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New York Times, Thursday, April 26, 2018

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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5-Across, with respect to this answer's location : OVER
5
Golf score : BOGEY
10
"Eww! That's quite enough!" : TMI
13
Trim : NEAT
14
Speed skater Ohno : APOLO
15
Oviform : egg :: pyriform : ___ : PEAR
16
Father in "As I Lay Dying" : ANSE
17
Classic catalog provider : SEARS
18
Pool growth : ALGA
19
Bell Atlantic merger partner of 2000 : GTE
20
___ Park, site of experimental lighting : MENLO
21
___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
22
Without stopping : ENDLESSLY
24
22-Across, with respect to this answer's location : SEVEN
26
Father of William the Conqueror : ROBERTI
27
Airport serving greater Tokyo : NARITA
28
Rembrandt van ___ : RYN
29
Large, gray rain clouds : NIMBI
32
"I shall return," say : VOW
33
Citizens of the only country that relies significantly on online voting in elections : ESTONIANS
37
Prefix with law or label : ECO
40
41-Across, with respect to this answer's location : WINKS
41
Time out? : NAP
44
___ Brothers (onetime investment giant) : LEHMAN
46
In fairness : EQUALLY
50
46-Across, with respect to this answer's location : FIFTY
51
Tugs of war : STRUGGLES
53
San ___ Obispo, Calif. : LUIS
54
Bond portrayer after Brosnan : CRAIG
55
"In your dreams!" : HAH
56
Pirate captain whose treasure was thought to be buried on Oak Island : KIDD
57
Close-knit group : TRIBE
58
Canyonlands National Park sight : MESA
59
Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
60
Decked out? : DEALT
61
Prestigious school, for short : PREP
62
Ever-rising number : AGE
63
Monica on the court : SELES
64
"Pretty Woman" co-star : GERE
Down
1
Asiatic animal with a mane : ONAGER
2
Yellow Monopoly avenue : VENTNOR
3
Carefully got around : EASEDBY
4
A.A.A. suggestion: Abbr. : RTE
5
Least honorable : BASEST
6
Leads to, as one room to another : OPENSINON
7
___ out (try one's best) : GOALL
8
Jetson boy : ELROY
9
Casual greetings : YOS
10
Mideast city with a stock exchange : TELAVIV
11
Villain in the "X-Men" movies : MAGNETO
12
Good name for a banker : IRA
15
Less tanned : PALER
20
Debussy's "La ___" : MER
21
Bolt of lightning speed : USAIN
23
___ Hau, pioneering physicist from Denmark : LENE
25
Backwoods turndown : NAW
27
Jordan joined it in 1984, for short : NBA
30
Tats : INK
31
Woeful : MISERABLE
34
Changes the opinion of : SWAYS
35
___ ear : TIN
36
Stumbling block : SNAG
37
Legolas in "The Lord of the Rings," e.g. : ELF
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Maximum amount : CEILING
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"Dagnabbit!" : OHFUDGE
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"Everyone's arrived now" : ALLHERE
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One who does what people want them to do : PLEASER
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Greek peak on which Zeus was hidden as an infant : MTIDA
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Calms down : QUIETS
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Australian boot brand : UGG
49
Wishbone feature : YSHAPE
51
Patch of loose rocks at the base of a cliff : SCREE
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What might follow suit? : TRIAL
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Rio producer : KIA
57
QB stat : TDS
58
Dismal fig. for a gas guzzler : MPG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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