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New York Times, Friday, May 15, 2020

Strait of ___ de Fuca, waterway separating Washington State from Vancouver Island

Author:
Christopher Adams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Christopher Adams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QWZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Adams. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Christopher Adams notes:
Indie crossword constructor here with what is now my fifth puzzle for the New York Times. Somewhat surprisingly, it's the first one ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Beautiful triplet in MEAN STREETS, BURNT ORANGE, FASHIONISTA, all entries I'd strive to use as themeless seeds. Combining them so ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times5/15/20 ( No. 25,756 )

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Across
1
Secular : LAICAL
7
Lines on a record : CRIMES
13
"These feelings have got me pretty down" : IMNOTOK
15
Work through, as feelings : UNPACK
16
What to do just before you're done : LASTSTEP
18
How bowstrings are strung : TAUTLY
19
It's used for kicks : KNEE
20
Certain second attempt success : SPARE
22
Follower of greater or lesser : THAN
23
Gilbert and Sullivan princess : IDA
24
Stand on deck : BATNEXT
26
Golfer's consideration : LIE
27
First lady between Bess and Jackie : MAMIE
29
FWIW part : ITS
30
"The Great Movies" author : EBERT
32
First film collaboration between Scorsese and De Niro : MEANSTREETS
35
An official color of the University of Texas : BURNTORANGE
36
Anna Wintour, e.g. : FASHIONISTA
37
Coup d'état group : JUNTA
38
Mixed martial arts org. : UFC
39
Impress : STAMP
43
Body art, slangily : INK
44
Without words : TACITLY
47
Portuguese king : REI
48
Superhero role for 50-Across : THOR
50
Actor Hemsworth : CHRIS
51
"We said the same thing!" : JINX
52
More chichi : TONIER
54
Clear out : EVACUATE
56
Albert Einstein or Enrico Fermi : EMIGRE
57
What about 40% of the U.S. corn crop is used for : ETHANOL
58
Fixes a mislabeling of on social media : RETAGS
59
They make waves in the ocean : SONARS
Down
1
Rapper on the 2001 #1 hit "Lady Marmalade" : LILKIM
2
Mother in Tennessee Williams's "The Glass Menagerie" : AMANDA
3
Clothing line : INSEAM
4
Avian shelter : COTE
5
Contact information symbols, nowadays : ATS
6
Tons, informally : LOTSA
7
Nail care brand : CUTEX
8
Messenger ___ : RNA
9
"Where did ___ my keys?" : IPUT
10
One who's used to adding pressure? : MATHLETE
11
Desserts made with pâte à choux : ECLAIRS
12
Rogue computer system in "The Terminator" : SKYNET
14
Wasn't a stranger : KEPTINTOUCH
17
Lowest rating for PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter : PANTSONFIRE
21
Opposite of laissez-faire : RESTRICTIVE
24
Tailgater's headgear : BEERHAT
25
Really small : TEENTSY
28
"___ confess ..." : IMUST
31
Brought forth, biblically : BEGAT
33
Bad "Wheel of Fortune" buy for NATURAL RESOURCE : ANI
34
Univ. peer leaders : RAS
35
"That's a sure bet" : BANKONIT
36
2015 winner of Best Musical : FUNHOME
37
Nervous feeling : JITTER
40
Singer Grande : ARIANA
41
Guide : MENTOR
42
Video spots : PIXELS
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Approximately three for a baseball field : ACRES
46
Six-part exams, for short : LSATS
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World capital where Lettish is spoken : RIGA
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Strait of ___ de Fuca, waterway separating Washington State from Vancouver Island : JUAN
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Little bit of work : ERG
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Comedian Margaret : CHO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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