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New York Times, Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Author:
Erik Agard, Amanda Chung and Karl Ni
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
With 12-Down, actress Joan whose last name consists of two different conveyances
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
7811/6/20123/22/202441
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118791014181
RebusCircleScrabDebutFresh
281.6054561%
Erik Agard
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
136/17/20184/6/202113
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1154200
CircleScrabDebutFresh
31.616737%
Amanda Chung
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
136/17/20184/6/202113
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1154200
CircleScrabDebutFresh
31.616737%
Karl Ni

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Agard. This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Chung. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Ni. Wednesday freshness: 59%
Constructor notes:
AMANDA and KARL: This is our first puzzle ever accepted by the New York Times after Erik jump-started our construction efforts. We ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Erik, Amanda, and Karl riff on DISAPPEARING INK, theme answers successively missing one more letter of INK. I enjoyed my hitch at ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times3/20/19 ( No. 25,334 )
Across
1
What you might do if you skip a step : TRIP
5
Like old-fashioned diapers : CLOTH
10
"Selma" director DuVernay : AVA
13
Four-star review : RAVE
14
"Tiny Bubbles" crooner : DONHO
15
Onetime ruler in the Winter Palace : TSAR
16
*Insomniac's complaint : ICANTSLEEPAWINK
19
Japanese lunch box : BENTO
20
Root beer brand : IBC
21
Half-___ (coffee option) : CAF
22
Alternative to Tide or Cheer : ERA
23
*Leaving dirty dishes on the counter, say : KITCHENSIN
27
___ cava : VENA
28
Firefighter tool : AXE
29
Limit : CAP
31
Part of a Swiss roll? : FRANC
33
Ambulance figure, for short : EMT
34
Green stone : JADE
35
Rain heavily : POUR
36
*Sexy detective : HOTPI
38
Bay ___ : AREA
39
Force on the ground : ARMY
40
Abbr. in a criminal profile : AKA
41
Like the posts at the top of a blog, typically : NEWER
43
Growling dog : CUR
44
Showy neckwear : BOA
45
Fifth book of the New Testament : ACTS
46
*Works like an anti-aging serum : MAKESYOUTH
49
West Coaster's summer hrs. : PDT
52
Fed-up feeling : IRE
53
Certain library loan : DVD
54
Lessen, as fears : ALLAY
56
Liquid evidenced by the answers to this puzzle's starred clues? : DISAPPEARINGINK
60
Tiny bit : DRIB
61
Off the table? : EATEN
62
Part of N.B. : BENE
63
First word of many California city names : SAN
64
"___ Anatomy" : GREYS
65
General ___ chicken : TSOS
Down
1
Group making a reservation? : TRIBE
2
Go-kart, e.g. : RACER
3
Ex of the Donald : IVANA
4
Confined, with "up" : PENT
5
Contents of jewel cases, for short : CDS
6
Nabokov novel : LOLITA
7
Last year before A.D. : ONEBC
8
1931 boxing movie for which Wallace Beery won a Best Actor Oscar : THECHAMP
9
"___ on it!" : HOP
10
"Yeah, whatever" : ASIFICARE
11
With 12-Down, actress Joan whose last name consists of two different conveyances : VAN
12
See 11-Down : ARK
15
Contraction that starts "Jabberwocky" : TWAS
17
Cat or top hat, in Monopoly : TOKEN
18
Oil crisis? : ACNE
24
Completely jumbled : INCHAOS
25
Wiped out : EXTINCT
26
Ralph who wrote "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" : NADER
27
Not stay the same : VARY
30
Split tidbit : PEA
31
Grounds for discussion? : FORUM
32
Alliterative ice cream flavor : RUMRAISIN
33
H, as in Athens : ETA
34
Highest-grossing film before "Star Wars" : JAWS
35
___-12 (N.C.A.A. conference) : PAC
37
"As you wish," to a spouse : OKAYDEAR
42
Allen or Hawke : ETHAN
44
Rush-hour sound : BEEP
45
Actress Hepburn : AUDREY
47
The Krusty ___ (SpongeBob SquarePants's workplace) : KRAB
48
Egg-shaped : OVATE
49
Bends at a barre : PLIES
50
"Book 'em, ___!" : DANNO
51
Rug rats : TYKES
55
Rainbow flag initialism : LGBT
56
Letters at a filling station? : DDS
57
Org. with ties to Sinn Fein : IRA
58
Part for tuning a guitar : PEG
59
Connections : INS

Answer summary:
7 unique to this puzzle.

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