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New York Times, Monday, October 24, 2022

Author:
Joe Rodini
Editor:
Will Shortz
Spanish painter of "The Third of May 1808"
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Joe Rodini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QZ} Grid has repeated answers. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rodini.
Joe Rodini notes:
Count me among the many cruciverbalists who were inspired by the documentary Wordplay, in particular the constructing process of Merl ... read more
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I was a subpar French student in high school, so my teacher's "répétez après moi" was on constant repeat. Perhaps all that rote work ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times10/24/22 ( No. 26,648 )
Across
1
French for "without" : SANS
5
Like Superman's chin, famously : CLEFT
10
When Romeo meets Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" : ACTI
14
Give off, as light : EMIT
15
Less formal "Salutations!" : HELLO
16
Lamented : RUED
17
Equipment in tug of war : ROPE
18
Common theater name that comes from Greek : ODEON
19
Some Wharton degs. : MBAS
20
Spanish painter of "The Third of May 1808" : FRANCISCOGOYA
23
Small brawl : SETTO
24
"Drat," but stronger : DAMN
25
1965 civil rights march locale : SELMA
29
___ spray (allergy relief option) : NASAL
33
Press "+" on a calculator : ADD
36
Mexican muralist twice married to Frida Kahlo : DIEGORIVERA
39
Item on a stage : PROP
41
Gawk (at) : STARE
42
Give a hard tug : YANK
43
Chilean American actor of "The Mandalorian" and "Narcos" : PEDROPASCAL
46
"Little piggy" in a nursery rhyme : TOE
47
Faint with passion : SWOON
48
Western Pacific island nation : PALAU
50
Athletic brand with a cougar in the logo : PUMA
53
Acquire, as debt : INCUR
57
Puerto Rican singer with more than 50 albums, including "Feliz Navidad" : JOSEFELICIANO
61
Trident-shaped Greek letters : PSIS
63
Former late-night host Kilborn or Ferguson : CRAIG
64
Snap, Crackle and Pop, for one : TRIO
65
Prima donna type : DIVA
66
Pink cocktail … or a fashion mag : COSMO
67
Elementary building block : ATOM
68
Figure skating jump : AXEL
69
Fall bloom : ASTER
70
After 1-Across, what the first names at 20-, 36-, 43- and 57-Across all are? : SANS
Down
1
Feudal laborers : SERFS
2
Love, Italian-style : AMORE
3
Bite playfully, as a puppy might : NIPAT
4
Surgical tubes : STENTS
5
"Parasite" co-star ___ Woo-shik : CHOI
6
Many modern Christmas bulbs, in brief : LEDS
7
Monthly util. bill : ELEC
8
Event lasting 40 days and nights in the Bible : FLOOD
9
Pacific nation whose name becomes a dance if its vowels are switched : TONGA
10
Annual football game between rival military academies : ARMYNAVY
11
Actor Gooding Jr. : CUBA
12
Spill the ___ (gossip) : TEA
13
Picks out of a lineup, say : IDS
21
Like Yale since 1969 : COED
22
Prefix that means "everything" : OMNI
26
Speech therapist's concern : LISP
27
Lead-in to physics : META
28
Audibly shocked : AGASP
30
Airplane ticket info : SEAT
31
River that divides Florence : ARNO
32
Summer camp setting : LAKE
33
Snapchat and Instagram, for two : APPS
34
Sketched : DREW
35
Extinct bird that wasn't really "dumb" : DODO
37
Killer whale : ORCA
38
Genuine : REAL
40
Question that might have a ring to it? : PROPOSAL
44
Burden : ONUS
45
Relating to the congregation : LAIC
49
Hall-of-Fame QB Johnny : UNITAS
51
Hajj destination : MECCA
52
Some natural hairstyles : AFROS
54
Magna ___ : CARTA
55
The "U" of the E.U. : UNION
56
Hotel bookings : ROOMS
57
"Jumpin' ___" (Cab Calloway dance classic) : JIVE
58
Sunrise direction : EAST
59
Classic margarita flavor : LIME
60
Frankenstein's assistant : IGOR
61
Smooching on the street, e.g., for short : PDA
62
Number of legs on an insect : SIX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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