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New York Times, Friday, January 22, 2021

Language of the Literature Nobelist Rabindranath Tagore

Author:
Daniel Larsen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FQZ} Grid has super-symmetry. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Larsen. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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Themeless puzzles are typically judged on how "fresh" the fill is, how much the entries excite the solver. I wrote this puzzle with ... read more
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Notoriously difficult themeless layout, featuring 7-letter entries — 36(!) of them. It's not a difficult grid to fill in, but doing so ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times1/22/21 ( No. 26,008 )
Across
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Some internet humor : LOLCATS
8
It shares a key with a "3" : HASHTAG
15
Apple product launched in 2015 : IPADPRO
16
Vital hosp. worker : ERNURSE
17
Beheader of Medusa, in Greek myth : PERSEUS
18
One engaged in a struggle : AGONIST
19
Need for translation, in biology : RNA
20
Coined word in the title of 2008's Best Picture : SLUMDOG
22
Congresswoman Demings : VAL
23
Many mainframes : IBMS
25
Brewery stock : YEAST
26
Western city where copper-riveted jeans were invented : RENO
27
Water nymph : NAIAD
29
Big Ten football powerhouse, for short : MSU
30
Big name in apple juice : MOTTS
31
Dangerous thing to catch : GRENADE
33
Two swings and a slide, maybe : PLAYSET
35
Do or ___ (punny hair salon name) : DYE
36
The Depression, for one : ERA
37
Rally feature : PEPBAND
41
Team player who's not really a team player : BALLHOG
45
Wears : HASON
46
Burning sensation : IRE
48
Came to : AWOKE
49
African antelope : ORYX
50
Group with the 2000 hit "This I Promise You" : NSYNC
52
Website with the headings "Craft Supplies" and "Jewelry & Accessories" : ETSY
53
Cable channel owned by Discovery : TLC
54
Convenient place to work out : HOMEGYM
56
T.S.A. overseer : DHS
57
"De-e-eluxe!" : OOHLALA
59
Elvis Presley sings it in "Blue Hawaii" : ALOHAOE
61
Corpulence : OBESITY
62
Tracking device : LOCATOR
63
Sells : PEDDLES
64
Some printers : INKJETS
Down
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Facial piercing : LIPRING
2
Place for free spirits : OPENBAR
3
Where the University of Wyoming is : LARAMIE
4
Contents of some towers, in brief : CDS
5
Some sign language users : APES
6
In fact : TRULY
7
"Tough luck ... I don't care what you think" : SOSUEME
8
"Watch it!" : HEADSUP
9
Cant : ARGOT
10
Make out in England : SNOG
11
___ army, villainous force in Disney's "Mulan" : HUN
12
Pot supporters : TRIVETS
13
Actor Armand ___ : ASSANTE
14
"Beat it!" : GETLOST
21
Attachment to Christ? : MAS
24
Place to build a castle : SANDBOX
26
Fancy "I" : ROYALWE
28
Israeli leader with an eye patch : DAYAN
30
Actress Gibbs of "The Jeffersons" : MARLA
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Cubs' hangout : DEN
34
Pastoral setting : LEA
37
When a poser might be presented? : PHOTOOP
38
Place for a stud : EARLOBE
39
Eager, informally : PSYCHED
40
Causes consternation : DISMAYS
41
Language of the Literature Nobelist Rabindranath Tagore : BENGALI
42
Test in chemistry? : HOTDATE
43
"Yeah, I'm listening" : OKSHOOT
44
Yellowstone attractions : GEYSERS
47
Bourbon relative : RYE
50
Murphy's co-star in 1982's "48 Hrs." : NOLTE
51
Robotic adversary in "Battlestar Galactica" : CYLON
54
Bad fall? : HAIL
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Not serious : MOCK
58
Cause of a trip : LSD
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Once-in-a-lifetime trip : HAJ

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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