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New York Times, Monday, March 4, 2019

Author:
Ellis Hay
Editor:
Bill Shortz
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Ellis Hay

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hay. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ellis Hay notes:
I'm excited to make my New York Times Crossword debut and to write constructor notes on XWord Info. I started making crosswords around ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Oh, B-have yourself! Letter / sound homophones have been done over and over in crosswords, including a similar idea from just three ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Messages have been hidden in clues before, of course. Here's a list of the other examples we could think of.

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Across
1
Birthday cake part : LAYER
6
Bundle up : WRAP
10
Bother : MIFF
14
Bayer brand : ALEVE
15
Bar mitzvah dance : HORA
16
Between ports : ASEA
17
Blocked, as sound : MUTED
18
Bills with George Washington's face : ONES
19
Bakery item with fruit : TART
20
Bach masterpiece, informally : BMINORMASS
22
Bad actors : HAMS
23
Break audibly : SNAP
24
Big workers' group : AFLCIO
26
Brought out to show, informally : DEMOED
29
Backstreet Boys member ____ Dorough : HOWIE
31
Bustle : ADO
32
Betty White co-star on "The Golden Girls" : BEAARTHUR
36
"Blemished" fruit : UGLI
38
Ban alcoholic beverages : GODRY
39
Bed of roses, so to speak : EASE
40
Benadryl might treat them : BEESTINGS
42
Bear in a hit 2012 comedy : TED
43
Bit of color : TINGE
44
Brooding sorts : LONERS
47
Bestows 10%, say, in church : TITHES
50
Bread in Southern cuisine : PONE
51
Brainstorm : IDEA
52
Bit of advice to the insecure : BEYOURSELF
58
Breathe rapidly : PANT
59
Border mountain between Europe and Asia : URAL
60
Blurt out, perhaps : UTTER
61
"Begone!" : SHOO
62
Bring to anger : RILE
63
Ballot listing : SLATE
64
British city after which the Big Apple is named : YORK
65
Baffled exclamations : GEES
66
Brecht contemporary in German literature : HESSE
Down
1
Baby sheep : LAMB
2
Bill Clinton vis-à-vis Georgetown and 54-Down : ALUM
3
Beast of the Himalayas : YETI
4
"But still ..." : EVENSO
5
Brand-new-looking : REDONE
6
Beat badly : WHOMP
7
Barrett of gossip : RONA
8
Battle god for the Greeks : ARES
9
Buy the farm, so to speak : PASSAWAY
10
Brainiac in a certain high school competition : MATHLETE
11
Biblical father of Jacob : ISAAC
12
Bomb architect Enrico : FERMI
13
Borgnine's "big" role in "From Here to Eternity" : FATSO
21
"Brilliant, dude!" : RAD
25
Balsam ___ (tree) : FIR
26
Besmear, as a canvas : DAUB
27
Border : EDGE
28
Beauty mark : MOLE
29
Betting strategy that reduces risk : HEDGE
30
Boaters' implements : OARS
32
Beer ___ (frat party item) : BONG
33
Bad blood : HATE
34
Buyer of drugs, e.g. : USER
35
Beaujolais and other wines : REDS
37
"Bother you at all?" : ISTHATOK
38
Brooklyn-born Supreme Court justice : GINSBURG
41
Bolo ___ (Western wear) : TIE
44
Baseball's Gehrig : LOU
45
Blitz : ONRUSH
46
Brand of chocolate : NESTLE
47
Boozed up : TIPSY
48
Boise's state : IDAHO
49
Barbershop quartet voice : TENOR
50
Battery's + and - : POLES
53
Buffalo's lake : ERIE
54
Bulldogs' school in the Ivy League : YALE
55
Brief announcements from pilots? : ETAS
56
Badminton do-overs : LETS
57
Bingo card's middle square : FREE

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