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# New York Times, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Does a driving test task - or an apt description of the five circled diagonals in this puzzle
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## This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Guzzetta.
John Guzzetta notes:
I love hiking and camping in the National Parks; 19 down, 43 to go! For months, I had been trying to find a way to create a theme ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
John and I love our national parks! I cringe whenever spotting circles arranged in diagonal lines. They play havoc on a ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
I'm very impressed with this grid. 32 letters are each a part of three different answers, but the solve is relatively smooth and ... read more
 1A 2R 3T 4S 5M 6U 7Y 8A 9B 10S 11O 12R 13B 14I D E A 15L I S T 16C R I M E A 17G A R D E N E D 18R E C A L L 19R E W E D 20T I E 21H I E 22A 23H A 24D O T 25A R D 26B A E R 27C A R 28E 29O R A 30S E N D S 31T R I A 32G 33E 34D I 35C T A 36P A R A L 37L E L P A R 38K 39S 40B R I A N 41U N D E A 42D 43D 44P 45L U S 46B C 47E 48S I R E 49R E E D 50B A Y I 51N 52G 53S A W 54A Y N 55I A N 56L E A 57P T 58M O N 59A D S 60T E A R L E 61S 62S 63A T O L L S 64C E R B E R U S 65S E N S E I 66U N S 67A S E A
© 2020, The New York Times2/18/20 ( No. 25,669 )
Across
1
Word after martial or culinary : ARTS
5
"Very," en español : MUY
8
Soak up : ABSORB
14
Person who cherishes high principles : IDEALIST
16
Ukrainian peninsula seized by Russia in 2014 : CRIMEA
17
Made the bed? : GARDENED
18
It may be issued for a defective product : RECALL
19
Exchange new vows : REWED
20
1-1, e.g. : TIE
21
Hasten : HIE
22
"Oh, now I get it!" : AHA
24
Old, ineffective sort : DOTARD
26
1930s boxing champ Max : BAER
27
The "C" of I.C.U. : CARE
29
"What is Pyramus? a lover, ___ tyrant?": "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : ORA
30
Mails : SENDS
31
Prioritize in the trauma center : TRIAGE
34
Mandates : DICTA
36
Does a driving test task - or an apt description of the five circled diagonals in this puzzle : PARALLELPARKS
40
Guitarist May of Queen : BRIAN
41
Like zombies : UNDEAD
43
Not quite a C : DPLUS
46
Abbreviation in ancient dates : BCE
48
"Your majesty" : SIRE
49
Part of many a woodwind : REED
50
Howling at the moon, say : BAYING
53
Back-and-forth tool : SAW
54
"Atlas Shrugged" author Rand : AYN
55
Novelist McEwan : IAN
56
Jumped : LEAPT
58
Single things : MONADS
60
Like baby shampoo : TEARLESS
63
Coral rings : ATOLLS
64
Dog guarding the gates of the underworld : CERBERUS
65
Karate instructor : SENSEI
66
Young ___ (tots) : UNS
67
Plying the waves : ASEA
Down
1
Insurance giant on the N.Y.S.E. : AIG
2
Nutrient fig. : RDA
3
Glass showcases for small animals : TERRARIA
4
Singer of "Smooth Operator" : SADE
5
Sal of "Rebel Without a Cause" : MINEO
6
Once did : USEDTO
7
"So far," on a quarterly pay stub: Abbr. : YTD
8
Biting : ACRID
9
Village of the Prancing Pony inn in "The Lord of the Rings" : BREE
10
[not my mistake] : SIC
11
Resident of Nebraska's largest city : OMAHAN
12
Depended (on) : RELIED
13
Machines on hay farms : BALERS
15
Lascivious : LEWD
20
Fall behind : TRAIL
22
Something a false person puts on : ACT
23
Relative of a zither : HARP
25
Fervor : ARDENCY
26
Shadows that have grown long? : BEARDS
28
Part of a listening pair : EARBUD
30
Lee of Marvel Comics : STAN
32
Needlefish : GARS
33
Two-time Super Bowl M.V.P. Manning : ELI
35
PC core : CPU
37
Father of Rachel and Leah in Genesis : LABAN
38
Backsides : KEISTERS
39
"Storms are brewin'" in her eyes, in a 1986 #1 hit : SARA
42
Beads on the morning grass : DEW
43
Many hour-long TV shows : DRAMAS
44
Cactus known for its psychoactive effects : PEYOTE
45
One of the Beatles : LENNON
47
___ Fisher, women's clothing brand : EILEEN
50
Low voices : BASSI
51
Approaches : NEARS
52
Dress : GARB
55
Kind of hands said to be the devil's playthings : IDLE
57
___ bargain : PLEA
59
Lou Gehrig's disease, for short : ALS
60
Horned Frogs' sch. : TCU
61
Take to court : SUE
62
Government agcy. for retirees : SSA