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New York Times, Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Author:
Dan Schoenholz
Editor:
Will Shortz
Futuristic modes of transport
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Dan Schoenholz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Schoenholz.
Dan Schoenholz notes:
It's always a thrill to have a puzzle in the Times. This one took a circuitous route to publication. I submitted version #1 back in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
AND MAKE IT SNAPPY containing ASAP? What a snappy finding! Imaginative concept; commonplace initialisms that can be found (in order!) ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times10/18/22 ( No. 26,642 )
Across
1
Bud : PAL
4
Tow truck destination : GARAGE
10
Puts a lid on : CAPS
14
___ carte menu : ALA
15
Widely recognized, as a symbol : ICONIC
16
Butter alternative : OLEO
17
"Truthfully …" : IFIMBEINGHONEST
20
The "L" of L.P.G.A. : LADIES
21
___ biloba (ornamental tree with a widely used extract) : GINGKO
22
Trains at a high level? : ELS
23
Hot dog : WIENER
25
Irish laddie : BOYO
27
1953 title role for John Wayne : HONDO
28
Captain in a whale of a tale? : AHAB
32
Mimic : APE
33
Comedian Sahl : MORT
34
Grammatical case in Latin : DATIVE
36
Secure a seat at the table, say : RESERVEONESSPOT
39
Emily who wrote "Wuthering Heights" : BRONTE
40
Univ. of Maryland athlete : TERP
41
___ stop (chance to refuel) : PIT
42
Golfers don't want to go into it : SAND
43
Prepare to break a peace treaty, perhaps : REARM
45
Mr. in a Robert Louis Stevenson story : HYDE
46
Emulate Mr. Clean, in a way : GOBALD
48
Mars or Jupiter : GOD
49
Butt-Head's sidekick : BEAVIS
51
More ghostly : EERIER
54
"Hurry up!" : ANDMAKEITSNAPPY
57
Leaf (through) : PAGE
58
Home to Slovenia and Slovakia : EUROPE
59
Royal irritant in a fairy tale : PEA
60
Makes into a knot : TIES
61
Brings into being : SPAWNS
62
Hankering : YEN
Down
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Item on a bucket list? : PAIL
2
___ Romeo (Italian auto) : ALFA
3
Got a look at : LAIDEYESON
4
Cutting remarks : GIBES
5
High or low cards : ACES
6
Louis XIV, par exemple : ROI
7
___ Taylor (clothier) : ANN
8
Played a couple of sets at a jazz club, say : GIGGED
9
Starfish or sea urchin, in a biology text : ECHINODERM
10
"Major props to you!" : CONGRATS
11
Fashion model Wek : ALEK
12
100 centavos : PESO
13
Barfly : SOT
18
Venus de ___ : MILO
19
1 : ONE
23
Had on : WORE
24
Counting everything : INTOTAL
25
Cutting remarks : BARBS
26
John Adams's "Nixon in China," for one : OPERA
27
Futuristic modes of transport : HOVERBIKES
29
New-Agey, slangily : HIPPYDIPPY
30
Dodge : AVOID
31
"___ Davis Eyes" (Kim Carnes hit of 1981) : BETTE
33
"The A-Team" actor with a mohawk : MRT
35
African serpent : ASP
37
Chess match finales : ENDGAMES
38
Brainy oddball : NERD
44
Slacken : EASEUP
45
Group wedding dance : HORA
47
Laboratory eggs : OVA
48
Cute reply to "Why are you so cute?" : GENES
49
___ B'rith (Jewish organization) : BNAI
50
Leg up : EDGE
51
TV network that organizes the X Games : ESPN
52
Fencing option : EPEE
53
TV host Seacrest : RYAN
54
Missing letters in "??propria?e" (felicitously) : APT
55
Savings plan with SEP and SIMPLE versions : IRA
56
Pull along : TOW

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

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