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New York Times, Saturday, April 14, 2018

Who said "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!"

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Ezersky

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Ezersky. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Sam Ezersky notes:
Second puzzle in a fortnight! If you weren't sick of me after my April Fool's offering, then perhaps you'll be sick of me now ... my ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice work on those beefy 4x8 chunks in the NW / SE — so tough to execute on big swaths of white space without resorting to long blah ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times4/14/18 ( No. 24,994 )

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Across
1
Tabs are kept on them : SODACANS
9
Managed to acquire : CAMEBY
15
"Non-G.M.O." or "Dolphin-safe" : ECOLABEL
16
Muse symbolized by a globe and compass : URANIA
17
Serve : ATTENDTO
18
Nag : PESTER
19
Small phone charger type : MICROUSB
20
Waiting for an answer, perhaps : ONHOLD
21
Rafts : ALOT
22
2016 World Series celebrant : CUBSFAN
24
Patriarch on "Game of Thrones" : NED
25
D.C.'s D or C : STREET
26
Grandson of Esau : OMAR
30
"Red" or "white" tree : OAK
32
Like some laps and raps : FREESTYLE
34
Half a rack : ANTLER
37
Pub fixture : ALETAP
38
"Is this for real?" : COULDITBE
42
"Red" or "white" tree : ASH
43
Collaborator with Sedaka and Cooke on the 1964 album "3 Great Guys" : ANKA
44
Writer who called New York City "Baghdad-on-the-Subway" : OHENRY
46
Some shot : BBS
49
"Not only that ..." : BUTALSO
51
Similar examples : SUCH
52
Departure announcement : SOLONG
55
Ottoman ruler referenced in "The Count of Monte Cristo" : ALIPASHA
57
Fashion : CREATE
58
Malfeasant : BADACTOR
59
Hank who voices Moe Szyslak : AZARIA
60
"This way!" : OVERHERE
61
Touch : BORDER
62
Play stoppers : REDCARDS
Down
1
Salt : SEAMAN
2
One-eighth set, in statistics : OCTILE
3
Part of a London web address : DOTCODOTUK
4
Reason to check one's phone : ALERT
5
Robinson ___, many-time Yankees and Mariners All-Star : CANO
6
Shanghai : ABDUCT
7
Browse the web : NETSURF
8
Baby pool? : SLOBBER
9
Personal interest, metaphorically : CUPOFTEA
10
Oakland's Oracle ___ : ARENA
11
Expressions of affection : MASHNOTES
12
Prefix with -dermal : ENTO
13
Jessica of "The Book of Love" : BIEL
14
Ending with brick or stock : YARD
23
"Capisce?" : SEE
25
Working arrangement, for short : SKED
27
Conductor of science experiments on TV : MYTHBUSTER
28
Lead-in to a chef's name : ALA
29
P.R. concern : REP
31
Departure announcement : ALLABOARD
33
Kill it : SLAY
34
Much-debated inits. in 2010s politics : ACA
35
Vote in un parlement : NON
36
Shields, tear gas, etc. : RIOTGEAR
39
Hip-hop radio/TV host Charlamagne ___ God : THA
40
Go on and on about : BELABOR
41
Opposite of free : ENSLAVE
45
Used performance-enhancing substances, in slang : ROIDED
47
Group of notes reflecting a five-sharp scale : BCHORD
48
Market purchases : SHARES
50
Let loose? : UNTIE
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Comic ___ Baron Cohen : SACHA
52
Provider of protective coverage : SCAB
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Minestrone soup ingredient : ORZO
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Who said "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!" : LEAR
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Paris's ___ Monceau : PARC

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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