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New York Times, Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Author:
Kavin Pawittranon and Nijah Morris
Editor:
Will Shortz
Feeding apparatus at a petting zoo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Pawittranon. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Morris. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Wednesday freshness: 27%
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© 2023, The New York Times5/24/23 ( No. 26,860 )
Across
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"Take it easy" : GOSLOW
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Letters above 2 on a phone : ABC
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Bit of regalia : SASH
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Area around a nipple : AREOLA
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Word with level or legs : SEA
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No later than : UPTO
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Feeding apparatus at a petting zoo : PELLETDISPENSER
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Sun, in Spanish : SOL
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Tiny hill-dweller : ANT
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Bits of news : ITEMS
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One who is one, e.g. : BABY
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Rib structure : CAGE
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Slightest opportunity : GHOSTOFACHANCE
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Cooks in the oven, maybe : ROASTS
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Future atty.'s exam : LSAT
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Word that can be a state abbreviation : ILL
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Not outer : INNER
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"Sprechen ___ Deutsch?" : SIE
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Second-brightest stars : BETAS
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Tina of "30 Rock" : FEY
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Ilhan in Congress : OMAR
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Country singer Underwood : CARRIE
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Big name in underwear : FRUITOFTHELOOM
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Raise to the third power : CUBE
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"___ I'm saying is …" : ALLS
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Dirty look : SNEER
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Victory : WIN
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"Whoops," in a text : MYB
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Rapper with the 2010 hit "No Hands" : WAKAFLOCKAFLAME
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High point : APEX
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"___ we there yet?" : ARE
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Spiteful feeling : MALICE
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Headquarters : BASE
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Dedicated poem : ODE
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Where to find the starts of 17-, 28-, 45- and 58-Across? : PACMAN
Down
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Parts of some smiles : GAPS
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You can open it with a twist : OREO
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Peddle : SELL
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"Haha" : LOL
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Cheer for a matador : OLE
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Khmer temple : WAT
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Phrase of clarification : ASIN
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Ideal scenario : BESTCASE
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Toadstool topper : CAP
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Product of solar steeping : SUNTEA
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Nook in a church : APSE
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Academic acronym : STEM
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___ d'oeuvres : HORS
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"The Banana Boat Song" : DAYO
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Last thing to go in a pocket, one hopes : EIGHTBALL
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Big name in speakers : BOSE
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Plastic grass : ASTROTURF
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Group whose "Butter" video was the fastest to reach 100 million views on YouTube (2021) : BTS
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Obama health legislation, for short : ACA
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Dead duck : GONER
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Yuzuru ___, first skater to successfully land a quadruple loop in competition : HANYU
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Bat an eye, say : FLIRT
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Certain explosive, informally : NITRO
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Assert : CLAIM
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Funky bit of noodling : RIFF
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Something agreed upon by consenting sexual partners : SAFEWORD
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Greek god of love : EROS
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Word with angry or flash : MOB
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Cartoon frame : CEL
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Alpine climber's tool : ICEAXE
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Bit of hair : HANK
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Home test kit component : SWAB
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County north of San Francisco : NAPA
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Just gets (by) : EKES
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Beverage brand whose mascot is a polar bear in a sweater : ICEE
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Mangle, e.g. : MAIM
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Community pool org. : YMCA
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"I've ___ thinking …" : BEEN
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Dweller on the Mekong River : LAO
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Bass booster : AMP
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Sky safety org. : FAA
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Inc. cousin : LLC

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