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New York Times, Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Author:
Daniel Jaret
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Tomato sauce brand named for a famed restaurant in East Harlem
TotalDebut
16/6/2023
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Daniel Jaret

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 82, Blocks: 48 Missing: {BFHJKQWXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Jaret. Tuesday freshness: 20%
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© 2023, The New York Times6/6/23 ( No. 26,873 )
Across
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Fist bump : DAP
4
British bye-byes : TATAS
9
Trippy drug : LSD
12
Fairy tale baddie : OGRE
14
Bittersweet Italian liqueur : AMARO
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"Great" primate : APE
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What a bassoon has that a bass doesn't : REED
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Orthodontic device for separating teeth : SPACER
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D.C. insider : POL
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Sparkling Italian wine : ASTI
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Pale lager, informally : PILS
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Woodworking fasteners : TNUTS
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Fly like an eagle : SOAR
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Abysses : DEEPS
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Does some detective work : SNOOPS
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Bright : SMART
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___ Michaels of "S.N.L." : LORNE
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"Now!" : STAT
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"___ to it!" : SNAP
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N.Y.C.'s Lex or Fifth : AVE
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Indy 500 vehicle : RACECAR
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Actress Longoria : EVA
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"Two thumbs down" and "I hated it!" : PANS
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Bits of permanent ink : TATS
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Register, to Brits : ENROL
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Theme park shuttles : TRAMS
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Egg race utensils : SPOONS
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Treadmill setting : SPEED
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Tomato sauce brand named for a famed restaurant in East Harlem : RAOS
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Shameless publicity move : STUNT
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Place for a yacht : SLIP
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Lead-in to gift or miracle : ITSA
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Hack (off) : LOP
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Summarizes : RECAPS
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Caribou, e.g. : DEER
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Org. established by Nixon : EPA
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Suffix for an extravaganza : ORAMA
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Therefore : ERGO
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Ethernet alternative : DSL
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Occupied, as a table : SATAT
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___ thai (stir-fried noodle dish) : PAD
Down
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Bilingual explorer of TV : DORA
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Eons : AGES
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___ à manger (ready to eat, in France) : PRET
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South American animal with a distinctive snout : TAPIR
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Lawyer Clooney : AMAL
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Tic ___ (mints) : TACS
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"Rules ___ rules" : ARE
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Mailroom job : SORTER
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Drink, like a cat : LAPUP
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Parking places : SPOTS
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Some convention-goers: Abbr. : DELS
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Holder of over 1,000 patents : EDISON
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Places to be pampered : SPAS
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N.B.A. team whose fans include the Brooklyn Brigade : NETS
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Abbr. above "0" on some phones : OPER
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What A.I. is trained on : DATA
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Funky bass technique : SLAP
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Exploding star : NOVA
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___ Ishii, Lucy Liu's character in "Kill Bill" : OREN
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Leaves in, editorially : STETS
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PC alternatives : MACS
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Plea for money from a foreign prince, perhaps : SCAM
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Roman emperor famed for his debauchery : NERO
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Bard of ___ (Shakespeare) : AVON
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Mates : PALS
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Somewhat : ATAD
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Seized vehicle, for short : REPO
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British W.W. II weapon : STEN
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End of a rugby match : NOSIDE
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Post-mortem meetings, in business-speak : RETROS
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Drains : SAPS
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Heeds a red light : STOPS
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Postlarval : PUPAL
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Try to tear : RIPAT
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Winter conveyance : SLED
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"Begone!" : SCAT
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Leader in Tibetan Buddhism : LAMA
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U. of Maryland athlete : TERP
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Genesis console maker : SEGA
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14-time M.L.B. All-Star, to fans : AROD
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Noted time period : ERA

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

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