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New York Times, Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Author:
Jennifer Lee and Victor Galson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
"Bye, beautiful," in Bologna
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Jennifer Lee
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
37/27/20216/7/20233
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Victor Galson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 39 Missing: {HJQWZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Lee. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Galson. Wednesday freshness: 50%
Constructor notes:
Thrilled to be back with our third NYT puzzle! We tried hard to make a surfing-themed puzzle work, but decided to pivot to other water ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Hilarious image of a reporter unfamiliar with wordplay, haplessly recounting events around a cruise ship, with viewers wincing the ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times6/7/23 ( No. 26,874 )
Across
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Smurf with a red hat : PAPA
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One thing … or two people : ITEM
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Urgent request : PLEA
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"Word" : AMEN
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Green juice staple : KALE
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Succeeds, as a joke : LANDS
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"Bye, beautiful," in Bologna : CIAOBELLA
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Accessory worn by Fred in "Scooby-Doo" : ASCOT
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"___: Large, crashing waves threaten cruise ship" : BREAKINGSTORY
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Gemstone unit : CARAT
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Originate (from) : STEM
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"Toy Story" character voiced by Wallace Shawn : REX
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"___ appears to show that the ship has been damaged" : LEAKEDFOOTAGE
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Ocean State sch. : URI
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Took part in the final leg of a triathlon : RAN
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Inhaled, so to speak : ATE
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Apes with a matriarchal social structure : BONOBOS
36
"Ta-da!" : ETVOILA
40
Goal of a half nelson : PIN
41
Microbrewery option : IPA
42
Actor and filmmaker Reiner : ROB
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"Water is pouring into the ship! You can see it here ___" : STREAMINGLIVE
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"Power" suffix : ADE
49
First-year college assignment : DORM
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Supporter of the arts? : EASEL
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"Changes in ocean conditions allowed the ship to return safely to port. Stay tuned for more ___" : CURRENTEVENTS
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Fix, as code : DEBUG
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Kind of joke : PRACTICAL
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Stick (to) : CLING
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Home to the Ibsen Museum : OSLO
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Mama's mama : NANA
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Droops : SAGS
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Hammer end : PEEN
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Shade of black : ONYX
Down
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Follower of super or preceder of Man : PAC
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"Are you telling this story or ___?" : AMI
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Knucklehead : PEABRAIN
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Pullover jacket traditionally lined with fur : ANORAK
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Home furnishings superstore : IKEA
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It can be small, smooth or sweet : TALK
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"Invisible Man" author Ralph : ELLISON
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Will, if all goes well : MEANTO
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Electronics purchase of the early 2000s : PLASMATV
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Go the distance : LAST
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"One more!" : ENCORE
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Treasure : ADORE
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Underworld boundary : STYX
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Belle's counterpart : BETE
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Soak up the sun : GETATAN
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Kind of soda, steak or sandwich : CLUB
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Prefix with dynamic : AERO
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Speak monotonously and at length : DRONEON
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Followers of mis : FAS
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Nat ___ (nature channel, familiarly) : GEO
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Choice word : OPT
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Common source of protein for opossums : BIRDEGGS
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Commercial prefix with Pen : EPI
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Biometric identification method : IRISSCAN
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A battlefield, per Pat Benatar : LOVE
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Genesis brother : ABEL
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Dunk : IMMERSE
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Landlocked Balkan country : SERBIA
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Music genre related to glam rock : ARTPOP
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Chap : GENT
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Like roughly a fifth of the U.S. population : LATINO
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"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" band : ACDC
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Plot points in "Hamilton" : DUELS
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Ladder part : RUNG
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Low-lying area : VALE
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Class that might involve investing in a virtual stock market, for short : ECON
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Whichever : ANY
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"I hopped off the plane at ___" (Miley Cyrus lyric) : LAX

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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