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New York Times, Thursday, April 14, 2022

Tour de France leg

Author:
Ashish Vengsarkar and Narayan Venkatasubramanyan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Vengsarkar. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Venkatasubramanyan. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Constructor notes:
NARAYAN: For over a decade, I lived the life of a quasi-single Indian-American dad in Texas with a live-in Chinese mother-in-law (no, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Brilliant. Lowercase m looking like r + n smashed together? That's a strong concept in itself. Combining this with the perfect ... read more
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T
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A
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G
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O
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P
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G
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L
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R
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N
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F
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H
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R
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B
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T
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G
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O
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C
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K
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L
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Y
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B
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F
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R
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© 2022, The New York Times4/14/22 ( No. 26,455 )
Across
1
Tour de France leg : STAGE
6
Showbiz grand slam : EGOT
10
Potential con : PERP
14
Keen : EAGER
15
Kin of King Kong : GREATAPES
17
Homer's self-satisfied assertion? : WHATAGOODBOYAMI
19
Aurora's counterpart : EOS
20
Multinational insurance inits. : AIG
21
Kind of nut : LUG
22
Feasts, e.g. : REPASTS
25
Pours from one container to another : DECANTS
29
Bums, for example? : SCOTTISHPOET
31
Court org. : USTA
33
Spanish article : UNA
34
Bug that no one likes : FLU
35
Yam source, historically? : SPINNINGWHEEL
40
Québec street : RUE
41
Egg: Prefix : OVI
42
Some raw materials : ORES
43
Place to find a comet? : BRASSSECTION
48
Does the watusi, say : GYRATES
49
Laundry leftover : ODDSOCK
53
Steps on a scale? : LAS
54
That there : YON
55
Sweetheart : BAE
56
Thoroughly ... or a hint for parsing some lowercase letters in four of this puzzle's clues : FROMSTEMTOSTERN
62
Sensed without being sure : HADAHUNCH
63
"Woo-hoo!" : OHYAY
64
Arabian port : ADEN
65
Critical time : DDAY
66
It may come in shells : PASTA
Down
1
Waste line : SEWER
2
Lake in the Sierra Nevada : TAHOE
3
Sounding shocked : AGASP
4
Grok : GET
5
Jazz Age, e.g. : ERA
6
Self-seeker : EGOIST
7
Subject of rationing in the old English navy : GROG
8
Work started by London's Philological Soc. : OED
9
Wood shop tool : TABLESAW
10
Discriminatory compensation practice : PAYGAP
11
Water monitoring grp. : EPA
12
Band with the 4x platinum albums "Out of Time" and "Monster" : REM
13
Pitchfork-shaped letter : PSI
16
Affect emotionally : TOUCH
18
Cat, in Córdoba : GATO
23
Bubbly source : ASTI
24
Peruse : SCAN
25
[Correct!] : DING
26
Like some checking accounts : NOFEE
27
Poker snafus : TELLS
28
Name that's an alphabetic trio : STU
30
Caesar dressing? : TUNIC
31
Shark's racket : USURY
32
Pickle unit : SPEAR
36
Certain facial decoration : NOSESTUD
37
Currier and ___ : IVES
38
Feature of many a Druid's robe : HOOD
39
Sea eagles : ERNS
40
Onetime inits. on the Supreme Court : RBG
44
King of Saudi Arabia beginning in 2015 : SALMAN
45
Hide away : STASH
46
Like a wide grin : TOOTHY
47
Info on a security badge, for short : IDNO
50
Falls into line : OBEYS
51
Diamond figure : CARAT
52
Home country of the two-time Olympic marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge : KENYA
54
Facility often referred to by its first letter : YMCA
56
Mortgage org. : FHA
57
"Sweet!" : RAD
58
It's an honor : ODE
59
Derrière : END
60
Drench : SOP
61
"J to ___ L-O! The Remixes" (2002 album) : THA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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