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New York Times, Monday, October 7, 2019

Author:
Keiran King
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Keiran King

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {BJ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. King. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Keiran King notes:
Placing theme entries is always tricky. But when they're pinned to specific numbers, it's a major pain in the asterisk. Add or remove ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
One of the great joys in my life is taking on a Herculean construction task and seeing it through to a finished product. The ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Notice that seven of the Down clues have radical (square root) signs before their clue numbers. Good Monday gimmick.

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P
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1007 ( 25,535 )
Across
1
Choose : OPT
4
Prominent items in sports bars : TVS
7
"___ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" : SGT
10
Spring jauntily : PRANCE
13
Painful injury, in totspeak : OWIE
14
"Say again?" : HUH
15
Place for ferns and pine needles : FORESTFLOOR
17
Opposite of departure: Abbr. : ARR
18
Basketball one-pointers: Abbr. : FTS
19
Bathroom towel support : ROD
20
The "L" of N.F.L. : LEAGUE
22
Philosopher who wrote "Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty" : THOREAU
25
Skillful handling of a situation : FINESSE
26
This very instant : NOW
27
Filmmaker Rob : REINER
29
Church bell sounds : CHIMES
32
Bird: Prefix : AVI
33
Poetic tributes : ODES
37
Leaning Tower city : PISA
38
Trickles slowly : OOZES
40
iPhone voice : SIRI
41
Abbr. at the top of an office memo : ATTN
42
Unordained : LAY
43
Middle part of an insect's body : THORAX
45
Transports for tots : TRIKES
48
Ginger ___ : ALE
49
Stories in installments : SERIALS
52
Often-lost camera part : LENSCAP
56
"Right," slangily : EXACTO
57
Start of the Lord's Prayer : OUR
58
Election Day in the U.S.: Abbr. : TUE
59
Sauvignon blanc, e.g. : VIN
60
Some Down answers in this puzzle : SQUAREROOTS
64
Corner key on a keyboard : ESC
65
Remove from power : OUST
66
Snack for Bugs Bunny : CARROT
67
To the ___ degree : NTH
68
Home of the Empire State Bldg. : NYC
69
Golf peg : TEE
Down
1
{See Notepad} : ONE
2
Products pioneered by IBM : PCS
3
Prefix with -hedron : TETRA
4
{See Notepad} : TWO
5
Orchestra's concertmaster, usually : VIOLINIST
6
Peaceful : SERENE
7
Makes love to, à la Austin Powers : SHAGS
8
Experts : GURUS
9
{See Notepad} : THREE
10
Sound of failure : PFFT
11
___ I.R.A. : ROTH
12
Flame thrower? : ARSONIST
13
Outdated : OLD
16
{See Notepad} : FOUR
21
Most deodorants, once : AEROSOLS
23
With 35-Down, literary period known for flowery poetry : ROMANTIC
24
Ram's mate : EWE
25
{See Notepad} : FIVE
28
"Straight Outta Compton" rapper, 1988 : EAZYE
29
Many an I.R.S. employee : CPA
30
Chart-topper : HIT
31
"To be or not to be ...," e.g. : SOLILOQUY
34
Person who calls "Action!" : DIRECTOR
35
See 23-Down : ERA
36
{See Notepad} : SIX
39
Acorn producers : OAKS
44
Solo in the "Star Wars" saga : HAN
46
Betrays, as to the cops : RATSON
47
Talk trashed? : SLUR
49
{See Notepad} : SEVEN
50
Be : EXIST
51
Style of house or dressing : RANCH
53
Put up, as a house : ERECT
54
Hertz rental : AUTO
55
Little brother, stereotypically : PEST
57
Bit of horse feed : OAT
61
The Trojans of the Pac-12 Conf. : USC
62
Issa of HBO's "Insecure" : RAE
63
Valuable rock : ORE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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