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New York Times, Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Author:
Amy Schecter and Christina Iverson
Editor:
Will Shortz
First company to feature a gay couple in a mainstream U.S. TV ad (1994)
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11/5/20211
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Amy Schecter
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277/30/20193/5/202420
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RebusCircleScrabbleFresh
331.6047%
Christina Iverson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Schecter. This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Iverson. Tuesday freshness: 78%
Constructor notes:
AMY: I'm so tickled to be making my NYT puzzle debut! I'm a retired Broadway casting director currently living in Brewster, NY. My ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Impressive array of (mostly) "plus preposition" selections. I wouldn't have thought that there could be so many options: DOWN, OVER, ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times1/5/21 ( No. 25,991 )
Across
1
Petite pooch, familiarly : POM
4
Small lumps : NUBS
8
Plot twists may elicit them : GASPS
13
Group of docs : AMA
14
Aware of, as a scheme : ONTO
15
Lassie, for one : COLLIE
16
Singer Benatar feels blue : PATSDOWN
18
Consignment shop business : RESALE
19
Aromatic dried pepper : ANCHO
20
Author Grafton has arrived for dinner : SUESOVER
22
An alto probably can't hit it : HIGHC
25
California ball team : PADRES
26
Actress Wells has just entered the scene : DAWNSON
28
First company to feature a gay couple in a mainstream U.S. TV ad (1994) : IKEA
29
How a used item may be sold : ASIS
30
Slugger's stat : RBI
32
Stop by : ENDAT
36
Tailor's concern : FIT
37
Actor Nicholson will bat next : JACKSUP
40
Medium for some sculptures with short lifespans : ICE
41
Sample : TASTE
43
"Fly swatter" for an elephant : EAR
44
One of a fairy tale threesome : BEAR
45
Jazzy James : ETTA
48
Baseball's Boggs has agreed to join us : WADESIN
50
Shot follower : CHASER
52
Online magazine covering politics and culture : SLATE
53
Actor Norris got tagged : CHUCKSIT
55
___ Lama : DALAI
58
Chart-topper, e.g. : BIGHIT
59
TV father Cleaver has just left the starting line : WARDSOFF
62
Some garden dwellers : GNOMES
63
Skin care brand : OLAY
64
Org. with an inspector general : IRS
65
Located (in) : BASED
66
Lily that is Utah's state flower : SEGO
67
Head of England? : LOO
Down
1
"Come to ___" : PAPA
2
Country whose name can be an exclamation : OMAN
3
Compete intellectually (with) : MATCHWITS
4
Condo restriction : NODOGS
5
Numero ___ : UNO
6
"Just so you know...," in a text : BTW
7
"___ and Lovers" (D. H. Lawrence novel) : SONS
8
Throws a lo-o-ong pass : GOESDEEP
9
One who didn't make it to the office : ALSORAN
10
"12 Years a ___" : SLAVE
11
Things some sorters make : PILES
12
Oracle : SEER
15
Sound like an old floorboard : CREAK
17
Protected body parts for goalies and baseball catchers : SHINS
21
News inits. : UPI
23
Circular wedding dance : HORA
24
"Fast Money" channel : CNBC
26
Addlebrained : DAFT
27
Locale of both the highest and lowest points on the earth's surface : ASIA
31
Mike's candy partner : IKE
33
Some engine fuel : DIESELOIL
34
Purple berry : ACAI
35
Relative of a sea gull : TERN
37
Zipped along on a watercraft : JETSKIED
38
Proverbs : SAWS
39
Name of a mountain range or a river : URAL
42
"How do you do it? I want to know" : TEACHME
44
Trial stages : BETAS
46
Trial stages : TESTS
47
The Cards, on scoreboards : ARI
49
Cool cat : DADDYO
50
Where the compass was invented : CHINA
51
Science fiction awards : HUGOS
53
Classic N.Y.C. punk rock venue : CBGB
54
Counting by them takes half the time : TWOS
56
Big do : AFRO
57
In that case : IFSO
60
Ginger ___ : ALE
61
Jaunty piano tune : RAG

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

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