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New York Times, Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Author:
Kathryn Ladner
Editor:
Will Shortz
Like some nosy questions
TotalDebutLatest
312/17/20208/1/2023
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Kathryn Ladner

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Ladner. Tuesday freshness: 62%
Jeff Chen notes:
EIGHT / BIRDS … this had to be some 12 Monkeys or Seven Lions kind of thing I'm not cool enough to understand. The Goog to the ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times5/30/23 ( No. 26,866 )
Across
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Word-for-word : LITERAL
8
Thorny savanna tree : ACACIA
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Reach, as a goal : ACHIEVE
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Like some nosy questions : PROBING
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Dogs like Snoopy : BEAGLES
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Trade restriction : EMBARGO
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Biblical possessive : THY
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Nickname that might drop -vin or -eb : CAL
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Director Howard : RON
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General idea : GIST
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Brotherhood : FRATERNITY
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Reddit Q&A : AMA
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Mo. shared by Leo and Virgo : AUG
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"The ___ of Pooh" (Benjamin Hoff book) : TAO
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Baloney : MALARKEY
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Some pickles : DILLS
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Brought together : UNIFIED
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Eye for a long time : STAREAT
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Attach with a string or cord : TIEON
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Title role in the Best Picture of 1962 : LAWRENCE
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Cry of disgust : UGH
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"32 Flavors" singer DiFranco : ANI
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"Chai" in English : TEA
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Aeronaut propelled by hot air : BALLOONIST
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Soak up the sun : BASK
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Beverage that might be blonde or brown : ALE
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Like merlot wine : RED
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"Ich bin ___ Berliner" : EIN
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Tart light-green drink : LIMEADE
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Feels remorse over : REGRETS
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Made an angry face : SCOWLED
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Stupefied : INADAZE
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Hero of a Virgil epic : AENEAS
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Legal term meaning "guilty mind" : MENSREA
Down
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Place for experiments : LAB
2
What rinks have and neat drinks don't : ICE
3
"Untrue!" : THATSALIE
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With 50-Down, things centered in Across answers in this puzzle : EIGHT
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Depend (on) : RELY
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N.Y.C.'s Fifth, e.g. : AVE
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Picasso's "___ Demoiselles d'Avignon" : LES
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Adornment worn above the elbow : ARMLET
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Corn holder : COB
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Lawyers' grp. : ABA
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Wispy clouds : CIRRI
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Block of gold : INGOT
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"The ___ and the Ecstasy" (biographical novel about Michelangelo) : AGONY
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Bog fuel : PEAT
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Hard to pin down : CAGY
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Entire range : GAMUT
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___ Perry, award-winning author of "South to America" : IMANI
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Phony : FAKE
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Felt remorse over : RUED
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Speed-detecting device : RADAR
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Bête ___ (pet peeve) : NOIRE
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On the wrong side (of) : AFOUL
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Rock's Starr : RINGO
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Offered quiet sympathy, in a way : LENTANEAR
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Feature of sneakers, typically, but not loafers : LACES
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The "turf" of a "surf and turf" : STEAK
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Comic ___ (oft-mocked typeface) : SANS
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Nincompoop : TWIT
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Like eggs in nests and carpet on floors : LAID
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Throngs : HORDES
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Model airplane material : BALSA
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Girl who went down a rabbit hole : ALICE
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Fruit that makes your lips pucker : LEMON
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Have to have : NEED
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See 4-Down : BIRDS
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Jennifer who wrote "A Visit From the Goon Squad" : EGAN
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Woolly mama : EWE
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In the style of : ALA
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Crater's edge : RIM
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St. Louis-to-Indianapolis dir. : ENE
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Philosopher Lao-___: Var. : TZE
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Pirate's domain : SEA

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

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