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New York Times, Friday, September 1, 2023

Author:
Robert Logan
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
City parks and plazas, say
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Robert Logan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Logan. Friday freshness: 35%
Robert Logan notes:
My goal in constructing this one is to start with a relatively interconnected 72-word grid, provide a bevy of fresh and lively marquee ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Day five of "Gotta JET" (Jeff's expressions of thanks)! I've had the honor of working with dozens of new constructors, and it's been a ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times9/1/23 ( No. 26,960 )
Across
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Food Network host ___ Brown : ALTON
6
Channel owned by Paramount, for short : SHO
9
Sharp : CRISP
14
Got excited over the newest video game release, say : GEEKEDOUT
16
Sanskrit for "force" : HATHA
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Stone-faced sorts? : GARGOYLES
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Adams who was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980 : ANSEL
19
"In that case …" : IFSO
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Rapper with the 2012 #1 album "Life Is Good" : NAS
21
Discounted : ONSALE
22
The corner of one is called a canthus : EYE
23
Form of some soaps : BAR
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Most popular baby boy's name of the 2000s : JACOB
25
Disaster : COMPLETEMESS
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City parks and plazas, say : URBANOASES
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Sound from a saxophone : WAIL
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___ Yello (drink) : MELLO
34
Daybreak? : NAP
35
The late Mrs. Flanders on "The Simpsons" : MAUDE
36
Alice ___, 20th-century women's suffrage activist : PAUL
37
Commence : GETSTARTED
39
Trademark difference-maker : SPECIALSAUCE
41
Tears up : RENDS
42
Succeed, as a suggestion : FLY
43
Eponymous Belgian town : SPA
46
Work periods : STINTS
48
Agcy. within the Dept. of Transportation : FAA
49
Light up? : STAR
50
Was committed : HADTO
51
"Phooey!" : DARNITALL
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Biopharmaceutical giant in the Fortune 200 : AMGEN
54
Rhyming assent : OKIEDOKIE
55
Inventor of the first commercially successful steel plow : DEERE
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Montgomery of jazz : WES
57
Bids one club, say : OPENS
Down
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Longhorn's longtime rival : AGGIE
2
Like many salads : LEAFY
3
Abrupt : TERSE
4
Indie band whose name is a two-word command : OKGO
5
Prefix with -plasm : NEO
6
Building installations that work with beams : SOLARPANELS
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Choices for painters : HUES
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They're even at the start, in brief : OTS
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Outside ___ : CHANCE
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Malicious programs that block file access : RANSOMWARE
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"Wow, would you look at that!" : ITSABEAUT
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Silverstein who wrote the words and music for Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" : SHEL
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Lager descriptor : PALE
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Ball of energy : DYNAMO
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Nonfruit ingredients in some healthful smoothies : OATS
23
Pro ___ : BONO
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Some adventures in the Serengeti : JEEPSAFARIS
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Place where employees may all be holding together? : CALLCENTER
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Assessors of verbal reasoning, in brief : LSATS
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Word with bright or blind : SIDE
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Winter Olympics sight : SLED
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Calls balls, say : UMPS
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Gather : REAP
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Range mentioned in "Take Me Home, Country Roads" : BLUERIDGE
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Department store eponym : MACY
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Traipses (about) : GADS
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First Southeastern Conference school to field an African American athlete : TULANE
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Say a prayer, maybe : INTONE
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Business interest : STAKE
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Name on 2008 campaign stickers : PALIN
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City east of Montpellier : ARLES
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Roe source : SHAD
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Unlike a mustang : TAME
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Charlatan : FAKE
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"Oh, you flatter me!" : STOP
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Index since 1896, with "the" : DOW
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One way to say "yes" : IDO

Answer summary:
9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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