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New York Times, Friday, November 26, 2021

Going from 99 to 100, say

Author:
Kate Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kate Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Hawkins.
Kate Hawkins notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times11/26/21 ( No. 26,316 )
Across
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Small headache : PEST
5
Onetime chain that offered Free Battery Club memberships : RADIOSHACK
15
10-Down highlight : ARIA
16
Best-selling heavy metal band named for a torture device : IRONMAIDEN
17
Big ol' mouth : TRAP
18
Brushing, e.g. : DENTALCARE
19
TV character who said "I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-R-T!" : HOMER
21
Old worker with pads : STENO
22
Big ol' mouth : MAW
23
Pine product : RESIN
25
It's flat on a snapback : BRIM
26
Coin-___ : OPS
27
8 vis-à-vis 2 : CUBE
29
Aimee ___ McPherson, evangelist behind America's first megachurch : SEMPLE
34
Vulnerable newcomers, in slang : FRESHMEAT
37
Field : AREA
38
Duo in an ellipse : FOCI
39
Intoxicate : BESOT
41
They might be gathered by the pound : DOGS
42
Bio subj. : ANAT
43
Labor union offering, perhaps : STRIKEPAY
45
More than dangerous : LETHAL
48
Part : ROLE
49
Banned Books Week org. : ALA
50
___ Yaga (folklore villain) : BABA
52
Release : LETGO
54
Its structure was evidenced by Photo 51, an X-ray captured in 1952 : DNA
57
Several Russian czars : IVANS
59
Cocktail tidbit : PRAWN
61
Going from 99 to 100, say : ROUNDINGUP
64
Archer of note : ANNE
65
In hot pursuit : ONTHESCENT
66
See 60-Down : IDEA
67
Experts in English? : POOLSHARKS
68
Sharp, in a way : TART
Down
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Trail : PATH
2
Like a butterfingers : ERRORPRONE
3
Bucky in the comic strip "Get Fuzzy," e.g. : SIAMESECAT
4
Patches up, in a way : TAPES
5
Clear : RID
6
Foe of Wonder Woman : ARES
7
"Stay in touch!" : DONTBEASTRANGER
8
Place underground : INTER
9
Subjects of a certain sultanate : OMANIS
10
Strauss work with the "Dance of the Seven Veils" : SALOME
11
Flashin' Fruit Punch brand : HIC
12
#1 dad? : ADAM
13
Michael who played George Michael Bluth on TV : CERA
14
Was aware : KNEW
20
Like angel investors and devil's food cake : RICH
24
Not sensitive (to) : NUMB
26
Viscera : OFFAL
28
Queen's subjects : BEES
30
Not natural : MADE
31
The art of politics? : PROPAGANDA
32
Entitled sort : LEGALOWNER
33
Desire of a quick study? : EASYA
35
Emperor's order in "Star Wars" : SITH
36
Fatty tuna in Japanese cuisine : TORO
40
Register : TILL
44
Stay good : KEEP
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Goes along with : ABIDES
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Extravagant : LAVISH
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Where to get money in Milano : BANCA
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Bit of a character : TRAIT
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Go down : DROP
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You shouldn't do this : NONO
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What you might unthinkingly be on : AUTO
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Gone down : SUNK
60
With 66-Across, "Good thinking!" : NEAT
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Senators' org. : NHL
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Three for a trey: Abbr. : PTS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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