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New York Times, Thursday, March 31, 2022

What "should be made by filling a glass with gin, then waving it in the general direction of Italy," per Noël Coward

Author:
Oliver Roeder
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Oliver Roeder

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 79, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Roeder.
Oliver Roeder notes:
My fascination with marginalia began with my childhood love of the book "Fermat's Enigma" by Simon Singh. In the margin of his copy of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I have a truly marvelous explanation of this theme which the margin is too narrow to contain! I'm glad it's been almost a year since ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times3/31/22 ( No. 26,441 )
Across
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Beat in chess : MATED
5
Astronomer who lost part of his nose in a sword duel : BRAHE
10
Classic Jumbotron shout-out : HIMOM
14
Frost : HOAR
15
Takes a bit off : PARES
16
Certain newspaper column : OPED
17
Boot : OUST
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Sorna y Nublar, en "Jurassic Park" : ISLAS
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Long locks : MANE
20
Educator in a smock : ARTTEACHER
22
Figure seen on Athena's shield : MEDUSA
23
Thumbs-up : ASSENT
24
Skim : NOFAT
26
Bit of letter-shaped hardware : TNUT
28
Rangers' domain : FORESTS
32
Thoroughbred, e.g. : RACEHORSE
36
FedEx Cup organizer : PGATOUR
37
___ of war : FOG
38
Bluish hues : TEALS
40
Muslim leaders : IMAMS
41
"A Promised Land" author, 2020 : OBAMA
43
Get into trouble, in a way : RATON
45
Grassy expanse : LEA
46
Some drinking vessels : GOBLETS
48
Kind of zone in a city : NOPARKING
50
1948 Literature Nobelist : TSELIOT
52
Youngest player to score in the FIFA World Cup (age 17) : PELE
53
Two-word tribute : TOYOU
55
Bottle topper : NIPPLE
59
Profession in an O'Neill title : ICEMAN
62
What "should be made by filling a glass with gin, then waving it in the general direction of Italy," per Noël Coward : DRYMARTINI
64
Declare : AVOW
65
Kid-lit character with a green suit and gold crown : BABAR
66
Midrange club : IRON
67
Award-winning Ward : SELA
68
Chess : check :: go : ___ : ATARI
69
"Pretty please?" : CANI
70
Geekish : NERDY
71
Fixes : MENDS
72
Big name in printers : EPSON
Down
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Now: Sp. : AHORA
2
Talks up : TOUTS
3
Some bridge positions : EASTS
4
Leader of the house band on "The Muppet Show" : DRTEETH
5
Low-budget feature : BPICTURE
6
Like decisions made on a dare, typically : RASH
7
"Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
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Learn secondhand : HEAROF
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Either end of a school bus? : ESS
10
Side that usually has the most supporters : HOMETEAM
11
Device used in interactive museum displays : IPAD
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What a "hamburger button" opens : MENU
13
Dedicated works : ODES
21
Reader's jotting, e.g. : ANNOTATION
22
Reader's jottings ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : MARGINALIA
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Fancy-pants : FOP
27
Title derived from "Caesar" : TSAR
29
Most of a sugar cane : STALK
30
Marisa of "In the Bedroom" : TOMEI
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Writer Sontag : SUSAN
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Underway : AFOOT
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Some salads : COBBS
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French "equivalent" : EGALE
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Gusto : ELAN
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Dot on a subway map : STOP
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Dissolve : MELTAWAY
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Scan options for the claustrophobic : OPENMRIS
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Kind of milk or sauce : SOY
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Put on sale, say : REPRICE
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So far : TODATE
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Densely packed, in a way : URBAN
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Under-the-sink fixture : PTRAP
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Animals depicted on the Ishtar Gate : LIONS
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Film composer Morricone : ENNIO
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Tried something? : CASE
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At any time : EVER
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The blue part of blue cheese : MOLD
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About .914 meters : YARD
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"Pow!" : BAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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