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New York Times, Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Author:
Gary Larson and Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Two things associated with a game of horseshoes?
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Gary Larson
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Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Larson. This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Peterson. Tuesday freshness: 11%
Constructor notes:
GARY: This puzzle started its life as a Sunday, but we couldn't quite find a complete set of theme entries that tickled the editors' ... read more
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KISS AND MAKE UP = two things associated with Gene Simmons? Gene-ius-level wordplay! Both elements changed meaning in such clever ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times7/25/23 ( No. 26,922 )
Across
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Cul-de-___ : SAC
4
Metal detector's discovery, maybe : COIN
8
Breakaway groups : SECTS
13
Currency that replaced the mark : EURO
15
Unit that derives from Old English for "open field" : ACRE
16
In reference to : ABOUT
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Schoolmarmish : PRIM
18
"___ Window" (1954 thriller) : REAR
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In need of sanitizing : GERMY
20
Two things associated with a game of horseshoes? : TOSSESANDTURNS
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CPR sites : ERS
24
Google Maps marker : PIN
25
Chow down : EAT
26
Bit of military planning : TACTIC
28
Setting for a bicycle race? : GEAR
30
City with two M.L.B. teams : CHI
33
Two things associated with the tale of Sisyphus? : ROCKANDROLLER
36
Something "tough to be in" : SPOT
38
Downside : CON
39
Truffle hunter's squeal : OINK
40
Two things associated with Gene Simmons? : KISSANDMAKEUP
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"No question" : YES
46
Spice related to nutmeg : MACE
47
"Strangely …" : ITSODD
50
Place for lions, thieves or a TV : DEN
51
Invoice abbr. : AMT
52
Neither's mate : NOR
53
Two things associated with the Vatican? : TOWNANDCOUNTRY
58
Where Emirates airline is headquartered : DUBAI
59
Weights, colloquially : IRON
60
Stevedore's workplace : PIER
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Scrub, at NASA : ABORT
62
Detective Wolfe : NERO
63
San ___, Italy : REMO
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Like a stereotypical bouncer : BEEFY
65
Possesses : OWNS
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"Park your keister!" : SIT
Down
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The deadly sins, e.g. : SEPTET
2
Dawn goddess : AURORA
3
What streets do on an urban map : CRISSCROSS
4
Nauseated while on the road : CARSICK
5
It goes from coast to coast : OCEAN
6
Oil-rich nation : IRAN
7
Person who might do the Vulcan salute : NERD
8
Treelike cactus : SAGUARO
9
First film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for criticism : EBERT
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Banal sentimentality, so to speak : CORN
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Antacid brand : TUMS
12
Place for wallowing : STY
14
Meditation syllables : OMS
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"Star Wars" or "Gladiator," e.g. : EPIC
22
Eye droplet : TEAR
27
Wee 'uns : TOTS
28
Subterranean fairy tale creature : GNOME
29
___ Mode of "The Incredibles" : EDNA
30
Articles of neckwear that are a snap to use? : CLIPONTIES
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Rooster's mate : HEN
32
Tick off : IRK
34
Rock band with a slash in its name : ACDC
35
Baseball players Gehrig and Boudreau : LOUS
36
Planetarium panorama : SKY
37
Classic slapstick prop : PIE
41
Wi-Fi or room safe, at a hotel : AMENITY
42
Auntie's mom : NANA
43
Japanese wraps : KIMONOS
44
"Not you, too?," to Caesar : ETTU
48
String before fa-sol-la : DOREMI
49
Wood decay that, despite its name, requires moisture : DRYROT
50
Happy or Sleepy, e.g. : DWARF
51
What hits Chicken Little's noggin : ACORN
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Lipstick holder : TUBE
54
Instrument sometimes confused with a clarinet : OBOE
55
Boy, in Bogotá : NINO
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Doodled, say : DREW
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"All Things Considered" airer : NPR
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Tiny amount, as of mousse : DAB

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