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New York Times, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Author:
Wren Schultz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Wren Schultz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FHQY} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Schultz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Wren Schultz notes:
When I originally submitted this puzzle, I sent in two versions: one with the reveal in the SE and one with the reveal at 1-Across. I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat that VOWEL exhibits the exact property exhibited by the entire grid — alternation between vowel and consonant. Entries that ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0417 ( 24,997 )

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Across
1
Rock singer who was a Time co-Person of the Year : BONO
5
Poland/Germany border river : ODER
9
Pizza party drink : SODA
13
West Indies native : CARIB
14
Hurled weapon : BOLA
15
God depicted with a spear : ARES
16
Like a life that's not worth living, per Socrates : UNEXAMINED
18
___ Strauss & Co. : LEVI
19
Picasso daughter known for her fashion designs and perfumes : PALOMA
20
Alligator pears : AVOCADOS
22
Really bother : NAGAT
24
First field in an online form, often : NAME
25
Makes weary through overexposure : JADES
28
Meditative kind of state : ZEN
30
Pan, in myth : PIPER
33
Pioneer in self-driving cars : UBER
34
Be beaten by : LOSETO
36
Kitchen brand made with love? : OXO
37
Map with a "You are here" arrow : LOCATOR
39
Book with Adam and 41-Across : GENESIS
41
See 39-Across : EVE
42
Lead-in to army or band : ONEMAN
44
Despicable : VILE
45
Bud ___, former M.L.B. commissioner : SELIG
47
Was on the bench : SAT
48
Figures posted on taxi doors : RATES
49
"___ Almighty" (2007 film) : EVAN
51
Loosening of government controls, for short : DEREG
53
Lantern fuel : KEROSENE
56
Comes to : AWAKES
60
Giant four-legged combat walker in "Star Wars" films : ATAT
61
Car with a bubble : POPEMOBILE
63
Lug : TOTE
64
Food-thickening agent : AGAR
65
Every other letter in this puzzle's grid(!) : VOWEL
66
Lacking width and depth : ONED
67
Stories passed from generation to generation : LORE
68
With 1-Down, star of Spielberg's "Munich" : ERIC
Down
1
See 68-Across : BANA
2
Cy Young winner Hershiser : OREL
3
1969-74, politically : NIXONERA
4
White House family after the Bushes : OBAMAS
5
Sash worn around the waist : OBI
6
Contributes to a Kickstarter campaign, say : DONATES
7
Mountain fig. : ELEV
8
Gas that home inspectors check for : RADON
9
Pizza topping : SALAMI
10
Lode : OREDEPOSIT
11
Rock band known for its "energy domes" : DEVO
12
Sign suggesting "caveat emptor" : ASIS
13
Recipe unit : CUP
17
People or Us, for short : MAG
21
Chicken for cooking : CAPON
23
Archipelago west of Portugal : AZORES
25
Author Verne : JULES
26
Like the sky (unless you're an astronaut) : ABOVE
27
Slow down : DECELERATE
29
Nullify : NEGATE
31
Napoleon, when on St. Helena : EXILE
32
Kentucky Derby prize : ROSES
34
Scary Chaney : LON
35
Base ___ : TEN
38
Attire on ancient statues : TOGAS
40
"Green Acres" co-star in 1960s TV : EVAGABOR
43
Did better than bogeyed : MADEPAR
46
Sticker worn proudly in November : IVOTED
48
Fixed, as a tapestry : REWOVE
50
Home to Tenzing-Hillary Airport : NEPAL
52
One making a ewe turn? : RAM
53
Bruce Lee role based on an old radio character : KATO
54
Rival school of Harrow and Radley : ETON
55
Canceled, as a launch : NOGO
57
New Zealand bird : KIWI
58
"Juice": Abbr. : ELEC
59
Salt, in France : SEL
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"But I heard him exclaim, ___ he ..." : ERE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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