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New York Times, Monday, May 8, 2023

Author:
Catherine Cetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Picture frames, usually
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15/8/2023
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11.527%
Catherine Cetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JKQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Cetta. Monday freshness: 26%
Catherine Cetta notes:
Much of the time, I struggle to come up with themes. I had been waiting to submit anything until I felt I had a "Times-worthy" idea, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I often resent photographers telling me to SAY CHEESE, so I sometimes mutter "cheese" through a forced frown, but seeing all those ... read more
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C
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A
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R
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E
5
L
6
E
7
O
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S
9
A
10
B
11
A
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T
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E
14
A
L
E
X
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E
L
B
A
16
D
E
I
S
M
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F
A
C
E
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T
I
M
E
D
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M
A
D
A
M
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E
N
T
R
E
A
T
Y
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W
I
N
E
R
Y
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A
T
E
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R
E
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F
I
T
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S
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S
N
S
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E
D
E
N
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F
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R
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A
31
U
32
H
O
G
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N
34
A
E
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N
O
36
S
E
A
T
S
37
A
F
L
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O
A
T
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N
E
W
I
S
H
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D
I
E
T
P
O
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P
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C
A
T
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S
E
E
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E
A
S
T
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N
I
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N
A
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H
E
A
R
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D
E
T
E
R
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D
O
S
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A
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B
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I
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D
E
S
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G
R
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O
U
P
H
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U
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G
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V
A
L
U
E
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S
A
Y
C
H
E
E
S
E
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I
N
S
E
T
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O
T
O
H
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S
L
E
D
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D
E
A
L
S
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L
E
N
O
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O
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© 2023, The New York Times5/8/23 ( No. 26,844 )
Across
1
The "C" in T.L.C. : CARE
5
Some people with summer birthdays : LEOS
9
Let up : ABATE
14
Former "Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
15
Isle where Napoleon was exiled : ELBA
16
Thomas Jefferson's religious belief : DEISM
17
Shared a video call on an Apple device : FACETIMED
19
"___, I'm Adam" (palindrome) : MADAM
20
Earnest appeal : ENTREATY
21
Spot to sample a sherry : WINERY
22
Devoured : ATE
23
Update the equipment of, as a factory : REFIT
25
Govt. IDs : SSNS
27
Eve's garden … or the letters at the beginning and end of "Eve's garden" : EDEN
28
Spanish : señora :: German : ___ : FRAU
32
Harley, to a biker : HOG
33
Scottish denial : NAE
35
"Standing room only" : NOSEATS
37
Out of debt, so to speak : AFLOAT
39
Somewhat recently released : NEWISH
40
Low-calorie soda : DIETPOP
42
Pet that uses a litter box : CAT
43
"Get it?" : SEE
44
Sunrise's direction : EAST
45
Simone who sang "I Put a Spell on You" : NINA
47
"Now ___ this!" : HEAR
48
Dissuade : DETER
49
Uno + uno : DOS
50
Puts up with : ABIDES
54
Many-person act of support or affection : GROUPHUG
58
Relative worth : VALUE
59
Photographer's request … as suggested by this puzzle's circled letters? : SAYCHEESE
60
Map box : INSET
61
Texter's "Then again …" : OTOH
62
Winter toy : SLED
63
Bargains : DEALS
64
Comedian Jay : LENO
65
Automotive pioneer whose name preceded a "mobile" : OLDS
Down
1
Barista's establishment : CAFE
2
Mathematician Turing : ALAN
3
Picture frames, usually : RECTANGLES
4
Applies, as pressure : EXERTS
5
"Star Wars" heroine who founded the Resistance : LEIA
6
Arboreal symbol of Massachusetts : ELMTREE
7
Followed instructions : OBEYED
8
Pathetic : SAD
9
Let in : ADMIT
10
Pinto or garbanzo : BEAN
11
Helper : AIDE
12
Russian title derived from "Caesar" : TSAR
13
The "E" in EGOT : EMMY
18
A golfer sticks one in the grass : TEE
21
Actress Ryder : WINONA
24
Marshy area : FEN
25
What a beach umbrella provides : SHADE
26
"Lost in Translation" director Coppola : SOFIA
28
Not very many : FEW
29
Creates a ruckus : RAISESHELL
30
Metaphorically lost : ATSEA
31
Attendant at a wedding or Broadway show : USHER
33
Siesta : NAP
34
Does penance : ATONES
36
Tennis unit : SET
38
Mel in the Baseball Hall of Fame : OTT
41
Part discarded from a peach : PIT
42
"Don't let me interrupt" : CARRYON
46
Nullify : NEGATE
47
"Fingers crossed!" : HOPESO
48
Specifications, in slang : DEETS
49
"I can't believe I missed that question!" : DUH
50
Like a die-hard fan : AVID
51
___ of one's existence : BANE
52
Name hidden in "cocktail sauce" : ILSA
53
Burr-versus-Hamilton contest, e.g. : DUEL
55
49-Across x cuatro : OCHO
56
Secondhand : USED
57
Certifications on some coll. applications : GEDS
59
Sun, in Santiago : SOL

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

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