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New York Times, Wednesday, April 27, 2022

One inclined to go in and out

Author:
Alex Bajcz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Bajcz.
Notepad: The circled letters, reading clockwise starting at the bottom, will reveal a hint to this puzzle's theme.
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This puzzle arose in the usual way (for me, anyway): 1) "What is a common theme type I haven't tried recently?" I ponder. "Oh, phrases ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times4/27/22 ( No. 26,468 )
Across
1
One inclined to go in and out : RAMP
5
"Peace out" : LATER
10
Certain vipers : ASPS
14
Where one may purchase a sectional with a side of meatballs : IKEA
15
Cover story : ALIBI
16
"Star Wars" general with the line "If you see our son, bring him home" : LEIA
17
Stuff : CRAM
18
Deals with fries and a beverage, maybe : COMBOMEALS
20
Hornswoggle : CON
21
County north of the Firth of Forth : FIFE
22
Three or more on a semi : AXLES
23
It may lead to a "no catch" ruling : INSTANTREPLAY
27
Not square, in a way : OWING
28
Screen, as a potential running mate : VET
29
What's often kept undercover? : SHEET
30
Cygnus constellation, with "the" : SWAN
32
Put (down) : LAID
36
Fight a needless fight, metaphorically : TILTATWINDMILLS
39
Thrill-seeker's acronymic motto : YOLO
40
Top 40 songs : HITS
41
Ring around a lagoon : ATOLL
42
Hairstyle that sounds edible : BUN
43
Swings around : SLUES
44
One with a quintessential McJob : BURGERFLIPPER
49
"Same with me" : ASAMI
51
Director Kazan : ELIA
52
Bruce on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : LEE
53
Extra-bountiful harvest : BUMPERCROP
56
Two in a two-car garage : BAYS
57
Singer Rexha : BEBE
58
Community far from a city's center : EXURB
59
Playing extra minutes, briefly : INOT
60
Parched : ARID
61
"___ on the igpay atinlay!" : IXNAY
62
Heater meas. : BTUS
Down
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Christina of 1991's "The Addams Family" : RICCI
2
City nicknamed "Rubber Capital of the World" : AKRONOHIO
3
Has the best intentions : MEANSWELL
4
Actress Grier : PAM
5
Pretty trim : LACING
6
Up in the air : ALOFT
7
Hourglass, e.g. : TIMER
8
Flow back : EBB
9
2016 Olympics host, informally : RIO
10
Name often called in a smart home : ALEXA
11
Tuft & Needle competitor : SEALY
12
Stack : PILE
13
'Tude : SASS
19
Type of shake : MALT
21
Fruity soda brand : FANTA
24
Hook up with : TIETO
25
Jazz pianist Bill : EVANS
26
Be in limbo : PEND
29
Place for mucking around : STY
30
29-Down residents : SWINE
31
Drollery : WIT
32
Like festive houses during the holidays : LITUP
33
Potted succulent : ALOEPLANT
34
"Until we meet again" : ILLSEEYOU
35
Cable alternative : DSL
37
Rap's Young ___ : THUG
38
Onetime presidential daughter with the code name Radiance : MALIA
42
Cheeseboard staple : BRIE
43
Evade capture : SLIPBY
44
Thumper's forest friend : BAMBI
45
Cried foul? : UMPED
46
Any "Scrubs" or "Friends" episode, now : RERUN
47
Regional greenery : FLORA
48
Takes time off : RESTS
49
Group with the tribute band Björn Again : ABBA
50
One alleging injury, perhaps : SUER
54
Big retailer of camping gear : REI
55
Roman numeral equal to 12% of M : CXX
56
Chest protector : BIB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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