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New York Times, Thursday, November 29, 2018

Indirectly … or how some of this puzzle's answers should be entered?

Author:
Herre Schouwerwou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 65, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JQVX} Grid has super-symmetry. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Schouwerwou. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Herre Schouwerwou notes:
I was happy when I got the green light from Joel on behalf of Will for this one. I had been playing with the reverse answer idea and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This thing is utterly crazy. I think some people are going to hate it, but I loved it. I enjoy when constructors do something bizarre ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Clues and grid numbering here match how this crossword appears in print. Some electronic versions will differ.

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© 2018, The New York Times11/29/18 ( No. 25,223 )

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Across
1
Maximally : ATMOST
7
Team that moved to the American League in 2013 : ASTROS
13
Nuclear energy source : REACTOR
15
Patsy : SCHNOOK
16
President in the 2009 film "Invictus" : MANDELA
17
Trail mix alternative : GRANOLA
18
"___ rise" : ALL
19
"Huh, interesting …" : WELLNOW
21
Tailor : FIT
22
They might be painted in a bathroom : NAILS
24
Gift from Hawaii : LEI
25
Frothy beverage : LATTE
27
Start of creation? : IDEA
29
Afrikaans "farmer" : BOER
32
*Become angelic, figuratively : SPROUTWINGS
33
Mauna ___ Observatory : KEA
34
Something found in a rush : ORE
35
*Reason for resetting a digital clock : POWEROUTAGE
39
California's ___ Valley : SIMI
41
Native of New Mexico : ZUNI
43
___ Hand (name used for some prank calls) : ANITA
45
Actor Sheridan of "X-Men: Apocalypse" : TYE
46
Command following a countdown : BEGIN
47
Court do-over : LET
48
Seasonal migrant worker from Mexico : BRACERO
51
25-time Rose Bowl winner, for short : USC
52
Kind of spray used for goggles and windshields : ANTIFOG
54
Actress Lyonne of "Orange Is the New Black" : NATASHA
56
Deadline info : DUEDATE
57
Goads : INCITES
58
Light at a dance party : STROBE
59
Beat badly : THRASH
Down
1
First living designer exhibited at the Guggenheim : ARMANI
2
Beverage server in Britain : TEALADY
3
More virile : MANLIER
4
Condition for some germophobes, briefly : OCD
5
Some slow-cooked meals : STEWS
6
Painted tinware : TOLE
7
Prefix with -polis : ACRO
8
Serape, e.g. : SHAWL
9
Old channel that showed "Hee Haw" : TNN
10
Setting for an urban garden : ROOFTOP
11
Minerals also known as egg stones : OOLITES
12
Figure eight figure : SKATER
14
*"Vive la France!" or "Free Tibet!" : RALLYINGCRY
20
Place for a cowherd : LEA
23
Blockhead : LACKWIT
26
Something simple : ABREEZE
28
Indirectly … or how some of this puzzle's answers should be entered? : INAROUNDABOUTWAY
30
"Never thought of that!" : GEE
31
N.H.L. great Bobby : ORR
35
Pesto ingredient : PINENUT
36
One leaving something out : OMITTER
37
Fourth U.S. state capital alphabetically : AUGUSTA
38
Deli turnovers : KNISHES
39
Some light bites : SALADS
40
Home of the F.D.R. Drive and J.F.K. Airport : NYC
42
Direct way to be paid : INCASH
44
Britcom made into a 2016 film, informally : ABFAB
46
Mess up : BOTCH
49
Going over something again and again and again : ROTE
50
Go on a tirade : RANT
53
"Who wants one?" response : IDO
55
Melody : AIR
57
*"Whew, that's enough for now!" : INEEDABREAK

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

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