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New York Times, Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Type of food whose outsides are suggested by the outsides of 17-, 29-, 43- and 55-Across

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Nediger.
Will Nediger notes:
There's not too much I feel like saying about the grid here, but I'm always grateful for the opportunity to shout out some of my ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Synonyms for "outside layer of FRUIT" found literally on the outsides of theme answers. It's not exciting, but it's a nice ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times12/2/20 ( No. 25,957 )

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Across
1
Breaking of mirrors, some think : OMENS
6
Warty critter : TOAD
10
Film genre that includes "Moonlight" and "Call Me by Your Name" : LGBT
14
Film auteur Miyazaki : HAYAO
15
Own : HAVE
16
It's at the southern end of the Caspian Sea : IRAN
17
Classic 1960 platinum-selling Miles Davis album : SKETCHESOFSPAIN
20
Green : NEW
21
London district whose name sounds like a letter : KEW
22
Prevailed : WONOUT
23
Major credit card, briefly : AMEX
25
Tennis star Nadal : RAFAEL
27
Prefix with afternoon : MID
29
Small stones used for driveways : PEAGRAVEL
31
Hand, in Honduras : MANO
32
Fulminated (against) : RAILED
33
Things to right : WRONGS
35
Pharma products : MEDS
36
What surrounds the pupil : IRIS
37
Is a shining star : EXCELS
40
Popular gay dating app : GRINDR
42
Green suits? : CFOS
43
Spirit of the age : ZEITGEIST
46
Petrostate's reserves : OIL
47
"Oh, brother!" : SHEESH
49
A hyperbola has two : FOCI
50
"Not gonna happen" : NOSOAP
52
___ Honor : HER
54
Shirt with a slogan, often : TEE
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"Like ... now!" : RIGHTTHISSECOND
58
Sicilian erupter : ETNA
59
Jekyll's bad side : HYDE
60
Type of food whose outsides are suggested by the outsides of 17-, 29-, 43- and 55-Across : FRUIT
61
Like blue hair, presumably : DYED
62
Vegas casino beside the Bellagio : ARIA
63
Big name in food service : SYSCO
Down
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Comment after a zinger : OHSNAP
2
"You and whose army?!" : MAKEME
3
Shades and such : EYEWEAR
4
Rebel Turner : NAT
5
Item sometimes "lost" in a clothes dryer : SOCK
6
Virginia Woolf novel with interludes set on a beach : THEWAVES
7
Defense grp. since 1948 : OAS
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Declaration : AVOWAL
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"Robinson Crusoe" novelist : DEFOE
10
Slimming surgery, for short : LIPO
11
Creator of Hollywood's Chinese Theater : GRAUMAN
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Deliberately provoking : BAITING
13
Channel that became Spike TV : TNN
18
Royal messengers : HERALDS
19
"Weekend Update" show, in brief : SNL
24
Competition with skateboarders : XGAMES
26
U.S. central bank, with "the" : FED
28
20% of diez : DOS
30
Cambodian cash : RIEL
31
Rapper who forms one half of the duo Black Star : MOSDEF
33
Squirms : WRITHES
34
Item found in "The Hobbit" : RING
36
Locale of the Isle of Man : IRISHSEA
37
Green: Prefix : ECO
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Comcast subsidiary : XFINITY
39
Calvin Klein's Eternity, e.g. : COLOGNE
40
"Golly!" : GEE
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Rip-roaring : RIOTOUS
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Gentle breeze : ZEPHYR
44
Picturesque : SCENIC
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Connected with : TIEDTO
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Drunkard : SOT
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Kind of yoga : HATHA
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Variety of herring : SHAD
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Flag tossers, informally : REFS
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Like Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois Avenues, in Monopoly : RED
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Dictator Amin : IDI
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Overreact to spilt milk : CRY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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