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New York Times, Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Author:
Matthew Stock
Editor:
Will Shortz
Unfashionable unisex hairstyle
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Matthew Stock

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Stock. Wednesday freshness: 57%
Jeff Chen notes:
Break it up! LUCKY BREAKS = lucky objects broken across grid entries. The fresh term SESH (slang for "session") is inside HOR SESH OE ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times12/14/22 ( No. 26,699 )
Across
1
Word with straw or exit : POLL
5
Kept in the loop, in a way : CCED
9
Org. originally founded to protect carriage horses : SPCA
13
Oregon-based shoe company : AVIA
14
Ring light? : HALO
15
Broken up : APART
16
Atingle, maybe : NUMB
17
Gaelic language : ERSE
18
The hate in hate mail : VENOM
19
Name in price lists? : ELI
20
Larson who won Best Actress for 2015's "Room" : BRIE
21
___ Heights : GOLAN
22
Instruct for a new job, say : RETRAIN
24
Unfashionable unisex hairstyle : BOWLCUT
26
Burros : ASSES
27
Black-tie affairs : GALAS
29
Projection from the fashionably late : ETA
30
Short life? : BIO
32
Groove : RUT
33
Fresh talk : SASS
34
Fortunate circumstances … or a punny hint to the shaded letters : LUCKYBREAKS
37
Some tap offerings, in brief : IPAS
39
Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY
40
Cousin of a cassowary : EMU
41
Like some of the mil. : NAV
42
Actress Thompson of "Sorry to Bother You" : TESSA
44
Super-super- : ULTRA
48
John who wrote "The Pelican Brief" : GRISHAM
50
More up-and-down, as a relationship : ROCKIER
52
Up : ASTIR
53
Guitarist's accessory : PICK
54
Surveillance org. : NSA
55
Really hate : ABHOR
56
Short meeting? : SESH
57
French breakfast item that sounds like a response to a gut punch : OEUF
58
A little of this, a little of that : BLEND
59
One who may need credentials : USER
60
Avatar of Vishnu : RAMA
61
Give up : CEDE
62
A moose has a big one : NOSE
63
"Less Than Zero" writer ___ Easton Ellis : BRET
Down
1
Big bakery/cafe chain : PANERA
2
Seeds-to-be : OVULES
3
Caps : LIMITS
4
Place to conduct forensics : LAB
5
French beloved : CHERI
6
What sharing is, per a rhyming expression : CARING
7
Otherwise : ELSE
8
Mommie deer-est? : DOE
9
Something you need to do to solve crosswords : SPELL
10
Universal solutions : PANACEAS
11
Pastries with a portmanteau name : CRONUTS
12
Where bills get passed, for short : ATM
15
Swears : AVOWS
20
Meat-and-potatoes : BASIC
21
Colonel Sanders feature : GOATEE
23
"U R A Q-T!," e.g. : REBUS
24
"It was all a ___" : BLUR
25
Some Ph.D. students : TAS
28
Fast-food chain with a cowboy hat in its logo : ARBYS
31
"Whatever you say, hon" : OKDEAR
33
Move furtively : SKULK
34
Showered, as with gifts : LAVISHED
35
Quaint response of agreement : YESM
36
"Duck ___" (classic Warner Bros. cartoon short) : AMUCK
37
Gerund suffix : ING
38
Bit of preachy prose : PARABLE
42
Left base? : THIRD
43
Emerges : ARISES
45
Lack of musical skill : TINEAR
46
Take up again : RESUME
47
Oslo Accords figure : ARAFAT
49
Gem : STONE
51
Earthy hue : OCHRE
53
Philippine currency : PESO
55
Start of a kindergarten ditty : ABC
56
Good picnic forecast : SUN
57
56-Down, e.g. : ORB

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