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New York Times, Saturday, January 11, 2020

Author:
Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
Nominee for the first two Nobel Prizes in Literature (1901-02), but never won
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Andrew Ries

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 71, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Ries.
Jeff Chen notes:
Most of the time, Andrew produces triple stair-stacks — three long answers atop each other, shifted over in a stair-like pattern. ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times1/11/20 ( No. 25,631 )
Across
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Shade of red : RUBY
5
Food drive donation : TIN
8
Highly skilled sorts : ADEPTS
14
Like most job interviews : ONEONONE
16
Heartily enjoy, as a joke : ROARAT
17
End of a plug, often : ADSLOGAN
18
Greatly respect : REVERE
19
Record executive's stack : DEMOTAPES
21
___ Daily, popular podcast for armchair athletes : ESPN
22
Packaged ration, for short : MRE
23
Number six in a group of five : ESP
24
Lux. locale : EUR
27
"___ true" : TOO
28
Ice cream thickeners : AGARS
30
Makeup of some waste lines : PVCPIPING
33
Place for a bead : PORE
34
Dobermans and mastiffs, traditionally : GUARDDOGS
35
Recreational sports association for adults : BEERLEAGUE
37
Tool used on a padlock : BOLTCUTTER
38
Couple's enthusiastic R.S.V.P. : WERETHERE
39
"Jiminy Christmas!" : EGAD
43
Beverage option at early McDonald's restaurants : ORANGEADE
44
Acrobat's platform : ADOBE
45
Literally, "peace" : MIR
46
Info next to alumni names, maybe: Abbr. : YRS
47
___-Mex (cuisine) : CAL
49
"This tastes delicious!," maybe : FIB
50
Cut deeply : ETCH
52
Nominee for the first two Nobel Prizes in Literature (1901-02), but never won : EMILEZOLA
55
Treat commonly eaten with a wooden utensil : GELATO
58
Foodies : EPICURES
59
Key of Beethoven's Seventh : AMAJOR
60
V formation? : NECKLINE
61
Bee activity : SEWING
62
___ tax : USE
63
Conference foes of the Buffaloes : UTES
Down
1
It shows the way : ROADMAP
2
Experience : UNDERGO
3
Dirty, in a way : BESMEAR
4
Rationale for a dumb stunt, in modern slang : YOLO
5
The emperor's old clothes? : TOGAS
6
Smartphone payment that unlocks premium content : INAPPPURCHASE
7
Double birdie? : NENE
8
In time?: Abbr. : ARR
9
Sow : pig :: ___ : koala : DOE
10
Projecting edge : EAVE
11
Grand standing : PRESTIGE
12
Atlantic game fish : TARPONS
13
Pro with a pad : STENOG
15
So and so? : NOTES
20
Things that might be kept covered in a kitchen : SECRETRECIPES
25
Reason for a restart : UPDATE
26
Top of a chain, maybe : RIDGE
29
Like an evangelical Christian : REBORN
31
Dear : VALUED
32
Came down hard (on) : POURED
34
Attention ___ : GETTER
36
John Milton's "Lycidas" is one : ELEGY
37
Finger food at a pastry shop? : BEARCLAW
38
Pen pal's request : WRITEME
40
"Be my guest" : GOFORIT
41
Eisenhower's boyhood home : ABILENE
42
Adulterates : DEBASES
43
Series finales : OMEGAS
44
Smart ___ : ALECK
48
"Still ___" (2014 drama that earned a Best Actress Oscar) : ALICE
51
Mecca trekker : HAJI
53
List of choices : MENU
54
Origin of some lyrics sung in "The Lion King" : ZULU
56
Host : TON
57
Ending of many a web address : ORG

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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