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New York Times, Thursday, June 6, 2024

Author:
Michael Lieberman
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
Blog:
Occasion to share dirt
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233/1/20216/6/20244
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21.6410638%
Michael Lieberman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Lieberman. Thursday freshness: 55%
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© 2024, The New York Times6/6/24 ( No. 27,239 )
Across
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Apparatus used in CPR training, informally : DEFIB
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Word that looks like an alternative to "tisn't"? : SNOT
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Prep for a major renovation, say : GUT
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Beanpole material, often : CANE
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Strike one! : POSE
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Colorful grain : PURPLERICE
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Dept. of Labor division : OSHA
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Services at a megachurch? : MASSIVEMASSES
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Wishful words : IHOPE
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___ Valley, "the garden of France" : LOIRE
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Bug specialist, briefly : ITPRO
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Resells on game day, say : SCALPS
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List in a fancy witchcraft guide? : CURSIVECURSES
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Lead-in to sphere : EXO
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Liqueur whose name translates as "bitter" in Italian : AMARO
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Second sight, for short : ESP
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What a tentative quarterback throws? : PASSIVEPASSES
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Historical setting sought in "Everything Is Illuminated" : SHTETL
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"The most important architect of our age," according to Vanity Fair : GEHRY
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Fall in winter : SLEET
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One managing moguls : SKIER
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Long letters sent to the wrong person? : MISSIVEMISSES
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Cut and paste, e.g. : EDIT
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"The old me is gone" ... or what happened between the first and second parts of 19-, 28-, 37- and 48-Across? : IVECHANGED
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Wine dregs : LEES
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Cardinal point? : BEAK
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Very beginning : GETGO
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Acid : LSD
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Slips : ERRS
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Name on a poster for 1942's "The Magnificent Ambersons" : ORSON
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Fist bump : DAP
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Bird with vestigial wings : EMU
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Like some handshakes : FIRM
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Following the buddy system, say : INPAIRS
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Ballet company that premiered "Swan Lake" : BOLSHOI
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Makeshift money : SCRIP
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Art style associated with Henri Rousseau : NAIVE
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Back then : ONCE
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Abound : TEEM
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Occasion to share dirt : GOSSIPSESH
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Ballpark figures : USHERS
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Kid : TEASE
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Traditional Mexican stew : POSOLE
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That, in Spanish : ESO
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"Too bad!" : ALAS
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Cryophobe's fear : ICE
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Gala garb : TUX
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Foretold : PROPHESIED
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"Why not?!" : SURE
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Sorghum, e.g. : CROP
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Boundless : VAST
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Expressionist painter Nolde : EMIL
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Cleveland hoopster, familiarly : CAV
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Spanish 101 verb : SER
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College department that might pay students to be test subjects: Abbr. : PSY
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Experiments seen in "Oppenheimer" : ATESTS
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Org. seeking alien life : SETI
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Way back when : AGESAGO
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Like a Zen garden vis-à-vis a zoo : SERENER
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Some sandals : SLIDES
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"If you ___ what The Rock is cooking!" (old W.W.E. catchphrase) : SMELL
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Defame : SMEAR
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Shoes, slangily : KICKS
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Sorta : ISH
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Have good chemistry (with) : VIBE
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Sometime : EVER
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Airman's superiors: Abbr. : SGTS
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Something a barb can hurt : EGO
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Oxford figure : DON

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