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New York Times, Friday, January 21, 2022

Author:
Kyle Dolan
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Antismuggling device
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Kyle T. Dolan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Dolan. Friday freshness: 15%
Kyle T. Dolan notes:
BLACK HOLE was the seed entry here. Notice how it's kind of floating on the right side of the puzzle? It may seem like a strange place ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
BLACK HOLE is not a fresh entry, having been used many times over the Shortz era, but that clue sure sucked me in! So many wordplay ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times1/21/22 ( No. 26,372 )
Across
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Boost : AMPUP
6
Many a fund-raising event : GALA
10
New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, in brief : MAGS
14
Be a big-time troublemaker : RAISEHAVOC
16
Star quality : AURA
17
Swarmed by mosquitoes, say : EATENALIVE
18
"Hello, mate!" : GDAY
19
Tan writing books : AMY
20
Kid in expensive shoes? : SUEDE
21
Duck, duck, goose, e.g. : BIRDS
22
Routine parts : BITS
23
Pair : BRACE
25
Heard the confession of and absolved, old-style : SHROVE
28
Pastry appropriate for a camping trip? : BEARCLAW
31
Word with surplus or secret : TRADE
32
One with lots of pull? : BLACKHOLE
33
Like some designs on Etsy : ARTY
34
One-star, say : SEEDY
35
"Dido's Lament," for one : ARIA
36
Has a 4.0 average : GETSALLAS
38
Big name in cosmetics : ARDEN
39
Food brand whose last letter is its company's stock symbol : SPECIALK
40
Bulb units : LUMENS
41
Having long, thin limbs : RANGY
42
Puts one over on : CONS
43
Extremely excited, in modern lingo : TURNT
45
Happening : AFOOT
47
___ Twist (best-selling children's book character) : ADA
50
Display of choppers : GRIN
51
What an old car might be sold for : SCRAPMETAL
53
"All right, cool" : ISEE
54
Song title following the lyric "Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli ..." : THATSAMORE
55
"M*A*S*H" co-star : FARR
56
Legendary print maker : YETI
57
"Jeez!" : YIPES
Down
1
Field : AREA
2
Respectful term of address : MAAM
3
___ party : PITY
4
Wield : USE
5
Sitting with one's hand under one's chin, perhaps : PENSIVE
6
Outbursts of laughter : GALES
7
Keen : AVID
8
Hippie accessories : LOVEBEADS
9
Person of extraordinary skill : ACE
10
Amulets : MAGICCHARMS
11
"Sister Outsider" essayist/poet : AUDRELORDE
12
One being asked for donations, often : GRAD
13
Makes known : SAYS
15
It's high in France : HAUTE
21
Speak sharply : BARK
22
Antismuggling device : BODYSCANNER
24
R-rated, perhaps : RACY
25
Forest males : STAGS
26
Corp. trainer : HRREP
27
Means of domestic pest control : RATTERRIER
28
Cold and miserable : BLEAK
29
Video game franchise based on a sci-fi film franchise : ALIEN
30
Helps finish a nursing program? : WEANS
32
Grouse : BELLYACHE
34
It's a waste : SLAG
37
The Beatles' "___ She Sweet" : AINT
38
Comics-based film character played by Rosemary Harris, Sally Field and Marisa Tomei : AUNTMAY
40
Informs at a later stage, with "in" : LOOPS
42
Relative of a raccoon : COATI
43
"Let's weekend!" : TGIF
44
___ Minor : URSA
46
Campus group : FRAT
47
Over : ATOP
48
Counterpart of truth : DARE
49
Tavern menu heading : ALES
51
Dump : STY
52
Onetime member of the record industry's Big Four : EMI

Answer summary:
2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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