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New York Times, Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Author:
Natan Last, Andy Kravis and the J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
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327/17/20075/20/20208
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8124098
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1.60370
Natan Last
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2111/3/20136/7/202013
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51243231
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.63150
Andy Kravis

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 75, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Last. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Kravis. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
NATAN: This puzzle was such a treat to make, even by the standards of the already lovely JASA process. The people, for one: we're ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Kooky-looking grid! I like seeing something different, and those huge chunks of black squares in the NW / SE corners certainly ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

This is the 14th published puzzle from the J.A.S.A. class. Here are the rest.

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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0307 ( 24,956 )
Across
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Beach makeup : SAND
5
Japanese P.M. Shinzo ___ : ABE
8
Heads of families : CAPOS
13
Mocker of Hamlet's "unmanly grief" : CLAUDIUS
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Throw in the direction of : TOSSTO
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On the table : UPFORDISCUSSION
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Controversial food preservative, for short : BHT
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That's a moray! : EEL
20
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid : ALIASES
21
Like the baseball of the New Orleans Baby Cakes : AAA
22
D as in dates? : DOMINI
24
"I give up" : ITSHOPELESS
29
Cozy places? : TEAROOMS
32
Emmy- and Oscar-winning Melissa : LEO
33
Denoting a 3" nail, so-called from its original cost : TENPENNY
34
"Doggone it!" : AWRATS
37
Like family-friendly films : RATEDG
38
Women's rights activist Mott : LUCRETIA
40
Nail : ACE
41
"You're really testing my patience right now ..." : DONTEVEN
42
Lead singer of Coldplay, once married to Gwyneth Paltrow : CHRISMARTIN
46
Rhimes who created "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" : SHONDA
47
Nail : NAB
50
Refrain syllables : SHALALA
53
Item under a fairy tale princess' mattress : PEA
56
Impersonal "you" : ONE
57
Driving test challenge ... or a hint to this puzzle's circled letters : PARALLELPARKING
60
Web issues : EZINES
61
Chin stroker's comment : LETMESEE
62
Couples : DYADS
63
Music purchases of the 1990s and early 2000s : CDS
64
First in line : NEXT
Down
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Kind of gear for a diver : SCUBA
2
Top dog : ALPHA
3
Pact inveighed against by Trump : NAFTA
4
Couple : DUO
5
Congressional staffer : AIDE
6
Uses as a foundation : BUILDSON
7
Start of something? : ESS
8
Secant's reciprocal : COSINE
9
Attack : ASSAIL
10
Trident-shaped letters : PSIS
11
Early tribe met by Lewis and Clark : OTOE
12
Some heirs : SONS
14
Eazy-E collaborator, informally : DRE
15
Dutch export : TULIP
17
Paintball gear, familiarly : CAMOS
23
"Heavens!" : OHMYLORD
24
Plenty angry : IRED
25
Chinese secret society : TONG
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Send : ELATE
27
Take effect : SETIN
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Slugger Sammy : SOSA
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Head of a classroom, in slang : TEACH
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Put in : ENTER
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Gibbon, e.g. : APE
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___ II (Gillette razor) : TRAC
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It starts when an overture's over : ACTI
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Carolina ___ (state bird) : WREN
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Power (up) : REV
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Not yet used : UNTAPPED
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Mother of Perseus : DANAE
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Singapore, e.g. : ISLAND
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Sources of oil : SHALES
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Gangsters' gals : MOLLS
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Statistical distractions : NOISE
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Take without asking : ANNEX
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Sire : BEGET
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Hit 100, say : SPED
51
Blurred : HAZY
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Gershwin's "Summertime," e.g. : ARIA
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Grub : EATS
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Branch : ARM
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Business letters? : LLC
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He's a doll : KEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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