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New York Times, Saturday, October 13, 2018

Jennifer who wrote the Pulitzer-winning "A Visit From the Goon Squad"

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kevin G. Der notes:
This grid is actually a revision. The top right was the same, as CHEAT DAY / ROGUE ONE / ALAN ALDA was too good to let go. But ZOE ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Technically superb puzzle. Kevin is one of the few constructors dipping into quad-stack corners, and for good reason — they're one of ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times10/13/18 ( No. 25,176 )

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Across
1
Rhimes who created "Grey's Anatomy" : SHONDA
7
Dieter's time of indulgence : CHEATDAY
15
Reach the limit : TOPOUT
16
2016 film whose climax is on the planet Scarif : ROGUEONE
17
They might be made to reconcile : AMENDS
18
2006 Emmy winner for "The West Wing" : ALANALDA
19
Give extra medication : REDOSE
20
Got cracking : WENTTOIT
21
Problems with a collection : GAPS
22
Org. that might take the government to court : ACLU
24
Symbol of militarism : ARES
25
Women's soccer star Krieger : ALI
26
Means of drawing up solutions : PIPETS
29
Lead actress in 2017's "The Big Sick" : ZOEKAZAN
33
Fair : NOTBAD
37
Wraps up : ENCASES
38
Composer Arcangelo who inspired a set of Rachmaninoff variations : CORELLI
39
Not quite blow : SEETHE
40
Small falcons : KESTRELS
41
Collaborative principle in improv comedy : YESAND
43
Nursery cry : WAH
44
Take the edge off? : CROP
47
Like discussions of metaphysics : DEEP
49
Theme in some time travel fiction : FATE
50
Green refreshers : LIMEADES
53
Pill bug, for one : ISOPOD
55
Isn't discrete : OVERLAPS
56
Nissan crossover named for an Italian city : MURANO
57
"The Son of Man" artist : MAGRITTE
58
Illuminating comment : APERCU
59
Try out, as a game : PLAYTEST
60
Volleyball team, e.g. : SEXTET
Down
1
Gets a twinkle in one's eyes? : STARGAZES
2
Hit movie with the tagline "A family comedy without the family" : HOMEALONE
3
Leaning column? : OPEDPIECE
4
Texting while driving, and others : NONOS
5
Hardly smashes : DUDS
6
Flummoxed : ATSEA
7
Come home after a night of heavy drinking, say : CRAWLIN
8
Go into seclusion : HOLEUP
9
Jennifer who wrote the Pulitzer-winning "A Visit From the Goon Squad" : EGAN
10
Title for Princess Anne beginning in 1982 : AUNT
11
Leaves work? : TEATASTER
12
Sadness : DOLOR
13
Actress MacDowell : ANDIE
14
First Nobel laureate from Ireland : YEATS
23
Big Four workers, for short : CPAS
27
Ancestor of Methuselah : ENOS
28
One might result from negligence : TORT
30
World's most-followed Twitter user, as of 2018 : KATYPERRY
31
Trailblazing athlete of the 1970s : ASHE
32
Cartoonist's indicator of nodding : ZEES
34
Exploded : BLEWAPART
35
In the blink of an eye : ALLATONCE
36
Served : DISHEDOUT
38
Let go of : CEDE
40
Diet in the Mideast : KNESSET
42
Virtuosi : ADEPTS
44
Fail to tread lightly : CLOMP
45
#2, to #1 : RIVAL
46
Lowercase letter resembling a "w" : OMEGA
48
Members of an Arizona tribe : PIMAS
49
Global currency market with a portmanteau name : FOREX
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Came to roost : ALIT
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Good Tinder outcome : DATE
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Dweller in Apt. 1-A, say : SUPE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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