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New York Times, Wednesday, October 2, 2019

10-Down : Prefight ritual

Author:
Mangesh Ghogre
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mangesh Ghogre

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Ghogre. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Mangesh Ghogre notes:
I am a crossword constructor from India. Professionally, I am an investment banker. My wife Rupali Ghogre and I stay on the outskirts ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Before you email me, complaining that this puzzle makes no sense, let me explain why GHI are in a single square. Look at the ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times10/2/19 ( No. 25,530 )
Across
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Data stores : CACHES
7
Value which for Apple stock is $0.00001 : PAR
10
Large chunk of cash : WAD
13
Not having wrinkles : UNLINED
15
"True Detective" channel : HBO
16
Email address ending : EDU
17
Gist : ROUGHIDEA
18
Plate umpire's call : OUTSIDE
20
Mythical places : EDENS
21
1999 rom-com with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant : NOTTINGHILL
23
Fam. tree member : DESC
24
"I guess you missed the ___" : MEMO
25
Loved ___ : ONES
26
Pablo Neruda's "___ to Sadness" : ODE
28
Pasta shape : ELBOW
31
Like the 70s vis-à-vis the 60s or 50s, say : WARMER
34
Bad person to do a deal with : NARC
35
Honorific for 69-Across : SRI
38
Board game with black-and-white pieces : OTHELLO
40
Units of cookies : BATCHES
42
Rock subgenre : EMO
43
Part of a sword : HILT
45
State capital founded during a gold rush : HELENA
46
Tricky situations : BINDS
47
N.Y.C. subway inits. : MTA
48
Superfood sometimes called "purple gold" : ACAI
51
Mother, in Mumbai : MATA
53
"Darn!" : RATS
57
What a civilization like India or Egypt has : LONGHISTORY
60
Pre-photocopy copy : MIMEO
61
Info for a bibliophile : EDITION
62
Act as if : PRETEND
64
Dream stage : REM
65
Deuce, e.g. : TIE
66
Chip away at : EATINTO
67
Number of colori on the Italian flag : TRE
68
On the ___ : SLY
69
Icon born 10/2/1869 ... with a hint to three squares in this puzzle : GANDHI
Down
1
No longer ill : CURED
2
One end of a battery : ANODE
3
What a crossword has that a sudoku doesn't : CLUES
4
It's taxed at the maximum rate : HIGHINCOME
5
Quashes : ENDS
6
"Didn't I tell you?" : SEE
7
Negative space? : PHOTOLAB
8
Border : ABUT
9
Indian flatbread : ROTI
10
Prefight ritual : WEIGHIN
11
Confuse : ADDLE
12
Argument settlers of old : DUELS
14
One with possible Viking ancestry : DANE
19
Feature of the Himalayas : SNOW
22
Divine message, for some : OMEN
24
King Arthur's magician : MERLIN
27
Indian city of 28+ million : DELHI
29
Preserver : Vishnu :: Creator : ___ : BRAHMA
30
Eightsome : OCTET
31
Misfortune : WOE
32
Device required by law to be outfitted with Braille : ATM
33
Density symbol : RHO
35
"That's all ___ wrote" : SHE
36
Stimpy's TV pal : REN
37
"There ___ God!" : ISA
39
Inherited wealth : OLDMONEY
41
Popular allergy medicine : CLARITIN
44
Emperor of Russia : TSAR
46
Mega-success : BIGHIT
48
Having perked-up ears : ALERT
49
Tech worker : CODER
50
Japanese art genre : ANIME
52
Genre : TYPE
54
Tweak, say : AMEND
55
Sophomore's grade : TENTH
56
"Yes from me, too" : SODOI
58
Poses : SITS
59
Work hard : TOIL
60
Prefix with tarsal : META
63
Tease, with "on" : RAG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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