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New York Times, Monday, January 8, 2018

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Ezersky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Ezersky. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Sam Ezersky notes:
Yep, that's my byline above a Monday puzzle. *Rubs eyes* Is this real life? The theme I came up with was friendly enough for beginner ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Rhymers, OKAY / OJ / OBEY / OSHEA / AU LAIT at the ends of themers. Bonus points for ending an entry with a J. That ...FOJ string ... read more
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Across
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Pour love (on) : DOTE
5
Prod : GOAD
9
Antlered Yellowstone denizens : ELKS
13
"Vous ___ ici" (French for "You are here") : ETES
14
Derby entry : HORSE
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___ fide (in bad faith) : MALA
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Cries of discovery : AHAS
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"Would you mind?" : ISTHATOKAY
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Letter accompanying a college application, informally : REC
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"This can't be good" : UHOH
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N.F.L. team for which Joe Namath was a QB : NYJETS
22
Informal breakfast beverage order : GLASSOFOJ
25
Approximately, datewise : CIRCA
26
Cowboy movie setting : OLDWEST
27
"Yes," at the altar : IDO
29
"Quiet!" : SHH
30
"Dumb" bird : DODO
31
Botches : FLUBS
33
Hypnotist's command : YOUWILLOBEY
38
Expensive : PRICY
39
Actor Jared of "Suicide Squad" : LETO
42
College dorm overseers, for short : RAS
45
Neckwear for a lobster eater : BIB
46
Michigan/Ontario border river : STCLAIR
49
Skin care brand : AVEDA
51
"Ulysses" star, 1967 : MILOOSHEA
53
Like the first "d" in "Wednesday" : SILENT
55
Salon job : PERM
56
Potentially alarming sight for an ocean bather : FIN
57
Cappuccino relative : CAFEAULAIT
59
Pizazz : ZING
60
Desertlike : ARID
61
Skiers' shelter : LODGE
62
Poker table payment : ANTE
63
Strong cleansers : LYES
64
Like the Amazon rain forest : LUSH
65
Company heads, in brief : CEOS
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"Holy Toledo!" : DEARGOD
2
Board game named after a Shakespeare play : OTHELLO
3
Container for oolong or chai : TEACADDY
4
Figure on Superman's chest : ESS
5
Stop being strict : GOSOFT
6
Branch of dentistry, informally : ORTHO
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Fireplace residue : ASH
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College person with a "list" : DEAN
9
Smiley face or frowny face : EMOJI
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Los Angeles hoopsters : LAKERS
11
Coffee get-together : KLATCH
12
Prepares for a doctor's throat examination : SAYSAH
14
Chipper greetings : HIHOS
18
Holder of baseball's highest career batting average (.366) : TYCOBB
20
Manipulate : USE
23
In one fell ___ : SWOOP
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___ Stein, Green Party candidate for president in 2012 and 2016 : JILL
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Twosome : DUO
31
Take to the skies : FLY
32
Opposite of buys : SELLS
34
University of Illinois city : URBANA
35
Nintendo Switch predecessor : WII
36
Cold War weapon inits. : ICBM
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"Sure, whatever" : YEAHFINE
40
Connect with : TIEINTO
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Sunset shades : ORANGES
42
Scamp : RASCAL
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Where birds of a feather flock together : AVIARY
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Many a Snapchat pic : SELFIE
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Santa's vehicle : SLEIGH
47
Rich cake : TORTE
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Alternative to "net" or "org" : COM
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Monopoly cards : DEEDS
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Tablets that run Safari : IPADS
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Rock's Jethro ___ : TULL
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"Skip to My ___" : LOU
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Onetime teen heartthrob Efron : ZAC

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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