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New York Times, Thursday, February 16, 2023

Author:
Kevin Patterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Turkish city that lends its name to a species of rabbit, cat and goat
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Kevin Patterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 48 Missing: {JQXZ} Grid is asymmetric. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Patterson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Thursday freshness: 73%
Kevin Patterson notes:
Of the many joys of puzzling, one of my favorites is the process of opening a puzzle, seeing a funky symmetry-bucking grid, and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What the L?! (Sorry, I couldn't resist.) What a neat mixing of crossword genres! The Ls made of black squares pop out as ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times2/16/23 ( No. 26,763 )
Across
1
Sound before a toast : TING
5
Grin and bare it! : FANG
9
Dorm V.I.P.s : RAS
12
Spanish term of endearment : MIAMOR
14
Actor Sharif : OMAR
15
Next-generation releases? : OVA
16
Turkish city that lends its name to a species of rabbit, cat and goat : ANKARA
17
Dramatic honor : OBIE
18
Start of X-X-X : TIC
19
Cousin ___ ("Succession" character) : GREG
20
Lead-in to care : MEDI
22
Last model in iPod's product line : TOUCH
24
Speck : MOTE
25
Aid in self-defense : MACE
26
Musical with the song "It's the Hard-Knock Life" : ANNIE
27
Sound of contentment : AAH
28
Industry bigwig : BARON
29
Exchange words? : EDIT
30
Expatriate : DEPORT
32
Female whales : COWS
35
Nonbasic characteristic : LOWPH
36
Vehicle with a pedal assist mode : EBIKE
38
Flat, for short : TWOD
39
Letter-shaped gasket : ORING
41
Sketchy stranger, in slang : RANDO
44
Juillet to juillet, e.g. : ANNEE
47
Hunk : GOB
49
"___ From the Bridge" (Arthur Miller play) : AVIEW
50
___ honor : YOUR
51
Pod producer : TIDE
52
Multihued bird : MACAW
53
It might give you the chills : ICE
54
Singer known as the "Queen of New Age" : ENYA
55
Highway no. : RTE
56
Scepter toppers : ORBS
59
Treasure : ESTEEM
61
Kind of milk : OAT
62
Put on : WORE
63
Pressure : DURESS
64
Like sauvignon blanc : DRY
65
Workplaces for some essential workers, in brief : ERS
66
Unit of corn : EAR
Down
1
Accept defeat, in modern parlance … or a hint to entering five answers in this puzzle : TAKETHEL
2
GIF, e.g. : IMAGE
3
Common conjunction : NOR
4
Ones who don't want to hear that you're laying down on the job? : GRAMMARPOLICE
5
Easter egg-making supply : FOODCOLORING
6
Restaurant critic's concern : AMBIENCE
7
Cry of triumph after a good performance : NAILEDIT
8
Director Gerwig : GRETA
9
Word that retains its meaning when its third letter is removed : ROTUND
10
"Levels" D.J., 2011 : AVICII
11
Scented pouch : SACHET
12
Underground rock? : MAGMA
13
Bit of progress : INROAD
21
Event first observed in 1970 : EARTHDAY
23
A daredevil may hit the slopes with it : ONESKI
28
Band with the 1982 hit "I Want Candy" : BOWWOWWOW
31
Joint stockholders? : POTDEALERS
33
Certain woodwind requirement : OBOEREED
34
Certain money transaction : WIRE
37
Henry Ford or Nikola Tesla : ENGINEER
40
Emphatic affirmative : GODYES
41
Cannon loader : RAMROD
42
Blockbuster of 2009 : AVATAR
43
Hot towel before a meal, say : NICETY
45
Snap, crackle and pop : NOISES
46
Alternative to wind or solar : NUCLEAR
48
Lights up : BEAMS
51
Brilliant fish : TETRA
57
Sturgeon delicacy : ROE
58
[It's f-f-freezing!] : BRR
60
Seek damages from : SUE

Answer summary:
5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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