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New York Times, Tuesday, April 13, 2021

24-Down : Route: Abbr.

Author:
Michael Lieberman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Lieberman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Lieberman.
Michael Lieberman notes:
This is one of those themes that grew out of a different, failed theme idea. I started with the idea of using the theme clues [Rocky's ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Great example of a "words that can follow X" theme. It's been years since Will Shortz declared his moratorium on these, but there's ... read more
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P
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R
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W
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A
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M
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W
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F
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D
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V
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P
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K
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M
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B
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© 2021, The New York Times4/13/21 ( No. 26,089 )
Across
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Some downloads : APPS
5
Eating surface on an airplane : TRAY
9
Like Roger Federer and Martina Hingis : SWISS
14
Place where Farsi is spoken : IRAN
15
Extremely : OHSO
16
Mixer with gin or vodka : TONIC
17
Cool, in slang : DOPE
18
Coyote outfoxer, in cartoons : ROADRUNNER
20
"Get Out" director Jordan : PEELE
22
Mind, as a warning : HEED
23
Word that sounds like its middle letter : ARE
24
"Get Out," for one : HORRORFILM
26
Raison d'___ : ETRE
27
C.E.O.'s reading, maybe, in brief : WSJ
28
Extremely : TOO
29
Sea between Turkey and Greece : AEGEAN
31
Votes in favor : YEAS
33
Kind of tide that lifts all boats : RISING
36
Beverage brand whose first mascot was Willy the Hillbilly : MOUNTAINDEW
40
Facebook status : FRIEND
41
Frontiersman Crockett : DAVY
44
Incendiary jelly used in the Vietnam War : NAPALM
47
CPR provider : EMT
50
Mauna ___ (Hawaiian volcano) : KEA
51
Periods of time : ERAS
52
Part of San Diego that's home to its zoo : BALBOAPARK
56
___ Lingus : AER
57
Symbol of stubbornness : MULE
58
North, south, east or west : POINT
59
Bumpy beginning ... or a hint to 18-, 24-, 36- and 52-Across : ROCKYSTART
62
Remove excess verbiage, e.g. : EDIT
64
Cause fuzzy vision in : BLEAR
65
Cookie in the shape of its first and last letters : OREO
66
Pasta sauce brand : RAGU
67
1945 meeting place for F.D.R., Churchill and Stalin : YALTA
68
One of the Rice Krispies mascots : SNAP
69
Condescending sort : SNOB
Down
1
Assist : AID
2
Pop the question : PROPOSE
3
Printing predicament : PAPERJAM
4
Contemptuous smile : SNEER
5
Matador : TORERO
6
Greek letter that looks like a "P" : RHO
7
Component of a sake bomb, often : ASAHI
8
Communication during peak times? : YODEL
9
Macho sort : STUD
10
Took the checkered flag : WON
11
From nature, not nurture : INNATE
12
Letter after Romeo in the NATO alphabet : SIERRA
13
Basketball play : SCREEN
19
Brexit opponent's vote : REMAIN
21
Word after odd or job : LOT
24
Route: Abbr. : HWY
25
Strength : FORTE
26
Urged (on) : EGGED
30
Wrap up : END
32
Places to nap : SOFAS
34
Fleming who created James Bond : IAN
35
Lesser-played part of a record, usually : SIDEB
37
Internet address, for short : URL
38
Kind of cloud that may bring precipitation : NIMBUS
39
Like most characters in "Black Panther" : WAKANDAN
42
Hitchcock movie or U2 song : VERTIGO
43
Talk one's head off : YAK
44
Close at hand : NEARBY
45
Colored part of the iris : AREOLA
46
Part of UPS : PARCEL
48
Beatles-like hairdo : MOPTOP
49
Chinese "path" : TAO
53
Choral section : ALTOS
54
Come to understand : LEARN
55
Jetties : PIERS
57
Gore Vidal's "___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
60
Kit ___ bar : KAT
61
Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA
63
Bath site : TUB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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