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New York Times, Monday, March 11, 2019

Like a stolen object, when it's not where it's supposed to be

Author:
Trent Evans
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trent H. Evans

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Evans. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Trent H. Evans notes:
Perhaps some will say this theme is OLD NEWS. Others may say it is AWFUL GOOD. Either is a DEFINITE POSSIBILITY. When I sent in the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This puzzle is no GENUINE IMITATION! Wait. I didn't mean to say that. Or maybe I did. I'm such an (oxy)moron. Four (awful) good ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times3/11/19 ( No. 25,325 )
Across
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Cause of an infant's crying : COLIC
6
Back talk : SASS
10
The first "N" of CNN : NEWS
14
Chicago air hub : OHARE
15
Voice below soprano : ALTO
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Lena of Hollywood : OLIN
17
Zombies : LIVINGDEAD
19
Eat fancily : DINE
20
Like bread and newlyweds, maybe : TOASTED
21
Pudding ingredient from the cassava root : TAPIOCA
23
"Dallas" matriarch : ELLIE
25
Had a role in a movie or play : ACTED
26
Like a concert album : RECORDEDLIVE
31
Fragrance : ODOR
32
One-named Grammy winner for "Soldier of Love" : SADE
33
Hip-hop's ___ Wayne : LIL
36
ChapStick product : LIPBALM
40
Recipient of a Medal of Honor or Purple Heart : WARHERO
42
Spike who won a 2018 Oscar : LEE
43
Where Santa lands : ROOF
45
Bard of ___ (Shakespeare) : AVON
46
Like a stolen object, when it's not where it's supposed to be : FOUNDMISSING
50
Perfect grade : APLUS
53
Wear away, as soil : ERODE
54
In a crass way : CRUDELY
56
Freestyle skiing jumps : AERIALS
61
Purchase before popping the question : RING
62
Supposedly unknown but actually well-known fact : OPENSECRET
64
Beat narrowly, with "out" : EDGE
65
What clocks keep : TIME
66
Who lives at the North Pole, in reality : NOONE
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No. 1 ___ (tournament favorite) : SEED
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Variety of poker : STUD
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Establish, as a university chair : ENDOW
Down
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Indianapolis footballer : COLT
2
Separator of Indiana and Pennsylvania : OHIO
3
Volcano's spew : LAVA
4
Colored part of the eye : IRIS
5
Tallest player on a basketball team, typically : CENTER
6
Equestrian's seat : SADDLE
7
Ginger ___ (soft drink) : ALE
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Measure after the governor's signature : STATELAW
9
Soft drink : SODA
10
"Not gonna happen!" : NODICE
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Poet T. S. ___ : ELIOT
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Facial reaction to pain : WINCE
13
Golfer Sam with a record 82 P.G.A. Tour wins : SNEAD
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Neuter, as a male horse : GELD
22
One finishing a road : PAVER
24
Driver's licenses and passports, for short : IDS
26
Toilet paper unit : ROLL
27
Falco of "The Sopranos" : EDIE
28
Deal (with) : COPE
29
Spherical body : ORB
30
Ore-___ (brand of tater tots) : IDA
33
Jeans maker Strauss : LEVI
34
Remove wrinkles from : IRON
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What "L" stands for in pant sizes : LONG
37
Got up : AROSE
38
"Skip to My ___" : LOU
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Interminably expensive project : MONEYPIT
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Possesses : HAS
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Only four-term prez : FDR
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Wasn't exact with, as facts : FUDGED
47
Made a ghostly sound : MOANED
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Middle-of-the-month day : IDES
49
Tranquil : SERENE
50
Land measures : ACRES
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Pack of lions : PRIDE
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Sudden move in fencing : LUNGE
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Land parcels : LOTS
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Symbol on a computer screen : ICON
58
Former Yankee slugger, familiarly : AROD
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Jay who preceded Jimmy Fallon : LENO
60
Ratatouille, e.g. : STEW
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Relative of an ostrich : EMU

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