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New York Times, Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Author:
Gary Cee
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary Cee

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
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Will Shortz notes:
(copied from Wordplay) I'm very sorry for the distraction about BEANER (2D) in today's fine puzzle by Gary Cee. Neither Joel ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0101 ( 25,256 )

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Across
1
First victim of sibling rivalry : ABEL
5
___ Newton (cookie) : FIG
8
Somewhere across the ocean : ABROAD
14
Transmitter of freckles or blond hair : GENE
15
"You're ___ to talk!" : ONE
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"Now!" : PRONTO
17
Three goals in a single game : HATTRICK
19
Leap day baby, astrologically : PISCES
20
Darth Vader's nickname as a boy : ANI
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Similar : ALIKE
23
"Hmm, I don't know" : GEE
24
Blood fluid : SERUM
26
Its lyrics tell of unrequited love : TORCHSONG
30
Shiver from fear : TREMBLE
32
Big tub : VAT
33
By way of : VIA
34
Turkey ___ king : ALA
35
A, in Munich : EIN
36
Telescope part : LENS
37
Music staff notation : TIMESIGNATURE
41
Child's plea : CANI
42
___-Caps : SNO
43
Calligrapher's tool : PEN
44
League that used a red, white and blue ball, for short : ABA
45
Greed or gluttony : SIN
46
Someone who likes to see many raised hands : TEACHER
50
Reason to get braces : BUCKTEETH
53
Push : SHOVE
54
___ close to call : TOO
55
Ranee's wrap : SAREE
57
What's shaped at the gym, informally : BOD
58
Literary last words : EPILOG
61
Barely adequate ... or what the starts of 17-, 26-, 37- and 50-Across are : PASSABLE
63
Wild : SAVAGE
64
Slithering killer : ASP
65
"___ a little!" : LIVE
66
Car radio button : PRESET
67
Short of money : SHY
68
Couple that might be snapped by paparazzi : ITEM
Down
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Horror-struck : AGHAST
2
Pitch to the head, informally : BEANER
3
Total : ENTIRE
4
Call from a chair umpire : LET
5
Chocolate kiss wrap : FOIL
6
Provoke : INCITE
7
Gordon ___, lead role in "Wall Street" : GEKKO
8
Mobile device download : APP
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Smart : BRIGHT
10
Things to stop and smell : ROSES
11
Quick appraisal : ONCEOVER
12
Caught a bite : ATE
13
Beehive and bouffant : DOS
18
Go off on tangents : RAMBLE
22
Watergate hearings chair Sam : ERVIN
25
Savory taste : UMAMI
27
Cocktail hour nosh : CANAPE
28
Number of batters in a lineup : NINE
29
Neither a liquid nor a solid : GAS
31
Famous collie of radio, TV and film : LASSIE
35
Inflated self-image : EGO
36
Break in the workday : LUNCH
37
Popular perfume : TABU
38
Out of commission : INACTIVE
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Hammond ___, writer of "The Wreck of the Mary Deare" : INNES
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Kids : TEASES
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Vehicle with a meter : CAB
45
Moe, Larry or Curly : STOOGE
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Defeat decisively : THRASH
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Tolkien creature : HOBBIT
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Develop gradually : EVOLVE
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Cash in : REDEEM
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Nuts containing caffeine : KOLAS
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Spanish food served on small plates : TAPAS
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Athletic award : ESPY
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Hard-to-explain skill, for short : ESP
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Tee box sign info : PAR
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"I ___ it!" : GET
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Cable news host Velshi : ALI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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