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New York Times, Saturday, August 26, 2023

Author:
Adrian Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
They're often worn at long public events
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Johnson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Saturday freshness: 63%
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© 2023, The New York Times8/26/23 ( No. 26,954 )
Across
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Behave in a way suitable to one's situation : ACTTHEPART
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This might change your mind : LSD
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Five-minute rock classic with an iconic organ intro : BABAORILEY
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"___ the mornin'!" : TOPO
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In pain at the end of a race, say : CRAMPINGUP
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Like the football field in Australian football : OVAL
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Takeoff in pole position, perhaps? : STRIPTEASE
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Woman with enfants : MERE
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Not online, to a texter : IRL
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Fit to serve? : EDIBLE
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Deceive so as to deflect : SHINEON
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Seeds may go down in them : UPSETS
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Flips (over) : GOESGAGA
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Model Boyd of London's "Swinging Sixties" era : PATTIE
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Be the coolest : RULE
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Product from Jamaica : SKA
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Una y ___ vez (again and again: Sp.) : OTRA
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Out : ASLEEP
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Rig up : ENGINEER
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First N.F.L. quarterback to pass for 50,000 yards : MARINO
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Course list : DINNERS
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Ceremonial plates for the Eucharist : PATENS
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Three in Q3, e.g.: Abbr. : MOS
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Like an unconvincing argument, say : THIN
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"… for instance" : TONAMEAFEW
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Worth one and a half or two stars : SOSO
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Beaver's display? : INITIATIVE
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Fully grasped : KNEW
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They're often worn at long public events : FAKESMILES
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Spanish verb that conjugates to "somos" for first-person plural : SER
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Take two : FRESHSTART
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Early song subject : ABCS
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Street food source : CART
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One way up, perhaps : TBAR
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Best-selling novelist Hoag : TAMI
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Very busy, informally : HOPPING
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Country where the oldest human skull (circa 1,000,000 B.C.) was found in 1997 : ERITREA
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Aromatic fire feeders : PINELOGS
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Plant that contains chlorophyll but lacks a stem and leaves : ALGA
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Put back into service : REUSE
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Prepared, as lab findings for a report : TYPEDUP
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Hot lines? : LOVELETTER
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Remedies for blowouts : SPARETIRES
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On the ___ : DOLE
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Grave matter : TOMBSTONE
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Pub order, in brief : IPA
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It dots the "i" in the Ohio State marching band's spelling of "Ohio" : SOUSAPHONE
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Troublemaker : HELLRAISER
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"Oh-h-h …!" : ISEEITNOW
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On a streak? : NAKED
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Cast-iron cooking directive : SEAR
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Elderly relative, informally : GRAM
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Jazzes up : ANIMATES
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Mexico City-to-Cancún dir. : ENE
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See star? : PONTIFF
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Language spoken in Middle-earth : GNOMISH
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They usually end at the ankle : INSEAMS
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Dolphin's facility : SONAR
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Clicks that aren't nice to hear : TSKS
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Reebok rival : NIKE
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Going hard : ATIT
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Reebok rival : FILA
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"Have you ___ …?" : EVER
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Inapt locale for this answer : WEST

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