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New York Times, Thursday, February 2, 2023

Author:
Elise Corbin
Editor:
Will Shortz
Pit-of-the-stomach feeling
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12/2/2023
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Elise Corbin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Corbin. Thursday freshness: 25%
Elise Corbin notes:
My first version of this theme wasn't related to physics at all; it was actually a Marvel-themed puzzle, playing on the idea of "the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
If you haven't read Blake Crouch's Dark Matter , get it onto your list. Even though I have a tough time suspending disbelief at the ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times2/2/23 ( No. 26,749 )
Across
1
Pit-of-the-stomach feeling : DREAD
5
Fastidious to a fault : ANAL
9
Wedding walkways : AISLES
14
Literary heroine Jane : EYRE
15
Entertainment district in London's West End : SOHO
16
Watts of "Mulholland Drive" : NAOMI
17
Seat on a ship : DECKCHAIR
19
Robust brew : STOUT
20
Get through to : REACH
21
Pool of money : KITTY
23
Start to scream or shout? : ESS
26
Sing like Tom Waits : RASP
28
Phrased : WORDED
32
"The missing link" : APEMAN
34
Word with raising or splitting : HAIR
36
Commercial lead-in to Clean : OXI
37
Domesticated : TAMED
38
Fit of wild emotion : HYSTERICS
40
Natalie Wood's role in 1961's "West Side Story" : MARIA
41
Foundation : BASIS
42
Capitol Hill staffers : AIDES
43
Bet the family farm, so to speak : WENTALLIN
45
Instrument found in a post office or grocery : SCALE
46
Reddit Q&A : AMA
47
Major provider of scholarships, in brief : ROTC
48
Look through a window, say : PEERIN
49
Like bananas and banana slugs : YELLOW
51
Orangish-brown gem : SARD
53
Otolaryngologist, familiarly : ENT
54
Make fun of : TAUNT
56
Error's counterpart : TRIAL
58
Components of a rosary : BEADS
61
More often than not : INGENERAL
66
More than enough : AMPLE
67
We: Fr. : NOUS
68
Big Ten school : IOWA
69
Holiday dependent on the lunisolar calendar : EASTER
70
[Ignore that edit] : STET
71
Train tracks : RAILS
Down
1
With 2-Down, money-saving flight option, often : RED
2
See 1-Down : EYE
3
Certain line segment : ARC
4
Hockey feint : DEKE
5
Receptacle near a firepit : ASHCAN
6
___ Ark : NOAHS
7
Offering on a sushi menu : AHI
8
Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago : LORI
9
Yet to come : INSTORE
10
Mythological being with a horse's tail : SATYR
11
Facilities in England : LOO
12
Prey for a dingo : EMU
13
Command that might precede "Shake!" : SIT
18
One might have the disclaimer "Professional driver on closed course. Do not attempt." : CARAD
22
Dipsticks : TWITS
23
Erode : EATAWAY
24
"Stop! I've heard quite enough!" : SPAREME
25
Formative : SEMINAL
27
Science that deals with the phenomenon spelled out by 10 missing letters in this puzzle : PHYSICS
29
"Is it worth the risk?" : DOIDARE
30
Do great at : EXCELIN
31
___ collar (iconic Ruth Bader Ginsburg neckwear at the Smithsonian) : DISSENT
33
Part of a coconut that can be shredded : MEAT
35
Clarification words for a speller : ASIN
38
"Freeze!" : HALT
39
Along with lentils, one of the two main ingredients in idli : RICE
41
Exposed, as a cover : BLOWN
44
One giving a wake-up call : AROUSER
45
Hyundai Sonata, for one : SEDAN
48
Certain ecclesiastic : PRIEST
50
Punch bowl go-with : LADLE
52
Quibble : ARGUE
55
Some antique collectibles : TINS
57
Princess whose brother is not a prince : LEIA
58
Meadow call : BAA
59
Ambulance letters : EMS
60
Well-suited : APT
62
"Kidding!" : NOT
63
Father of une princesse : ROI
64
Saddler's tool : AWL
65
___ Américas : LAS

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

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