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New York Times, Monday, January 20, 2020

The first one begins "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly"

Author:
Evan Kalish
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQVZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Kalish.
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C
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D
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R
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M
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© 2020, The New York Times1/20/20 ( No. 25,640 )
Across
1
Strive for an epic effect : GOBIG
6
Poker or snooker : GAME
10
Plays a role : ACTS
14
Savory food quality : UMAMI
15
"Hear, hear!" : AMEN
16
Had on : WORE
17
The Devil : SATAN
18
Richly adorn : GILD
19
Black gem with bands : ONYX
20
Cinnamon-and-sugar cookie : SNICKERDOODLE
23
Yang's counterpart : YIN
24
Hurdle for a coll. senior, maybe : GRE
25
Beats by ___ (headphones brand) : DRE
26
Hurdle for a H.S. senior, maybe : SAT
29
"Saturday Night Live" segment : COMEDYSKETCH
32
Mate for a mama : PAPA
35
___ Baba, crier of "Open sesame!" : ALI
36
Pooh's pessimistic pal : EEYORE
37
Retail giant with a famous catalog, once : SEARS
39
___ Antonio, Tex. : SAN
41
Finger or toe : DIGIT
42
W.W. I's Red Baron, e.g. : AIRACE
44
After-tax amount : NET
46
Zilch : NADA
47
Televised activity with Ping-Pong balls : LOTTODRAWING
50
Very: Sp. : MUY
51
Result no longer allowed on "Jeopardy!" : TIE
52
Reggae relative : SKA
53
School lunch sandwich, for short : PBJ
56
Comprehend ... or what 20-, 29- and 47-Across do, finally : GETTHEPICTURE
60
Explorer Ponce de ___ : LEON
62
Computer cable : WIRE
63
Lake into which Michigan's "thumb" juts : HURON
64
Born and ___ : BRED
65
Opera solo : ARIA
66
Big name in online satire, with "The" : ONION
67
Jolts : JARS
68
Smell really bad : REEK
69
Rat Pack member ___ Davis Jr. : SAMMY
Down
1
Dress (up) : GUSSY
2
Neighbor of a Saudi : OMANI
3
Drive home, as a runner on third base : BATIN
4
Apple computer : IMAC
5
Chinese tree with fan-shaped leaves : GINKGO
6
Collections of funny outtakes : GAGREELS
7
In the thick of : AMID
8
Tune : MELODY
9
Sign, as a check : ENDORSE
10
Army no-show : AWOL
11
Kind of wagon for pioneers : CONESTOGA
12
Attempt : TRY
13
One cause of an "R" rating : SEX
21
Humorous Bombeck : ERMA
22
Deceived with a fake-out, in hockey : DEKED
27
Bitter-tasting : ACRID
28
Letter before iota : THETA
29
A diamond that has one is moderately expensive : CARAT
30
Ross of the Supremes : DIANA
31
Watching closely : EYING
32
The first one begins "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly" : PSALM
33
Quintet to which "y" is often added : AEIOU
34
One attending a shindig : PARTYGOER
38
Writer F. ___ Fitzgerald : SCOTT
40
"1984" language : NEWSPEAK
43
Back-and-forth changes to a Wikipedia page : EDITWAR
45
___ torch : TIKI
48
Bring back, as a worker : REHIRE
49
Chips with melted cheese : NACHOS
53
Jewish festival usually in March : PURIM
54
Ride for a Quidditch player : BROOM
55
Female donkey : JENNY
57
Finishes : ENDS
58
Great Lake bordered by Ohio : ERIE
59
"Yellowfin" fish : TUNA
60
J.F.K.'s successor : LBJ
61
Time in history : ERA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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