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Sea Change

New York Times, Sunday, May 7, 2023

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
Hong Kong action hero who frequently collaborated with John Woo
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQ} Scrabble average: 1.70 Grid has repeated answers. Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Nediger. Sunday freshness: 85%
Will Shortz notes:
Will Nediger is a professional crossword constructor from London, Ontario. This is his 47th puzzle in The Times since 2006. He likes puzzles that violate standard crossword rules and ... read more
Will Nediger notes:
I love dupes, and I especially love dupes that make you question whether they even count as dupes. One of my other recent Sundays, from 6/12/22, was also themed around dupes, so this ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love Greek mythology. I enjoy thought experiments. I even like a word ladder every now and again. So I enjoyed today's exploration, replacing SHIP letter by letter and building it back ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Clever theme!

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© 2023, The New York Times5/7/23 ( No. 26,843 )
Across
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Large dog breed : MASTIFF
8
U.K. movie award : BAFTA
13
Card table declaration : IPASS
18
Unit equivalent to 4.184 joules : CALORIE
19
Awards for ad campaigns : CLIOS
20
Thawing : DETENTE
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Thought experiment that asks whether an object remains the same object if its parts are replaced one by one : SHIPOFTHESEUS
24
Person living between Liberia and Ghana : IVORIAN
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Participate in a pledge drive : DONATE
26
The false killer whale resembles it : ORCA
27
Italian nickname : SAL
28
Canada's House of Commons has 338 of them, in brief : MPS
29
"Nothing but net!" : SWISH
31
Place to run some tests : LAB
33
Acorn-loving duo : CHIPANDDALE
36
Hither and ___ : YON
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Run into the ground : OVERUSE
40
Actress Ullmann : LIV
41
Home of Grace Hopper College : YALE
42
The artist François Boucher said that it was "too green and badly lit" : NATURE
44
___ Redivivus (first-century myth about an emperor's reappearance) : NERO
46
Use crayons : COLOR
48
Restaurant pick-up option? : CHOPSTICKS
51
Hong Kong action hero who frequently collaborated with John Woo : CHOWYUNFAT
56
Oily sauce : PESTO
57
___ funny : HAHA
59
Family nickname : SIS
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"The way I see it ...," via texts : IMO
61
Métro area? : PARIS
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Comedian Margaret : CHO
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Hebrew for "head" : ROSH
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Chef/food writer Samin ___ : NOSRAT
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Brinks : EVES
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Ostentatious behavior : SHOWBOATING
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Selection of appetizers in Greek and Turkish restaurants : MEZE
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Prestige : CACHET
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"Buona ___" (Italian greeting) : SERA
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Human, e.g. : APE
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Augurs : BODES
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Drummer's setup : KIT
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Jersey call : MOO
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Singer Amos : TORI
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Award-winning sci-fi author Bacigalupi : PAOLO
87
Dramatic action-movie effect : SLOWMOTION
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Pail for feeding pigs : SLOPBUCKET
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Invited over : HADIN
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___ Pet : CHIA
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Available for rental, to Brits : ONHIRE
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Stylish : CHIC
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Mo. for Canadian Thanksgiving : OCT
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Alertly responsive (to) : ATTUNED
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Accomplished : DID
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Loafers, e.g. : SLIPONSHOES
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One-pip card : ACE
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County between London and the North Sea : ESSEX
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Movement for a finger or a tail : WAG
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King, in Portuguese : REI
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Flour variety with a palindromic name : ATTA
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Bone at the base of the spine : SACRUM
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Emily Dickinson's hometown : AMHERST
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Thought experiment that asks whether an object remains the same object if its parts are replaced one by one : SHIPOFTHESEUS
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Legally void status : NULLITY
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City that hosts an annual Pirate Festival : TAMPA
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First president of the Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots : EARHART
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Secretly surveil : SPYON
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Go quietly : SNEAK
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"Obviously not, ya goof!" : NOSILLY
Down
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Rap battle participants : MCS
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"That feels good!" : AAH
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Donned, as a silky dress : SLIDINTO
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Literary theme, from the Greek : TOPOS
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Steam trains, in the 19th century : IRONHORSES
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World Cup org. : FIFA
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In fine ___ : FETTLE
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Abbr. in ancient dates : BCE
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"I forgot to mention ..." : ALSO
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More intense : FIERCER
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Have an emotional impact on : TOUCH
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Attack : ASSAIL
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Gloater's words : ITOLDYOUSO
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Part of b.p.s. : PER
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Member of a kingdom that spans the globe : ANIMAL
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Object for binding contracts : STAPLE
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Meaning : SENSE
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Denies knowing anything about : DISAVOWS
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___ Rachel Wood of "Kajillionaire" : EVAN
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Learn through the grapevine : HEAR
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Harmonize : SYNC
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"That's wild!," in a modern spelling : WOAH
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Twin bed? : BUNK
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Salsa variety, casually : PICO
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"Rats!" : DARN
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November honorees : VETS
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Meeting, informally : SESH
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Hoity-toity : UPPISH
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Astronaut Ellen of shuttle missions : OCHOA
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Prevaricating : LYING
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Between-the-shoulder-blades annoyance : ITCH
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Some Pacific salmon : COHOS
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"___ luego" : HASTA
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Like ceramics : FIRED
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Blow away : AMAZE
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Reusable shopping bags : TOTES
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Like a bellowing crowd : AROAR
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Demure kisses : PECKS
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Come in handy : AVAIL
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Half of a leaf : RECTO
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Have because of : OWETO
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Mudhole wallower : HIPPO
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Less-than-demure kiss : SMOOCH
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Came to attention, say : STOOD
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Bucking beast, informally : BRONC
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___ tide : NEAP
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Portrayer of Princess Diana on "The Crown" : EMMACORRIN
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Ones making mistakes : BLUNDERERS
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Idleness : OTIOSITY
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"Oh, really?" : ISIT
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Instrument in Joan Tower's "Island Prelude" : OBOE
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Produce speedily, with "out" : WHIP
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Move slowly : INCH
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___ Mangeshkar, Indian singer known as the "Queen of Melody" : LATA
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Fast-food offering that may come with a toy : KIDSMEAL
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Lake that's home to South Bass Island : ERIE
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"Ideas worth spreading" spinoff : TEDX
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Can spare a few moments : HASTIME
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Thwart the interrogators : CLAMUP
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Good way to be regarded : HIGHLY
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Makes crispy : TOASTS
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Bay Area sch. : UCSF
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Tidy up : NEATEN
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Septet in a Christmas carol : SWANS
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Digs in a forest : NEST
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Patriot Allen : ETHAN
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Food served with gari and wasabi : SUSHI
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Dad, in Korean : APPA
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Rosalind of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" : CHAO
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Scrabble rating system : ELO
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Durable wood : OAK
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Link, of a sort : URL
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Challenge for a cleaner : STY

Answer summary:
10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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