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New York Times, Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Author:
Anthony Gisonda
Editor:
Will Shortz
Horror film monster who has become an L.G.B.T.Q. icon, with "the"
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Anthony Gisonda

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVWX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Gisonda. Tuesday freshness: 90%
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© 2023, The New York Times6/27/23 ( No. 26,894 )
Across
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"Oh yeah, love your stuff" : IMAFAN
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Sharp prod : JAB
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Instruction for cooking corn on the cob : BOIL
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Tame : DOCILE
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Not well : ILL
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___ Mae Bullock (Tina Turner's birth name) : ANNA
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One-act Strauss opera adapted from an Oscar Wilde play : SALOME
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Ziggy Stardust's music genre : GLAMROCK
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Fish that's often canned : TUNA
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Japanese vehicle manufacturer : ISUZU
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Beret-wearing rebel, familiarly : CHE
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Painfully particular : ANAL
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Change priorities, say : REFOCUS
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One form of savings, for short : IRA
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Walker who wrote "The Color Purple" : ALICE
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Part of a book jacket : FLAP
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Famed 1990s TV psychic : MISSCLEO
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Shows for soldiers, informally : USOS
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Year before jr. : SOPH
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Shiftless sort : IDLER
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18-wheelers : RIGS
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Horse coloring : ROAN
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Horror film monster who has become an L.G.B.T.Q. icon, with "the" : BABADOOK
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Combine, as resources : POOL
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"Bro!" : MYMAN
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Org. in which Wizards battle Kings : NBA
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Baby shower guest of honor : MOMTOBE
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Disbands, say : ENDS
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Nail polish brand : OPI
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Pat Sajak and Vanna White, for "Wheel of Fortune" : HOSTS
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Heartburn relief brand : TUMS
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What each set of circled letters in this grid represents : MUSTACHE
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Certain Muslim : SHIITE
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Fútbol cheers : OLES
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Looney Tunes frame : CEL
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A No. 2 one is more widely popular than a No. 1 : PENCIL
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Verdi opera : AIDA
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Subj. for some refugees : ESL
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Infuriates : ANGERS
Down
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Selects out of a lineup, informally : IDS
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What a drawbridge may cross : MOAT
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Org. that denounced Japanese internment during W.W. II : ACLU
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Grammy-winning Apple : FIONA
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Annual reference work : ALMANAC
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Formerly known as : NEE
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Celebratory dances : JIGS
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Enticing quality : ALLURE
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Reason to call the fire department : BLAZE
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Classic joke locale : BAR
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Every so often : ONOCCASION
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Creep forward : INCHUP
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Minnesota has more than 10,000 of them : LAKES
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Botches : MUFFS
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Phrase of fessing up : ILIED
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Bold poker bet : ALLIN
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Prayer starter : OLORD
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Some online communications, in brief : IMS
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Home of Christ the Redeemer, informally : RIO
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"Just like I said I would …" : ASPROMISED
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Maine college whose name is also a variety of cheese : COLBY
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Photography session : SHOOT
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Counterpart of rural : URBAN
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Chair designer Charles or Ray : EAMES
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Small lump or big bunch : GOB
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Reggae relative : SKA
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Hawaii hello : ALOHA
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Segue in a story : ANDTHEN
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Vox ___ : POPULI
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Fits well (with) : MESHES
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"Justice League" actor Jason : MOMOA
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Italian lawn game : BOCCE
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Taking to court : SUING
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Betray a secret : TELL
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Mickey and Minnie, for two : MICE
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Mix, as batter : STIR
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Grp. checking carry-ons : TSA
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Place for a Swedish massage : SPA
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Features of lollipops but not suckers? : ELS

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

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