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New York Times, Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Author:
Sandy Ganzell
Editor:
Will Shortz
Convene to strategize on the football field
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Ganzell.
Sandy Ganzell notes:
As a native of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn who studies knots for a living (seriously), I debated the merits of SHEEPSHEAD vs. SHEEPSHANK ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Crosswords have tapped animal themes so many times, that you need something special to prevent an editor from saying BAAAA-humbug; to ... read more
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G
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G
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L
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D
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M
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H
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D
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E
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S
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H
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E
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A
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W
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S
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B
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B
A
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A
L
F
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N
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N
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C
U
B
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W
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E
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H
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L
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A
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B
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Z
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D
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B
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© 2022, The New York Times11/15/22 ( No. 26,670 )
Across
1
The Allman brother who married Cher : GREGG
6
What Jupiter and Saturn are made of : GAS
9
Ain't, in other words : ISNOT
14
Fix, as shoelaces : RETIE
15
On fire : LIT
16
Group that may stand on risers : CHOIR
17
Up overhead : ALOFT
18
"___ to a Nightingale" (Keats poem) : ODE
19
Humble, as a manger : LOWLY
20
"Just chill!" : DONTHAVEACOW
23
French suffix with jardin : IERE
24
Loose-fitting Hawaiian dress : MUUMUU
27
Convene to strategize on the football field : HUDDLE
30
Places of paradise : EDENS
31
Game fish whose face resembles that of a herd animal : SHEEPSHEAD
35
"Hmm, where ___ I?" : WAS
37
Rum-soaked cake : BABA
38
1980s sitcom E.T. : ALF
39
What an adjective modifies : NOUN
40
Chicago ballplayer : CUB
41
Capital of the Yukon : WHITEHORSE
44
Feminine name that's also a tropical jungle vine : LIANA
47
Hip-hop dance move popular in the 2010s : NAENAE
48
Married woman in Madrid : SENORA
50
___ Scout cookies : GIRL
51
Children's song featuring the animals and sounds in this puzzle : OLDMACDONALD
56
Refrain in 51-Across that accompanies the sounds at 24-, 37- and 47-Across : EIEIO
59
Hole-punching tool : AWL
60
Rank between sarge and cap'n : LOOIE
61
Healthful husks in cereal or muffins : BRANS
62
Actress Saldana of "Avatar" : ZOE
63
Slow on the uptake : DENSE
64
"The Rose" singer Midler : BETTE
65
Pointy-eared magical creature : ELF
66
Got some shut-eye : SLEPT
Down
1
Alum : GRAD
2
Realtor-speak for "move" : RELO
3
Alma mater for Aldous Huxley and George Orwell : ETON
4
Marketer's suggestion for the holidays : GIFTIDEA
5
Turn to others for assistance : GETHELP
6
Something good to have on hand for cold weather? : GLOVE
7
Assistant : AIDE
8
Power source for old locomotives : STEAM
9
Apple storage service beginning in 2011 : ICLOUD
10
"Please demonstrate" : SHOWME
11
Sooner than soon : NOW
12
Word with change or spill : OIL
13
Audition, with "out" : TRY
21
Greek war god : ARES
22
Prompted, in a play : CUED
25
Like brand-new tires : UNWORN
26
Patriotic World Cup chant : USAUSA
27
U.K.-based financial giant : HSBC
28
Some moving rentals : UHAULS
29
Singer Gibson or Harry : DEBBIE
32
"Pshaw!" : HAH
33
"The Book of ___" (2010 Denzel Washington film) : ELI
34
Toward the back of a ship : AFT
36
Old dagger : SNEE
39
Carol words before "Born is the King of Israel" : NOELNOEL
41
Maternity ___ : WARD
42
City NNW of Oklahoma City : ENID
43
___ Chicken (Chicago-based restaurant chain) : HAROLDS
45
Consecrate, in a way : ANOINT
46
Win-win : NOLOSE
49
Astonish : AMAZE
50
Treble symbol : GCLEF
52
Nowhere to be found, colloquially : AWOL
53
The best of the best : AONE
54
Speech therapist's concern : LISP
55
Off! ingredient : DEET
56
Recede : EBB
57
Anger : IRE
58
Dog-___-dog (vicious) : EAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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