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New York Times, Friday, September 29, 2023

Author:
Malaika Handa
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Feeling of dread before the start of the workweek, in slang
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Malaika Handa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Handa. Friday freshness: 10%
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© 2023, The New York Times9/29/23 ( No. 26,988 )
Across
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Spreads concern? : ODDS
5
God who rides the eight-legged horse Sleipnir : ODIN
9
Tube feature, with "the" : GAP
12
Illegal product that's still made? : MOONSHINE
14
Write some letters : SPELL
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"Seems like a bad idea …" : ISHOULDNT
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Baked, in Italian : COTTA
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Word with bubble or high : TEA
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Contacts data: Abbr. : NOS
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Brand of ranch dressing? : STETSON
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Obsolescent kind of drive : CDROM
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Finish with : ENDIN
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Far from home, say : ABROAD
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Author who wrote "Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance" : AUSTEN
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Thin : REEDY
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May to November, in Central America : WETSEASON
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Checkout choices : LANES
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Need to pay : OWE
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QB rushers, collectively : DLINE
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Does a better job than at making points : OUTSCORES
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Gives up : CEDES
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Clouds : SWARMS
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Light touch : CARESS
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Moves a little : STIRS
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___ Day of Visibility (March 31 observance) : TRANS
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Piece of the pie : PORTION
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Put on : ADD
48
___ Coleman, principal on "Abbott Elementary" : AVA
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Protagonist in a long-running Phyllis Reynolds Naylor book series : ALICE
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Person who might sweep a board game off a table : SORELOSER
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About 20 million people in India : SIKHS
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Close associates to be wary of : FRENEMIES
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Flattering lines : ODE
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Growth that may be treated with salicylic acid : WART
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Be wide open : GAPE
Down
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Cut : OMIT
2
One pill, perhaps : DOSE
3
World capital whose Museum of Islamic Art was designed by I. M. Pei : DOHA
4
___ Balls : SNO
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"Goodness …" : OHLORD
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Claim in a squabble : DIDSO
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Lodge : INN
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N.B.A. team originally based in New Jersey : NETS
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Seeks shelter : GETSINSIDE
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___ B. Parker, Democratic candidate for president in 1904 : ALTON
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Blueprint : PLAN
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Feeling of dread before the start of the workweek, in slang : SUNDAYSCARIES
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Source of a burning odor? : SCENTEDCANDLE
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Blunt salespeople : POTDEALERS
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Model Holliday : TESS
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Go into one's "phone voice," say : CODESWITCH
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Who said "Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before" : MAEWEST
25
"___ and Janis" (comic strip) : ARLO
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Suitor : BEAU
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Form of protest for tenants : RENTSTRIKE
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Great Basin people : UTES
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Creepy-crawly : WORM
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Singles : ONES
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"Queer Eye" co-star Jonathan Van ___ : NESS
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Approximately : ORSO
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Having rhythm : CADENT
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Cube, e.g. : SOLID
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Like AB- vis-à-vis other blood types : RARER
45
El ___ : PASO
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Office warning letters : NSFW
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Birthplace of the world's major religions : ASIA
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Second-in-command, informally : VEEP
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Bum : ARSE
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Italian time unit : ORA
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[!!!] : OMG

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

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