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New York Times, Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Author:
Trenton Charlson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trenton Charlson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 46 Missing: {AEJOQUVY} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Charlson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Trenton Charlson notes:
When I first started solving the Times crossword, I was fascinated by some of the stunt puzzles. I remember being amazed by the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I appreciated the excellent craftsmanship today. Jim and I did one with no vowels except I way back in 2014, but Trenton took it a ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
This puzzle nearly doubles the number of I's in the previous record. I particularly admire WILD THING and TIGHT KNIT; two 9-letter ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0109 ( 25,264 )
Across
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Gold, frankincense and myrrh, famously : GIFTS
6
Fleet of foot : SWIFT
11
Bit of bunny slope gear : MINISKI
13
Pop music's ___ Vanilli : MILLI
14
#1 hit for the Troggs : WILDTHING
16
Finalize, as comic art : INKIN
17
Pandora released them : ILLS
18
Pupil's place : IRIS
19
Speaks like Sylvester : LISPS
20
Face cards, informally? : IDS
21
N.Y.C. subway line : IRT
22
Bed size : TWIN
24
Bad outcome for a QB: Abbr. : INT
25
Reacting to an awkward moment, perhaps : CRINGING
29
Jazz improvisations : RIFFS
32
Flashy accessories : BLING
33
Aperitif with black currant liqueur : KIR
34
Mother of Horus : ISIS
35
Threshold : BRINK
36
Pasta choice : ZITI
37
With 38-Across, cocktail with lemon or lime : GIN
38
See 37-Across : SLING
39
Center : MIDST
40
Oppressive : STIFLING
42
Removable locks : WIG
43
What Gollum calls "my precious" : RING
44
Number of suspects in Clue : SIX
45
J. Edgar Hoover's org. : FBI
48
Parsley portion : SPRIG
51
J. Edgar Hoover used one: Abbr. : INIT
53
Formal letter opener : SIRS
54
Source of the word "whiskey" : IRISH
55
Close, as a community : TIGHTKNIT
57
Touch of color : TINCT
58
Sounding like Big Ben : CHIMING
59
Many Punjabis : SIKHS
60
Quick cuts : SNIPS
Down
1
Breathers? : GILLS
2
Unaffiliated voters: Abbr. : INDS
3
See 14-Down : FIT
4
Item shot out of a cannon at an arena : TSHIRT
5
Evade : SKIRT
6
Like the Cheshire cat : SMILING
7
Entertaining, in a way : WINING
8
Sorts : ILKS
9
Go gaga (over) : FLIP
10
Spam holders : TINS
11
Not so hot : MILD
12
Reggae singer ___ Kamoze : INI
14
With 3-Down, Nintendo exercise offering : WII
15
Part of a guitar that also names something you can wear : GSTRING
21
Stand-___ : INS
23
Instant : WINK
24
Possibilities : IFS
25
Static ___ : CLING
26
"It's a joke" : IKID
27
Petty criticisms : NITS
28
Moxie : GRIT
29
Oil machinery : RIGS
30
"Oh, really?" : ISIT
31
Over, to Odette : FINI
32
"Show me your worst!" : BRINGIT
35
Russian pancake : BLIN
36
Start of some evasive maneuvering : ZIG
38
Deliberate discourtesies : SLIGHTS
39
Verb that's also a Roman numeral : MIX
41
Otto who worked on the Manhattan Project : FRISCH
42
Word before reach or reason : WITHIN
44
Venice's Bridge of ___ : SIGHS
45
Original sauna users : FINNS
46
Water cooler? : BRIG
47
Loyal follower? : IST
48
Gathers dust : SITS
49
Toyota hybrids, jocularly : PRII
50
Zamboni site : RINK
52
Actor Cage, to friends : NIC
53
Pass on : SKIP
56
"Didn't need to know that!" : TMI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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