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New York Times, Monday, October 15, 2018

Author:
Amanda Chung and Karl Ni
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Amanda Chung
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106/17/20186/25/202010
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1.61030
Karl Ni

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Chung. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Ni. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
It's cute that different animal young have different names. And the phrase "young at heart" is such a lovely sentiment. We were very ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Amanda and Karl fooled me! I like to play the "name that theme" game on Mondays. Two answers into my solve, I was sure the revealer ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1015 ( 25,178 )
Across
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Night demon : INCUBUS
8
Japanese dog : AKITA
13
Romantically daydreaming of, with "over" : MOONING
14
Not the main wager : SIDEBET
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Brandy fruit : APRICOT
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French novelist ___ France : ANATOLE
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Perfume, as in a religious ceremony : CENSE
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Neither Dem. nor Rep. : IND
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Cable material that transmits data using light : OPTICALFIBER
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Read, as a bar code : SCAN
30
Western tribe member : UTE
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Candied Thanksgiving dish : YAM
32
Dog with a wrinkly face : PUG
33
Transportation in the Old West : STAGE
35
Stand around the mall? : KIOSK
39
"Really?!" : AREYOUKIDDINGME
42
Alternative to a convertible or station wagon : SEDAN
43
___ beaver : EAGER
44
___ G BIV (mnemonic) : ROY
45
Wrestler Flair : RIC
47
___ system (GPS device) : NAV
48
Pleads : BEGS
49
Legendary jazz saxophonist : JOHNCOLTRANE
54
King topper : ACE
55
Gov. Cuomo's constituency: Abbr. : NYS
56
Dough raiser : YEAST
60
Question ending many a riddle : WHATAMI
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State symbol of Massachusetts : ELMTREE
65
Container typically with a pull tab : SODACAN
66
Answers : REPLIES
67
With 68-Across, still feeling like a teenager, say ... or a hint to the answers with shading : YOUNG
68
See 67-Across : ATHEART
Down
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Apple computer : IMAC
2
"Huh-uh" : NOPE
3
Food that's husked : CORN
4
Togetherness : UNISON
5
Curl target, informally : BICEP
6
Card game made by Mattel : UNO
7
___ Friday (main role on "Dragnet"): Abbr. : SGT
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Yoga posture : ASANA
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In a gentle manner : KINDLY
10
Suffragist ___ B. Wells : IDA
11
Vietnamese New Year : TET
12
Manhattan Project weapon, informally : ABOMB
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Peace Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Rip : TEAR
20
Planets like Neptune and Uranus : ICEGIANTS
23
Ballerina's skirt : TUTU
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"May ___ your coat?" : ITAKE
25
Eastern ascetic : FAKIR
26
"You can count on me" : IMIN
27
Mineral springs : SPAS
28
Goal of cancer research : CURE
29
Elderly : AGED
33
Drive-in chain featuring carhops : SONIC
34
Tarzan creator ___ Rice Burroughs : EDGAR
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Fairy tale fiend : OGRE
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Pollution from car emissions, in part : SMOG
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Unfortunate things to leave locked in a car : KEYS
40
Tall tale : YARN
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Hindu divinity : DEVA
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Scammer : CONMAN
48
Classic VW : BEETLE
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Movie with an iconic theme that starts with two alternating notes : JAWS
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Eight: Sp. : OCHO
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Intoxicating : HEADY
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Making up stories : LYING
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Forest or mountain maiden of myth : NYMPH
57
Opera solo : ARIA
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One with a crystal ball : SEER
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Try out : TEST
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"___ Te Ching" : TAO
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Prefix with pressure or puncture : ACU
63
Mesozoic, for one : ERA
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Call from a tennis official : LET

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

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