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New York Times, Thursday, May 25, 2023

Author:
Andrew Kingsley and Garrett Chalfin
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Bracketologists' picks, often
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Garrett Chalfin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 77, Blocks: 43 Missing: {GJQXZ} Grid is asymmetric. This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Kingsley. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Chalfin. Thursday freshness: 6%
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A few years back, a friend and I were exploring SPLIT PEAS, and while it was neat to find PHILLIPINES = PHILIP PINES, every other ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times5/25/23 ( No. 26,861 )
Across
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Wows : AWES
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Food ___ : COMA
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Exercise that incorporates ballet, yoga and Pilates : BARRE
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Not daring at all : TAME
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"Our treat" : ONUS
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___ gas law (pV = nRT) : IDEAL
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*Dogs that can run up to 35 miles an hour : WHIP
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– : PETS
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It's fit for a queen : TIARA
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Gmail alternative : AOL
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Secretly unseal, perhaps : STEAMOPEN
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Pronoun heard in "Hamlet" and "Richard II," appropriately : ROYALWE
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Establishments for facials and waxing : SPAS
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*Electrical current converter : POWERSUP
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– : PLY
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Option at many bike shops : TESTRIDE
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French 101 word with three vowels : EAU
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Freestyle, maybe : RAP
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Piece in the game Othello : DISC
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Fabric for some formal table linens : DAMASK
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Commonly torn tissue, for short : ACL
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American charges : AIRFARES
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*Country composed of over 7,000 islands : PHILIP
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– : PINES
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Religious scroll : TORAH
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"Since that's over with …" : NOWTHEN
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Staff : EMPLOYEES
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Geological span : ERA
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Act as an usher for : SEEIN
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*Lacking seriousness, as an attitude : FLIP
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– : PANT
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Chihuahua, for one : STATE
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Nickname for Letitia : TISH
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Nike competitor : AVIA
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Syrian strongman : ASSAD
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Brand of coolers and insulated drinkware : YETI
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Obsolescent film format : REEL
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Like much of Europe beginning in 1939 : ATWAR
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"Yippee!" : WAHOO
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___ Greene Balch, American humanitarian who won the 1946 Nobel Peace Prize : EMILY
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International Day of Peace mo. : SEP
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"Good" or "bad" questioner : COP
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Bracketologists' picks, often : ONESEEDS
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Animal crossing? : MUTT
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Eye up and down : ASSESS
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JPEG alternative : BITMAP
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"Ciao!" : ADIOS
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*Show up again : REAP
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Not well at all? : RARE
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Flair : ELAN
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Satyajit Ray's "The ___ Trilogy" : APU
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Like the fact that Lance Bass sang bass for 'N Sync : APT
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Well-manored sort? : LORD
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"Jojo Rabbit" setting: Abbr. : WWII
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Rundown : RECAP
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– : PEAR
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Hit light-ly? : LASE
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Chortles : YUKS
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Hip-hop subgenre : TRAP
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Allotment term : EACH
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Certain soup ingredients … or a homophonic hint to the answers to the starred clues : SPLITPEAS
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Bond's debut film : DRNO
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Not too many : AFEW
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Boom holder : MAST
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"No, really!" : IINSIST
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Banned book of 1955 : LOLITA
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Flattened, in a way : IRONED
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Tap one's phone, perhaps : PAY
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Glad rival : HEFTY
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What chests and waves may do : HEAVE
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Saxophone-playing Muppet : ERNIE
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From birth : NATAL
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She, in Sicily : ESSA
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National League expansion team of 1962 : METS
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Writer Wiesel : ELIE
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Golden ratio symbol : PHI
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Course goal : PAR

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