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Quiet Time

New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 2024

Author:
Zachary Schiff
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
Blog:
Potato battery or model volcano, e.g.
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Zachary Schiff

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {Q} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Schiff. Sunday freshness: 51%
Joel Fagliano notes:
Zachary Schiff is a writer living in New York City. This is his first crossword for The Times. The theme was initially planned for a 15x15 weekday puzzle, but it didn't quite pan out — ... read more
Zachary Schiff notes:
After too many rejections to count, I am finally making my NY Times debut (though I have had puzzles published elsewhere). For a couple of years, I had wanted to do a "SILENT __" ... read more
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© 2024, The New York Times6/9/24 ( No. 27,242 )
Across
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Sacks : BAGS
5
San Diego winter hrs. : PST
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Lead-in to bad news : ALAS
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"Bennie and the Jets," vis-à-vis "Candle in the Wind" : BSIDE
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Bar order that's dairy-free, despite its name : CREAMALE
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Hockey fake-out : DEKE
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On deck : UPNEXT
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Sweet loaf with a swirl : CINNAMONBREAD
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"Get real!" : DREAMON
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Like some dive bars and granola bars : SEEDY
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Tried to get on one's side : WOOED
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Q5 maker : AUDI
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Triple-platinum song from Taylor Swift's debut album : TEARDROPSONMYGUITAR
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Electrical network : GRID
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Western Hemisphere grp. since 1948 : OAS
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Global bank headquartered in London : HSBC
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Hockey Hall-of-Famer Cam : NEELY
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Block letters? : ABC
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Work diligently at : PLY
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Ice cream brand with brown-and-white striped lids : EDYS
45
Bear who loves a "pic-a-nic" : YOGI
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Colt, for one : PISTOL
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Potato battery or model volcano, e.g. : SCIENCEPROJECT
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See 23-Down : HOO
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Lines connected to pumps? : AORTAS
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Win over : ENAMOR
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Extra source of income, slangily : SIDEHUSTLE
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___ chips : PITA
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Close call : SCARE
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Christmas poem opener : TWAS
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Big container : TUB
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Pros with IVs : RNS
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Bauhaus artist Paul : KLEE
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Prepare to massage, perhaps : OILUP
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Part of a Viking funeral : PYRE
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Side dish at a summer cookout : FRUITSALAD
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Yoga positions : ASANAS
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___ Gershovitz, birth name of Ira Gershwin : ISRAEL
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Wee, informally : LIL
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Classic game show intro : THISISJEOPARDY
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Remove a plug from : UNSTOP
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Ancient region once conquered by Julius Caesar : GAUL
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Gobsmacks : AWES
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Old dating inits. : BCE
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Ending with concert : INA
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Accelerated H.S. science class : APBIO
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Priory of ___, guardians of a monumental secret in "The Da Vinci Code" : SION
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Fashion designer Anna : SUI
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"I feel that!" : AMEN
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Pay a backhanded compliment, perhaps : DAMNWITHFAINTPRAISE
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Members of a famous boxing family : ALIS
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Updo hairstyle : POUF
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Flat's problem : NOAIR
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Cookie brand named for its signature ingredient : NILLA
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Upgrade for a growing family : MINIVAN
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Popular charity event … or a hint to this puzzle's circled letters : SILENTAUCTION
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Error message on a Blu-Ray player, maybe : NODISC
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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Got to : ATTAINED
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Actress Witherspoon : REESE
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Gives a ride to the body shop : TOWS
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Looney Tunes devil, for short : TAZ
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Puts in stitches : SEWS
Down
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List that only the sender sees : BCCS
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Soul singer India.___ : ARIE
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Field with a pool? : GENETICS
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Like a proper shuffleboard table : SANDED
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Grier of "Foxy Brown" : PAM
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Sleepy time at work : SLOWDAY
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Barbershop fixtures? : TENORS
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One selling space, informally : ADREP
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Top city in England, by the sound of it? : LEEDS
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T'Challa ___ Black Panther : AKA
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Accords, e.g. : SEDANS
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Genre for "Turner & Hooch" and "21 Jump Street" : BUDDYCOP
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Bit of rosemary : SPRIG
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Chemical suffix : INE
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Baby doll : DEARIE
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Former friend : EXMATE
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Early pyramid builders : MAYA
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All-encompassing : TOTAL
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With 55-Across, "Oh, cry me a river!" : BOO
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Hardly : NARY
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"Yeah … I'm gonna go now" : UMBYE
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Introduce : ROLLOUT
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"Hot damn!" : OHSNAP
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Couplings : UNIONS
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Intervening period : GAP
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One of four for a grand slam : RBI
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Bear who loves honey : POOH
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Green sci. : ECOL
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Dreadful : DIRE
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"Better ___ …" : YET
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Test for college srs. : GRE
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Fitting N.B.A. team to go on a hot streak? : THESUNS
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Waited : SATBY
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TV franchise since 2000 : CSI
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Wild dogs : JACKALS
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"Gotta catch ___!" (Pokémon phrase) : EMALL
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Chick of jazz : COREA
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Trapped up in the branches : TREED
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Short-tailed weasel : STOAT
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"That would be nice" : IWISH
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Start of an Eastern religious title : DALAI
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"Yo!" : SUP
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Without a doubt : TRULY
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"Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANI
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Caribbean nation whose capital is Castries : STLUCIA
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Chinese gambling game with dominoes : PAIGOW
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Carnival city : RIO
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Neighbor of Francia : ESPANA
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Cab charge : FARE
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Cabs, e.g. : REDS
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Opposite side divided by the hypotenuse : SINE
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Agcy. for retirees : SSA
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"Tartare" : RAW
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Never, ever again : JUSTONCE
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Yale of Yale University : ELIHU
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History book graphic : TIMELINE
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Fee, in dollars, to run the inaugural N.Y.C. marathon in 1970 : ONE
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Give a bad review : PAN
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Mozzarella with a creamy core : BURRATA
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Leading man? : ADAM
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Whom Biden debated in 2008 : PALIN
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Bach's "Mass in ___" : BMINOR
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Like the first post position in horse racing : INSIDE
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Counterbalance : OFFSET
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Show utter contempt for : SPITAT
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Presently : ASITIS
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"Skip me" : IPASS
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, to Chris Pratt : INLAW
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Christmas carols : NOELS
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Bronzed : TAN
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Early pyramid builders : INCA
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MGM co-founder Marcus : LOEW
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"No ifs, ___ or buts" : ANDS
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Go toe-to-toe : VIE
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Judge Lance of the O.J. Simpson trial : ITO
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Potato chip brand : UTZ

Answer summary:
8 unique to this puzzle.

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