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New York Times, Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Author:
Addison Snell
Editor:
Will Shortz
8-Down : Costing almost nothing
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Addison Snell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FVX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Snell.
Addison Snell notes:
With my debut puzzles appearing in the New York Times this year, some friends asked me, "How long does it take you to make a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Addison takes Dwight Gooden's Dr. K title today, featuring four usages of the letter K from different fields. I appreciated the range, ... read more
1
G
2
E
3
N
4
E
5
L
6
E
7
A
8
D
9
S
10
Q
11
U
12
A
13
D
14
R
A
I
L
15
O
L
L
I
E
16
U
R
D
U
17
A
R
T
S
18
S
T
O
R
E
19
E
G
A
D
20
S
T
R
I
21
K
E
O
U
T
22
S
E
E
M
S
23
P
H
O
N
E
I
N
24
C
25
L
A
N
26
O
P
T
27
T
H
O
U
S
28
A
29
N
30
D
31
C
32
H
33
A
R
T
34
S
W
E
L
L
35
W
O
E
36
R
A
R
E
37
S
T
E
A
L
38
B
E
R
M
39
A
L
E
40
S
H
A
R
P
41
A
U
D
I
O
42
B
L
A
43
C
K
I
N
K
44
T
M
Z
45
H
I
N
D
46
S
W
I
Z
47
Z
48
L
49
E
50
J
51
A
52
P
A
N
53
P
54
O
T
A
S
S
I
U
M
55
O
M
A
N
56
T
I
T
A
N
57
A
P
S
O
58
K
I
N
G
59
S
P
R
I
G
60
W
I
T
T
61
E
D
G
E
62
P
E
O
N
Y
63
S
T
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E
© 2022, The New York Times11/30/22 ( No. 26,685 )
Across
1
Target of modern splicing : GENE
5
Is ahead of : LEADS
10
Campus courtyard : QUAD
14
Skateboarder's prop : RAIL
15
Skateboarder's hop : OLLIE
16
Language of Pakistan : URDU
17
Partner of crafts : ARTS
18
One in a mall : STORE
19
"Zounds!" : EGAD
20
K, in baseball : STRIKEOUT
22
Looks : SEEMS
23
Call a radio show, say : PHONEIN
24
Family group : CLAN
26
Go (for) : OPT
27
K, in a salary listing : THOUSAND
31
Infographic component : CHART
34
Grow larger : SWELL
35
Deep grief : WOE
36
Definitely not well done : RARE
37
Embezzle, e.g. : STEAL
38
Road shoulder : BERM
39
Lager alternative : ALE
40
Pointy : SHARP
41
Like the contents of an MP3 file : AUDIO
42
K, on a printer cartridge : BLACKINK
44
Online competitor of Us Weekly : TMZ
45
Back : HIND
46
Kind of stick : SWIZZLE
50
Locale of the 1964 and 2020 Summer Olympics : JAPAN
53
K, on the periodic table : POTASSIUM
55
Sultanate on the Arabian Sea : OMAN
56
Nashville-based footballer : TITAN
57
Lhasa ___ : APSO
58
Contested title on "Game of Thrones" : KING
59
Unit of parsley : SPRIG
60
Figure skater Katarina : WITT
61
Unlikely place for a coin flip to land : EDGE
62
Showy garden flower : PEONY
63
Eye irritation : STYE
Down
1
Understand : GRASP
2
Terran's home planet : EARTH
3
Dragster's fuel, familiarly : NITRO
4
Castle in "Hamlet" : ELSINORE
5
Freak out : LOSEIT
6
"Tiny Dancer" singer John : ELTON
7
Baseball's Felipe, Matty, Jesus or Moises : ALOU
8
Costing almost nothing : DIRTCHEAP
9
Call, as a wager : SEE
10
Home of the New York Mets : QUEENS
11
Strongly suggest : URGE
12
"House of Gucci" actor Driver : ADAM
13
Disappointing fireworks : DUDS
21
Didn't discard : KEPT
22
"Better Call ___" ("Breaking Bad" prequel) : SAUL
25
Laze : LOLL
27
Bounce one's booty : TWERK
28
Wonderstruck : AWED
29
Sushi seaweed : NORI
30
Free trial version : DEMO
31
What might get you in a pinch? : CRAB
32
Room in Clue : HALL
33
Tiler's calculation : AREA
34
Vertical water conduit : STANDPIPE
37
Tibia's location : SHIN
38
Noisy circular cutters : BUZZSAWS
40
Where to apply moisturizer : SKIN
41
French pals : AMIS
43
Word with spare or sea : CHANGE
44
Like some country music : TWANGY
46
What tomato sauce may do to a shirt : STAIN
47
"That's enough out of you!" : ZIPIT
48
Maybe too amorous : LUSTY
49
Overplay, in a way : EMOTE
50
A shaggy dog story is a long one : JOKE
51
In the thick of : AMID
52
It hurts : PANG
54
Uno al ___ (each other: Sp.) : OTRO
56
Recipe amt. : TSP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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