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New York Times, Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Pop culture site created as a supplement to The Onion

Author:
Lisa Senzel and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 79, Blocks: 45 Missing: {HQWX} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Senzel. This is puzzle # 128 for Mr. Chen.
Constructor notes:
Lisa: I pictured a grid with a big E and Z, similar to That's a Big IF, filled with EZ Pass, Eazy-E, Yeezy, and lots of Z's like ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It's not only a Big EZ working with Lisa, but an immense pleasure. Two of the most important qualities in new constructors are ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times3/1/22 ( No. 26,411 )
Across
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Yaks : GABS
5
*Gulf Coast waterway : BAYOU
10
Simpson family member who says "Get bent!" : BART
14
Eye layer containing the iris : UVEA
15
Reunion attendees, informally : ALUMS
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"Never Have I ___" (Mindy Kaling Netflix series) : EVER
17
Aspiring doc's exam : MCAT
18
Imam's holy book : KORAN
19
Campbell of "Scream" : NEVE
20
Sandwich known by its initials : BLT
21
Not taking sides : NEUTRAL
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___ de plume : NOM
24
One-up : OUTDO
26
"Yay, me!" : IRULE
28
*Main drag of the French Quarter : BOURBONSTREET
34
*Celebration with king cakes : MARDIGRAS
35
Chick's chirp : PEEP
38
Eccentric : BATTY
39
Varieties : ILKS
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No power? : VETO
44
"Absolutely!" : YES
45
Singer Celine : DION
46
What nephology is the study of : CLOUDS
49
Foe of Austin Powers : DREVIL
51
Wombs : UTERI
53
Bird in a gaggle : GOOSE
54
Rapper Mos ___ : DEF
56
Nickname for New Orleans, celebrated by the answers to the starred clues and suggested by the shaded squares : BIGEASY
58
N.Y.C. airport : JFK
61
Psyched about : UPFOR
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Once around the track : LAP
64
Harlem Renaissance writer Locke : ALAIN
66
"Later!" : SEEYA
67
Mine find : ORE
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"I put the sing in single" singer : LIZZO
69
Ship's backbone : KEEL
70
*___ Square (translation of "Vieux Carré") : OLD
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[Wrong answer!] : BZZT
Down
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*Cajun stew : GUMBO
2
Pop culture site created as a supplement to The Onion : AVCLUB
3
Arrive at ahead of : BEATTO
4
Parked oneself : SAT
5
Prepare, as a king cake : BAKE
6
Baseball family name : ALOU
7
Steppes dwelling : YURT
8
Actor Epps : OMAR
9
Annapolis inst. : USNA
10
Actor Platt of "Dear Evan Hansen" : BEN
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*St. Charles or Esplanade : AVENUE
12
Uprising : REVOLT
13
*2010-13 HBO series set shortly after Hurricane Katrina : TREME
21
Screenwriter Ephron : NORA
22
Former Italian money : LIRA
25
Empty, as a purse : DUMPOUT
27
Lives (in) : RESIDES
29
"Hang on a sec," in texts : BRB
30
Singer Anita of the swing era : ODAY
31
Evening, in ads : NITE
32
Some NCOs : SGTS
33
Attempt : TRY
35
Plastic pipe material, in brief : PVC
36
___ sauce (sushi roll topper) : EEL
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*Cajun shellfish-over-rice dish : ETOUFFEE
40
*Music heard at Preservation Hall : LIVEJAZZ
41
Colorful pond fish : KOI
42
NBC hit since '75 : SNL
47
Actress Messing : DEBRA
48
___ Lanka : SRI
49
Uno + uno : DOS
50
Queenly : ROYAL
52
Ice house : IGLOO
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Stared in wonder : GAPED
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Twilight time : DUSK
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Fencing event : EPEE
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___ Grey tea : EARL
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Soda's pop? : FIZZ
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Shoelace or muscle problem : KNOT
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Popeye's Olive : OYL
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Women's ___ : LIB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle.

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