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New York Times, Monday, February 4, 2019

Dirt ... or what 17-, 25-, 36- and 48-Across all have?

Author:
Ali Gascoigne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ali Gascoigne

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Gascoigne.
Ali Gascoigne notes:
It's a huge hono(u)r to be making my NYT debut. To think that people will be solving my puzzle makes me quite giddy. I was born in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
INFO in OUT IN FORCE? What a clever find. Great themer choices in general — TIN FOIL HAT, YOU'RE IN FOR IT NOW, BRAIN FOODS are all so ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times2/4/19 ( No. 25,290 )
Across
1
Two of a kind : PAIR
5
Buildings near barns : SILOS
10
Stinging insect : WASP
14
Bone alongside the radius : ULNA
15
Jack in a deck of cards : KNAVE
16
Camera setting for amateur photographers : AUTO
17
Paranoiac's headgear : TINFOILHAT
19
Walked (on) : TROD
20
Up, in baseball : ATBAT
21
Straps for an equestrian : REINS
22
Soak (up) : SOP
25
Present en masse : OUTINFORCE
28
Pen pal's plea : WRITEME
30
Like a Monday crossword, typically : EASY
31
Actress Chlumsky of "Veep" : ANNA
32
Part of the eye : IRIS
33
In the past : AGO
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"This means trouble, my friend" : YOUREINFORITNOW
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Motor oil product : STP
42
Hero fighter pilots : ACES
43
Partner of "go seek" : HIDE
44
Celebrity : STAR
45
Keeps under surveillance : SPIESON
48
Blueberries and fatty fish, nutritionists say : BRAINFOODS
51
Visitors from outer space, for short : ETS
52
Without toppings : PLAIN
53
Walled city WNW of Madrid : AVILA
55
Watermelon waste : RIND
56
Dirt ... or what 17-, 25-, 36- and 48-Across all have? : INSIDEINFO
61
Gives a tattoo to : INKS
62
___ and true : TRIED
63
Not spicy : MILD
64
Soup to go with sushi : MISO
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Delicious : TASTY
66
Potato, informally : SPUD
Down
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"___ 'er there!" : PUT
2
"The Greatest" boxer : ALI
3
Lodging for the night : INN
4
Tennis great Nadal, to fans : RAFA
5
One who's always looking for a lift? : SKIBUM
6
What a worker who oversleeps will be : INLATE
7
Christine of "The Blacklist" : LAHTI
8
Eggs in a lab : OVA
9
Cry between "ready" and "go!" : SET
10
Diluted, as a drink : WATERY
11
___ Goldfinger (Bond villain) : AURIC
12
Something skipped across a pond : STONE
13
Racing vehicles for Anakin Skywalker : PODS
18
Nebraska native tribe : OTOE
21
Martini & ___ (brand of sparkling wine) : ROSSI
22
Rocks from side to side : SWAYS
23
"To be, ___ to be" : ORNOT
24
Photo of Marilyn Monroe, once : PINUP
26
Last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty : NERO
27
Not foul, as a baseball hit : FAIR
29
Toxic part of cigarettes : TAR
32
Uncertainties : IFS
33
Licoricelike flavoring : ANISE
34
Title character who never arrives in a Beckett play : GODOT
35
Jesse of the Berlin Olympics : OWENS
37
"___ good in the neighborhood" (restaurant slogan) : EATIN
38
Volunteer's words : ICAN
39
Spongy toy material : NERF
40
First word of every "Friends" episode title : THE
44
Declared : SAIDSO
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The first "S" in U.S.S.R. : SOVIET
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Onetime alias of Sean Combs : PDIDDY
47
___ of Wight : ISLE
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Thin Russian pancakes : BLINI
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Places in order of preference : RANKS
50
Desert stop for camels : OASIS
52
___ and proper : PRIM
54
Prepares to shoot : AIMS
56
Cousin in the Addams family : ITT
57
Arms-loving grp. : NRA
58
Little bite : NIP
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Bug mostly seen in winter : FLU
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Peculiar : ODD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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