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New York Times, Thursday, April 28, 2022

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Author:
Pao Roy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 69, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 4 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 2 for Pao Roy.
Pao Roy notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times4/28/22 ( No. 26,469 )
Across
1
Thumbnail, e.g. : IMAGE
6
"No worries" : ITSOK
11
Guts : VALOR
12
Wordle, e.g., in 2022 : CRAZE
13
Lies ahead : AWAITS
14
What's in the stars : KISMET
16
Titular Disney protagonist of 1942 : BAMBI
17
Ranch dressing? : CHAPS
18
Boxer's warning : GRR
19
Hosp. hookups : IVS
21
Letters before an alternate name : AKA
22
Adding purpose? : SUM
24
Backing : AID
25
How many reprimands are issued : STERNLY
27
"Double Fantasy" Grammy winner : ONO
28
Many attachments : PDFS
30
Postponed : ONICE
31
___ B'rith : BNAI
32
Novelist Jennifer : EGAN
33
Enlightenment, in Buddhism : BODHI
34
Hamilton producers? : ATMS
35
Illinois city that was the first home of the Chicago Bears : DECATUR
37
Send beyond the baseline of a tennis court, say : OVERHIT
39
Plans for some seniors, in brief : IRAS
40
Kid : TYKE
41
It begins with "In the beginning ..." : GENESIS
44
Video game with a "rosebud" cheat code that grants free money : THESIMS
47
:-O : OMG
48
Potato-stuffed pastries : KNISHES
50
Struggle : VIE
51
Zippo : NADA
53
When el Día de los Reyes is celebrated : ENERO
54
Pole, e.g. : SLAV
55
Utah's ___ Canyon : ZION
56
Flavor : SAPOR
57
Home to Caesar's palace : ROME
58
2018 Literature Nobelist Tokarczuk : OLGA
59
Do nothing : SITBY
60
Mating call? : IWIN
Down
1
Part of a sun salutation, in yoga : DOWNWARDFACINGDOG
2
Title with an apostrophe : MAAM
3
Outs : ALIBIS
4
Cut the small talk : GOTDOWNTOBUSINESS
5
"Grey's Anatomy" settings, in brief : ERS
6
___ factor : ICK
7
Concept in Reaganomics : TRICKLEDOWNTHEORY
8
Walk like you own the place : SASHAY
9
Princess in L. Frank Baum books : OZMA
10
Handles discreetly : KEEPSONTHEDOWNLOW
13
Trim : ABRIDGE
15
Seismologist's concern : TSUNAMI
18
Hung open : GAPED
20
Title for Don Quixote : SENOR
21
Pepper used in mole sauce : ANCHO
23
Dewy : MOIST
26
Purge : RID
29
Part of a drum kit : SNARE
31
Pound sounds : BARKS
36
Item on a list : TASK
38
Sight seers : EYES
41
Muppet whose self-identified species is "Whatever" : GONZO
42
"This meeting could've been an ___" : EMAIL
43
Biblical mount : SINAI
44
Pulsate : THROB
45
Only U.S. city bordered by two national parks : MIAMI
46
Nitrogen, on the periodic table : SEVEN
49
46-Down, in French : SEPT
52
Filmmaker ___ Lily Amirpour : ANA
54
Honorific from Sanskrit : SRI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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