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New York Times, Monday, January 30, 2023

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Engaged in some risky behavior
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 108 for Mr. Steinberg. Monday freshness: 23%
David Steinberg notes:
Nice to be back in The Times again! I was a bit surprised to see this crossword slated for a Monday—I'd assumed the complexity of the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This one would have hit me RIGHT BETWEEN THE / EYES, if my anal nature didn't force me to spend hours wondering if my NOSE was really ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times1/30/23 ( No. 26,746 )
Across
1
Trace of smoke : WISP
5
McEntire known as "The Queen of Country" : REBA
9
Like aged cheddar : SHARP
14
Length x width, for a rectangle : AREA
15
Major monitor maker : ACER
16
Flooring installer : TILER
17
Engaged in some risky behavior : SKATEDONTHINICE
20
"Eww, I didn't need to know that" : TMI
21
Nonnegotiable salary limit : HARDCAP
22
Microphone jack, for one : AUDIOINPUT
27
Sit-___ (some protests) : INS
28
"Thar ___ blows!" : SHE
29
Poetic contraction that omits a "v" : OER
30
Measure of time, in music : BEAT
32
Alternative to a station wagon, in brief : SUV
33
Cook for too long, say : BURN
35
Chunk floating in the Arctic Ocean : BERG
36
"I'm appalled!" : THISISANOUTRAGE
41
"Whose ___ Is It Anyway?" (long-running improv show) : LINE
42
Alphabetically first group in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame : ABBA
43
Curtain hanger : ROD
44
Watch over, as a fire : TEND
45
Agcy. for drivers : DMV
46
Veer suddenly : ZAG
47
Flaky fish : COD
48
Be honored before burial : LIEINSTATE
52
Portuguese or Spanish : IBERIAN
55
French word that sounds like an English pronoun : OUI
56
With 67-Across, in a sudden and completely apparent way ... or a punny description of this puzzle's circled letters : RIGHTBETWEENTHE
62
Enclosures for shark watchers : CAGES
63
The "R" of I.R.L. : REAL
64
Messy, semiliquid substance : GOOP
65
Analyze, as ore : ASSAY
66
Droops : SAGS
67
See 56-Across : EYES
Down
1
"A good time ___ had by all" : WAS
2
Tick off : IRK
3
Dolphin's home : SEA
4
LaBelle known as "The Godmother of Soul" : PATTI
5
Half-diameters : RADII
6
Prefix with system : ECO
7
Jerry's partner in ice cream : BEN
8
Bespectacled cartoon aardvark : ARTHUR
9
Move slightly : STIR
10
Rear : HIND
11
Activist who co-founded Black Lives Matter : ALICIAGARZA
12
Disavow : RECANT
13
Gets ready : PREPS
18
Genre sometimes mixed with rap : EMO
19
Word before trick or tip : HAT
22
Aide: Abbr. : ASST
23
"That's not true!" : UHUH
24
Appetizers sprinkled with paprika : DEVILEDEGGS
25
"Awkwafina Is ___ From Queens" (Comedy Central series) : NORA
26
George Eliot or Mark Twain : PENNAME
30
Letter after alpha : BETA
31
Mis-enter a passcode, say : ERR
33
Assemble, as a book : BIND
34
___ with caution : USE
35
Fella : BUB
37
Greed, gluttony or sloth : SIN
38
"Duh!," in modern slang : OBVI
39
Source of milk for some cheeses : GOAT
40
Relatively easy section of a jigsaw puzzle : EDGE
44
Wolff who wrote "This Boy's Life" : TOBIAS
45
Certain restaurants … or their customers : DINERS
47
About, in dates : CIRCA
48
Place to wear goggles : LAB
49
Christmas carols : NOELS
50
Take to court : SUE
51
Little bit of color : TINGE
53
Mother of Zeus : RHEA
54
___-bitsy : ITSY
57
Steaming cupful : TEA
58
Make like a puppy's tail : WAG
59
Smallest poodle variety : TOY
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Clod-breaking tool : HOE
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Records with only a few tracks, for short : EPS

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

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