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New York Times, Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Author:
Daniel Bodily
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
Blog:
*Challenge for an under-achiever?
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Daniel Bodily

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Bodily. Tuesday freshness: 55%
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© 2024, The New York Times6/4/24 ( No. 27,237 )
Across
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Florida panther, e.g. : PUMA
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"Inside with Jen ___" (MSNBC show) : PSAKI
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The Crimson Tide, to fans : BAMA
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Noted whale watcher of literature : AHAB
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Enter a username and password : LOGIN
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Wide-screen theater option : IMAX
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*Equipment for zooming : CAMERALENS
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The last "O" of YOLO : ONCE
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"Woman in a ___" (Degas painting) : TUB
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With 24-Across, some summer coffee orders : ICED
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Conditional word in coding : ELSE
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See 21-Across : LATTES
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Kind of connector for a VCR cable : RCA
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Fill-in teacher, informally : SUB
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Vegetable whose name means "to eat" in some West African languages : YAM
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*Subject of a "Caution" sign on a park bench : WETPAINT
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Egyptian viper : ASP
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Vibe : AURA
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Major muddle : SNAFU
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*Shocking thing found on a farm : ELECTRICFENCE
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The Swinging ___, robe-wearing mascot for the Padres : FRIAR
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O'Rourke of Texas politics : BETO
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Drug whose name can be found in "spells danger" : LSD
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*Challenge for an under-achiever? : LIMBOBAR
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Issa of "American Fiction" : RAE
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"Of course!" : YES
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Get 21 in blackjack, say : WIN
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Emphasize : STRESS
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Small dent : DING
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Dressy attire : SUIT
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Accessory for dressy attire : TIE
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Lots and lots : ATON
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*Where to look for fingerprints : CRIMESCENE
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Fuzzy fruit : KIWI
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Set one's sights on : AIMAT
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The gemstone Olympic Australis, for one : OPAL
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With 67- and 68-Across, MC Hammer lyric that applies to each of the answers to the starred clues : CANT
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See 66-Across : TOUCH
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See 66-Across : THIS
Down
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Diplomat's success : PACT
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Rental for a D.I.Y. mover : UHAUL
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Black ___ (snake) : MAMBA
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Tallest president in U.S. history, familiarly : ABE
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Something a kids' menu might double as : PLACEMAT
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Boot bottoms : SOLES
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Developed, in a way : AGED
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Family : KIN
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Cricket, e.g. : INSECT
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Book jacket profiles : BIOS
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The main characters in "The Bourne Identity" and "Memento," notably : AMNESIACS
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Computer debut of 1984 : MAC
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Rail-splitter's tool : AXE
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"Lovely" lady in a Beatles hit : RITA
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Expire : LAPSE
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Like about 4% of human blood : TYPEAB
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Blink or jump, say : REACT
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Hungry : UNFED
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A/C meas. : BTU
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More sardonic : WRIER
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Founder of the American Shakers : ANNLEE
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Nest for a raptor : AERIE
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Gets thinner : SLIMSDOWN
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___ Outfitters (clothing chain) : URBAN
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Feature of the Rolex logo : CROWN
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Like zirconium on the periodic table : FORTIETH
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"A ___ Went By" (classic children's book) : FLY
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1-Across, for one : BIGCAT
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Ceramics and sculpture, for two : ARTS
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"Poison" shrub : SUMAC
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N.B.A. star Curry : STEPH
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Where Moses received the Ten Commandments : SINAI
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Still competing : INIT
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Actor Liu of "Barbie" : SIMU
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Ursula's slithery pets in "The Little Mermaid" : EELS
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Dog show org. : AKC
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La hermana de mamá : TIA
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2016 Olympics host, informally : RIO
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Collapsible camping convenience : COT

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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