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New York Times, Saturday, November 17, 2018

16-Down : Work together (with)

Author:
Doug Peterson and Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
512/20/20066/14/202130
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4373213172
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.63300
Doug Peterson
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7011/6/201210/16/202137
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1176999181
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.60280
Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Peterson. This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Agard.
Constructor notes:
With the publication of this puzzle, the two of us each have one more Saturday NYT appearance (1) than every woman constructor ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Standout clue for WORLD SERIES RING. Given that Erik is about an order of magnitude cooler than me (Doug only about a factor of nine ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times11/17/18 ( No. 25,211 )
Across
1
Going in : ATFIRST
8
Inferior-quality item, informally : CHEAPIE
15
Player of the mother on "Black-ish" : TRACEEELLISROSS
17
Pitch for a whole season? : TELEVISIONPILOT
18
Couple on the road? : AXLES
19
"Yum!" : TASTY
20
___ king : ALA
21
High-ranking suits : CEOS
22
Susquehannock Indian relatives : ERIES
23
Part of Q.E.F. : ERAT
24
Basic cable inits. : HSN
25
Mantle's cover : CRUST
26
Dashed off, say : WROTE
27
Name on 2016 campaign buttons : KAINE
28
Vessels with sharp bows : DORIES
29
Features of jack-in-the-boxes : CRANKS
31
*scratches head* : HOWODD
32
Animal cry in a nursery rhyme : BAABAA
33
Dolly user : MOVER
34
Singer of the 1989 #1 hit "Opposites Attract" : ABDUL
35
Plied, in a way : WINED
36
It's measured in degs. : LAT
39
Dirty : SOIL
40
Is up on : LEADS
41
Georgia ___ : TECH
42
"Baudolino" novelist : ECO
43
Foal : horse :: cria : ___ : LLAMA
44
Word from the Italian for "crush" : PESTO
45
2011 musical with the highest-charting Broadway cast album since "Hair" in 1969 : THEBOOKOFMORMON
48
Band since 1922 : WORLDSERIESRING
49
Doing super-well : ONATEAR
50
Removes roots and all : TWEEZES
Down
1
Staple, e.g. : ATTACH
2
Apex predators of the past : TREXES
3
Big name in late-night : FALLON
4
Some causes of brain freeze : ICEES
5
Guns : REVS
6
Die on one side of Italy? : SEI
7
Trials : TESTRUNS
8
Hang in there! : CLOSET
9
"It has one syllable" and "Its fourth letter is T" : HINTS
10
Play honor : ESPY
11
Cards on a scoreboard : ARI
12
Retro picture : POLAROID
13
Set apart : ISOLATED
14
End of some affluent community names : ESTATES
16
Work together (with) : LIAISE
22
Actress Alexander of "Get Out" : ERIKA
23
Missed out, e.g. : ERROR
25
Amsterdam feature : CANAL
26
Blown away : WOWED
27
World capital that's an anagram of Azerbaijan's capital + L : KABUL
28
Pacific types : DOVES
29
Gem that's been polished but not faceted : CABOCHON
30
Heyday of many serials : RADIOERA
31
Kia Rio competitor : HONDAFIT
32
System used for computer code : BASETWO
33
Spanish term of endearment : MIAMOR
35
More watery : WEAKER
36
Tony-winning musical with three B'way runs : LESMIZ
37
Play starter : ACTONE
38
Summer slip-ons : THONGS
40
Novelist Mario Vargas ___ : LLOSA
41
Homme land? : TERRE
43
Rich store : LODE
44
Ask : POSE
46
Melt alternative, for short : BLT
47
Catlike Pokémon with an onomatopoeic name : MEW

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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