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New York Times, Friday, July 14, 2023

Author:
Jonathan Kaufman
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
They're full of pop
TotalDebutLatest
27/14/20239/16/2023
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Jonathan Kaufman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQV} Grid has supersymmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kaufman. Friday freshness: 67%
Jonathan Kaufman notes:
Greetings, crossworld! I'm an attorney based in Palo Alto, CA. I began solving the NYT crossword daily in mid-2018, and started ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I CAN'T TELL. WHAT IN THE HECK? DON'T BE THAT WAY! Talk about SPEAK ONE'S MIND! Love the conversational ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times7/14/23 ( No. 26,911 )
Across
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Praises loudly : HAILS
6
Drops : OMITS
11
"___ down!" : PENCILS
13
Summaries : WRAPUPS
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Becomes uncomfortable, in a way, as underwear : RIDESUP
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Drank discreetly : HADANIP
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Part of un giorno : ORA
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Buying opportunity for die-hard fans : PRESALE
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Sports stat that's best when it's below 2 : ERA
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Producer of some wedding rings : BELL
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They might restrict arms : PACTS
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Bygone autocrat : TSAR
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Poet Hemphill of the 1980s Black gay cultural renaissance : ESSEX
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Japanese garden denizen : KOI
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Complains loudly : WAILS
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They're full of pop : SODAFOUNTAINS
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"It's not clear to me" : ICANTTELL
33
Benny Goodman jazz standard with the opening line "April skies are in your eyes" : DONTBETHATWAY
37
Japanese lunch option : BENTO
38
"Like I said!" : SEE
39
Jewelry chain : ZALES
41
Host city for the annual Øyafestivalen : OSLO
42
City where Gerald Ford and Malcolm X were born : OMAHA
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"Well, I'll be darned!" : GOSH
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One who may bug you : SPY
46
Introductory books : PRIMERS
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___ plancha (cooking style) : ALA
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Give over to another's care : CONSIGN
51
High fortress : CITADEL
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Retailer's promo : STOREAD
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Kind of address : KEYNOTE
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Like testimony at trial : SWORN
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Winners of 13 Stanley Cups, familiarly : LEAFS
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Siobhan Roy of "Succession," e.g. : HEIRESS
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"Not to mention ..." : ANDALSO
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Put away for good : ICE
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Challenge for a speech pathologist : LISP
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Show appreciation at a ramen bar, contrary to Western etiquette : SLURP
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Defense mechanisms? : ORALS
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Have it ___ : MADE
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One might be hazy, for short : IPA
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Catches some waves, say : TUNESIN
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Dazzling air show displays : SPIRALS
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Get personal, say : PROBE
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Say how you really feel : SPEAKONESMIND
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"Surely that can't be possible?!" : WHATINTHEHECK
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Engages in some repartee : SPARS
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N.F.L. practice squad : SCOUTTEAM
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Acted as a segue for : LEDINTO
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Dog's show of excitement : TAILWAG
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Brand of cutting-edge equipment : XACTO
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Breeze (through) : WALTZ
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Awesome, informally : FAB
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Green ___ : TEA
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Ones unlikely to rule in your favor : DESPOTS
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Just this second : ONLYNOW
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Countless : ALOADOF
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"Why, I'd love to!" : YESLETS
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Pears originally from Europe : BOSCS
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Fracking target : SHALE
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Instrument heard in the iconic intro to the Who's "Baba O'Riley" : ORGAN
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"The Tempest" spirit : ARIEL
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Walk on water? : PIER
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What might make one less likely to flip one's lid? : STYE
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Cheap ticket specification : SRO
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Get ___ (score highly) : ANA

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

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