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New York Times, Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Author:
Joe Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Company where the computer mouse was developed
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Joe Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 81, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 Grid is asymmetric. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hansen. Tuesday freshness: 15%
Joe Hansen notes:
It is an honor to have my Times' debut! Looking at this puzzle a year later (it was accepted in January of 2019), I want to dig in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
MINDBENDING is right! You don't even have to squint to see four fingers curled down, and a MIDDLE finger pointed straight up. I wanted ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times4/14/20 ( No. 25,725 )
Across
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Spanish house : CASA
5
Italian fashion giant : ARMANI
11
Blithering fool : ASS
14
Appearance of a comet, to some : OMEN
15
Capital on the eastern Mediterranean : BEIRUT
16
Word after Doctor or guess : WHO
17
Like hallucinogenic drugs : MINDBENDING
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Unaccounted for, briefly : MIA
20
Opening remarks : INTRO
21
Uplifting verse : ODE
22
Netflix crime drama starring Jason Bateman : OZARK
24
Preserved, as pastrami : CURED
25
Society's woes : ILLS
27
Targets for exterminators : ANTS
28
Retirement benefits org. : SSA
29
Long ago : YORE
31
Easy as ___ : ABC
33
One crying "Yer out!" : UMP
34
Nordic capital : OSLO
36
"Hamilton" creator ___-Manuel Miranda : LIN
39
Subtly suggests : GETSAT
42
Sport one's biceps : FLEX
43
N.Y.S.E. debut : IPO
44
Needs a rubdown, say : ACHES
45
___ safe distance : ATA
46
Dog collar attachment : IDTAG
48
Post-O.R. stop : ICU
49
Something to behold : SIGHT
51
"Untrue!" : NOTSO
52
The piper's son, in a nursery rhyme : TOM
53
Drink in a red, white and blue cup : ICEE
54
Alike: Fr. : EGAL
55
Save, in a way : BANK
57
Surf's sound : ROAR
59
Emissions watchdog, for short : EPA
62
Knocked the socks off : WOWED
64
Some customized cars : LOWRIDERS
66
In the loop, so to speak : AWARE
67
007 creator Fleming : IAN
68
Kim of "Vertigo" : NOVAK
69
Company where the computer mouse was developed : XEROX
70
Results of some Hail Mary passes, informally : TDS
71
Pesky fliers : GNATS
Down
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Sunday newspaper section : COMICS
2
B-plus beater : AMINUS
3
Nissan compact : SENTRA
4
"Giant" of wrestling and moviedom : ANDRE
5
Rushmore neighbor of Teddy : ABE
6
"The Bathers" Impressionist : RENOIR
7
Neither left nor right : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
8
Disney mermaid's name : ARIEL
9
Cloistered one, perhaps : NUN
10
"Let ___!" : ITGO
11
"Jeez, that's too bad!" : AWMAN
12
Jersey : SHIRT
13
Long baths : SOAKS
18
Calculation using height and weight : BODYMASSINDEX
23
Actor Efron : ZAC
26
BOGO event : SALE
30
Settle on, with "for" : OPT
32
Place to duke it out : BOXINGRING
33
Take advantage of : USE
35
Venetian blind part : SLAT
36
"The Loco-Motion" singer, 1962 : LITTLEEVA
37
Bitter brews, for short : IPAS
38
"Ain't happenin'" : NOGO
39
Trot or canter : GAIT
40
Danish shoe brand : ECCO
41
Hand-to-hand combat? : THUMBWAR
45
Get mellower : AGE
47
Doomed from the start, for short : DOA
50
"Bleah!" : ICK
54
It's near a temple : EAR
56
Prefix with nautical : AERO
58
Totally rules : OWNS
60
Heinie : PRAT
61
Seeks, as a price : ASKS
62
Impermanent sculpture material : WAX
63
Not be up to date on bills : OWE
64
Beyond tipsy : LIT
65
Put on : DON

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