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New York Times, Monday, August 28, 2023

Author:
Brian Callahan
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
*Seriously hammered
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Brian Callahan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Callahan. Monday freshness: 67%
Brian Callahan notes:
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© 2023, The New York Times8/28/23 ( No. 26,956 )
Across
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Military wear, for short : CAMO
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Appear to be : SEEM
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"Hop to it!" : ASAP
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Stress or extended exposure to sun, it's said : AGER
14
Feature of an Uber ride … or an Uber Eats order : FARE
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Like a yellow banana vis-à-vis a green one : RIPER
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*Evasive treatment, with "the" : RUNAROUND
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Prestigious Atlanta university : EMORY
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São ___, Brazil : PAULO
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Deprives of strength : SAPS
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___ de Janeiro, Brazil : RIO
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*Boba Fett's occupation in "Star Wars" films : BOUNTYHUNTER
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Chicken's counterpart in a causality dilemma : EGG
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Secret agent : SPY
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One-person performances : SOLOS
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Palindromic tugboat sound : TOOT
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Openly gay : OUT
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Salad bar grabbers : TONGS
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*Seriously hammered : ASDRUNKASASKUNK
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Penny loafers, e.g. : SHOES
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Keister : BUM
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"Don't move!," as a dog command : STAY
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"Hurrah!" : WAHOO
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Meadow : LEA
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Pig's spot : STY
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*Weekend occasion for avocado toast and mimosas : SUNDAYBRUNCH
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Remains of a fire : ASH
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Politico Buttigieg : PETE
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Alternatives to Ubers : LYFTS
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Subway entrance fixture : STILE
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Disconnects … or what's found in the answers to the four starred clues? : UNCOUPLES
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Like wingtips and penny loafers : SOLED
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Put in the overhead bin, say : STOW
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Deserve : EARN
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Motto for a devil-may-care type : YOLO
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"Monday Night Football" channel : ESPN
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Tach readings, for short : RPMS
Down
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Complain, complain, complain : CARP
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Water, in Spanish : AGUA
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Waiter's handout : MENU
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Big name in electric toothbrushes : ORALB
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Bay Area air hub : SFO
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Water, in French : EAU
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Young's partner in accounting : ERNST
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Occasions to pamper oneself : MEDAYS
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Goal : AIM
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Ones with season tickets to football, baseball and basketball games, perhaps : SPORTSNUTS
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Eagle's abode : AERIE
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Comedian Richard who wrote "What I'm saying might be profane, but it's also profound" : PRYOR
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Outcomes : RESULTS
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Down Under hoppers, informally : ROOS
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Vietnamese noodle dish : PHO
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"___ further reflection …" : UPON
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Three Stooges snicker sound : NYUK
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Alcoves : NOOKS
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Flight board figs. : ETAS
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"Oh, my stars!" : GOSH
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Deteriorate … as sledders do? : GODOWNHILL
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Tire pattern : TREAD
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Key above Caps Lock : TAB
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Annoying insect : GNAT
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Big name in vodka : SKYY
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Like some bike locks and magnets : USHAPED
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"Star Trek" lieutenant played by George Takei : SULU
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Prayer ending : AMEN
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"___ Como Va" (1971 Santana hit) : OYE
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More than 90° : OBTUSE
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Rights org. : ACLU
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Smart-alecky : SASSY
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"We agree" : USTOO
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Major monthly expenses : RENTS
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On a sugar rush, say : HYPER
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What a bird's wings do : FLAP
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Time in office : TERM
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Figs. for tax filers : SSNS
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One of three fire signs, with Aries and Sagittarius : LEO
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Police officer : COP
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Admit, with "up to" : OWN

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

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