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New York Times, Saturday, October 19, 2019

Darkest moon of Uranus, whose name is related to the Latin for "shadow"

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 95 for Mr. Walden.
Byron Walden notes:
Solvers of last week's Saturday Stumper (Newsday) got a big hint for 56-Across. The clue for MR T. there referenced the cereal. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Appropriate that the black squares form a yin-yang-ish pattern. For every EARWORM, there was an UMBRIEL (dark indeed!) CELESTA ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times10/19/19 ( No. 25,547 )
Across
1
Common street food purveyor : TACOTRUCK
10
Big name in dining guides : ZAGAT
15
Port city built on a crater of an ancient volcano : ADENYEMEN
16
Make a slight correction? : ATONE
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O.K. : TOLERABLE
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Common treatment for anxiety and panic disorders : XANAX
19
Design credential : ARTDEGREE
20
Elaboration phrase : IDEST
21
Lo-___ : RES
22
C, as in coach? : AISLESEAT
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Very far from : NONETOO
26
First name of two of the 12 astronauts who have walked on the moon : ALAN
28
Sex drive? : LOVERSLANE
31
10 milliliters, perhaps : DOSE
32
Commercial suffix akin to -apalooza : ORAMA
33
Bottled spirits? : GENII
34
Dance prop for Fred Astaire : CANE
35
Indian state of 90+ million bordering Bhutan : WESTBENGAL
40
Lab assistant in "Young Frankenstein" : INGA
41
Royal flush in draw poker, say : PATHAND
42
Long part of a longarm : GUNBARREL
44
Something to chew on : CUD
47
"If ___ Street Could Talk" (2018 film) : BEALE
48
Bacchanal : WILDPARTY
51
"Beavis and Butt-head" spinoff : DARIA
52
Once more : OVERAGAIN
53
Extra : ADDON
54
Go from variable to fixed-rate, say : REFINANCE
55
Binary response option : YESNO
56
Onetime Quaker offering based on a 1980s TV icon : MRTCEREAL
Down
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Language whose alphabet went from Arabic to Latin to Cyrillic : TATAR
2
Can't get enough of : ADORE
3
Worshipers of the goddess Rhiannon : CELTS
4
Linear : ONED
5
Lebanese city on the Mediterranean : TYRE
6
First family with the dogs Lucky and Rex : REAGANS
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Darkest moon of Uranus, whose name is related to the Latin for "shadow" : UMBRIEL
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Keyboard instrument heard in "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" : CELESTA
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Use, as a prie-dieu : KNEELON
10
Line of depth : ZAXIS
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Hopelessly stuck : ATADEADEND
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Cooperated (with) : GONEALONG
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Evil stepsister of Cinderella, in Disney : ANASTASIA
14
Word with book or box : TEXT
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Nondiscriminatory hiring abbr. : EOE
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Victim of Hercules' first labor : NEMEANLION
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Mouths: Lat. : ORA
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First name of the first man to walk on the moon : NEIL
28
Sets of points on graphs : LOCI
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Fruity refreshment : ORANGEADE
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Leaders of movements : VANGUARDS
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Lead-in to X or Y : GEN
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New Deal agcy. that helped build La Guardia Airport : WPA
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The 1975 hit "Can't Get It Out of My Head" would be an appropriate one : EARWORM
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One really trying : STRIVER
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Progressives : THELEFT
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Sword-bearing shoulder belt : BALDRIC
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Aid to digestion : BEANO
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Origami creation : CRANE
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Upstate New York college : UTICA
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Synthetic fiber once used in wigmaking : DYNEL
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Kind of card, familiarly : BDAY
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Part of a French door : PANE
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Ice cream thickener : AGAR

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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