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New York Times, Friday, February 16, 2024

Author:
Colin Adams
Editor:
Will Shortz
46-Down : Drink brand that sounds like a shout
TotalDebut
12/16/2024
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ScrabDebutFresh
1.61355%
Colin Adams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Adams. Friday freshness: 16%
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© 2024, The New York Times2/16/24 ( No. 27,128 )
Across
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Deciding contest : RUNOFF
7
Musical whose preshow warning about cellphone use says that knights "may drag you onstage and impale you" : SPAMALOT
15
God on a mission? : APOLLO
16
Cry after a windfall : WERERICH
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Louisiana ___, religion with West African roots : VOODOO
18
Bit of gear for gliding : ICESKATE
19
Personal struggles personified : INNERDEMONS
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___ Carter, most-recorded jazz bassist in history : RON
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Critics' picks, informally : RECS
23
Eldest daughter of Oceanus and mother of Nike : STYX
25
Source of milk for Manchego cheese : EWE
28
Comme ci, comme ça : SOSO
30
European airline that was nationalized from 1944 to 2001 : IBERIA
34
Boston Harbor detritus, once : TEAS
36
Cartoonist Groening : MATT
38
Hands and feet : UNITS
39
Trancelike state during a monotonous drive : HIGHWAYHYPNOSIS
42
Northern hemisphere? : IGLOO
43
Antivenoms, e.g. : SERA
44
World's rarest goose : NENE
45
Symbol found in Pac-Man and on slot machines : CHERRY
47
Going ___ : RATE
49
Rode the bench : SAT
50
First, and so far only, chimpanzee to orbit Earth : ENOS
52
Its tributaries have colorful names : NILE
54
Cry from Homer : DOH
57
"I want to, but really I shouldn't ..." : DONTTEMPTME
62
[Violin emoji] : OHBOOHOO
64
Stand-up person? : NOSHOW
65
"You did great!" : NICEWORK
66
Moving company? : TROUPE
67
Suboptimal ending : SOURNOTE
68
Name on an envelope : SENDER
Down
1
Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
2
Informed of : UPON
3
Time to draw? : NOON
4
"Getting ___ is no problem. You just have to live long enough": Groucho Marx : OLDER
5
Jardín contents : FLORES
6
Post-Thanksgiving meal drowsiness, familiarly : FOODCOMA
7
Compete in a freestyle, e.g. : SWIM
8
Cowboy Bill : PECOS
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Coy response to a compliment : ARENTI
10
Casually chic updo : MESSYBUN
11
Original tablet holder : ARK
12
Makeup artist? : LIAR
13
Prefix with -genarian : OCTO
14
Storyteller's transition : THEN
20
Bacon bits : ESSAYS
24
Noble gas used in propelling ion thrusters : XENON
25
Code of conduct : ETHIC
26
Carefully consider : WEIGH
27
Boston College athlete : EAGLE
29
Check box in a survey : OTHER
31
Stands : RISES
32
1986 rock autobiography : ITINA
33
Selling point : ASSET
35
Prop (up) : SHORE
37
Cruel ruler : TYRANT
40
Spent : WORNDOWN
41
Ones in a waiting room : PATIENTS
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Drink brand that sounds like a shout : YOOHOO
48
Novelist Leonard : ELMORE
51
Act bullish? : SNORT
53
Printer brand : EPSON
54
Slips into : DONS
55
Where Life Savers and pop-top cans were both invented : OHIO
56
Howard or Spelman: Abbr. : HBCU
58
Hit, in a way : TOKE
59
Fall sound : THUD
60
Brood : MOPE
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It's got a big mouth : EWER
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"Jingle Bells" contraction : OER

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