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New York Times, Friday, June 23, 2023

Author:
Kunal Nabar
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Playbills?
TotalDebut
16/23/2023
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Kunal Nabar

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {BFJQXZ} Grid has diagonal symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Nabar. Friday freshness: 33%
Kunal Nabar notes:
I first encountered the New York Times crossword puzzle one Saturday in high school. I scanned the clues and guessed a few answers ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Diagonal symmetry isn't for everyone. I love the novelty of it, and there are several technical aspects that constructors can take ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times6/23/23 ( No. 26,890 )
Across
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Like some knowledge and commitments : PRIOR
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Horror-struck : AGHAST
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Playbills? : MONOPOLYMONEY
14
Refresher course? : PALATECLEANSER
15
State flower of Utah : SEGO
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Singer/songwriter Paul : ANKA
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Reinvented self : NEWME
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"Je suis à ___" ("I'm all yours") : TOI
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Big name in family music : OSMOND
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Political convention attendees: Abbr. : DELS
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Theme park originally conceived as a planned community : EPCOT
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Unmoving : INERT
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Ingredient in some flour : RYE
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Credit cards : PLASTIC
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Quick impression, as of a person : READ
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One who's got the goods? : SELLER
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Features of some Japanese gardens : KOIPONDS
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Divide appropriately : PRORATE
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Roughly one-third of the earth's surface : DESERT
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It might be sold by the yard : ALE
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Displayed dislike, in a way : SNEERED
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Michelle ___ West of the L.P.G.A. : WIE
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Clothes line : SEAM
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Push : IMPEL
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Play ___ (sit in with the band) : ASET
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Drones, e.g. : MALES
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Mine : PIT
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Betamaxes, e.g. : VCRS
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Some stage whispers : ASIDES
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Narrative device used in "Groundhog Day" : TIMELOOP
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Frankincense and myrrh, but not gold : RESINS
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Overly slick : UNCTUOUS
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Galleon's company : ARMADA
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Mountain path : PASS
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Letters seen all around New York City : MTA
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Game played on yaks in Mongolia and Pakistan : POLO
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Coded material : RNA
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Scintillas : IOTAS
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Opportunity for an amateur, maybe : OPENMIC
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Apt cry of encouragement for a geologist? : ROCKON
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"___, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss": Keats : AYE
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Mulder on "The X-Files," e.g., informally : GMAN
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Sharp now : HONED
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What a key provides : ANSWER
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Fitting : SEEMLY
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Actor Gibson of the "Fast & Furious" franchise : TYRESE
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Genre for Gabriel García Márquez and Haruki Murakami : MAGICALREALISM
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Spanish American cowboy : LLANERO
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Ingratiating sort : PEOPLEPLEASER
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Dance components : STEPS
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Parliament : owls :: raft : ___ : OTTERS
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Top present during the holiday season? : DREIDEL
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City formerly known as Christiania : OSLO
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Like many gift packages and old messages : TAPED
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Many a Zoroastrian : IRANI
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Parties : DOS
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Apt cry of encouragement for a pilot? : KEEPITUP
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Anchor's place : NEWSROOM
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Dehydrates : DRIESOUT
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Editorial overruling : STET
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100 is a high one, informally : TEMP
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Capital of Eritrea : ASMARA
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Target of a biometric scanner : RETINA
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Oil and film, for two : MEDIA
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Grp. defending trans rights : ACLU
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Button often indicated by a forward arrow : SEND
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Participants in a November parade, informally : VETS
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Govt. org. since 1946 : SSA
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Roast figures : MCS
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Pro bono promo : PSA

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