Snoopy and Sylvester, e.g. : PETS
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Like one side of the Cong. aisle : DEM
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What might address a gray area : DYE

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5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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