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New York Times, Thursday, October 29, 2020

Author:
Kurt Weller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kurt Weller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Weller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kurt Weller notes:
Greetings from Australia! As you read this, I am likely to be FAST ASLEEP! Let me fill you in (pun intended) on how this Aussie came ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
NOT NOW often would indicate "take away the letters NOW." What a fun idea to interpret it as NO T, NO W! I appreciate that a debut ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 1029 ( 25,923 )
Across
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Twice over : FREEZE
7
Lush : SOT
10
"Mass in B Minor" composer : BACH
14
"Doggone!" : DARNIT
15
Biblical companion of Moses : HUR
16
Sunburn aid : ALOE
17
Tallowy : AMALGAMATE
19
Face of a clock : DIAL
20
Fijian or Samoan, e.g. : ISLANDER
22
Dude : BRO
23
Concern for a poll : BIAS
26
Sign before Virgo : LEO
27
Percy Bysshe Shelley, for one : ODIST
29
Place in office : INSTALL
32
Locales for speakers and honorees : DAISES
33
Preceder of "com" : DOT
34
Samuel Adams, for one : BEER
36
Like all prime numbers besides one : ODD
37
Tawny : NOMATTERWHICH
42
Kind of charger : USB
43
Dinar : Iraq :: ___ : Chile : PESO
44
Like some minor-league baseball : AAA
46
Denounce harshly : SCATHE
49
Flying horse of Greek legend : PEGASUS
51
Check receiver : PAYEE
52
"I love," long ago : AMO
54
Bug's sensory appendage : PALP
55
Colosseum "hello" : AVE
56
Jackie Chan police film : SUPERCOP
60
Money in Oman : RIAL
62
Twin bed, perhaps : FASTASLEEP
66
Film performer Diggs : TAYE
67
Surgery locales, in brief : ORS
68
Surface : EMERGE
69
Son of Zeus : ARES
70
Many a dorm room, in a manner of speaking : STY
71
"I'm busy!" ... or, if read in four pieces, an aid in solving several clues here : NOTNOW
Down
1
Federal vaccine agcy. : FDA
2
Wariest animal : RAM
3
End of an ___ : ERA
4
Sign up : ENLIST
5
Begins some evasive maneuvering : ZIGS
6
Series finale : ETAL
7
Classic Alan Ladd film : SHANE
8
Surpass : OUTDO
9
Shoe accessory : TREE
10
Diamond-selling Michael Jackson album : BAD
11
Excuses : ALIBIS
12
Wrought : COARSE
13
Serfs of olden days : HELOTS
18
Long-handled hammer : MALLET
21
Driving nuisance : ROADHOG
23
Four clubs, for example : BID
24
Close ___ (approach) : INON
25
Concerning, in a memo : ASTO
28
Conn of "Grease" : DIDI
30
Embarrasses : ABASHES
31
Leave alone : LETBE
32
Use a divining rod : DOWSE
35
House member, in brief : REP
38
Sound off? : MUTE
39
Paper handed in for school : REPORT
40
Home in Havana : CASA
41
U-___ : HAUL
45
Hieroglyphic figure : ASP
46
Land of bygone Peloponnesus : SPARTA
47
Wrote : CAVIAR
48
Deckhand's response : AYEAYE
50
Mini-program : APPLET
52
In pieces : APART
53
Like some breakups : MESSY
57
Causes of some 911 calls : UFOS
58
Large urban area in Normandy, France : CAEN
59
Odor: Prefix : OSMO
61
Picasso's "___ Demoiselles d'Avignon" : LES
63
Flying fisher : ERN
64
Freudian "wit" : EGO
65
Parishioners' place : PEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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