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New York Times, Thursday, February 24, 2022

Crunch bar and Cadbury Creme Egg, e.g.?

Author:
Jake Halperin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Halperin.
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© 2022, The New York Times2/24/22 ( No. 26,406 )
Across
1
Parties with smokers : BARBQS
7
"In what universe?!" : ASIF
11
Positive consideration : PRO
14
Make available : FREEUP
15
"Holy cannoli!" : WHOA
16
Spreadsheet part : ROW
17
Wight, e.g.? : LONGIISLAND
19
___ Productions (company behind the James Bond films) : EON
20
Deployed, as a naval officer : ASEA
21
Rum drum : CASK
22
Soul mates, for short : BFFS
23
Experienced certain growing pains : TEETHED
25
Emulate the Lonely Goatherd : YODEL
28
Crunch bar and Cadbury Creme Egg, e.g.? : HARDCCANDIES
32
Give it a twirl! : BATON
35
Tennis's Nadal, familiarly : RAFA
36
Test for coll. seniors : GRE
37
Word after gay or fashion : ICON
38
Thingamajigs : ITEMS
40
One observing the holiday of Arba'een : SHIA
41
Common Thanksgiving activity : NAP
42
Home for the Himalayas : ASIA
43
When some local news comes on : ATTEN
44
1995's "Johnny Mnemonic," e.g.? : SILENTMMOVIE
48
With the heels elevated : ONTOE
49
Smash success : MEGAHIT
53
Landlocked African country : CHAD
55
Go yachting : SAIL
57
Medieval club : MACE
58
Squirreled away : HID
59
Sloth, e.g.? : CAPITALSSIN
62
With 63-Across, test for pupils : EYE
63
See 62-Across : EXAM
64
Beat overwhelmingly : ROUTED
65
It may be revolutionary : WAR
66
Monocle, basically : LENS
67
Apartment building V.I.P.s : SUPERS
Down
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What most clarinets are tuned to : BFLAT
2
Became apparent : AROSE
3
___ Montgomery, retired W.N.B.A. star : RENEE
4
Shameless fund-raising drive, informally : BEGATHON
5
Who is this in France : QUI
6
See 31-Down : SPICER
7
Handled sharp objects? : AWLS
8
Deliberately amateurish filming technique : SHAKYCAM
9
Particle with a superscript : ION
10
Flavor of the month : FAD
11
When pilots go through their checklists : PREFLIGHT
12
Feature of Arthur Ashe Stadium since 2016 : ROOF
13
Has : OWNS
18
Youth health and safety org. : SADD
22
Resting place : BED
24
Chinese dynasty from 206 B.C. to A.D. 220 : HAN
26
Keystone Kops, e.g. : OAFS
27
What makes you unique : DNA
29
Band with the first platinum-selling double album : CREAM
30
Northernmost county of Pennsylvania : ERIE
31
With 6-Down, former White House press secretary portrayed by Melissa McCarthy on "S.N.L." : SEAN
32
Donation receptacles : BINS
33
Source of a purple purée : ACAI
34
Washing machine that opens upward : TOPLOADER
38
Analogy words : ISTO
39
Window, of a sort : TIMESPAN
40
Gets foggy : STEAMSUP
42
Leaf-cutter, e.g. : ANT
43
2008 bailout recipient : AIG
45
Abolish : END
46
Leave out : OMIT
47
Both consonants in "geek," phonetically : VELARS
50
Celerity : HASTE
51
Less sympathetic : ICIER
52
Is prone : TENDS
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Mull (over) : CHEW
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"Greetings!" : HIYA
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Goes (for) : AIMS
59
Animation frame : CEL
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Eliminate : AXE
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"Rugrats" grandpa : LOU

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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