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New York Times, Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Author:
Matt Fuchs and Victor Sloan
Editor:
Will Shortz
Sport of climbing mountains
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Matt Fuchs
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16/28/20231
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1.53265%
Victor Sloan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Fuchs. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sloan. Wednesday freshness: 92%
Constructor notes:
MATT: It is so exciting to see this puzzle run on my birthday — thank you to the Times for this awesome and memorable ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
We've seen plenty of literally IN themes and X through Y, but this is something a little different. PARTRIDGE (in a) PEAR TREE, FROG ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times6/28/23 ( No. 26,895 )
Across
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Sport of climbing mountains : ALPINISM
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SAG-___ (broadcast workers' union) : AFTRA
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See 3-Down : PEARTREE
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See 10-Down : THROAT
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Providers of in-flight entertainment? : AIRSHOWS
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Cold sauces : AIOLIS
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Parlor decoration, for short : TAT
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Bit of braggadocio : BOAST
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Target of CRISPR editing : GENE
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Fabric derived from wood pulp : RAYON
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Former Mideast alliance, in brief : UAR
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Org. that looks into cases : TSA
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Display utter contempt for : SPITAT
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"You're So Vain" singer Carly : SIMON
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With all one's heart : MADLY
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Operative with access : INSIDEMAN
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Tokarczuk who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature : OLGA
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See 30-Down : GRASS
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Having a fermented quality : WINY
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Loses everything : GOESBROKE
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See 35-Down : PANTS
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Saxophonist who pioneered modal jazz, to fans : TRANE
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Fruity red : CERISE
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Noted seashell seller? : SHE
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Ceremonial sash : OBI
49
Rubbernecks : GAWKS
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Match point? : WICK
52
Onetime boxy Toyota : SCION
54
Asian peninsula: Abbr. : KOR
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Cell with pseudopods : AMOEBA
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See 44-Down : COALMINE
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See 58-Down : BONNET
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Currency zone whose members include Finland and Malta : EUROAREA
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Struck, biblically : SMOTE
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Advice on a fashion blog : STYLETIP
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Pit-___ : APAT
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Organa who's also a Skywalker : LEIA
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With 14-Across, first (and last) gift of a seasonal song : PARTRIDGE
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Part of a return address? : IRS
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To the ___ power : NTH
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Classic collection from the magazines Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction : IROBOT
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Attach, as a button : SEWON
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Feature of the Painted Desert : MESA
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Yellowfin tuna : AHI
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With 15-Across, cause of some hoarseness : FROG
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Flat sign, maybe : TOLET
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Comes down : RAINS
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Completely disoriented : ATSEA
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Straw mats : TATAMIS
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From Lausanne, par exemple : SUISSE
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Finally : ATLAST
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"Woo-hoo!" : YAY
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Apt name for an angler : ROD
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Air quality concern : SMOG
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___ Alto : PALO
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With 38-Across, hidden traitor : SNAKE
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Largest city in New Jersey : NEWARK
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Like a free ride when you've already paid, per a 1996 hit : IRONIC
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Little attire : MINISKIRT
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With 42-Across, source of restless anticipation : ANTS
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Wall St. landmark : NYSE
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Tries to get hold of : GRABSAT
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"Dude" : BRO
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Seating on Sunday : PEW
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With 59-Across, harbinger of danger : CANARY
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Cleans, as a deck : SWABS
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Stereotypical shout-out on a jumbotron : HIMOM
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Prefix meaning budget-friendly : ECONO
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Recede : GOOUT
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Superman, most of the time : KENT
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Clinches : ICES
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R.E.M.'s "The ___ Love" : ONEI
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Bring in the sheaves, say : REAP
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With 62-Across, persistent little obsession : BEE
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Reaction to a funny GIF : LOL
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Endeavour astronaut Jemison : MAE

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

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