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New York Times, Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Author:
Lee Taylor
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Actress Lupita
TotalDebutLatest
68/30/20155/23/2023
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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ScrabDebutFresh
1.652338%
Lee Taylor

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Taylor. Tuesday freshness: 63%
Jeff Chen notes:
Anyone for some number crunching? Fun finds, especially the marquee NEWS EVENT = NEWT with a SEVEN inside. I bet, as a constructor, ... read more
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T
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E
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A
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O
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M
6
A
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N
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S
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L
10
U
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R
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P
13
A
R
P
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X
E
N
A
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H
A
N
O
I
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B
A
R
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T
E
N
D
S
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B
I
O
T
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C
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A
S
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A
N
S
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A
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V
O
N
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A
L
A
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S
E
C
T
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C
L
A
N
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S
K
I
S
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C
R
O
A
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T
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I
A
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L
I
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C
H
E
N
S
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O
S
T
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A
T
T
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N
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N
Y
O
N
G
O
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N
E
W
S
E
36
V
E
N
T
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G
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A
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Z
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B
O
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D
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E
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R
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R
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E
D
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T
O
R
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S
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E
S
C
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A
P
E
E
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M
A
P
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K
I
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S
S
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P
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I
M
F
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M
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A
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J
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E
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R
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N
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L
E
D
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S
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T
O
N
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A
G
E
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I
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A
W
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H
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D
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P
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S
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A
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H
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© 2023, The New York Times5/23/23 ( No. 26,859 )
Across
1
Beverage that may come with a bag : TEA
4
Gulf nation : OMAN
8
Noisy drinker's sound : SLURP
13
Dada artist Jean : ARP
14
"Warrior princess" of old TV : XENA
15
Capital of Vietnam : HANOI
16
Poets + 10 = Serves drinks : BARTENDS
18
Relating to living things : BIOTIC
19
Kazakhs and Uzbeks, e.g. : ASIANS
20
Stratford-upon-___ : AVON
22
First U.S. state alphabetically: Abbr. : ALA
23
Religious offshoot : SECT
24
They may share a tartan : CLAN
25
Gear rented at a mountain : SKIS
26
Country with the longest border along the Adriatic Sea : CROATIA
29
Growths on rocks and bark : LICHENS
31
German sunrise direction : OST
32
Mailing label abbr. : ATTN
34
Actress Lupita : NYONGO
35
Small amphibian + 7 = Story worth covering : NEWSEVENT
37
Garden pavilion : GAZEBO
40
Javier Bardem's role in 2021's "Being the Ricardos" : DESI
41
Make a faux pas : ERR
44
Staffers listed on a masthead : EDITORS
46
One on the lam : ESCAPEE
48
Google ___ : MAPS
49
Lock lips : KISS
51
Pub serving : PINT
52
World finance org. : IMF
53
Parent company of Facebook : META
54
Court entertainer : JESTER
56
Got exactly : NAILED
58
Phase + 1 = Ancient period : STONEAGE
60
Family member via marriage : INLAW
61
Round of applause : HAND
62
___-brained (not smart) : PEA
63
Landing spots? : STEPS
64
Graph line : AXIS
65
Prez after F.D.R. : HST
Down
1
Hot sauce brand : TABASCO
2
Whiteboard cleaners : ERASERS
3
Jam flavor : APRICOT
4
Plow pullers : OXEN
5
___ Wearhouse (clothing chain) : MENS
6
& : AND
7
Like a twangy voice : NASAL
8
Part of the leg below the knee : SHIN
9
Language spoken west of 15-Across : LAO
10
Free, as a seat : UNTAKEN
11
Making turbulent : ROILING
12
"Guernica" painter : PICASSO
17
British "bye-bye" : TATA
18
Supervisor + 9 = Quality that makes a fish hard to eat : BONINESS
21
Kilmer who played Batman : VAL
24
Revered animals in ancient Egypt : CATS
25
Kaput : SHOT
27
Karate-like exercise program : TAEBO
28
Annoyed + 2 = "Success!" : ITWORKED
30
Jaded person : CYNIC
33
Actor Beatty : NED
35
Makes after expenses : NETS
36
Vivaldi duet? : VEES
37
Many births in late spring, astrologically : GEMINIS
38
Firm in one's stance : ADAMANT
39
Email attachment with compressed content : ZIPFILE
41
Words written in marble : EPITAPH
42
Pulls out of a deal : RENEGES
43
Pull back : RETREAT
45
"Pull up a chair!" : SIT
47
Basilica recess : APSE
50
Younger Obama daughter : SASHA
53
Kittens' cries : MEWS
54
Mitchell whose "Blue" was named #1 on NPR's "150 Greatest Albums Made by Women" list : JONI
55
Codas : ENDS
57
Napkin's place : LAP
59
Civic duty, of a sort : TAX

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

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