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New York Times, Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Renaissance painting that was sold in November 2017 for a record $450.3 million

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 175 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David J. Kahn notes:
When I read about the sale of the painting a few weeks ago, I saw right away the nice crossing of the painting's name and artist. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Huh! SALVATOR MUNDI, selling for $450.3 million last month, a new record. You know what makes me the most curious? The $0.3 million. ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1212 ( 24,871 )

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1
Either of the World Series winners of 2004 and '05 : SOX
4
Pickle variety : DILL
8
Talk about ad nauseam : HARPON
14
James ___, founder of the auction house that sold 38-Across : CHRISTIE
16
First name in solo flying : AMELIA
17
Gets excited about, e.g. : REACTSTO
18
Dietetic restriction : NOSALT
19
Pot thickener? : ANTE
20
Desires : YENS
22
Mucky mess : STY
23
Basketball tactic : PRESS
25
Jazz Appreciation Mo. : APR
27
Anita of jazz : ODAY
30
Cartoonist Hoff of The New Yorker : SYD
31
Beginning stage : EMBRYO
34
Painter Magritte : RENE
35
Mountain nymph : OREAD
36
Morphine, e.g. : OPIATE
38
Renaissance painting that was sold in November 2017 for a record $450.3 million : SALVATORMUNDI
41
___ retriever : GOLDEN
42
"Nothing ___" (slangy refusal) : DOING
43
First name? : ADAM
44
How some fish are caught : INANET
46
Clunky boat : TUB
49
Actress Turner : LANA
50
"Mazel ___!" : TOV
51
Excel : SHINE
53
Make a request : ASK
55
Sagacious : WISE
58
Some Shoshonean speakers : UTES
59
Shut down : HALTED
62
100-page stories, say : NOVELLAS
64
Passionate : ARDENT
65
English king who once owned 38-Across : CHARLESI
66
Some may be flying : STARTS
67
College in Westchester County, N.Y. : IONA
68
Colorant : DYE
Down
1
Leftovers : SCRAPS
2
Author known for twist endings : OHENRY
3
Pornographic : XRATED
4
Observance that begins in March: Abbr. : DST
5
Teeny, for short : ITSY
6
Lo-cal : LITE
7
Creator of 38-Across : LEONARDODAVINCI
8
First name in Solo flying? : HAN
9
Author Oz : AMOS
10
Eliminating the effects of wear and tear on, as was done to 38-Across : RESTORING
11
Lie on one's back and not move, maybe : PLAYDEAD
12
38-Across, for one : OIL
13
Met rival from D.C. : NAT
15
Finishes, as a cake : ICES
21
Someone with intelligence? : SPY
24
Do military duty : SERVE
26
Pad sharer : ROOMIE
28
Not with : ANTI
29
"___-haw!" : YEE
32
Make a declaration with a straight face : MEANIT
33
Vampire ___ : BAT
35
7-Down, for one : OLDMASTER
37
Boats propelled by poles : PUNTS
38
Mixer at a party : SODA
39
"M*A*S*H" actor : ALANALDA
40
"Grant" biographer Chernow : RON
41
Gadot of "Justice League" : GAL
45
Word said before "then," oxymoronically : NOW
46
Like a dame or earl : TITLED
47
On pins and needles : UNEASY
48
Blues great Smith : BESSIE
52
Main part of a ship : HULL
54
Superman without a cape : KENT
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Gallery district in Manhattan : SOHO
57
Former senator Bayh : EVAN
59
Is provided with : HAS
60
Work of ___ (38-Across, e.g.) : ART
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Sot's problem : DTS
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The Renaissance, e.g. : ERA

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

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