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New York Times, Monday, February 18, 2019

Author:
Leslie Rogers and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
22/18/201912/13/20191
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1.54000
Leslie Rogers
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
696/12/20005/25/202039
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ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.63237
Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Rogers. This is puzzle # 63 for Ms. Michaels. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
ACME: Leslie Rogers was looking for a mentor and had forwarded many good ideas, and this one stood out to me. We had a natural reveal ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love playing the "can I guess the theme" game on Mondays. A perfect early-week theme is obfuscated until the very end, where a ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0218 ( 25,304 )

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Across
1
Fortuneteller's deck : TAROT
6
Flabbergasted : AWED
10
Material for a rock climber's harness : ROPE
14
Collective bargaining side : UNION
15
___ Hari (W.W. I spy) : MATA
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Follow orders : OBEY
17
"Sleep well!" : NIGHTNIGHT
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Actress Hathaway of "The Devil Wears Prada" : ANNE
20
Australia's unofficial national bird : EMU
21
Work from Keats or Shelley : ODE
22
Nut used to make marzipan : ALMOND
24
Content that has already been shared, as on a Reddit forum : REPOSTS
27
Coastal county of England : ESSEX
28
Billy Idol hit that starts "Hey little sister, what have you done?" : WHITEWEDDING
32
Bullfighters' entrance march : PASEO
35
Stroke gently : PET
36
Crankcase fluid : OIL
37
Sidestep : ELUDE
38
___ Enterprise : USS
39
Secret ___ (metaphoric key to success) : SAUCE
41
Pal of Harry and Hermione : RON
42
Corporate money V.I.P. : CFO
43
Henrik ___, "Hedda Gabler" playwright : IBSEN
44
Vegetarian spaghetti topper : MUSHROOMBALL
49
Chicken holders : COOPS
50
Bears witness (to) : ATTESTS
54
Austin Powers, vis-à-vis James Bond : PARODY
56
___-Caps (candy) : SNO
57
Stocking stuffer? : TOE
58
Elderly : AGED
59
Graduation garb ... or what the compound answers to 17-, 28- and 44-Across represent? : CAPANDGOWN
63
Birch or beech : TREE
64
Astronaut Shepard : ALAN
65
Elements of a roll call : NAMES
66
Minute or hour marker on a clock : HAND
67
Fey of comedy : TINA
68
iPhone maker : APPLE
Down
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One doing piano repair : TUNER
2
Japanese cartoon art genre : ANIME
3
Assemble, as equipment : RIGUP
4
Cry of delight : OOH
5
Big bang maker : TNT
6
Surrounded by : AMIDST
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$15/hour, maybe : WAGE
8
Biblical verb suffix : ETH
9
Collection of figures for a statistical analysis : DATASET
10
Meandered : ROAMED
11
Very annoying : OBNOXIOUS
12
Quaker William : PENN
13
Took a gander at : EYED
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"Me? Never!" : NOTI
23
'60s hallucinogenic : LSD
25
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much ___ by so many to so few": Churchill : OWED
26
Slipper or sandal : SHOE
27
Females in wool : EWES
29
British racing town that lent its name to a kind of salt : EPSOM
30
Pleasant : NICE
31
Country/pop singer Campbell : GLEN
32
Request at a hair salon, informally : PERM
33
Last name of a trio of baseball brothers : ALOU
34
Protection at the beach : SUNSCREEN
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Crafts in a "close encounter of the third kind" : UFOS
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Riverbank deposit : SILT
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Partner of ready and willing : ABLE
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"Monkey see, monkey do" type : COPYCAT
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Like some sweatshirts and cobras : HOODED
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Item of fishing gear : ROD
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Fruit that's peeled : BANANA
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Zillions : ATON
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Crush with the foot, with "on" : STOMP
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Low-tech hair dryer : TOWEL
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Touch, taste or sight : SENSE
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Hiker's route : PATH
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Home of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
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Length of a bridge : SPAN
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Rumble in the Jungle champ : ALI
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Crime lab material : DNA
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Space between two teeth, e.g. : GAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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