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New York Times, Monday, May 1, 2023

Author:
Alina Abidi and Matthew Stock
Editor:
Will Shortz
Aquatic migration sometimes aided by a fabricated ladder
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Alina Abidi
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Matthew Stock

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Abidi. This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Stock. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Monday freshness: 96%
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ALINA: When I tell friends and family that I spent the weekend at a crossword tournament, they always ask the same question: Did you ... read more
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Five fun (animal) + (pace) themers — a fast and furry-ious WITT (Wish I'd Thought of That) moment! It's also a tight set. Can ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times5/1/23 ( No. 26,837 )
Across
1
Frequent San Francisco weather phenomenon : FOG
4
Greek "S" : SIGMA
9
"Buckle up! It's the ___" : LAW
12
Rower's implement : OAR
13
Corporate grind : RATRACE
15
Drink hidden in "tea leaves" : ALE
16
Univ. that retired Shaq's #33 : LSU
17
Opens, as an awards show envelope : UNSEALS
18
Sticky part of a tree frog : TOE
19
Cry in a checkers game : KINGME
21
Against the direction of a gust : UPWIND
23
Shot in the dark : STAB
24
Cow's sound : MOO
27
This clue's number divided by three : NINE
28
Aquatic migration sometimes aided by a fabricated ladder : SALMONRUN
31
"The ___ on the Train" (2015 best-selling novel) : GIRL
34
Internet pioneer with a purple logo : YAHOO
35
Handled the tunes at a party, say : DJED
39
Shirks : AVOIDS
41
Bit of udon or ramen : NOODLE
43
Ballroom dance in 4/4 time : FOXTROT
45
Platform at the center of a fashion show : CATWALK
46
"Casual" workday: Abbr. : FRI
47
"Got milk?" and "I'm lovin' it," for two : SLOGANS
49
Crew-necked shirt, informally : TEE
50
Got a good look at : EYED
52
Fair/foul caller : UMP
53
Command that may be accompanied by a "whoosh" sound : SEND
54
Core-building exercise that starts on all fours : BEARCRAWL
59
"Same here" : SOHAVEI
62
"Shoot over a message sometime" : EMAILME
66
Food purveyors : GROCERS
67
Sculptures made at the beach, say : SANDART
68
Bun worn high on the head : TOPKNOT
69
Native (to) : ENDEMIC
Down
1
Kind of music that may feature a mandolin : FOLK
2
Rest spot for a camel : OASIS
3
Pig's sound : GRUNT
4
Clearheaded : SANE
5
"___ a bird! ___ a plane! ___ Superman!" : ITS
6
Future Ph.D.'s test : GRE
7
Goat's bleat : MAA
8
Org. supporting individual rights : ACLU
9
"Veni, vidi, vici" language : LATIN
10
Without company : ALONE
11
Unwanted plant in a garden : WEED
13
Afro-Cuban ballroom dance : RUMBA
14
College sports channel : ESPNU
20
Psychologically manipulated, in a way : GASLIT
22
Skylight, e.g. : WINDOW
24
Hybrid fighting sport, for short : MMA
25
"I'm intrigued!" : OOH
26
Musician Yoko : ONO
29
Disinfectant spray brand : LYSOL
30
Investigative reporter Farrow : RONAN
31
Social blunder : GAFFE
32
Soap that's said to be "99 44/100% pure" : IVORY
33
Renée Zellweger's role in "Chicago" : ROXIE
36
Matchmaking site with a "Willing to Convert" profile option : JDATE
37
Comic DeGeneres : ELLEN
38
Faked out, in hockey : DEKED
40
Jekyll and Pepper, for two: Abbr. : DRS
42
Play periods after the buzzer, informally : OTS
44
Many a Times Square visitor : TOURIST
45
Kind of salad made with fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil : CAPRESE
48
Detroit-based truck maker : GMC
51
Arizona athlete, for short : DBACK
53
Slip and ___ : SLIDE
55
Balanced : EVEN
56
Prefix with dynamic : AERO
57
"___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
58
Magician's stick : WAND
59
Lowish mil. rank : SGT
60
Gold, in Granada : ORO
61
Little jump : HOP
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On the ___ (fleeing) : LAM
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Radiologist's scan, for short : MRI
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And so on: Abbr. : ETC

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

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