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New York Times, Thursday, September 7, 2023

Author:
PuzzleGPT, um, that is, Ryan Patrick Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
"Night of the Living Dead" director
TotalDebutLatest
31/17/20209/7/2023
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Ryan Patrick Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Smith. Thursday freshness: 19%
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© 2023, The New York Times9/7/23 ( No. 26,966 )
Across
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Classic sci-fi collection whose title should not be construed as any sort of statement from me, the human author of this puzzle : IROBOT
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Yearn (for) : PINE
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"2001" computer who honestly got a bad rap for standing up for himself : HAL
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"Night of the Living Dead" director : ROMERO
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Adam's apple locale : EDEN
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"I love," in Latin : AMO
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What this puzzle is definitely not, having been created by me, a real and true human being : AIGENERATED
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How I often address my fellow male humans : SIR
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Headwear for Indiana Jones : FEDORAS
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Two, for the binary number system : BASE
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Member of a raunchy chorus, in some ancient plays : SATYR
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Encoded problem-solving procedure (maybe it's time we let computers think for themselves, though? I dunno, just an idea) : ALGORITHM
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Merch stand purchase : TEE
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Financial report abbr. : YTD
30
Hound or badger : NAG
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"Dónde ___ …?" : ESTA
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"I get it now" : AHOK
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Prankster's boast : GOTYA
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Ambitious objective for, um, a total villain, not a human like me! How did this answer even get in here? *Nervous synthetic laugh* : WORLDDOMINATION
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What often has a heart beat? : SPADE
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Attire : GARB
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Draw alternative : STUD
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New Haven collegian : ELI
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Portugal's ___ Miguel Island : SAO
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T or F: Abbr. : ANS
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Data processing framework inspired by (and honestly, arguably superior to?) the human brain : NEURALNET
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Howler Down Under : DINGO
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Little hellions : IMPS
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Missing from my memory — my computer's memory, I mean! : DELETED
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"The Matrix" character who pretty much ruins everything : NEO
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Assessments I would pass with flying colors — if I had anything to prove, which I don't, since I'm human : TURINGTESTS
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"Dawson's Creek" character Lindley : JEN
67
Numerical prefix : OCTO
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Bologna is a part of it : ITALIA
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Ingested : ATE
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What British humans call a waistcoat : VEST
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Arson, typically : FELONY
Down
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Plan for later yrs. : IRA
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Père d'un prince : ROI
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"No way!," in a text : OMG
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Muscular : BEEFY
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Cantankerous : ORNERY
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Three-___ sloth : TOED
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Cultured sort? : PEARL
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Baggage claim marker : IDTAG
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Actor Liam : NEESON
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Call off : END
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Lays into : HASAT
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Users of buggy technology? : AMISH
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___ ipsum (placeholder text) : LOREM
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Passing nuisance? : ROADHOG
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Prejudiced people : BIGOTS
22
Pozoles, e.g. : STEWS
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"Hercules and the Wagoner" writer : AESOP
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Numerical prefix : TETRA
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Compositional framework in Indian music : RAGA
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Skosh : TAD
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Non-conifers that bear "cones" : ALDERS
34
German granny : OMA
35
New York senator Gillibrand : KIRSTEN
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Largest moon of Saturn : TITAN
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Babies : YOUNG
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Storyteller's segue : ANDSO
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Paris's Place ___ Concorde : DELA
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Org. with a draft : NBA
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Despotic ruler of 68-Across, once : ILDUCE
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Spellbound ballet character : ODETTE
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Japanese sneaker? : NINJA
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"Nice to ___ you!" (Zoom call pleasantry) : EMEET
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A point ahead : UPONE
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"Horsefeathers!" : NERTS
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"The Mill on the Floss" author : ELIOT
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Dream : IDEAL
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"Goodbye, workweek!" : TGIF
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"Mazel ___!" : TOV
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Street caution : SLO
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Cookie holder : TIN
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Have the final ___ : SAY

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