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New York Times, Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Author:
Jason Reich
Editor:
Will Shortz
"___ peanut butter sandwiches!" (The Amazing Mumford's catchphrase on "Sesame Street")
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {KQWZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Reich.
Jason Reich notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times10/5/22 ( No. 26,629 )
Across
1
Home to the Viking Ship Museum : OSLO
5
No longer on deck : ATBAT
10
Many a viral tweet : MEME
14
It means nothing to the French : RIEN
15
Ancestor of a termite, surprisingly : ROACH
16
Egglike shape : OVAL
17
Common horse breed : ARAB
18
Group at the top : ELITE
19
Toy whose name is derived from the Danish for "play well" : LEGO
20
Memoirs of a dance contest champion? : LIFEANDLIMBO
23
De-wrinkles : IRONS
24
"Challenge accepted!" : ITSON
28
Brushing, flossing and avoiding sugar? : FINETOOTHCOMBO
32
"___ a lot!" (Dracula's expression of gratitude?) : FANGS
33
Once named : NEE
34
Conceited : VAIN
35
D.M.V. issuance : LIC
36
L.G.B.T. History Mo. : OCT
39
Rainbow's path : ARC
41
Sch. whose student newspaper is The Daily Reveille : LSU
42
Brazilian greetings : OLAS
44
Schnauzer sound : ARF
46
Gives a boost : HELPS
48
Disney classic without any extra features? : JUSTPLAINDUMBO
52
Word with rock or soap : OPERA
53
Alternative to a tweet? : CHIRP
54
What Mary might have had if she were into Italian sports cars? : ALITTLELAMBO
60
11-Down's firstborn : CAIN
63
Work period : SHIFT
64
Animated type, for short : TOON
65
Personal space on the internet, maybe : BLOG
66
Stars that are blowing up? : NOVAE
67
Actress/inventor Lamarr : HEDY
68
Hamlet, for one : DANE
69
It's hot : TREND
70
River of Hades : STYX
Down
1
Like Freud's first stage of development : ORAL
2
Assistant with many different voices : SIRI
3
Flip (through) : LEAF
4
Peabody Award-winning radio show about spirituality : ONBEING
5
One side of a playground argument : ARENOT
6
Refused : TOLDNO
7
Leaves hanging, as a date : BAILSON
8
Drama starter? : ACTI
9
Classic creature feature about giant irradiated ants : THEM
10
___ cocktail : MOLOTOV
11
First lady : EVE
12
Inc. or Ms. : MAG
13
"Mr. Blue Sky" band, to fans : ELO
21
Other side of a playground argument : ARESO
22
Ballpoint brand : BIC
25
Beats by Dre logo, essentially : SMALLB
26
San Luis ___ : OBISPO
27
Like intl. addresses, to Americans : NONUS
28
Get promoted despite poor performance : FAILUP
29
As a backup : INCASE
30
Gossip, slangily : TEA
31
What's-___-name : HER
32
Sprinting star at the Seoul Olympics, familiarly : FLOJO
37
"Silent" prez : CAL
38
Singsong syllable : TRA
40
Boorish sort : CHURL
43
Mystical "Doctor" of Marvel Comics : STRANGE
45
Invented : FICTIVE
47
They know how you feel : EMPATHS
49
Chum : PAL
50
One who likes watching Ducks or Penguins, say : NHLFAN
51
Cut down on the calories : DIETED
55
"If winning ___ everything, why do they keep score?": Vince Lombardi : ISNT
56
Wielder of the hammer Mjölnir : THOR
57
Champagne name : MOET
58
Soul's partner : BODY
59
Deep black : ONYX
60
Compound found in marijuana, for short : CBD
61
"___ peanut butter sandwiches!" (The Amazing Mumford's catchphrase on "Sesame Street") : ALA
62
Charged particle : ION

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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