The answer key for the New York Times crossword from Februrary 23, 2023, which was created by Joe Deeney and edited by Will Shortz.

New York Times Across Crossword Clue

0s and 1s, in computingBITS
Danny of the N.B.A.AINGE
Drive-thru conveniencesATMS
Conversely, in a textOTOH
Hair problemSNARL
___ research (info on a political adversary)OPPO
“Whene’er I need to get a bump / I find it right there at the pump ?”TOGAS
Prop for the Riddler or Willy WonkaCANE
Lay of the landTERRAIN
Welcome in a yoga classNAMASTE
Nail polish applicationsCOATS
Guess posted at a gate, in briefETD
Sleep study diagnosisAPNEA
“___, mi dicon venal” (Puccini aria)GIA
Draft picks?BEERS
Jan. honoreeMLK
“For me, the Super Bowl’s a bore / But watching these is fun galore ?”TOADS
Big name in outdoor gearREI
Holiday marking the Exodus from EgyptPESACH
Couleur de la SeineBLEU
“Fathers and ___” (Turgenev novel)SONS
“Exams a must for future docs / Make sure your answers fill the box ?”TOMCATS
“A hospital has many specialized places / Where patients recover in bright, cheerful spaces ?”TOWARDS
De Armas who played Marilyn MonroeANA
Colorful garmentDASHIKI
Be behind, in a wayOWE
Actress ChristinaRICCI
Berkeley’s Bears, in briefCAL
Dark forceSATAN
“I don’t have the words / That rightly commend / Cerulean birds / And Harry’s best friend ?”TORONTOBLUEJAYS
Source of many an ode, in briefANON
Beyond strangeALIEN
Former education secretary DuncanARNE
Finance inits.NYSE
In againRETRO
Some bar stockRYES

New York Times Vertical Crossword Clue

Basic trainingBOOTCAMP
Providers of assistance after a crash, informallyITPEOPLE
“It is such fun to fool the folks / And make them butts of harmless jokes ?”TOPRANKS
Beginning to end?SHORTE
Sweet Italian bubblyASTI
Without a pauseINONEGO
Family manGRANDAD
“Frozen” sisterELSA
“An avid flower lover sees / A fall bouquet that’s full of these ?”TOASTERS
Snack item that’s green in the middleMINTOREO
Enjoys a leisurely weekend morning, saySLEEPSIN
“___ rule ?”ASA
Rowdy crowdMOB
Madre’s hermanaTIA
Symbol for an angle in mathTHETA
Robin Roberts’s networkABC
Shortsighted, sayUNWISE
Wanders around an airport, in brief?TSA
Navy vessel in 2000 headlinesUSSCOLE
“Seinfeld” actor JerrySTILLER
Pattern that represents a clanTARTAN
Like the German cake ZwiebelkuchenONIONY
Shortcuts for some repetitive tasksMACROS
Traffic circleROTARY
Actor Johnson a.k.a. The RockDWAYNE
Something it might be good to breakHABIT
Drumstick partCONE
Not quite closedAJAR
Longtime Fiat modelUNO

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