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New York Times, Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Author:
Natasha Lyonne and Deb Amlen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Deb Amlen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {X} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Lyonne. This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Amlen. See all the celebrity crosswords. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: CELEBRITY CROSSWORD
This puzzle is a collaboration by the actress Natasha Lyonne of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" and "Russian Doll," working together with Deb Amlen, who writes the Times's daily crossword column, Wordplay (nytimes.com/column/wordplay). You can read more about the making of today's puzzle there. This is Deb's fourth crossword for The Times.
Constructor notes:
Natasha Lyonne: Working with Deb Amlen to create this puzzle has quite literally been a lifetime highlight for me. I thought I had ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The NYT celeb series continues! I watched the first season of OitNB, and Nicky was my favorite character. It's a shame that this ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

How Natasha Lyonne Created a Times Crossword Puzzle — nice NYT article about her experience.

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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0402 ( 25,347 )

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Across
1
Who says "Speak, hands, for me!" in "Julius Caesar" : CASCA
6
Poehler vortex of funniness? : AMY
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It might be on one's radar : BLIP
13
Reward for Fido : TREAT
14
Tiny : WEE
15
Where to enjoy a Goya : PRADO
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Queen's domain : REALM
17
N.Y.C. subway overseer : MTA
18
Wanders : ROVES
19
Dressed like "a hundred-dollar millionaire" : ALLFLASHNOCASH
22
Lo ___ (Chinese noodle dish) : MEIN
23
"Portlandia" airer : IFC
24
Glossy fabric : SATEEN
27
"I'll pass" : NOTFORME
32
"___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
33
It might have golden locks : DOOR
35
Howe he could invent! : ELIAS
36
"I think I made a mistake here" : THATCANTBERIGHT
40
"Bedtime for ___" : BONZO
41
Celestial bear : URSA
42
Rage : IRE
43
Downward-Facing Dog, e.g. : YOGAPOSE
45
Merchant : TRADER
48
#Me___ : TOO
49
Felt remorse for : RUED
50
"Add some throw pillows or a pop of color around here, why don't you!" : JAZZUPTHEPLACE
57
Parting words : IQUIT
58
Aah's partner : OOH
59
Words on some blood drive stickers : IGAVE
61
Is very fortunate, with "out" : LUCKS
62
Wharton grad : MBA
63
Creature to get down from : EIDER
64
Polynesian carving : TIKI
65
With 66-Across, choreographer whose life is depicted in the starts of 19-, 36- and 50-Across : BOB
66
See 65-Across : FOSSE
Down
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Middle: Abbr. : CTR
2
The "A" in BART : AREA
3
Animal having a ball at the circus? : SEAL
4
1980 Blondie hit : CALLME
5
Cost of withdrawing, say : ATMFEE
6
"Gee, you're killin' me!" : AWMAN
7
Baseball's "Amazin's" : METS
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When sung three times, what follows "She loves you" : YEAH
9
Vegetable with a head : BROCCOLI
10
Volcano's spew : LAVA
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Fateful day for Caesar : IDES
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Deluxe : POSH
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Present for acceptance : PROFFER
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Actress Blair of "The Exorcist" : LINDA
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It can be picked : NIT
24
Remain idle : SITBY
25
Sound during hay fever season : ACHOO
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Dr. Dre's "Nuthin' but a 'G' ___" : THANG
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Our, in Orléans : NOTRE
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Sun, moon and stars : ORBS
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Unbending : RIGID
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Phil ___, slalom skiing gold medalist at the 1984 Olympics : MAHRE
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Fragrant compound : ESTER
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Cross to bear : ONUS
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Greek sauce with yogurt and cucumbers : TZATZIKI
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Bad rationalizations : COPOUTS
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Gobble : EATUP
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"Alley ___!" : OOP
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Analgesic's promise : RELIEF
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Slow, in music : ADAGIO
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Where one might kick a habit, informally : REHAB
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Ghost at the altar? : JILT
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Here, in Madrid : AQUI
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Facebook founder's nickname : ZUCK
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Taj Mahal, e.g. : TOMB
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King of the road : HOBO
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Untrustworthy types : CADS
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After-work times, in classifieds : EVES
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"Able was I ___ I saw Elba" : ERE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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