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New York Times, Thursday, June 1, 2023

Author:
David and Karen and Paul Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Not up to us
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1116/16/201112/21/202322
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
107891534262
RebusCircleScrabDebutFresh
6211.6365066%
David Steinberg
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
55/22/20227/18/20233
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1021100
RebusCircleScrabDebutFresh
121.581941%
Karen Steinberg
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
35/22/20227/18/20233
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1010100
RebusCircleScrabDebutFresh
111.481846%
Paul Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 81, Blocks: 42 This is puzzle # 110 for Mr. Steinberg. This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Steinberg. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Steinberg. Thursday freshness: 24%
Constructor notes:
DAVID: My dad, Paul, thought of this Reducing Fractions crossword idea years ago. In Dad's proposed implementation, the theme answers ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
REDUCING FRACTIONS is exactly the revealer I wanted! I'm so glad David pointed that out because it strongly pulls the concept ... read more
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R
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E
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A
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P
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G
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R
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A
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D
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B
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R
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A
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S
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H
A
L
O
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S
H
A
D
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L
E
G
O
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O
U
T
O
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4
H
A
N
D
S
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U
T
E
S
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H
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E
N
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S
E
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R
R
A
N
O
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I
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P
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A
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C
L
A
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N
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L
I
B
I
D
O
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F
O
R
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M
A
L
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O
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P
E
C
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N
A
N
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S
P
O
O
F
S
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T
A
C
O
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S
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O
U
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I
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N
T
H
U
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R
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T
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P
E
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I
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T
S
4
S
43
S
E
A
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S
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O
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L
B
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A
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T
H
O
M
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A
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V
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A
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I
K
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A
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S
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N
O
L
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O
S
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D
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R
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G
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G
O
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T
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A
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T
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A
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D
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E
D
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C
R
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E
D
I
2
R
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T
66
H
67
Y
68
R
O
M
E
69
A
U
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A
S
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O
B
O
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S
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A
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B
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P
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© 2023, The New York Times6/1/23 ( No. 26,868 )
Across
1
Gather : REAP
5
Late-spring celebrant : GRAD
9
Some of these fasten in the front : BRAS
13
Light ring : HALO
14
Subtle expression of contempt, in modern lingo : SHADE
15
Brick in a kit : LEGO
16
Not up to us : OUTOFOURHANDS
18
Salt Lake City team : UTES
19
Increase the intensity of : HEIGHTEN
20
Hotter substitute for jalapeño : SERRANO
22
"Double" or "triple" brew : IPA
25
Extended family : CLAN
27
Primal drive : LIBIDO
28
Calling for tails, maybe : FORMAL
30
Crude letters : OPEC
32
Grammy equivalent : NAN
33
"Airplane!" and "This Is Spinal Tap" : SPOOFS
34
Food that's folded : TACOS
36
Boot : OUST
37
Doctor's reassurance before a shot : ITWONTHURT
40
Small, fancy confections : PETITSFOURS
43
Settings for naval gazing? : SEAS
45
Brand by a bathroom sink : ORALB
46
Not out : ATHOME
48
Director DuVernay : AVA
51
Store with a suggested navigational path : IKEA
52
Fancy bash : SOIREE
53
Win-win : NOLOSE
55
Possible cause for insomnia : DRIP
57
Watchdog warning : GRR
58
"Do you see?" : GOTTHAT
60
Made amends : ATONED
62
Make amendments? : EDIT
63
Reliable, to a lender : CREDITWORTHY
68
City associated with pasta carbonara : ROME
69
Vibes : AURAS
70
Relative of a cor anglais : OBOE
71
Really take off : SOAR
72
Wild animal with dangerous 73-Across : BEAR
73
See 72-Across : PAWS
Down
1
Fraternity row letter with a homophone in this clue : RHO
2
Fontaine contents : EAU
3
Key in a macro : ALT
4
Christopher Robin's "silly old" chum : POOH
5
Major exporter of gold and cocoa : GHANA
6
Managed : RAN
7
Puts on : ADDS
8
Turn off, digitally : DESELECT
9
Book teaser : BLURB
10
Hold on to : RETAIN
11
Something a chair needs : AGENDA
12
"Is it time already?" : SOSOON
14
Racing boats : SHELLS
17
Coffee with less kick : HALFCAF
21
Printer brand : RICOH
22
"Should that be the case …" : IFSO
23
Short-term shop : POPUP
24
Came about : AROSE
26
Pretty darn good : NOTHALFBAD
29
Vermont's "Freedom and Unity," e.g. : MOTTO
31
Trashes : PANS
35
Food that's rolled : SUSHI
37
Dot on a nautical map : ISLE
38
Corp. shake-up : REORG
39
Less wild : TAMER
41
Like some whiskey : IRISH
42
One way to get around in urban areas : TAKEACAB
44
Prognosticator : SEER
46
Barring changes : ASITIS
47
Inning part when the visiting team bats : TOPHALF
48
Incenses : ANGERS
49
Religion with West African and Catholic influences : VOODOO
50
First Nissan model offered as a hybrid : ALTIMA
54
River gamboler : OTTER
56
Palindromic tracker : RADAR
59
Loyal : TRUE
61
Quit discussing : DROP
64
Swinging Sixties, e.g. : ERA
65
As yet unknown, for short : TBA
66
Good question : HOW
67
Good answer : YES

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

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