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New York Times, Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Author:
Caryn Robbins and Matthew Stock
Editor:
Will Shortz
What's found under Casper's Christmas tree?
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Robbins. This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Stock. Wednesday freshness: 20%
Constructor notes:
CARYN: My original idea for this puzzle was to put a spin on iconic lines spoken by fairytale princesses. For example, [Wistful words ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A year ago, Caryn and I batted around SOMEDAY. MY PRINTS WILL COME, trying to do something interesting with it. I enjoyed the ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times8/9/23 ( No. 26,937 )
Across
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Woodworker's file : RASP
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Landlocked African country : CHAD
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Divulged : LETON
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Barn bundle : BALE
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Lofty beginning? : AERO
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Eco-friendly party announcement : EVITE
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What's found under Casper's Christmas tree? : GHOSTLYPRESENTS
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"Outlander" network : STARZ
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"Evil Woman" rock group, for short : ELO
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Brillo competitor : SOS
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Boardroom V.I.P.s : CEOS
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Alternative to a glossy finish : MATTE
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Rule that forbids singing hymns to the devil? : NOCHANTSINHELL
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Filmmaker ___ Lily Amirpour : ANA
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Nursing site : TEAT
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Baseball's "Big Papi" : ORTIZ
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Access to the company jet, for example : PERK
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Feature of a satchel : STRAP
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N.Y.C. cultural institution that opened nine days after the 1929 stock market crash : MOMA
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Wedding dress fabric : SATIN
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"Indeed!" : ITIS
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Costume department staple : WIG
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Doctor's concern when a rival clinic opens up next door? : LOSINGPATIENTS
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The "O" in EGOT : OSCAR
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"Oh, fudge!" : DANG
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Did a 5K or 10K : RAN
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Teamwork inhibitor : EGO
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Billiards ricochet : CAROM
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Evidence at the robbery crime scene? : PRINTSOFTHIEVES
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Of little consequence : MINOR
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Island near the Big Island : MAUI
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Domesticated : TAME
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Caving to gravity : SAGGY
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Dance Dance Revolution move : STEP
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Did in, as a dragon : SLEW
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Clinton's first appointee to the Supreme Court, informally : RBG
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Partner of oohs : AAHS
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Place for a key card : SLOT
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Passover, in Hebrew : PESACH
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Pizzeria offerings served with marinara for dipping : CALZONES
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"Watch it, man!" : HEY
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Dada artist Jean : ARP
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Classic show tune with the lyric "When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything" : DOREMI
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Landlocked African country : LESOTHO
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June 18th vis-à-vis Juneteenth : EVE
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Part of La La Land : TINSELTOWN
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N.B.A. forward ___ Porter Jr. : OTTO
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Largest Scottish loch by volume : NESS
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Option on Halloween : TREAT
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Distinctive flair : ELAN
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Bit of fantasy sports fodder : STAT
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Word with paper or insurance : TERM
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Catches some Z's : NAPS
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Famed backboard-breaking dunker of the 1990s : ONEAL
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Activity for Bill Watterson or Bil Keane : CARTOONING
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29-Down output : STRIP
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One per customer, e.g. : LIMIT
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Sudden turns : ZAGS
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Bit of conical-shaped candy : KISS
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Slightly : ATAD
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Crunchy baked snack : PITACHIP
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"It's gonna take a lot more than that to fool me!" : NICETRY
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High point of Exodus? : SINAI
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Pesters no end : NAGS
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A modern wedding might have two of them : GROOMS
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Large, white waders : EGRETS
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Turntable speeds, for short : RPMS
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Piece for one voice : ARIA
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Roller rink shape : OVAL
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Internet ___ : MEME
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Quaff for a caroler, maybe : NOG
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What "Gras" means in "Mardi Gras" : FAT
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What "Mardi" means in "Mardi Gras": Abbr. : TUE
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Work with thread : SEW

Answer summary:
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