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New York Times, Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Comment of resignation applicable to 17-, 28- and 50-Across?

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVWXY} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Sessa.
Edward Sessa notes:
I got the idea for this puzzle after seeing my young grandson sprawled out on the floor playing Life with his dad, my son. That ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Whoda thunk that LIFE could produce three solid definitions, none of them sounding ripped out of a dictionary? I've played LIFE, the ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times10/16/18 ( No. 25,179 )

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Across
1
One or two tablets, say : DOSE
5
Lead-in to punk or Cuban, in music : AFRO
9
Adjust, as an alarm clock : RESET
14
"___, Brute?" : ETTU
15
Sand wedge, for one : IRON
16
Justice Kagan : ELENA
17
Classic activity for family night : BOARDGAME
19
Card groupings in canasta : MELDS
20
Barbershop quartet voice : TENOR
21
Tent, backpack, hiking shoes, etc. : GEAR
23
Money execs : CFOS
24
Carson's predecessor on "The Tonight Show" : PAAR
26
Bad thing to go flat : CARTIRE
28
Serving in a bowl with milk : BREAKFASTCEREAL
32
Resistance unit : OHM
33
Sicilian volcano : ETNA
34
Colorful pond fish : KOI
35
Imbecile : BOOB
37
Girl group that's also the name of a cable channel : TLC
39
"___ Mia" (1965 #4 hit for Jay & the Americans) : CARA
43
One of two parts of a shirt : ARM
46
"He was," in Latin : ERAT
49
___ and cheese : MAC
50
Periodical format not much seen nowadays : PICTUREMAGAZINE
55
Like a pet dog from a pound : ADOPTED
56
Radius, for one : BONE
57
Meyers of "Late Night" : SETH
58
Frisbee, e.g. : DISC
60
"On the Waterfront" director Elia : KAZAN
64
Suppressed : SATON
66
Comment of resignation applicable to 17-, 28- and 50-Across? : THATSLIFE
68
Agreeing (with) : ATONE
69
Acorn producers : OAKS
70
Actor and bridge expert Sharif : OMAR
71
Something to believe in : TENET
72
Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
73
Luau tuber : TARO
Down
1
What many college students accrue : DEBT
2
Siouan people : OTOE
3
Lee of Marvel Comics : STAN
4
Moon of Jupiter : EUROPA
5
Insurance giant bailed out in the Great Recession : AIG
6
Like potpourri : FRAGRANT
7
Home of the Circus Maximus : ROME
8
Without intermission, as a play : ONEACT
9
Period of sleep with dreaming : REM
10
Crowd-wowing : ELECTRIC
11
Pic from a stick : SELFIE
12
"Bewitched" witch, in 1960s TV : ENDORA
13
Mortarboard trim : TASSEL
18
Male duck : DRAKE
22
Deer hunter's trophy : RACK
25
Rear, at sea : AFT
27
Competitor of the Essex or Hupmobile : REO
28
Weave's partner : BOB
29
Greek "P" : RHO
30
Expressive rock style : EMO
31
Westernmost state capital in the contiguous United States : SALEM
36
Gotham City hotline : BATPHONE
38
Seafood item often served with a lemon wedge : CRABCAKE
40
"Who ___?" (amnesiac's query) : AMI
41
Did a 5K, say : RAN
42
Quickest tennis point : ACE
44
Dirt road feature : RUT
45
Talking horse of '60s TV : MRED
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"It's ___" ("O.K. for liftoff") : AGO
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Scuba necessities : TANKS
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Volkswagen sedan : PASSAT
51
Dream up : IDEATE
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T-shirt material : COTTON
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Letter to the ___ : EDITOR
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Fanatical supporter : ZEALOT
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Political figure granted asylum by Anwar Sadat : SHAH
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Product of the Coors Brewing Company : ZIMA
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A ways away : AFAR
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Leader whose death sparked the Year of the Four Emperors : NERO
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Shrimper's accessory : NET
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Baggage checker at the airport, for short : TSA

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

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