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New York Times, Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Author:
Barbara Lin
Editor:
Will Shortz
"Library-like" section of an Amtrak train
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Barbara Lin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Lin. Tuesday freshness: 58%
Barbara Lin notes:
I'm pleased to have this puzzle on July 4. I hope it enhances your 4th-of-July cookouts. I got the idea for this puzzle when it ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Hardly the PLAINEST of themes, with all the trimmings of a BURGER — so neatly lined up in the middle! It's like an exploded view ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times7/4/23 ( No. 26,901 )
Across
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Hoppy brew, for short : IPA
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Aid for a broken bone : SPLINT
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Some nest eggs, for short : IRAS
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Kylo ___ ("Star Wars" antagonist) : REN
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Peninsula northeast of Africa : ARABIA
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2017 Pixar film with two Oscars : COCO
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"___ is never finished. Only abandoned" (old saying) : ART
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Movie rating scale with "Fresh" and "Rotten" labels : TOMATOMETER
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"Library-like" section of an Amtrak train : QUIETCAR
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Apart (from) : ASIDE
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Zoom, maybe : MEET
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Question ___ : MARK
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2022 murder mystery movie with cameos by Serena Williams and Yo-Yo Ma : GLASSONION
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"Moby-Dick" captain : AHAB
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Grain in an energy bar : OAT
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Tasteless : TRASHY
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Item on the back of a Jeep : TIRE
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Cigarette discards : BUTTS
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Goat's plaint : MAA
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___ four : PETIT
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Sphere of expertise : AREA
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Naval conflict : SEAWAR
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"Clear now?" : SEE
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Like morbid humor : DARK
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Sport craze of the 2020s : PICKLEBALL
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La Louisiane, par exemple : ETAT
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"Deal me a hand" : IMIN
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Leave alone : LETBE
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Most evident : PLAINEST
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Moon's makeup, fancifully : GREENCHEESE
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Regret : RUE
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Little stinker : BRAT
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Common cookout fare whose toppings can be found stacked in this grid : BURGER
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Irritate : VEX
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Disapproving noises : TSKS
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Overthrow : DEPOSE
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Summer setting in N.Y.C. : EDT
Down
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Second-greatest oil producer in OPEC : IRAQ
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Lima's home : PERU
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Stuff that's the opposite of stuff : ANTIMATTER
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Some college entrance exams, redundantly : SATTESTS
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Exam overseer : PROCTOR
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Dalai ___ : LAMA
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Flanged support beam : IBAR
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Minor quibble : NIT
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"The way," in Mandarin : TAO
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Glide across a frozen pond, say : ICESKATE
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Unleavened Indian flatbread : ROTI
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Passed with flying colors : ACED
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Really feeling it, so to speak : SORE
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Damage : MAR
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Some M.I.T. grads, for short : EES
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Hairstyle associated with punk culture : MOHAWK
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Even one : ANY
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Rot : GOBAD
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Hillenbrand who wrote "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" : LAURA
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"Whatever you want — just say!" : NAMEIT
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Oscar ___, portrayer of Duke Atreides in "Dune" : ISAAC
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Touches on something sensitive : HITSANERVE
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Disney princess with a tail : ARIEL
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Nut that's a stimulant : BETEL
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Play bookie : TAKEBETS
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Debut performance : PREMIERE
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Place for a facial : SPA
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Assumed names : ALIASES
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Recycling container : BIN
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Number of legs on a crab : TEN
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Letters before Q, sometimes : LGBT
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Makes a mistake : ERRS
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Common patio furniture wood : TEAK
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Alleged offender, to a cop : PERP
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Maker of bricks that weigh less than an ounce : LEGO
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Took to court : SUED
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Message that may include emojis : TEXT
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Compound in some trendy oils : CBD
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Rose or fuchsia : HUE

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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