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New York Times, Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Author:
Aimee Lucido
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Aimee Lucido

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Lucido. Tuesday freshness: 47%
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Jim Horne notes:

Raspberry Pi is an excellent gift for that budding computer nerd in your life.

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© 2023, The New York Times6/20/23 ( No. 26,887 )
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Bobbie Gentry's "___ to Billie Joe" : ODE
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Front row at a chess tournament? : PAWNS
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"Sesame Street" Muppet whose last name rhymes with her first : ABBY
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Anxiety-based reason to attend a party, in modern lingo : FOMO
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Sneeze sound : ACHOO
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Purplish fruit used in gin : SLOE
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Compact images on a desktop : THUMBNAILS
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Attire in old Rome : TOGA
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Person who can't be the victim of a pickpocket : NUDIST
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Fuzzy fruits : KIWIS
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Candy brand from Germany : HARIBO
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Actress Garr : TERI
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Thus far : YET
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British pop star Rita : ORA
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"Jacques ___ Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" (1968 musical) : BREL
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This, in Spanish : ESTO
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Lose : MISPLACE
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Dispensed : ISSUED
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With 68-Across, pancake topping : MAPLE
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Spanish bear : OSO
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___ Polo (pool game) : MARCO
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Nudges to move over, say : ELBOWS
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Starchy, deep-fried bite : TATERTOT
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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"You can stop, I get it!" : OKOK
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Flamenco cheer : OLE
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72, at Augusta National : PAR
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Seniors' org. : AARP
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Chatted away : YAPPED
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Metal for recycling : SCRAP
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Nuclear experiments, for short : ATESTS
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Attention-grabbing shouts : HEYS
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Washday item that may be used indoors or outdoors : CLOTHESPIN
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Big name in dog food : ALPO
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Popeye's burly foe : BLUTO
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"Time and ___ wait for no man" : TIDE
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Ragamuffin : WAIF
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See 38-Across : SYRUP
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Comprehended : GOT
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Frequently, in verse : OFT
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"I'm such a bozo!" : DOH
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Feathered creature in Liberty Mutual ads : EMU
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First woman, in Greek myth : PANDORA
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Purplish fruit used in smoothies : ACAI
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Political campaign made up of a series of short appearances : WHISTLESTOPTOUR
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Actor Nick of "Hotel Rwanda" : NOLTE
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Distress call : SOS
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Sparkling wine region : ASTI
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Absolutely lose it … or a hint to 6-, 18-, 21- and 24-Down : BLOWYOURTOP
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"Casablanca" co-star, informally : BOGIE
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What raises a lot of dough? : YEAST
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Hyatt alternative : OMNI
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Poppable packing material : BUBBLEWRAP
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1948 musical based on "The Taming of the Shrew" : KISSMEKATE
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Man, in France : HOMME
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Popular typeface : ARIAL
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Tiny computer with a dessert-inspired name : RASPBERRYPI
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Big retailer of rock-climbing gear : REI
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Green: Prefix : ECO
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Old Russian ruler : TSAR
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What a book review might spoil : PLOT
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Chartres school : ECOLE
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Lovingly spoiled, with "on" : DOTED
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Symbol of strength and endurance : OAK
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Milieu for snorkeling : SEA
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Place to buy goodies for kids : TOYSHOP
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"Yeah, right!" : PSHAW
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Speedy Amtrak service : ACELA
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Auto competition that's not held on a track : RALLY
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Attention-grabbing whisper : PSST
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Starting on : ASOF
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"___, Brute?" : ETTU
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Airer of "48 Hours" and "60 Minutes" : CBS
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Animal that hunts for truffles : PIG
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"From this day forward" vow : IDO
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Butterfly catcher : NET

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

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