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New York Times, Monday, April 18, 2022

Olympic martial art since 1964

Author:
Carl Larson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Carl Larson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Larson.
Carl Larson notes:
What I enjoyed most about constructing this puzzle was creating a grid with six theme answers, which I had not tried before. When I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Curious smash-up of tried-and-true theme types, "words that can follow X" and "words split to the ends of phrases." Both have been ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times4/18/22 ( No. 26,459 )
Across
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Scotch ___ (3M product) : TAPE
5
Olympic martial art since 1964 : JUDO
9
Apt rhyme for "slams" : WHAMS
14
Do as one's told : OBEY
15
Sailing the ocean : ASEA
16
Roomba or Automower : ROBOT
17
Go strolling : TAKEAWALK
19
One end of a battery : ANODE
20
Squirrel's stash : ACORNS
21
Sub at an office : TEMP
23
Two-finger victory sign : VEE
24
Use, as a towel at the shore : LIEON
25
Outdoor concert stage : BANDSHELL
27
Doozy : LULU
29
Canal to the Red Sea : SUEZ
30
Stiff test : CHALLENGE
35
Fuss in front of a mirror : PREEN
38
Legacy I.S.P. : AOL
39
Immunity tokens on "Survivor" : IDOLS
41
Genetic messenger : RNA
42
Sings out with a lot of power : BELTS
45
Turnpike feature made obsolescent by electronic passes : TOLLBOOTH
48
Sushi bar drink : SAKE
50
Metal for a girder : IRON
51
Gel-filled NyQuil offerings : LIQUICAPS
55
Post-O.R. stop : REHAB
59
Post-O.R. stop : ICU
60
Warsaw resident : POLE
61
Wildly absurd, colloquially : INSANE
62
Chef De Laurentiis of the Food Network : GIADA
64
Unresolved details ... and a hint to this puzzle's circled letters : LOOSEENDS
66
Subs at a deli : HEROS
67
Start a poker pot : ANTE
68
Menu bar option : EDIT
69
Big obstacles at a golf course : TREES
70
Where to buy shares of G.M. : NYSE
71
Easter egg colorings : DYES
Down
1
Completely wreck : TOTAL
2
Early calculators : ABACI
3
Black tea variety : PEKOE
4
"You've got to be kidding" reaction : EYEROLL
5
Film with the line "You're gonna need a bigger boat" : JAWS
6
Miley Cyrus's "Party in the ___" : USA
7
Airline with its main hub in Atlanta : DELTA
8
Like many chardonnay barrels : OAKEN
9
Brings to a close : WRAPSUP
10
Sweetie : HON
11
Warmer than freezing, on the Celsius scale : ABOVEZERO
12
One posing for an artist : MODEL
13
Metal for a girder : STEEL
18
Declare invalid, as a marriage : ANNUL
22
OB/GYNs and 36-Downs : MDS
25
___ cake (ring-shaped dessert) : BUNDT
26
What's-___-name : HER
28
Garland gift in Hawaii : LEI
30
Ride that's hailed : CAB
31
Weeder's tool : HOE
32
Even-steven : ALLSQUARE
33
Slimy stuff : GOO
34
"Black-ish" co-star Tracee ___ Ross : ELLIS
36
Sinus specialist, for short : ENT
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"I don't think so" : NAH
40
35mm camera type, in brief : SLR
43
Letter after sigma : TAU
44
Ticket granting access to the slopes : SKIPASS
46
Carried : BORNE
47
Tournament favorite : ONESEED
49
Green: Prefix : ECO
51
Traffic signal : LIGHT
52
Less welcoming : ICIER
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Writer Edgar ___ Poe : ALLAN
54
Spring bloom : PEONY
56
Skillful with home repairs : HANDY
57
Actress MacDowell : ANDIE
58
One-ups : BESTS
61
"Gotcha" : ISEE
63
Stag's mate : DOE
65
Tiebreakers in hoops : OTS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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