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New York Times, Thursday, October 13, 2022

Author:
Lewis Rothlein
Editor:
Will Shortz
Extended feature of "Hey Jude" and "Layla"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Rothlein.
Lewis Rothlein notes:
I avoided super large cities for this puzzle. Even though the reveal's TOWN can indicate one, as in the song "My Kind of Town" ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times10/13/22 ( No. 26,637 )
Across
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Extended feature of "Hey Jude" and "Layla" : CODA
5
Heat setting, in brief : NBA
8
Many morality tales : FABLES
14
Mankind, biblically : ADAM
15
Meaningful work, for short? : OED
16
Serve as a go-between : LIAISE
17
Sunset shade (MT) : REBUTTED
19
Churchill portrayer in 2017's "Darkest Hour" : OLDMAN
20
"Sixteen Tons" singer, often : BASSO
21
Start of an objection (TX) : BLAREDOUT
23
Props can build it up : EGO
25
Encumbered : LADEN
26
Opposite of an exception : NORM
29
It's played in the 5-Across, informally : BBALL
32
It may be hard to follow : ACT
34
Booty spot? (PA) : CHEERIEST
36
All ears : ALERT
38
"Documentary Now!" cable channel, originally : IFC
39
"... about up to here" : YEAHIGH
41
Bluff, say : LIE
42
Holst's "The Planets," for one : SUITE
44
They're the pits (AZ) : HOMESALES
46
Congress-created media giant : NPR
47
Dispensed, with "out" : METED
48
Throw out : TOSS
49
Evidence provider for some citations : RADAR
51
Go to : SEE
53
Sole (UT) : PROVOLONE
57
Isolates, in a way : SILOS
61
Withdraw : RECANT
62
Run off … or how to make the answers to 17-, 21-, 34-, 44- and 53-Across fit their clues : SKIPTOWN
64
Jamaican sprinter Thompson-Herah with five Olympic golds : ELAINE
65
Bottle-___ : FED
66
Lumpy citrus : UGLI
67
Did some campaign work : POLLED
68
15-Across focus: Abbr. : WDS
69
After, before : POST
Down
1
Consumer's energy source, informally : CARB
2
Old music halls : ODEA
3
Glue amounts, often : DABS
4
"Go on, do something funny" : AMUSEME
5
"Sorry ___ sorry" : NOT
6
"EastEnders" broadcaster, with "the" : BEEB
7
Extra: Abbr. : ADDL
8
Like leis : FLORAL
9
Was laid up : AILED
10
Devil's bargain, so to speak : BADDEAL
11
Fruit liqueur from Italy : LIMONCELLO
12
Hairy twin in a Bible story : ESAU
13
In the mail : SENT
18
Dress nicely, with "up" : TOG
22
Unequaled, ever : ALLTIME
24
Best New American Play award : OBIE
26
Longtime CBS procedural : NCIS
27
"Sounds exciting," sincerely or sarcastically : OHFUN
28
Going both ways : RECIPROCAL
30
Do something amazing for another : BEAHERO
31
Gives ___ (attempts) : ASHOT
33
Attempts : TRIES
35
Manhattan component : RYE
36
Sounds of realization : AHS
37
Actress Harper of "No Country for Old Men" : TESS
40
Their scores are on some coll. applications : GEDS
43
Painful effort : TRAVAIL
45
Enjoyed something with relish, say : ATEITUP
47
___ milk : MALTED
50
Poet who originated the phrase "For whom the bell tolls" : DONNE
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Clairvoyant's claim : ESP
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Ready, informally : PREP
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Move, informally : RELO
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"Careful where you open this" indicator : NSFW
56
Squeezed (out) : EKED
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A bird in flight, for Lufthansa : LOGO
59
Birds whose eyes don't move : OWLS
60
Apt rhyme for "fit" : SNIT
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Some items in purses, for short : IDS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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