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New York Times, Thursday, March 9, 2023

Author:
Simeon Seigel
Editor:
Will Shortz
*Defeat in a 100-meter dash, say
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Seigel. Thursday freshness: 76%
Simeon Seigel notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
I appreciate that Simon did his homework. So many constructors have approached me with the exact same flippin' flipping concept, ... read more
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C
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N
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B
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D
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© 2023, The New York Times3/9/23 ( No. 26,784 )
Across
1
What slackers do vis-à-vis non-slackers : LESS
5
Music genre from Tokyo : JPOP
9
Dishes often made with mayo : SLAWS
14
Org. involved in the landmark Loving v. Virginia case of 1967 : ACLU
15
Something a loafer lacks : LACE
16
Pitched, as speech : TONAL
17
*Defeat in a 100-meter dash, say : OUTSPRINT
19
Uneasy feeling : AGITA
20
Big-eared star of a 1941 film : DUMBO
21
Clear for entry : LETIN
23
Matched : MET
24
It may extend a hand : ARM
26
*Pub seat : BARSTOOL
28
Applies the first row of loops to a knitting needle : CASTSON
32
Some glass signs : NEONS
33
*Realtor's objective : HOUSESALE
36
Publication that's not on paper : EZINE
38
Medic : DOC
39
It's a bit higher than a D : EFLAT
41
Org. that sells large batteries, ironically : AAA
42
Guitar played by Hendrix and Harrison, familiarly : STRAT
45
*Start of a golfer's action : BACKSWING
48
Repair specialists, familiarly : TECHS
50
Like eyes beneath a prominent brow : DEEPSET
51
*Bio pic : HEADSHOT
54
Unsafe car seat? : LAP
55
Played out : OLD
56
Text before a late-night call, perhaps : YOUUP
58
Powwow host : TRIBE
62
Memorable parts of songs : HOOKS
64
Opposites … or instructions for answering this puzzle's starred clues : FLIPSIDES
66
Red, white and blue land, for short : USOFA
67
Take off : FLEE
68
Slip through the cracks? : SEEP
69
"Goodness!" : MERCY
70
Part of CBS: Abbr. : SYST
71
Partner of nice : EASY
Down
1
"Columbo" org. : LAPD
2
Color from the French for "unbleached" : ECRU
3
Narrow : SLIM
4
One way to get baked : SUNBATH
5
Singer at the Biden/Harris inauguration, familiarly : JLO
6
Singer Bono's given name : PAUL
7
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, e.g. : OCTET
8
Sauce traditionally made in a mortar : PESTO
9
Author of 2015's "Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir" : STANLEE
10
Sign-in sheet, e.g. : LOG
11
Show from which "Pinky and the Brain" was spun off : ANIMANIACS
12
Reptilian swimmer : WATERSNAKE
13
Wooden skis, essentially : SLATS
18
Place for a six-pack : TORSO
22
One component of solar wind : ION
25
Petulant pout : MOUE
27
Singer Scaggs with the 1970s hits "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" : BOZ
28
Bad guys : CADS
29
Much on the line : ALOTTOLOSE
30
Private entrance, perhaps : SECRETDOOR
31
Like R-rated pics, in brief : NSFW
34
___ Cohen, spy portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen in 2019 : ELI
35
Smooth, in a way : SAND
37
How a jet stream typically flows : EAST
40
Neutrogena dandruff shampoo : TGEL
43
German cry : ACH
44
"Word has it …" : THEYSAY
46
Top number in a time signature : BEATS
47
Inform : APPRISE
49
Portuguese holy title : SAO
51
Lackluster : HOHUM
52
Rear ends : DUFFS
53
Stain, as a reputation : SULLY
57
"Whoopie" treats : PIES
59
Brain spark : IDEA
60
Some drones : BEES
61
Award for great plays : ESPY
63
Fast-food chain whose secret recipe includes "11 herbs and spices" : KFC
65
Walker's charge : PET

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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