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New York Times, Friday, November 30, 2018

___ Smetanina, first woman to win 10 Winter Olympic medals

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 19 for Ms. Weintraub. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York Times11/30/18 ( No. 25,224 )

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Across
1
"You Don't Mess Around With Jim" singer, 1972 : CROCE
6
Resort in Salt Lake County : ALTA
10
Hill worker : ANT
13
Modern phrase said before doing something foolish : HOLDMYBEER
15
Coping mechanisms? : SAWS
17
Homer's specialty : EPICPOETRY
18
Website for tech whizzes : CNET
19
Eastern state : ZEN
20
One might tell you to do the math : TUTOR
21
Kind of dog found in New York City : CONEY
22
Warm and toasty, e.g.: Abbr. : SYNS
23
Follower : ACOLYTE
25
Render harmless, in a way : DEFANG
28
Little suckers : APHIDS
29
In play : ALIVE
30
Put off : ALIENATED
33
Lets go : FIRES
34
"___ anniversaire!" : BON
35
County in a Pulitzer-winning play title : OSAGE
36
Holders of solutions : TESTTUBES
38
Mountaineer's tool : PITON
39
Often-misspelled contraction : THERES
40
Court suspension : RECESS
41
Neat : ORDERLY
43
Ran fast : TORE
44
Runs : HEADS
45
___ Smetanina, first woman to win 10 Winter Olympic medals : RAISA
47
'Vette alternative : GTO
50
Flier from Asia : MYNA
51
"Take a chill pill!" : TONEITDOWN
53
Shakers, e.g. : SECT
54
Employer of some shepherds : CANINEUNIT
55
Call, in poker : SEE
56
Japanese bowlful : UDON
57
Title character of a "Dora the Explorer" spinoff : DIEGO
Down
1
Fancy restaurant name starter : CHEZ
2
Skip it! : ROPE
3
"This Is Us" producer Ken : OLIN
4
Org. behind the surveillance report FluView : CDC
5
They may have rooms to spare : EMPTYNESTERS
6
Acts as a decoy for, possibly : ABETS
7
Mother of Artemis : LETO
8
University of Maryland athletes : TERRAPINS
9
Secret ending? : ARY
10
Not just chilly : ASCOLDASICE
11
Overprotective government, so to speak : NANNYSTATE
12
Message that might be sent in a storm? : TWEET
14
Fawns, e.g. : YOUNG
16
Possible reason to forgo mascara : STYE
21
Like many laundromat appliances : COINOPERATED
22
Advance notice for an event : SAVETHEDATE
24
Jost's "Weekend Update" co-anchor : CHE
25
Bonkers : DAFT
26
Fashion designer ___ Saab : ELIE
27
Activity for newlyweds at a wedding reception : FIRSTDANCE
28
Some succulents : ALOES
30
"Something" can be heard on it : ABBEYROAD
31
Bigwigs may have big ones : EGOS
32
Cubs' places : DENS
37
Address that's not often written down : URL
40
Fiddler's aid : ROSIN
41
Units equivalent to volts per ampere : OHMS
42
California's Point ___ Peninsula : REYES
43
Synergistic promo : TIEIN
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"Felice ___ nuovo!" : ANNO
47
Plastered : GONE
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Bit of kindling : TWIG
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Not falling for : ONTO
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Big 12 sch. : TCU
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Determination from a Breathalyzer test, for short : DUI

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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