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New York Times, Friday, July 28, 2023

Author:
Rafael Musa and Hoang-Kim Vu
Editor:
Will Shortz
Polyamory portmanteau
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1110/21/20222/24/20247
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Rafael Musa
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106/27/20193/3/20245
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1210222
RebusCircleScrabDebutFresh
121.546261%
Hoang-Kim Vu

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Musa. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Vu. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Friday freshness: 90%
Constructor notes:
RAFA: Last November, I was in the car with some friends who were discussing a 57-Across they knew and I thought it would be a fun word ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
WHO DOES THAT? Definitely Rafa and Kim, packing their grid with oodles of colorful, joyful fill. ENGAGEMENT PARTY is the star of the ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times7/28/23 ( No. 26,925 )
Across
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Edge forward : INCHUP
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Emulates a siren? : TEMPTS
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Mexican garments also called jorongos : SERAPES
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Approved by one's insurance carrier, say : INAREA
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Take more credit than warranted? : OVERDRAW
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What some leads do : GOCOLD
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Trashes : BADMOUTHS
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Comedian Bob : SAGET
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Stirs : ADOS
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Midwest tribe : IOWA
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"Democracy Dies in Darkness" sloganeer, in brief : WAPO
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Some floor leaders, for short : RAS
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Outdoor installation using earth, rocks, vegetation, etc. : LANDART
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Calendar pages: Abbr. : MOS
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Something worked by a press, informally : PEC
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How some thieves are caught : ONCAMERA
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Gathering to show off a new rock band? : ENGAGEMENTPARTY
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Thick pancakes, in Mexican cooking : GORDITAS
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Janis ___, Grammy-winning folk singer : IAN
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Be shy : OWE
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Mints sold in transparent plastic boxes : TICTACS
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"That's enough!" : TMI
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Camp accouterments : BOAS
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"Walking in Memphis" singer Marc : COHN
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Craft stand strand : YARN
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Winning : ONTOP
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Some beer cocktails : SAKEBOMBS
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Name in near beer : ODOULS
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Polyamory portmanteau : THROUPLE
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Literally, "teacher" or "master" : SENSEI
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Went mainstream, maybe : SOLDOUT
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Steps : TREADS
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Pieces in the game mancala : STONES
Down
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Line on a map : ISOBAR
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Home to the U.S. city with the most hotel rooms : NEVADA
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Tenets : CREDOS
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Damages : HARMS
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Certain bun : UPDO
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Its northernmost extreme is just 2.1 miles from the equator : PERU
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Comedian Notaro : TIG
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Biblical man's name that becomes a body part if you move the first letter to the end : ENOS
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It can mimic human speech : MACAW
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One who gets paid to play : PROGAMER
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Move in a flash, hypothetically : TELEPORT
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"Alas …" : SADTOSAY
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Lingerie material : SATIN
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"The nerve of some people!" : WHODOESTHAT
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Titular protagonist in a Marcel Proust novel : SWANN
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Word with circle or seal : ARCTIC
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Kosher : LEGIT
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___ acid : ACETIC
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Spread out on a table? : TAPAS
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43-Down alternative : PAD
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"Wow!" : MAN
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Spirit-raising? : EGOBOOST
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"Oh, duh!" : NOWONDER
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Wayne Gretzky's nickname, with "The" : GREATONE
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Apple product that once had an "X" added to its name : MACOS
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Some divine symbols : ANKHS
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31-Down alternative : TAMPON
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"Reservoir Dogs" role : MRBLUE
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They may be part of the bigger picture : INSETS
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Composer of "The Liberty Bell" and "Semper Fidelis" : SOUSA
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Question of incredulity : YOUDO
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Got on one's knees, maybe : PLED
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Minor planet named for a Greek god : EROS
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Leave in a hurry : BOLT
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Familial nickname : SIS

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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