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New York Times, Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Author:
Rich Katz
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
A bit green
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51/29/20233/27/20241
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111.6450%
Rich Katz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Katz. Wednesday freshness: 56%
Jim Horne notes:
Explanation: In this puzzle, RIGHTY-TIGHTY means starred words on the right side of the grid add TIGHT to the right (end), and ... read more
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© 2024, The New York Times3/27/24 ( No. 27,168 )
Across
1
Classic Camaro : IROC
5
Unit equivalent to eight quarts : PECK
9
*Closefitting : SKINTIGHT
13
*Wiggler in a child's mouth : LOOSETOOTH
14
"It seems to me …," to a texter : IMHO
15
___ de gallo : PICO
16
Like someone in pointe shoes, perhaps : ONTOE
17
A bit green : NAUSEATED
19
With 36-Across, mnemonic device for turning 54-Across … or a hint to the answers to the starred clues : RIGHTYTIGHTY
21
T that comes before a Y : TAU
22
Pioneering I.S.P. : AOL
23
Imitation : ERSATZ
27
Snare : ENTRAP
30
Hot temper : IRE
31
Release following the GameCube : WII
32
Happy as a clam : ELATED
35
*"Don't go anywhere!" : HANGTIGHT
36
See 19-Across : LEFTYLOOSEY
39
*Like some paper and tea : LOOSELEAF
41
Prevented from being published : KILLED
42
Asian honorific : SRI
43
Honest ___ : ABE
45
Place for some "me time" : DAYSPA
49
"Blue" river of waltz : DANUBE
51
Knot : TIE
53
Stick used for breaking : CUE
54
Toolbox tools : SCREWDRIVERS
58
Base jumper, e.g. : DAREDEVIL
61
Characteristic sound of Yoko Ono? : LONGO
62
Arab bigwig : EMIR
63
Fork part : TINE
64
*Rhyming partner of "Good night" : SLEEPTIGHT
65
*Naval threats, according to an old saying : LOOSELIPS
66
Rosebud in "Citizen Kane," e.g. : SLED
67
Some 4x4s : ATVS
Down
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___ Islands (home to Corfu) : IONIAN
2
Hooch : ROTGUT
3
"But then again …," to a texter : OTOH
4
Baker of jazz : CHET
5
Bean in refried beans : PINTO
6
Contents of some folders : EMAIL
7
Pound, as a drink : CHUG
8
Devoid of pork and shellfish, say : KOSHER
9
Neuters : SPAYS
10
Footballer's uniform : KIT
11
Without it, that's neat : ICE
12
Act like a bobblehead : NOD
13
Rich cake : TORTE
18
Oh, to be in France! : ETRE
20
Talk the ear off : YAPAT
24
Like some league games : AWAY
25
Recyclable material : TIN
26
Veer quickly : ZIG
28
Surf turf? : REEF
29
ET who once appeared on "Entertainment Tonight" : ALF
30
"American ___" : IDOL
33
Small fry : TYKE
34
Name found when reading between the lines? : ELI
35
Lamarr of old film : HEDY
36
Reclined : LAIN
37
Less green, maybe : OLDER
38
___ green : SEA
39
Timothy Leary's study : LSD
40
New ___ (hat brand) : ERA
43
First four of a noted series : ABCD
44
Soft caps : BERETS
46
End of an act, maybe : SCENEV
47
Rids (of) : PURGES
48
"Once a wolf, always a wolf" coiner : AESOP
50
Program operators : USERS
51
It might be used while boxing : TWINE
52
Did zippo : IDLED
55
"Don't be ___" (former Google motto) : EVIL
56
"Casablanca" role : ILSA
57
V, in electronics : VOLT
58
Where Joe was bidin' time?: Abbr. : DEL
59
Chum, in Champagne : AMI
60
"Grip it and ___ it!" (golfer's mantra) : RIP

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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