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New York Times, Friday, June 30, 2023

Author:
Carly Schuna
Editor:
Will Shortz
"I can relate," in Gen Z slang
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Carly Schuna

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FGJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Schuna. Friday freshness: 15%
Carly Schuna notes:
This grid has a lot of attitude, which seems appropriate because so do I. My primary job is as a circus coach and performer. I always ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Carly! She was one of the testers for my puzzle book that came out last year, so I have lots of smiles for her and much appreciation ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times6/30/23 ( No. 26,897 )
Across
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Crash protection? : AUTOSAVE
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Abandon : DITCH
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"Waiting to Exhale" or "Bridget Jones's Diary," dismissively : CHICKLIT
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Sassy retort : BITEME
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Mexican wrap : TORTILLA
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Service provider? : RECTOR
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"___ Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)" (#1 country hit by Jerry Reed) : SHE
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"As frickin' if!" : HELLTOTHENO
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Some pyramid builders : MAYA
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Tied up : BUSY
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Up : ATBAT
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Its name is completely fabricated despite being "translated" as "gem of the mountains" : IDAHO
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Go out for a bit? : NAP
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Role : PART
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52 semanas : ANO
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Marketer's payoff : ADSALE
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"I can relate," in Gen Z slang : THATISSUCHAMOOD
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Bottom : LOWEST
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Farm sound : BAA
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Prefix with present : OMNI
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Urge : YEN
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Hangs on : LASTS
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Tears up : CRIES
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Pedestrian caution : WAIT
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New employee : HIRE
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"Surely you know that's ludicrous" : IMEANREALLY
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Flight : LAM
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Split up : DIVIDE
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Way out : LOOPHOLE
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Word with tea or autumn : LEAVES
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Dining option where bow ties might be expected : PASTABAR
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Spiritual : INNER
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Like a tryst, usually : ONEONONE
Down
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Isn't oneself? : ACTS
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*Gulp* : UHOH
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Wear out : TIRE
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National Book Mo. : OCT
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Accessory worn with goggles : SKIHAT
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Where you can hear pins drop : ALLEY
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Bad lot : VILLAINS
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Among others: Abbr. : ETAL
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It might say "zero" on its container : DIETSODA
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Cartoon mouse on "The Simpsons" : ITCHY
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French thinker? : TETE
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"You know you wanna …" : CMON
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"My ___!" : HERO
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It's a big thing : BROUHAHA
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Not yet known, for short : TBA
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Lipstick choice : MATTE
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Well : APTLY
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Chevrolet offering : TAHOE
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Strength : BRAWN
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"When in ___, don't" (maxim attributed to Benjamin Franklin) : DOUBT
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Climate writer Klein : NAOMI
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Exclusively : ALONE
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Procedures that may involve a pumice stone, informally : PEDIS
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Dancing duo of the early 1900s : ASTAIRES
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The first recipe for one was published in "Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts" (1927) : SMORE
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Hawaiian, e.g. : ISLANDER
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Borrowing option : CASHLOAN
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Business card abbr. : STE
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Certain modern investment, informally : CRYPTO
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Renounce : WAIVE
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Brief out line? : ILOSE
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Steamed rice cake : IDLI
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Air : MIEN
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"True Blood" actress ___ Rachel Wood : EVAN
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Brand sold at pet stores : ALPO
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Endangered predator of the Southwest : LOBO
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Menken who wrote the music for "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin" : ALAN
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Only : MERE
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Flying Solo : HAN

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

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