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New York Times, Tuesday, December 17, 2019

33-Down : FaceTime alternative

Author:
David Levinson Wilk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Levinson Wilk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Wilk.
David Levinson Wilk notes:

Today's puzzle was fun to construct. For your amusement, here's a pic of _ED K_ _PEL as a TOPLESSDANCER.

Jeff Chen notes:
FEARLESS LEADER = Franklin Delano Roosevelt minus the letters F E A R — in that order! A wonderful find. I've been searching for an ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times12/17/19 ( No. 25,606 )
Across
1
Boardroom easel display : GRAPH
6
Spanish beach : PLAYA
11
Sack : BAG
14
Film character about whom Tyler Perry said "I just don't want to be her age playing her" : MADEA
15
Used a dinghy thingy : OARED
16
Part of Bennifer, once : JLO
17
_xygen _iflu_ _ide : ODORLESSGAS
19
On vacation : OFF
20
Third piece of a three-piece : VEST
21
1813 battle site in the War of 1812 : ERIE
22
_ax_ d_iv_r : TIRELESSWORKER
28
Awesomely tough : BADASS
29
Bert who played the Cowardly Lion : LAHR
30
Appearance of a comet, maybe : OMEN
31
Horse and buggy users : AMISH
33
Caution in a school zone : SLO
36
R_od_ Isl_n_ Red : HEADLESSCHICKEN
40
Really binges (on) : ODS
41
Express viewpoints : OPINE
42
Build up : HYPE
43
"Smart" boy's name : ALEC
44
Bunch at a fruit stand : GRAPES
46
_ranklin D_l_no _oosevelt : FEARLESSLEADER
51
Dirty pics : SMUT
52
Fifth-century barbarians : HUNS
53
Rug rat : TOT
54
_ _rr_e_ : HAIRLESSDOG
61
Spanish eye : OJO
62
Kick out : EXPEL
63
First lady before Michelle : LAURA
64
Detectives, for short : PIS
65
Books, informally : READS
66
Pedicurist's board : EMERY
Down
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Modern food concern, for short : GMO
2
Totally cool : RAD
3
"Without further ___ ..." : ADO
4
The "p" in m.p.g. : PER
5
Divides evenly : HALVES
6
Entertainer's crew : POSSE
7
Stands the test of time : LASTS
8
Where Che Guevara was born: Abbr. : ARG
9
Opposite of nay : YEA
10
Billboards, e.g. : ADS
11
One-named singer who once led the Sugarcubes : BJORK
12
1966 Michael Caine title role : ALFIE
13
Errand runner : GOFER
18
Prey for barracudas : EELS
21
Mess up : ERR
22
Wild no more : TAMED
23
Bean sprouts? : IDEAS
24
___ McNally (mapmaker) : RAND
25
Pizzeria order : SLICE
26
Load of laundry : WASH
27
"Didn't think I'd run into you here!" : OHHI
28
___-chic (fashion style) : BOHO
31
New Balance competitor : ASICS
32
Browser option : MSN
33
FaceTime alternative : SKYPE
34
Biblical outcast : LEPER
35
Much of binary code : ONES
37
Laze : LOLL
38
Weapon used when saying "En garde!" : EPEE
39
Land between Nigeria and Sudan : CHAD
43
Without which earth is just "eh"? : ART
44
Wilder who played Willy Wonka : GENE
45
Do some down-and-dirty fighting : RASSLE
46
Camera setting : FSTOP
47
Word derived from the Japanese for "picture writing" : EMOJI
48
Buicks and Bentleys : AUTOS
49
Ripped bit : SHRED
50
Downtimes : LULLS
54
___ Highness : HER
55
Firefighter's tool : AXE
56
Brewpub offering, for short : IPA
57
Cooke who sang "Twistin' the Night Away" : SAM
58
Like a pregnant woman at about 40 weeks : DUE
59
Bobby of the Boston Bruins : ORR
60
The "G" of L.G.B.T. : GAY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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