The answer key for the New York Times crossword from February 14, 2023, which was created by Ella Dershowitz and edited by Will Shortz.

New York Times Across Crossword Clue

Dutch lager brandAMSTEL
Opposite of take offADD
Canal localePANAMA
Roaring Twenties wrapBOA
Colombian coinPESO
Colorful chewable candiesSTARBURSTS
Bus driver on “The Simpsons”OTTO
Second sight, for shortESP
Notable timeERA
Looked high and lowHUNTED
Individually wrapped sandwich slicesKRAFTSINGLES
Lead role in “Rent” or “La Bohème”MIMI
Psychoactive component of marijuana, for shortTHC
What views or is viewed through a monocleEYE
Italy’s ___ CoastAMALFI
Uber ___EATS
“Just like that!”BAM
Snacks packed in stacksSALTINECRACKERS
Lumberjill’s feller?AXE
Shade of unbleached linenECRU
Water heaterBOILER
“Cool” sumMIL
Glass of “This American Life”IRA
___ bass (percussive technique in jazz)SLAP
Chocolate-coated ice cream treatsKLONDIKEBARS
One who’s barely existing?NUDIST
Sweetheart, casuallyBAE
Like many a summer mocha orderICED
Nutritiously balanced plateful … or what 17-, 24-, 40- and 51-Across may constitute?SQUAREMEAL
Season for a pumpkin spice latteFALL
In the year of ___ Lord ?OUR
Annual film celebration, with “the”OSCARS
To be, in LatinESSE
Documentarian BurnsKEN
Snapple alternativeNESTEA

New York Times Vertical Crossword Clue

Secluded place in a chapelAPSE
Yoga studio rentalsMATS
Break, as a rubber bandSNAP
La Brea substanceTAR
Campfire remnantEMBER
Tony-winning actress BenantiLAURA
Plank targetsABS
Nickname for DorothyDOT
Umami broth, in Japanese cuisineDASHI
Like moss, to the touchSPONGY
Fitness weight with a handleKETTLEBELL
Cosmetics mogul LauderESTEE
Teak and mahoganyWOODS
Whitewater vesselRAFT
World Heritage Site grp.UNESCO
Scottish wedding garmentKILT
“Friday I’m in Love” band, 1992THECURE
Surgical souvenirSCAR
Corn dough used for tortillasMASA
Big-screen formatIMAX
Dudes showing off dudsMALEMODELS
Farm divisionsFIELDS
Business abbr.INC
Bar billTAB
Surveyor’s calculationAREA
Initialism at a car dealershipMSRP
“Black Panther” supervillain KillmongerERIK
Postnuptial response to glass-clinkingKISS
Waiting at a red light, sayINIDLE
“Mamma Mia” groupABBA
Chef’s chopperKNIFE
“Star Wars” creator GeorgeLUCAS
“No worries”ITSOK
Burr in “Hamilton”AARON
Witherspoon of “The Morning Show”REESE
Find a table for, saySEAT
Fabled tortoise competitorHARE
Disney’s Queen of ArendelleELSA
“___ pasa?”QUE
Coffee containerURN
Ones making introductions, in briefMCS

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