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New York Times, Thursday, April 18, 2019

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Eaton-Salners

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QWXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
I'm curious to see how this puzzle will be presented in print and in the NYT app. I shaded CATERPILLAR gray in my submission, and I ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0418 ( 25,363 )
Across
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Head on a plate? : CABBAGE
8
Bloviating type : GASBAG
14
Egg-shaped : OVOIDAL
15
Worth mentioning : OFNOTE
16
Global scare : PANDEMIC
18
Place to go off track? : STABLE
19
Speak at a level pitch : INTONE
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In accordance with : ASPER
22
King's College of Our Lady of ___ Beside Windsor : ETON
23
Image formed by connecting this puzzle's circled letters from A to N and then back to A : BUTTERFLY
27
Lust, but not love : SIN
28
Sportscaster in the documentary "Telling It Like It Is" : COSELL
29
Ref. work begun by the London Philological Society : OED
31
One taking care of the bill : PAYER
32
Pool parties? : STENOS
35
Modern line at an airport : UBERS
38
Towel provider, often : SPA
40
"You got it!" : RIGHT
41
French bakery offering : GATEAU
43
Strand during a ski trip, say : ICEIN
45
Major seller of health supplements : GNC
46
Peace in the Middle East : SALAAM
48
Keepers of the records? : DJS
51
Where a 17-Down becomes a 23-Across : CHRYSALIS
54
Same-sex union? : FRAT
55
Branch of yoga : HATHA
56
French bakery offering : ECLAIR
58
Diamond pattern : ARGYLE
61
Chief in the Creek War of 1813-14 : REDEAGLE
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Dormmate : ROOMIE
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People whose political views are "Communist lite" : PINKOES
65
Anago, at a Japanese restaurant : SEAEEL
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Has in mind : INTENDS
Down
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Duplicates : COPIES
2
"Forward!," in Florence : AVANTI
3
Fashionable society : BONTON
4
Raise one's hand for, say : BIDON
5
Port north of the Horn of Africa : ADEN
6
Hand-held console introduced in 1989 : GAMEBOY
7
Teacher of Samuel : ELI
8
John and Mark, for two : GOSPELS
9
Following : AFTER
10
Wolf (down) : SNARF
11
It's always cut short : BOB
12
Part of NATO: Abbr. : ATL
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Thousand bucks : GEE
17
One that becomes a 51-Across : CATERPILLAR
21
Home of the Rams before 2016: Abbr. : STL
24
Paper clips have lots of them : USES
25
Past the baseline, in tennis : LONG
26
Michelle of "Crazy Rich Asians" : YEOH
28
Spanish word repeated in a welcoming phrase : CASA
30
Something to fall back from: Abbr. : DST
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___✔ (traveler's convenience) : PRE
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In good shape : TRIM
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A in German 101? : EIN
35
Boot brand from Australia : UGG
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En ___ (with all of a court's judges) : BANC
37
Engrave : ETCH
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Smoothie flavor : ACAI
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Its N.Y.S.E. ticker symbol is "X" : USSTEEL
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Entered carefully : EASEDIN
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Comment from a hot bath : AAH
48
Sight in a Chinese parade : DRAGON
49
Like Nelson Mandela for 27 years : JAILED
50
Underline, say : STRESS
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Pay for play : RHYME
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Bulldog : YALIE
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Fail to show up as expected : FLAKE
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Euro division : CENT
58
Married couple? : ARS
59
Sushi garnish : ROE
60
Indian state whose largest city is Vasco da Gama : GOA
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Lead-in to center : EPI

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

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