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New York Times, Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 120 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Gordon notes:
Some nixed clues for 19-Across: Noted fly catcher in the news? Politician who was bugged during his debate? Politician who was recently in a ... read more
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Quote puzzles take so much heat from so many solvers. I constantly hear complaints about them: they're boring, tedious, annoying. The genre may ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
My proof that the two-thirds of the Fibonacci numbers must be odd: The sequence starts 1, 1. Each subsequent number is the sum of the previous ... read more
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K
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 1028 ( 25,922 )
Across
1
With 21-, 30-, 49-, 61- and 74-Across, end of a Carrie Bradshaw quote that starts "Men in their 40s are like the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle ..." : TRICKY
7
At most : TOPS
11
Peter the Great, for one : TSAR
15
Take out : REMOVE
16
Orchestra tuner : OBOE
17
Smart, in a way : HURT
18
Turkish inn : IMARET
19
Frequent "S.N.L." role for Beck Bennett : MIKEPENCE
21
Part 2 of the quote : COMPLICATEDAND
23
Category in pitching's Triple Crown, in brief : ERA
24
Exam for a wannabe A.D.A. : LSAT
25
Piolet, e.g. : ICEAX
28
Surveying unit : ACRE
30
Part 3 : YOURENEVER
34
Like two-thirds of Fibonacci numbers : ODD
36
Microwaves : ZAPS
37
Flatow of public radio : IRA
38
Major-league manager Kapler : GABE
41
Do some lexicography : DEFINE
44
Sicken with sweetness : CLOY
45
A barb might cause it to deflate : EGO
46
When to take a foliage tour : FALL
47
Liberty Mutual commercial mascot : EMU
49
Part 4 : REALLYSURE
53
Sounds at pounds : ARFS
56
"Same" : METOO
57
Senate rebuke : ETTU
59
Black ___ : OPS
61
Part 5 : YOUGOTTHERIGHT
66
Casual ristorante : TRATTORIA
68
U.S. Navy builder : SEABEE
69
Ticked off : SORE
70
Dolly's last name in "Hello, Dolly!" : LEVI
71
Whispered name in "The Raven" : LENORE
72
Sue Monk ___, author of "The Secret Life of Bees" : KIDD
73
Pull a fast one on : FOOL
74
End of the quote : ANSWER
Down
1
Very short time : TRICE
2
Suckerfish that attaches itself to sharks : REMORA
3
Line in an old series of Apple commercials : IMAMAC
4
N.Y.S.E. listing: Abbr. : CORP
5
Was verklempt from pride : KVELLED
6
What members of the Church of the SubGenius parody religion claim to be descended from : YETIS
7
First Campbell's Soup flavor, introduced in 1895 : TOMATO
8
Piece that often includes a D.O.B. : OBIT
9
Raw fish dish : POKE
10
Start of an idea : SEED
11
From that place : THENCE
12
Arizona State University mascot : SUNDEVIL
13
Compass creation : ARC
14
GPS calculation: Abbr. : RTE
20
Careful effort : PAINS
22
Coral reef : CAY
26
Sleekly designed, for short : AERO
27
See through? : XRAY
29
Good eggs? : ROE
31
Rap's Lil ___ Vert : UZI
32
Saw print : RAN
33
Modern pentathlon event : EPEE
35
It's called "le jour J" in France : DDAY
38
Start of an idea : GERM
39
Palindromist Jon of "Sit on a Potato Pan, Otis!" : AGEE
40
Shipbuilding place : BOATYARD
42
Chicago transports : ELS
43
Winter malady : FLU
44
Mongrel : CUR
46
Openly disregard : FLOUT
48
"Rent" role for Idina Menzel : MAUREEN
50
Plundered : LOOTED
51
Go (for) : RETAIL
52
Biblical verb ending : ETH
54
Rare weather phenomenon that's white, unlike its colorful cousin : FOGBOW
55
Area of expertise : SPHERE
58
One of the subjects of the book "War of the Currents" : TESLA
60
Helm : STEER
62
Driving test, of a sort : GOLF
63
Cookie with creme : OREO
64
DVR brand : TIVO
65
Johns, to Scots : IANS
66
Disapproving sound : TSK
67
Lyon king : ROI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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