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New York Times, Friday, January 24, 2020

Restriction that some service animals are exempt from

Author:
Scott Earl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Earl.
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© 2020, The New York Times1/24/20 ( No. 25,644 )

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Across
1
Finger-pointing activity, colloquially : BLAMEGAME
10
Throw away : CHUCK
15
Hit 2018 film involving a gay teenage romance : LOVESIMON
16
World capital NE of Vientiane : HANOI
17
Melodramatic shout of resignation : ICANTGOON
18
Boot : EVICT
19
Worker in "The 12 Days of Christmas" : MAID
20
Diverts : SIDETRACKS
22
Host of the 2007 and 2014 Academy Awards, familiarly : ELLEN
24
"You betcha!" : YAH
25
Ingredient in an old-fashioned : RYE
26
Marriage agreement? : YESDEAR
29
"There, there" : DONTCRY
32
Royal name of Norway : OLAV
34
Stirred up : ROILED
35
Where to see a display of balance? : ATM
38
Content : PLEASED
40
Volleyball quartet? : ELS
41
Part of a chest : DRAWER
43
"Toodles!" : CIAO
44
Marked by apery : MIMETIC
46
State capital with fewer than 20,000 residents : AUGUSTA
51
Interview conducted online, for short : AMA
52
Term of address for a drag queen : SIS
54
Puts in a hold : STOWS
55
Bad bedmate : BLANKETHOG
59
Beverages from 56-Down : ALES
60
Actor Hammer of "The Social Network" : ARMIE
61
Get a Lyft, say : RIDESHARE
63
Going after, in a way : SUING
64
Things that get hot-wired? : OVENRACKS
65
Unexpected difficulties : SNAGS
66
Armed conflict, euphemistically : NASTINESS
Down
1
"My word!," in Britain : BLIMEY
2
That's the spot! : LOCALE
3
Makes use (of) : AVAILS
4
Gave a darn? : MENDED
5
Population abbr. : EST
6
Short-term engagements : GIGS
7
Mine, to a mademoiselle : AMOI
8
Like a stereotypical teenager : MOODY
9
Supreme Court justices, e.g. : ENNEAD
10
Singer featured in the 2018 film sequel to 37-Down : CHER
11
Gouda alternative : HAVARTI
12
Travel along a tightrope, maybe : UNICYCLE
13
Young rooster : COCKEREL
14
Purchases for do-it-yourselfers : KITS
21
"Civil Disobedience" essayist, 1849 : THOREAU
23
Virtual animal on a once-popular website : NEOPET
27
Courtroom command : ALLRISE
28
John who explored northern Canada : RAE
30
Restriction that some service animals are exempt from : NODOGS
31
Divisions in the N.F.L.: Abbr. : YDS
33
Sucker, for short : VAC
35
Navy V.I.P. : ADM
36
This is a test : TRIALRUN
37
Musical set on a Greek island : MAMMAMIA
39
One-named singer whose name sounds like a goodbye : SIA
42
Gradually withdrawing (from) : WEANING
45
Lemonlike fruit : CITRON
47
Brigham Young, notably : UTAHAN
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Offer comfort to : SOLACE
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Does some backup dancing? : TWERKS
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Size up : ASSESS
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Deity in a Hindu trinity : SHIVA
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Sound from a subwoofer : BASS
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Holders of 59-Across : KEGS
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Things showing dedication? : ODES
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Chap : GENT
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Title in Colombo : SRI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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