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New York Times, Thursday, January 17, 2019

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Trudeau. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ross Trudeau notes:
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Loved this one. Loved, loved, loved. As Ross points out, the palindromes in the middle — SOLOS, SOS, REVIVER, etc. — make a perfect ... read more
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This is the 39th NYT crossword that requires entering at least one answer backward. Here are the rest: list or thumbnails. My favorite ... read more
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Across
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Made jokes : JESTED
7
Slim amphibian : NEWT
11
Genre for Jay-Z and Master P : RAP
14
Relative of a llama : ALPACA
15
"Damn right!" : HELLYEAH
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Carnegie ___ : MELLON
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Two tablespoons : ONEOUNCE
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Shovel's go-with : PAIL
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Performances with no accompaniment : SOLOS
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Mostly bygone airline amenity : MEAL
23
Many a Clint Eastwood role : ANTIHERO
25
Bay of ___, body separating Spain and France : BISCAY
27
Chick of jazz : COREA
28
Plea at sea : SOS
30
Jumping-off points? : IDEAS
31
"The Simpsons" clown : KRUSTY
33
Brexit land : THEUK
35
Govt. ID : SSN
36
E.M.T., at times : REVIVER
38
Dict. listing : DEF
41
One interred in Red Square : LENIN
42
Line on a weather map : ISOBAR
44
Sated for now, with "over" : TIDED
47
"Thelma & Louise" studio : MGM
49
"Scat!" : SCRAM
50
Disquiet : UNEASE
52
Attends without a date : GOESSTAG
54
Toboggan, e.g. : SLED
55
Yugoslav-American tennis great : SELES
57
___ Major : URSA
58
Question that might be answered "Muy bien, y usted?" : COMOESTA
60
Belgian brew, familiarly : STELLA
62
Movie franchise that set a record opening weekend gross in 2018 ($640 million) : AVENGERS
63
Be visibly precarious : TEETER
64
Neighbor of Homer : NED
65
Dumb ___ (oafs) : OXES
66
Feels : SENSES
Down
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Fills to the gills : JAMPACKS
2
Some Nellies and Noras, formally : ELEANORS
3
Printing of a magazine with two different covers, e.g. : SPLITRUN
4
Counts : TALLIES
5
Green prefix : ECO
6
Matisse's "La ___" : DANSE
7
What Alice goes through to find "Jabberwocky" printed backward : THELOOKINGGLASS
8
Baylor's home : WACO
9
Quite wee : EENSY
10
Home of the Tisch Sch. of the Arts : NYU
11
"The magic word" : PLEASE
12
Epic that opens "Of arms and the man I sing ..." : AENEID
13
Geometric diamonds : RHOMBI
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Meme feline : LOLCAT
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Hosp. areas : ORS
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Animosities : HATREDS
26
Hindu retreats : ASHRAMS
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Aspen or Tahoe : SUV
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Urge : YEN
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Always, to a bard : EER
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Pep : VIM
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Prognosticated : FORESEEN
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One taken by the arm : ESCORTEE
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Grosses out : DISGUSTS
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Entice : LEADON
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Volcanic rocks : BASALTS
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Native of Florence, e.g. : TUSCAN
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Head over heels : INLOVE
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Judged : DEEMED
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Ending with Fannie or Ginnie : MAE
51
County in England or New Jersey : ESSEX
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Leaders before 41-Across : TSARS
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French "to be" : ETRE
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Maniacal leader? : EGO
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Big name in denim : LEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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