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New York Times, Saturday, October 8, 2022

Author:
Kyle Dolan
Editor:
Will Shortz
Dash of panache
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Kyle T. Dolan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Dolan.
Kyle T. Dolan notes:

The foundation for this grid was 33A (which I hope solvers will enjoy uncovering) and the central pattern of black squares.

Jeff Chen notes:
Awesome clue in [Craft since ancient times]. I was so focused on various art forms that I completely ignored the (water)craft meaning. ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times10/8/22 ( No. 26,632 )
Across
1
Guiding belief : CREDO
6
Animal Crossing fox whose name references a legendary comedian : REDD
10
"Hang on a sec" : BRB
13
Some specific references that can add authenticity to writing : LOCALCOLOR
15
Language descended from Proto-Algonquian : CREE
16
Line from Pinocchio : IMAREALBOY
17
Top-tier : AONE
18
Personal parking space, e.g. : PERK
19
Bad time to take stock? : BEARMARKET
21
Pop tribute? : SODATAX
23
Terminal helper : PORTER
24
"Ha ha!" : LOL
25
Forces to leave : DRUMSOUT
27
Show runner? : TVSET
30
Works in a cafe, maybe : WAITS
31
Free spot, in brief : PSA
32
Silver and gold : HUES
33
Dash of panache : ZHUZH
34
What was once due to American pioneers? : WEST
35
Campus home of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in brief : UVA
36
Sierra ___ : LEONE
37
Craft since ancient times : CANOE
38
Sudden effect of a cloud passing : SUNBURST
40
Trifle (with) : TOY
41
Evangelistic sort : ZEALOT
42
Rightmost symbol on Alaska's state flag : POLARIS
46
Where fur might collect indoors : PETCUSHION
48
Touch : HINT
49
Mid-range? : ALTO
50
It fills seats at an office : TEMPAGENCY
52
Misses : GALS
53
Cairo-based group : ARABLEAGUE
54
Legal suffix : ESE
55
Rap artist ___ Ma : REMY
56
Some powerful evokers of memories : ODORS
Down
1
Highlights, e.g. : CLIPS
2
It follows Quebec in the NATO alphabet : ROMEO
3
Greeting the post office can't deliver : ECARD
4
Brews that Belgium is famous for : DARKALES
5
Good cheer : OLE
6
Official timekeeper of Wimbledon : ROLEX
7
Portoferraio is its largest town : ELBA
8
Subject of a drawing, perhaps : DOORPRIZE
9
Sign of anxiety : DRYMOUTH
10
Accessed the contents of, as a piñata : BROKEOPEN
11
Frigga portrayer in "Thor" : RENERUSSO
12
Folate-rich root : BEET
14
Conspirators : CABAL
15
Hauls (away) : CARTS
20
They may be presented for visiting dignitaries : ARMS
22
Someone to push around? : TOT
25
Cow : DAUNT
26
Home to many John Constable works, with "the" : TATE
27
As shown : THUS
28
Horns played at many pitches : VUVUZELAS
29
Stinging jellyfish : SEANETTLE
30
Second line of a child's joke : WHOSTHERE
33
Awful, or worse : ZEROSTAR
34
Unlikely to be caught : WAYAHEAD
36
Sockdolager : LULU
37
Mustard's rank: Abbr. : COL
39
Longtime meat substitute brand : BACOS
40
Pitch-related : TONAL
42
Make a quick stop : POPBY
43
"With a Little Help From My Friends" singer, familiarly : RINGO
44
Take on : INCUR
45
Warm compresses can relieve them : STYES
46
Citation information : PAGE
47
Leader in prayer : IMAM
51
Prefix with physics or engineering : GEO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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