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New York Times, Saturday, January 28, 2023

Author:
Kevin Christian
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
First NPR reporter promoted to correspondent before age 30
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Kevin Christian

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Christian. Saturday freshness: 10%
Kevin Christian notes:
This puzzle started with JUNETEENTH in the NW corner. The first time I heard that phrase, I knew it was crossword puzzle gold. I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Constructing a 72-word themeless is like performing a forward somersault in Olympic diving. It's a low difficulty level, but if you ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times1/28/23 ( No. 26,744 )
Across
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U.S. holiday beginning in 2021 : JUNETEENTH
11
Jumps out : POPS
15
First NPR reporter promoted to correspondent before age 30 : ARISHAPIRO
16
Cousin of the Spanish chirimía or Italian piffero : OBOE
17
Bluish-gray pet : MALTESECAT
18
Waterfall phenomenon : MIST
19
"Ugh!" : BLEH
20
Up for a drive? : TEED
21
They form lines for their work : POETS
22
Source of Manchego cheese : EWE
24
Something that isn't assumed : REALNAME
26
High degree : MASTERS
30
"Out!" : GOAWAY
31
Jump on board? : OLLIE
32
See 34-Down : LACED
35
Product that may be sold by the yard : ALE
36
Org. that has more members in Africa than in the Mideast : OPEC
37
Weakish hands : PAIRS
38
Whizzes : PROS
39
Comedian Michael : CHE
40
Self-driving car company that started as a Google project : WAYMO
41
"Heaven forbid!" : GODNO
42
Occur : HAPPEN
44
What a laborer's hands may do over time : COARSEN
46
Horror movie franchise known for both its action and slapstick humor : EVILDEAD
49
"What's the ___?" : USE
50
Has, with "on" : DINES
51
Black or green grocery items : TEAS
53
"I heard you the first five times!" : OKOK
57
2018 Literature Nobelist Tokarczuk : OLGA
58
TV bar with frequent health code violations overlooked by the city's mayor : MOESTAVERN
60
Move swiftly : FLIT
61
Torn : ONTHEFENCE
62
Peat sources : FENS
63
Slow-growing ornamental : DESERTROSE
Down
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One standing by a door : JAMB
2
Orenburg's river : URAL
3
See 5-Down : NILE
4
Concerned with beauty : ESTHETIC
5
With 3-Down, title setting of a 1937 Agatha Christie mystery : THE
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A time to dye? : EASTER
7
Sport in which masks are worn : EPEE
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Improved, as the weather : NICER
9
Work : TRADE
10
Super-popular : HOT
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One of the Claremont Colleges : POMONA
12
Props for some plays : OBIEAWARDS
13
His 2016 debut album unseated "Thriller" for the most weeks spent in the top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop chart (77) : POSTMALONE
14
Spots : SETSEYESON
21
Walk like an elephant : PLOD
23
___ hours : WEE
25
Senesces : AGES
26
Used for freeloading : MOOCHEDOFF
27
"Forever Young" band, 1984 : ALPHAVILLE
28
Still not up, say : SLEEPINGIN
29
Knock dead : SLAY
33
Hoped-for result : AIM
34
Shoe that can't be 32-Across : CROC
37
Window ___ : PANE
38
More than skim through : POREOVER
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Puts one and one together? : WEDS
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Blast : GAS
43
Folds : PLEATS
45
Disruptive board move : OUSTER
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Square things : ATONE
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Particulars, slangily : DEETS
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Eponym of the world's largest tennis stadium : ASHE
54
Game introduced to the U.S. by Chinese immigrants in the 19th century : KENO
55
Warcraft meanies : ORCS
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Take a ___ : KNEE
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Video game customization : MOD
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Fore's counterpart : AFT

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