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New York Times, Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Author:
Benjamin Kramer
Editor:
Will Shortz
Poker variant in which the worst set of cards splits the pot
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Benjamin Kramer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kramer.
Benjamin Kramer notes:
As a lifelong volleyball player, I have a soft spot for this puzzle. Not everyone knows the sport inside out, though, so I feared the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Many moons ago, I tried to make this theme work with just ___ BUMP, ___ SET, ___ SPIKE. But I was fixated on using BABY BUMP, CHEST ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times1/29/19 ( No. 25,284 )
Across
1
Barred from competition, briefly : DQED
5
Prefix with economics : MACRO
10
Sportsbook offering : ODDS
14
Liqueur with a licoricelike flavor : OUZO
15
Psychologist Alfred : ADLER
16
Stumble around in a daze : REEL
17
Empty talk not backed by action : LIPSERVICE
19
Screenwriter James of "The African Queen" : AGEE
20
Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
21
Slender : SLIM
22
Play loudly, as music : BLARE
23
Like all natural numbers: Abbr. : POS
24
Boost after appearing on a certain old Comedy Central show : COLBERTBUMP
27
Malia Obama's sister : SASHA
29
Use an oar : ROW
30
Lion in the heavens : LEO
31
In effect : OPERANT
35
Arkin of "Catch-22" : ALAN
36
Product from RCA or LG : TELEVISIONSET
39
Something traced to draw a turkey : HAND
40
Get, as from a will : INHERIT
41
"___ the least I can do" : ITS
42
Groceries holder : BAG
43
Sedan alternative : COUPE
47
Symbol of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad : GOLDENSPIKE
52
Upper extreme, informally : MAX
53
Stockpile : HOARD
54
Work without ___ : ANET
55
Gift for which you might reply "Mahalo" : LEI
56
Happening now, as a telecast : LIVE
57
Sport hinted at by the ends of 17-, 24-, 36- and 47-Across : VOLLEYBALL
60
Universal donor type, for short : ONEG
61
Paragon : IDEAL
62
Christmastime : YULE
63
Exchanges "I do's" : WEDS
64
Sounds from a pet owner's lap : MEOWS
65
Column on a flight board, for short : ETAS
Down
1
Practice swimming : DOLAPS
2
Trendy food from the Andes : QUINOA
3
Toll method on the New Jersey Turnpike : EZPASS
4
Uno + uno : DOS
5
Kingpin on "The Wire" : MARLO
6
Excedrin competitor : ADVIL
7
Do some mountaineering : CLIMB
8
DVR button : REC
9
Molybdenite, for molybdenum : ORE
10
Toothpaste brand : ORALB
11
Airport named for a president : DEGAULLE
12
Venison : DEERMEAT
13
Take some time to consider : SLEEPON
18
Break free : ESCAPE
22
Texter's segue : BTW
25
Orange Muppet : ERNIE
26
Whirler on a whirlybird : ROTOR
28
"Please ___" (secretary's words) : HOLD
32
Water with the Alps in its logo : EVIAN
33
Men's gymnastics event : RINGS
34
Bit of volcanic fallout : ASH
35
Apropos of : ASTO
36
Luke Skywalker's home planet : TATOOINE
37
Forced into bondage : ENSLAVED
38
Fine point : NICETY
39
Poker variant in which the worst set of cards splits the pot : HIGHLOW
42
The first "B" of B&B : BED
44
German mark : UMLAUT
45
Spanish rice dish : PAELLA
46
Banishees : EXILES
48
Bottom of the barrel : DREGS
49
Primitive kind of diet : PALEO
50
Holiday guest that a couple might fight over : INLAW
51
Starting points in shipbuilding : KEELS
57
Get-up-and-go : VIM
58
Payment of tribute? : ODE
59
"Ciao!" : BYE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later.

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