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New York Times, Thursday, May 12, 2022

Jordan Peele's production company, named for a classic horror short story

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Thursday, April 7, 2022.
Author:
Lucy Howard and Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Howard. This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Trudeau. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Constructor notes:
LUCY: When Ross first approached me with TURNKEYS as a theme idea, I loved the concept of the KEYs visually "turning" in the grid ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Innovative twist for a Thursday! If you didn't get that, we've highlighted the four KEY words below. Rotate those four KEYs 90 degrees ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times4/7/22 ( No. 26,448 )
Across
1
Beginner, in lingo : NEWB
5
Beaten via a referee's decision, for short : TKOD
9
Menial position : MCJOB
14
Words sung twice before "A pirate's life for me" : YOHO
15
Pint-size : MINI
16
Where the terminal dash in "Home Alone" takes place : OHARE
17
Organized workers : UNIONISTS
19
Mythical lion's home : NEMEA
20
Apt name for a worrier : STU
21
One driving kids to a rink, say : HOCKEYMOM
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"Roger that" : OKEYDOKE
26
Sticking points? : EPEES
27
Hindi for "reign" : RAJ
28
Honor student's pride, for short : GPA
29
Put up with : STAND
30
Accustoms (to) : ENURES
32
Like planes and flags : FLOWN
33
Kind of lily : SEGO
34
Fuel for a mustang? : HAY
35
Lucky hit for a Ping-Pong player : EDGE
39
Non-starters : BTEAM
42
Successfully study : ABSORB
44
Impostor syndrome feeling : DOUBT
45
The Heat, on scoreboards : MIA
46
Catch : NAB
47
Prefix with sexual : METRO
48
Jailers ... or a hint to "unlocking" four answers in this puzzle : TURNKEYS
50
Vie to get : JOCKEYFOR
52
Sound of a mouse pointer? : EEK
53
Skirt : AVOID
54
She played Billie Jean King in 2017's "Battle of the Sexes" : EMMASTONE
58
Formal decrees : DICTA
59
"___ Creator Omnium" (ancient hymn) : DEUS
60
Biblical son of Seth : ENOS
61
Raring to go : ANTSY
62
Francis Drake and Ernest Shackleton, for two : SIRS
63
Community served by Lambda Legal, in brief : LGBT
Down
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Sch. with the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library : NYU
2
Seemingly for-ev-er : EON
3
Moonshine container : WHISKEYJUG
4
Plunder : BOOTY
5
"You shoulda kept that to yourself" : TMI
6
Stuffed Jewish dish : KISHKA
7
How some ballet is performed : ONTOE
8
___ golf : DISC
9
Jordan Peele's production company, named for a classic horror short story : MONKEYPAW
10
Natives of the Great Plains : CHEYENNES
11
Like some signals and traffic : JAMMED
12
Their name has the "re" of "cream" and the two o's from "chocolate" : OREOS
13
Big smile : BEAM
18
"Psst!" alternative : NUDGE
22
Certain high-fat, low-carb diet, informally : KETO
23
Treasures buried in the hills : ORES
24
Bob ___, co-creator of Batman : KANE
25
Photo ___ : OPS
29
Calculating : SLY
31
Purchases for a high-tech hobby : ROBOTKITS
32
Peeps, so to speak : FAM
34
Solution to a bad hair day, maybe : HAT
36
1981 video game that featured the first appearance of Mario : DONKEYKONG
37
Age, in a way : GRAY
38
Moves out to sea : EBBS
40
Thanksgiving : TURKEYDAY
41
Gen-Z style with emo and anime influences : EBOY
42
Go public with : AIR
43
Bugaboos : BANES
44
Boil down : DECOCT
45
Soothing sound : MURMUR
47
"___ On Up" ("The Jeffersons" theme) : MOVIN
48
Marisa of "My Cousin Vinny" : TOMEI
49
___ One (vodka brand) : KETEL
50
Actress ___ Pinkett Smith : JADA
51
Gangbusters : FEDS
55
Word with bad or smart : ASS
56
Head, slangily : NOB
57
The "e" of i.e. : EST

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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