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New York Times, Saturday, June 3, 2023

Author:
John Westwig
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Purify, in metallurgy
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John Westwig

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QV} Spans: 4, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Westwig. Saturday freshness: 37%
John Westwig notes:
I'd like to retroactively title this puzzle "Everything Everywhere All at Once", which was too big to fit in a 15x15 grid. The ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SOMETHING? ANYTHING? NOTHING. It's hard enough to create a solid grid-spanning triple-stack, and to do it with a mini-theme makes ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times6/3/23 ( No. 26,870 )
Across
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Shape or edge, say : LANDSCAPE
10
Winner of three Emmys for Outstanding Game Show Host : SAJAK
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Sword in the stone : EXCALIBUR
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Jeers to a team at an away game, say : ABUSE
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Purify, in metallurgy : DEOXIDIZE
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Inclined to be verbose, informally : GASSY
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City in northeast France, home of the country's oldest church : METZ
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What has spikes of interest? : CACTUS
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Four-time presidential candidate beginning in 1996 : NADER
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Hawaiian for "long" : LOA
26
Most common Korean surname : KIM
27
38-Across, as a prefix : AERO
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Walks with difficulty : LIMPS
30
Bookstore section : NEW
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What a strangely quiet person might have : SOMETHINGTOHIDE
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"Don't hold back, it's my treat!" : ANYTHINGYOUWANT
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Words that may fail to soften an insult : NOTHINGPERSONAL
38
See 27-Across : AIR
39
Ancient navigation aids : STARS
40
Frost-covered, poetically : RIMY
41
Wick for a Molotov cocktail : RAG
43
Music genre : EMO
44
Actress Sink of "Stranger Things" : SADIE
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Made a return online : EFILED
48
Ran : BLED
50
Top of a tax form : LINEA
51
Completely lose it : BLOWAFUSE
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Ewe said it! : BLEAT
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Shows up out of nowhere? : TELEPORTS
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Church chorus : AMENS
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Get wise : SMARTENUP
Down
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Set the pace : LED
2
Chopper : AXE
3
One below a lieut. : NCO
4
Actor/podcaster Shepard : DAX
5
Goo : SLIME
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Apple press release? : CIDER
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Kinda : ABIT
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Stumper : PUZZLINGPROBLEM
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Preceder to long or now : ERE
10
Story for the ages : SAGA
11
Taken ___ : ABACK
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Byzantine emperor known as "Rhinotmetos" ("the slit-nosed") : JUSTINIANII
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Criminal's cover, maybe : ASSUMEDNAME
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They're copied for partners : KEYS
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Certain cell provider : CAPTOR
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"No Country for Old Men" or "The Usual Suspects" : NEONOIRFILM
22
One on base? : ARMYTRAINEE
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"The merciful man ___ good to his own soul" (Proverbs 11:17) : DOETH
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Enthusiastic approval in a text : OMGYES
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One of the so-called "eight limbs" of yoga : ASANA
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Phallic object worshiped as a symbol of Shiva : LINGAM
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___ chef : SOUS
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How dogs kiss : WETLY
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Middle of to-day? : THIS
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Didn't say directly : HINTED
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"Hell," euphemistically : HWORD
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Extract : GLEAN
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Part of an underground system : SEWER
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Become acclimatized, e.g. : ADAPT
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Part of the Tuscan Archipelago : ELBA
47
Grub : EATS
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1970 hit for the Kinks : LOLA
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Big act in K-pop : BTS
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Other side : FOE
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Place for a bouquet, maybe : URN
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Apt name for a worrier : STU
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Medium capacity? : ESP

Answer summary:
9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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