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New York Times, Saturday, October 10, 2020

Material used for weaponry in ancient China as early as 500 B.C.

Author:
Brian Thomas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {KQX} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Thomas. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York Times10/10/20 ( No. 25,904 )
Across
1
Smack! : WHAP
5
Half of a 1960s pop group : MAMAS
10
"Puh-leeze!" : ASIF
14
Traveler with a turbine : HOVERCRAFT
16
"911!" preceder : RENO
17
Global news concern of the mid-2010s : EBOLASCARE
18
One of the Jackson 5 : TITO
19
Vodka go-with : TONIC
20
Within : AMONG
22
___ Bartlet, president on "The West Wing" : JED
23
Color in a color printer : CYAN
25
Angry arenagoer, in slang : BOOBIRD
27
Remote hiding spot? : SOFA
30
Surrender : CEDE
32
Tundra, e.g. : BIOME
33
It goes around in circles : PLANET
35
Where people get in hot water : JACUZZIS
37
No. on a check : AMT
38
Drinks sometimes garnished with 52-Down : MOJITOS
40
Pint Night purchase : ALE
41
Material used for weaponry in ancient China as early as 500 B.C. : CASTIRON
43
Battle cry : ITSWAR
45
___ good terms : ENDON
46
Pulitzer-winning novelist Jennifer : EGAN
48
Huff and puff : PANT
49
Makes go : PROPELS
51
Tierra en el agua : ISLA
53
Corona, in an eclipse : RIM
54
Fast-food order that had "all the flavor, one less layer" : MACJR
56
Battle cry : IMHIT
60
"Ars Amatoria" author : OVID
62
"Babe" : THEBAMBINO
64
Finally give in after initial pushback : BEND
65
"Believe me!" : IMSUREOFIT
66
Concept in Freudian psychology : EROS
67
Pointless : NOUSE
68
"White-fronted" or "chestnut-bellied" birds : TITS
Down
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Arouse : WHET
2
___ spider, creature named for its presence around train tracks : HOBO
3
Enterprise once known as the California Perfume Company : AVON
4
It has a big pouch : PELICAN
5
Presenters, for short : MCS
6
Recherché : ARCANE
7
Polite term of address : MAAM
8
Music genre for Fela Kuti : AFROBEAT
9
Court pro : STENO
10
Real piece of work? : ART
11
Longtime head of the Boston Symphony Orchestra : SEIJIOZAWA
12
Italian soccer club with three Champions League titles : INTERMILAN
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Area with limited access to supermarkets : FOODDESERT
15
Salacious : RACY
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Flop : GOBUST
24
Someone in the picture : ACTOR
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Ad ___ : BIZ
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Far-off explorer : SPACEPROBE
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Who "just keeps rollin' along" in a classic show tune : OLMANRIVER
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Rock 'n' roll pioneer from New Orleans : FATSDOMINO
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Turning the tables? : DJING
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Longtime music collaborator with Royce da 5'9" : EMINEM
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Makes up : COINS
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What's-his-name : JOESCHMO
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Tee, e.g. : TOP
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Sender of many unwanted messages : SPAMBOT
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Lufthansa supplier : AIRBUS
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Mass medium : LATIN
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See 38-Across : LIME
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Bach's "___, Joy of Man's Desiring" : JESU
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Like some sound systems : HIFI
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Not eliminated : INIT
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French fries alternative, informally : TOTS
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Requirement for some drilling: Abbr. : DDS
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"___ so!" : ARE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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