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New York Times, Monday, April 15, 2019

Author:
Patrick Blindauer and Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer
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1.63130
Samuel A. Donaldson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQUW} This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Blindauer. This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0415 ( 25,360 )
Across
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Filming device, for short : CAM
4
Men's Health or Women's Health, for short : MAG
7
Sticks (to) : ADHERES
14
Mined rocks : ORE
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Years that one has lived : AGE
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Presidents and prime ministers : LEADERS
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Gun advocacy grp. : NRA
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It flows from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal : GANGESRIVER
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Piece of sports equipment with strings : TENNISRACKET
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First-___ (best) : RATE
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Back-to-school mo. : SEP
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Relaxation : EASE
28
Greek goddess of the hunt : ARTEMIS
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Reference point during a piano lesson : MIDDLEC
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Coke or 7Up : SODA
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Bring into the company : HIRE
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Summer zodiac sign : LEO
36
"If memory serves ..." : ASIRECALL
40
Nada : ZIP
43
Black gemstone : ONYX
44
Bulletin board fastener : TACK
47
Firm, as pasta : ALDENTE
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Fully illustrated, as a novel : GRAPHIC
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Work of Shakespeare : PLAY
53
"Norma ___" (1979 film) : RAE
54
German article : EINE
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Where heads of the Pacific are found? : EASTERISLAND
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$ $ $ : DOLLARSIGNS
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PBS-funding org. : NEA
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Singer Flack with the 1973 hit "Killing Me Softly With His Song" : ROBERTA
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Serve that nicks the net : LET
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Paving goo : TAR
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Reached the golf course standard : SHOTPAR
68
CPR sites : ERS
69
Tax org. undergoing some "reform" in this puzzle's circled squares : IRS
Down
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Iran-___ (1980s scandal) : CONTRA
2
Behind in payments, after "in" : ARREARS
3
Did intentionally : MEANTTO
4
O. Henry's "The Gift of the ___" : MAGI
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Court great Andre : AGASSI
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Blues and rock, for two : GENRES
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Schoolroom assignment : DESK
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Relative of a rabbit : HARE
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Revised, as copy : EDITED
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Gun, as an engine : REV
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"But I heard him exclaim, ___ he drove out of sight ..." : ERE
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Byelorussia, e.g.: Abbr. : SSR
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Cumberland ___ : GAP
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"Boy, do I ___ drink!" : NEEDA
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Nothing's opposite : ALL
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"Didn't I tell you?" : SEE
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Green: Prefix : ECO
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Worker with a trowel : MASON
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Prop you might drop : MIC
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Savings for the golden years, for short : IRA
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Airline whose name is a Greek letter : DELTA
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Evil spell : HEX
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QB miscue: Abbr. : INT
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Loaf that might have seeds : RYE
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Place to pin a pink ribbon : LAPEL
40
Stick in the microwave : ZAP
41
Sick : ILL
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Holding hands or kissing on the street, for short : PDA
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Italian red wine : CHIANTI
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Actor Greg of "Little Miss Sunshine" : KINNEAR
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Hole for a lace : EYELET
49
Use mouthwash : GARGLE
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Rob who directed "The Princess Bride" : REINER
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Evergreens with fragrant wood : CEDARS
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Big outdoor gear retailer : REI
56
Senior party? : AARP
57
Mex. title that's an anagram of 58-Down : SRTA
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Old Russian title that's an anagram of 57-Down : TSAR
59
Old Concordes, in brief : SSTS
60
Hosp. V.I.P.s : DRS
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Awed reaction : OOH
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Certain Wall St. acquisition, for short : LBO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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