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New York Times, Thursday, October 17, 2019

Where "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" originated

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JWXZ} This is puzzle # 112 for Mr. Ross.
Randolph Ross notes:
As with many puzzles that start as Sunday ideas, this one ran out of gas when I couldn't come up with enough pairings on the theme ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Randy had such nice consistency in his themers, always using exactly one overlapping letter in the clue. WILDER + RAYBURN = ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times10/17/19 ( No. 25,545 )
Across
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Not having so much as a ripple : PLACID
7
Deg. for an animator : BFA
10
Salad veggie : CUKE
14
Cite as evidence : ADDUCE
15
Web browser entry : URL
16
Where "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" originated : ONTV
17
"Sure thing!" : YOUBET
18
Identify, as a problem : DIAGNOSE
20
WILDERAYBURN : SPLICEDGENES
22
HACIENDADOBE : ATTACHEDHOUSES
26
N.B.A. stat: Abbr. : PTS
27
"Days of Our Lives" role for more than four decades : MARLENA
28
Something that's kicked up or raised : AFUSS
32
She is "wonder"-ful on screen : GALGADOT
33
Wrapped up, in Paris : FINI
34
Grimalkin : CRONE
36
French bean : TETE
37
Highway speedster : LEADFOOT
39
Netanyahu's predecessor : PERES
40
Old debts : ARREARS
41
Co. that once had a lightning bolt in its logo : RCA
43
MILITIARMY : COMBINEDFORCES
48
UTAHAWAII : UNITEDSTATES
50
The Beatles and the Monkees : QUARTETS
53
Rowdy concertgoer, maybe : MOSHER
54
Locker room shower? : ESPN
55
Band performance : SET
56
Enthused about something : INTOIT
57
Socialist Eugene who ran for president five times : DEBS
58
K'ung Fu-___ (Confucius) : TSE
59
Big name in small planes : CESSNA
Down
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Is worthwhile : PAYS
2
Parkinson's treatment : LDOPA
3
Ticket category : ADULT
4
Biblical measure : CUBIT
5
The ends of the earth : ICECAPS
6
Pick up : DETECT
7
Move a little bit : BUDGE
8
Thomas with the 2005 best seller "The World Is Flat" : FRIEDMAN
9
Co-star of Bob Denver on "Gilligan's Island" : ALANHALE
10
Place to get a passport : CONSULATE
11
El Diario article : UNO
12
Gold standards: Abbr. : KTS
13
"Killing ___" (acclaimed BBC America series) : EVE
19
Physicist Ohm : GEORG
21
Positions in the A.L. but not the N.L. : DHS
23
Exodus commemoration : SEDER
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Cybermemo : ENOTE
25
Stuffs : SATES
28
Company associated with quacks? : AFLAC
29
1980s Pontiac sports car : FIERO
30
Deprive of heat? : UNARM
31
Elvis had big ones : SIDEBURNS
32
Contracted : GOT
34
Like the worst dad joke : CORNIEST
35
Floral cake decorations : ROSETTES
38
Pass out : FAINT
39
Beginning of a series : PARTONE
41
Outdated postal abbr. : RFD
42
"Far out, man!" : COSMIC
44
Italy's Villa ___ : DESTE
45
Play groups : CASTS
46
Community spirit : ETHOS
47
Greet and seat : SEEIN
49
Mlle. : France :: ___ : Spain : SRTA
50
Logical conclusion : QED
51
"It's no ___" : USE
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P.D. alert : APB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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