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New York Times, Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Author:
Mangesh Ghogre and Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Golf alternative, in brief
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111.62944%
Mangesh Ghogre
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1938/7/199612/22/202321
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385152119522716
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531.631,16471%
Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 82, Blocks: 48 Missing: {KQZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Ghogre. This is puzzle # 192 for Mr. Quigley. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Wednesday freshness: 58%
Constructor notes:
Last December, as a new immigrant from Mumbai to the US, I was itching to remain connected to both my loves — crosswords and India. What better ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Sometimes, I wonder if a puzzle is worthy of our Grid Art page — not today. Stunning artwork, worthy of the TAJ MAHAL itself. Graying out all ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times8/16/23 ( No. 26,944 )
Across
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Fries, to Brits : CHIPS
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Usurp : GRAB
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Entourage : POSSE
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Bring back to life : RENEW
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What a QR code at a restaurant may lead to : MENU
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Less green, as a banana : RIPER
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Crowd favorite at karaoke, often : OLDIE
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Part of a Latin 101 conjugation : AMAS
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Mediterranean fruit : OLIVE
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Console with a motion-sensing remote : WII
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Prez with a famous ranch : LBJ
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Stephanie of "Everything Everywhere All at Once" : HSU
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___ room : REC
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Certain racetrack bet : EXACTA
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Kind of calendar : ADVENT
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Knockout punch : LETHALBLOW
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French film award : CESAR
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Regarding : ASTO
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Sight on a Norwegian cruise : FJORD
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Where Diamond Head is : OAHU
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Accepts a FedEx delivery, perhaps : ESIGNS
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Mononymous Grammy winner : ENYA
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Like many old fiddle tunes: Abbr. : TRAD
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Extra point for a shooting foul, in basketball : ANDONE
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Without a sole winner : TIED
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Educ. publishing division : ELHI
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Yeun who was the first Asian American nominated for Best Actor (2020's "Minari") : STEVEN
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Attempt in cornhole : TOSS
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Baby wallaby : JOEY
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Go over : SPAN
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Key locale: Abbr. : FLA
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Attempts to hit, as a shuttlecock : SWINGSAT
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Org. that reports to the attorney general : DEA
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"Awesome!" : OOH
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Architectural features depicted by this puzzle's vertical circled letters : MINARETS
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"Wow!" : OMG
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2026 World Cup co-host : USA
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Caught up : ENSNARED
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Peace, in Russian : MIR
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___ Faire (outdoor event) : REN
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Type of structure that this puzzle's theme is a grand example of : TOMB
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The Mughal dynasty's reign, e.g. : ERA
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"Gladiator" star Russell : CROWE
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Fusilli shape : HELIX
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Home to the monument depicted in this puzzle : INDIA
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Pritzker Prize-winning architect : PEI
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Suffer from intense heat : SWELTER
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Key with one sharp: Abbr. : GMAJ
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Dream state : REM
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Shrub : BUSH
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Highly pleased with : PROUDOF
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"Data is the new ___" (popular wisdom in economics) : OIL
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Architectural feature depicted between 7- and 8-Down : SPIRE
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Number of players on a netball team : SEVEN
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Upright : ERECT
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Cricket club : BAT
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Spanish seasoning : SAL
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"Much Ado About Nothing" role : CLAUDIO
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Golf alternative, in brief : VWJETTA
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Lacks : HASNT
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"All kidding ___ …" : ASIDE
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No. 2 in the statehouse : LTGOV
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"___ nuit" : BONNE
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Pigeon coop : COTE
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Countess's counterpart : EARL
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Builder of the monument depicted in this puzzle : SHAHJAHAN
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Architectural feature depicted by this puzzle's arching circled letters : ONIONDOME
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Some loaves : RYES
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Family men : DADS
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Romp : EASYWIN
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Able to feel : SENSATE
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Name that's an anagram of SEEM : ESME
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Focus of some cognitive therapy, for short : PTSD
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Number of 69-Across surrounding the monument depicted in this puzzle : FOUR
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Come up short : LOSE
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Part of M.I.T.: Abbr. : INST
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Prefix meaning one-billionth : NANO
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Weight of a paper clip, roughly : GRAM
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Tesla, by birth : SERB
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Qatari leader : EMIR
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Home to the monument depicted in this puzzle : AGRA

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

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