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New York Times, Monday, July 3, 2023

Author:
Sam Buchbinder
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Professionals who work with graphic designers
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Sam Buchbinder

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Buchbinder. Monday freshness: 31%
Sam Buchbinder notes:
Hi everyone! It's been over a year since my last NYT puzzle and I'm thrilled to be back. This one really just came from hearing the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Indeed, we're OFF TO A GOOD START this week with an uplifting "disguised synonyms" theme. They say that if you use more positive words ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times7/3/23 ( No. 26,900 )
Across
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Disney deer : BAMBI
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Folk music's Guthrie, the son of Woody : ARLO
10
"– – –" units in Morse code : DAHS
14
Epic poem written in Homeric Greek : ILIAD
15
Russian revolutionary Trotsky : LEON
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___ Bator, capital of Mongolia : ULAN
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Miles Davis classic that's the all-time best-selling jazz album : KINDOFBLUE
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The "M" of MSG : MONO
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The night before Christmas, e.g. : EVE
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French affirmatives : OUIS
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Despise : ABHOR
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Video camera button : REC
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"Oh, I'm not messing around!" : JUSTYOUWAIT
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One of Cuba's Castro brothers : RAUL
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Links org. : PGA
29
Worker at a bank or museum : GUARD
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Competent : ABLE
34
Decorates, as a cake : ICES
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Having initial success … as suggested by the beginnings of 17-, 24-, 47- and 60-Across? : OFFTOAGOODSTART
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Pour love (on) : DOTE
42
Underground part of a plant : ROOT
43
Itty-bitty : EENSY
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Used a shovel, say : DUG
46
Out of whack : AWRY
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Big member of the string section : UPRIGHTBASS
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Morsel a horse'll enjoy : OAT
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What the Grim Reaper brings : DEATH
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Rubber ducky's place : BATH
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Member of a Western tribe : UTE
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Art ___ (architectural style) : DECO
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Neon, argon and krypton : NOBLEGASES
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"Have you ___ wondered …?" : EVER
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"Puppy Love" singer Paul : ANKA
65
Fold in a dress : PLEAT
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Cincinnati ball club : REDS
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Things "split" in a green soup : PEAS
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Looks to be : SEEMS
Down
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Motorcycle gang member : BIKER
2
Sexiest Man ___ (annual award) : ALIVE
3
Video game franchise whose players gather natural resources : MINECRAFT
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Rotten : BAD
5
Wedding words : IDO
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Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore : ALBUS
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Got going again, as a fire : RELIT
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Pretty terrible : LOUSY
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This clue's number minus eight : ONE
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Elevator for transporting food : DUMBWAITER
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Luau greeting : ALOHA
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Vietnam's capital : HANOI
13
Embarrassing sound to suddenly make while laughing : SNORT
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Terrible-smelling : FOUL
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Last full month of summer: Abbr. : AUG
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Olympic sport from Japan : JUDO
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Piece that seeks to persuade : OPED
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Professionals who work with graphic designers : ARTEDITORS
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Hades, Hermes or Hephaestus : GOD
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Alien's ride, for short : UFO
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"A long time ___ …" : AGO
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Shout that might give you goose bumps : BOO
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Place to park : LOT
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"Is the view OK?" : CANYOUSEE
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Locales staffed by M.D.s : ERS
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Very dirty room, you might say : STY
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Cry of frustration : ARGH
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Uses needle and thread : SEWS
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"I hate it!" : UGH
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Tennis legend Arthur : ASHE
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Milk source : UDDER
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Really annoy : PEEVE
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Sped : RACED
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Steakhouse option : TBONE
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Coffeecake with cross-sectional swirls : BABKA
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What can show you the world? : ATLAS
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First-stringers : ATEAM
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Things that might end with "Pencils down!" : TESTS
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Get some afternoon rest, say : NAP
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Letters that bookend the phrase "Google Maps," aptly : GPS
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The "A" of I.P.A. : ALE

Answer summary:
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