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New York Times, Monday, May 22, 2023

Author:
Đặng Quang Thắng
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Place for sweaters, but not shirts?
TotalDebut
15/22/2023
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ScrabDebutFresh
1.52330%
Đặng Quang Thắng

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Thắng. Monday freshness: 77%
Đặng Quang Thắng notes:
Greetings from Vietnam! I started solving crosswords two years ago to improve my English and thought crossword construction would be ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A close friend of mine has a vast range of interests, although she loves the learning curve much more than the depth. Her husband ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Seventeen-year-old Đặng Quang Thắng is the latest addition to our Teenage Constructors page.

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© 2023, The New York Times5/22/23 ( No. 26,858 )
Across
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Cancel, as a mission : ABORT
6
Noted feature of Saturn : RING
10
Unclothed : BARE
14
Wealthy mogul : NABOB
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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Lots and lots : ATON
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Educator who co-hosted "MythBusters" : ADAMSAVAGE
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Robin's home : NEST
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___ Sutra : KAMA
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"Iron Man" Ripken of baseball : CAL
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Property in a will : ESTATE
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Country north of the Persian Gulf : IRAN
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Stand-up comedian with a self-titled sketch show : AMYSCHUMER
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Originally known as : NEE
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Dot on a domino : PIP
29
Paper towel layer : PLY
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This year's grads-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
31
Opera house solo : ARIA
33
Place for sweaters, but not shirts? : SAUNA
35
Actor who starred as Jake Peralta on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" : ANDYSAMBERG
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Showing little emotion : STOIC
40
Cause of low visibility in some cities : SMOG
42
C.E.O.'s deg. : MBA
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Run smoothly, as an engine : HUM
46
Music's Lil ___ X : NAS
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Hairstyles, for short : DOS
50
Civil rights activist hosting MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" : ALSHARPTON
53
Sunrise direction, in Spanish : ESTE
54
Like a rural setting : RUSTIC
55
Crumb-carrying insect : ANT
56
Papa, Mama or Baby, in a classic fairy tale : BEAR
57
Very dry, as Champagne : BRUT
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Print ad phrase for infomercial products … or, parsed differently, a description of 17-, 25-, 35- or 50-Across : ASSEENONTV
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Bedside light : LAMP
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Stringed instrument with a pear-shaped body : LUTE
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Nostalgia-evoking tune : OLDIE
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Centers of hurricanes : EYES
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Wasn't truthful : LIED
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Stinging insects : WASPS
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Darth Vader's childhood name : ANAKIN
2
Dangerous neighborhood : BADAREA
3
Political period of Biden's vice presidency : OBAMAERA
4
Like the numerals I, V, X, L, etc. : ROMAN
5
Atlanta-based cable network : TBS
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Make over : REVAMP
7
Country surrounding Vatican City : ITALY
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Continuously bother : NAG
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Campus singing group : GLEECLUB
10
Language family that includes Zulu : BANTU
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First-string squads : ATEAMS
12
Membership roll : ROSTER
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Joins, as a contest : ENTERS
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Berry promoted as a superfood : ACAI
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Timidity : SHYNESS
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Kind of folder to check for a missing email : SPAM
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Popular noodle dish in Bangkok : PADTHAI
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___ and outs : INS
33
Squid's ink holder : SAC
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Upraised part of Lady Liberty : ARM
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"It's not for me to decide" : YOURCALL
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Foolish sort : SIMP
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Unexpected blessings : GODSENDS
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Heard something via the police hotline, say : GOTATIP
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Medium of Michelangelo's David : MARBLE
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High-definition disc format : BLURAY
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Take for granted : ASSUME
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"I'm set, but thanks anyway" : NONEED
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Opening stake : ANTE
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Starts a rally, in tennis : SERVES
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Start of an encrypted URL address : HTTPS
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Personal liking : TASTE
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Virus named for a river in Africa : EBOLA
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Fashion designer Anna : SUI
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This very second : NOW

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