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New York Times, Friday, August 11, 2023

Author:
John-Clark Levin
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Hyperbole from someone who's dreaming big
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 2 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Levin. Friday freshness: 26%
John-Clark Levin notes:
Delighted to be making my NYT themeless debut today! While I enjoy both themed and themeless construction, themes are so subjective ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Excellent pairing in THE SKYS THE LIMIT and YOU WON'T REGRET IT. Such optimism and positivity! John-Clark's discussion of ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times8/11/23 ( No. 26,939 )
Across
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Activation phrase for many smart devices : OKGOOGLE
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Music genre for Lorde and Lana Del Rey : ALTPOP
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Certain dealer's bailiwick : CARSALES
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What many sentences end with : PAROLE
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Hyperbole from someone who's dreaming big : THESKYSTHELIMIT
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Brown ___ : ALE
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Veep between Hubert and Gerald : SPIRO
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Too good for : ABOVE
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"Dang it!" : NUTS
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Handled things outside? : HOES
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Ibis or egret : WADER
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Entered a state of détente, say : EASED
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Some gear for lepidopterists : NETS
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Play on repeat : LOOP
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"___ or Go to the League," 2019 hit album for 2 Chainz : RAP
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Contents of some bags in boxes : TEAS
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Coastal water feature : RIA
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Sole employee? : COBBLER
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Continental, e.g. : LINCOLN
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Dr. of 31-Across : DRE
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Took out : ICED
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, e.g. : DUO
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Have nowhere to go but down : PEAK
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Places where masks are seen indoors : SPAS
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Name of three czars of Bulgaria : BORIS
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Doone of fiction : LORNA
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All in favor : AYES
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It goes on and on and on : SAGA
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Needs some icing, say : ACHES
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Deprive of threads? : STRIP
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Horned one south of the Horn of Africa : GNU
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"Trust me, this is the right call" : YOUWONTREGRETIT
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One of eight in a B-52 : ENGINE
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Think outside the box : INNOVATE
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Fresh : RESTED
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Fodder for a literature test : PASSAGES
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C8H18 : OCTANE
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White Russian ingredient : KAHLUA
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Opens the door for, maybe : GREETS
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C.I.A.'s predecessor : OSS
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London's ___ Park, near Epsom Downs : OAKS
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Pictograph : GLYPH
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Sore spot : LESION
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Locale in Belmar, N.J., that lent its name to a noted rock-'n'-roll band : ESTREET
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Great ___ : APE
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1980s-'90s drama that won 15 Emmys : LALAW
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Like much land in Oklahoma : TRIBAL
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Tomato-and-basil pasta sauce : POMODORO
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Pasta sauce ingredient : OLIVEOIL
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Movie featuring the song "You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!" : PETERPAN
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Traveler's stopover : HOSTEL
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Neighbor of a Kosovar : SERB
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Who painted "Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening" : DALI
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Aforementioned : SAID
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Upper-body workout target, informally : PECS
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Rebuff : SNUB
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Turner once big in the music industry : CDPLAYER
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Cookie-flavored ice cream treat : OREOCONE
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Hearty hellos : BEARHUGS
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Meal : REPAST
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Sweet sounds in a nursery : COOS
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Travel that doesn't require a hotel reservation : DAYTRIP
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"Told ya!" : KNEWIT
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Star close to Venus? : SERENA
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Motley : RAGTAG
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Set off : IGNITE
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Causes to sizzle, say : SAUTES
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Together : ASONE
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Classic M. Night Shyamalan film with the tagline "It's not like they didn't warn us" : SIGNS
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All in favor : PROS
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World Cup team from Holland, on scoreboards : NED
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Actress Longoria : EVA

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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