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New York Times, Wednesday, March 28, 2018

End of each word in 17-, 27-, 43- and 54-Across - as well as every clue (and that's a fact!)

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JWXYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 105 for Mr. Gordon.
Peter Gordon notes:
The idea for this puzzle came while testing a hangman book for Puzzlewright. The answer to one puzzle was LAST BUT NOT LEAST, and when ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Who knew there were so many phrases where each word ended in T? Who would have even thought to search for those? I can imagine a ... read more
1
R
2
A
3
G
4
S
5
A
6
S
7
I
8
A
9
N
10
L
11
A
12
K
13
E
14
B
P
O
E
15
S
C
A
L
E
16
M
O
D
E
L
17
G
R
E
A
18
T
S
A
L
T
D
E
S
E
R
T
19
S
L
O
A
N
20
L
I
L
M
O
21
A
22
N
S
A
R
I
23
A
24
A
25
A
26
N
E
I
N
27
S
A
T
B
O
L
28
T
U
P
R
29
I
G
H
T
30
O
V
A
L
31
A
R
O
M
A
32
N
E
G
E
33
V
34
G
I
G
35
N
36
A
37
D
38
A
39
L
40
A
41
I
S
L
E
42
L
O
G
O
43
K
44
E
45
P
T
Q
U
I
E
46
T
47
A
B
O
U
T
48
F
A
R
O
49
S
P
A
50
S
N
A
R
E
S
51
O
H
A
R
52
E
53
L
E
A
N
N
54
L
A
S
T
B
55
U
56
T
57
N
O
T
L
E
A
58
S
59
T
60
K
N
E
E
B
R
A
C
E
S
61
S
I
N
E
62
S
E
S
S
63
N
I
O
B
E
64
E
L
L
E
© 2018, The New York Times3/28/18 ( No. 24,977 )
Across
1
Cloths used to collect dust : RAGS
5
___ elephant : ASIAN
10
Habitat for a trout : LAKE
14
Org. with a Grand Esteemed Loyal Knight : BPOE
15
Creation from a kit : SCALEMODEL
17
Part of Iran that can get quite hot : GREATSALTDESERT
19
Novelist Wilson who wrote "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" : SLOAN
20
Popular early 2000s R&B artist : LILMO
21
Aziz of "Observe and Report" : ANSARI
23
Org. to call for a jump-start : AAA
26
German dissent : NEIN
27
Suddenly showed interest : SATBOLTUPRIGHT
30
Shape for a locket : OVAL
31
Scent : AROMA
32
Israeli region that includes Eilat : NEGEV
34
Band engagement : GIG
35
2008 Olympic men's tennis gold medalist : NADAL
40
Air passenger's request : AISLE
42
Bull's-eye, for Target : LOGO
43
Didn't speak of, as a touchy subject : KEPTQUIETABOUT
48
Game similar to baccarat : FARO
49
Health resort : SPA
50
Catches in a net : SNARES
51
Chicago airport : OHARE
53
Rimes with the 2002 hit "Can't Fight the Moonlight" : LEANN
54
"Finally, though as important ..." : LASTBUTNOTLEAST
60
Supports for a lower joint : KNEEBRACES
61
___ qua non (essential element) : SINE
62
Psychoanalysis appt. : SESS
63
"Like ___, all tears": Hamlet : NIOBE
64
Fashion magazine that can be read from back to front? : ELLE
Down
1
"Notorious ___" (best seller about a member of the Supreme Court) : RBG
2
First full month of D.S.T. : APR
3
Attends without an escort : GOESSTAG
4
Like something that can be closed tight : SEALABLE
5
Lash out at : ASSAIL
6
Digitize, as a document : SCAN
7
Suffix with president : IAL
8
No. of concern in a cockpit : ALT
9
Nascar Hall-of-Famer Jarrett : NED
10
Shedding, as weight : LOSING
11
"The Story of ___" (1975 film by Truffaut) : ADELEH
12
"The Muppet Show" host : KERMIT
13
Singer John who was born Reginald Dwight : ELTON
16
Sitcom cook who said "Stow it!" : MEL
18
Matador's opponent : TORO
21
"Chacun ___ goût" : ASON
22
Basilica part : NAVE
23
Ballplayer Rich who started and ended his 15-year career as a Giant : AURILIA
24
Farthest point in an orbit : APOGEE
25
Pitcher's asset : ARM
28
Retouches after a fly ball is caught : TAGSUP
29
McKellen of "The Hobbit" : IAN
33
Distillery sight : VAT
36
Soprano Licia who performed hundreds of times at the Met : ALBANESE
37
Something in a simile that's dead beyond doubt : DOORNAIL
38
Fever fit : AGUE
39
Quite a bit : LOTS
41
Figs. on a Stanford-Binet test : IQS
43
Rabbi Meir who served in the Knesset : KAHANE
44
Gets the lead out? : ERASES
45
Doors, in Brest : PORTES
46
African pest : TSETSE
47
Fussy to a fault : ANAL
48
Final word in a Porky Pig short : FOLKS
52
Tidal retreat : EBB
53
Leopold's 1924 co-defendant : LOEB
55
Caterer's coffeepot : URN
56
Red snapper, at a sushi restaurant : TAI
57
Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
58
Fall '75 TV debut : SNL
59
End of each word in 17-, 27-, 43- and 54-Across - as well as every clue (and that's a fact!) : TEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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