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New York Times, Thursday, May 18, 2023

Author:
Kiran Pandey
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Scientific definition, for short
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Kiran Pandey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Pandey. Thursday freshness: 41%
Kiran Pandey notes:
This puzzle is inspired by the crosswords of Tom McCoy, whose linguistic wit and formal innovation serve as constant inspiration for ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I, for one, remember some fun [I, for one] clues. A few weeks ago, I was stumped by a Matt Gaffney Weekly Crossword Contest, week 1 ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times5/18/23 ( No. 26,854 )
Across
1
Total dud : BOMB
5
Science fair locale, often : GYM
8
The "home" in "There's no place like home" : KANSAS
14
Chloé who directed "Nomadland" : ZHAO
15
Grazing ground : LEA
16
Nipple ring? : AREOLA
17
Slang, for many : ZILLIONS
19
Video game franchise featuring a clone assassin : HITMAN
20
With 2-Down, the oldest sister city in the U.S. : TOLEDO
21
Massage parlor supply : OIL
23
Dead ___ : END
24
I, for one : ROMANNUMERAL
28
Betraying no emotion : STOLID
30
Opposite of a heads up? : TAILS
31
When repeated, a sound from a brass instrument : WAH
32
Mideast leader : EMIR
34
Big to-dos : FLAPS
37
Scientific definition, for short : ELECTRICALFAULT
41
"My words fly up, my thoughts remain ___": "Hamlet" : BELOW
42
Aroma that may induce meowing : TUNA
43
Simu ___, portrayer of Marvel's Shang-Chi : LIU
44
Keats or Wordsworth : ODIST
46
Darlington Hall, in "The Remains of the Day" : ESTATE
49
Length, for example : SEVENLETTERS
52
___ Bo : TAE
53
Fracas : ADO
54
Go through the roof : ROCKET
58
Optimistic : UPBEAT
61
Anagram, for instance : ANCIENTS
63
Guy who inspired an early 2010s hip-hop dance : DOUGIE
64
Trifling amount : SOU
65
"99 Luftballons" singer : NENA
66
"Heavens to Betsy!" : YEGODS
67
Material for demolition : TNT
68
Valued : DEAR
Down
1
[Wrong answer!] : BZZT
2
See 20-Across : OHIO
3
Chain letter? : MALL
4
Cuban song genre that shares its name with a Spanish dance : BOLERO
5
Like Eeyore vis-à-vis his storybook companions : GLOOMIER
6
Want : YEN
7
Wall builder : MASON
8
Coffee liqueur brand : KAHLUA
9
"Hereditary" director Aster : ARI
10
What's rustled in a swish : NET
11
Low turnover? : SOMERSAULT
12
Haim who co-starred in 2021's "Licorice Pizza" : ALANA
13
Place to get a C.D. : SANDL
18
Golden calf, e.g. : IDOL
22
Companywide communication system : INTRANET
25
Let in : ADMITTED
26
Put out : MIFF
27
Civil rights activist Baker : ELLA
28
Not for ___ : SALE
29
First film appearance of Herbie, a sentient 1963 Volkswagen Beetle : THELOVEBUG
31
Nexus : WEB
33
Critical hospital dept. : ICU
35
Ballet bend : PLIE
36
Nickname that drops -art : STU
38
Write in Python, say : CODE
39
Romulus or Remus : TWIN
40
Like some diamonds : LASERCUT
45
Tickets : SLATES
47
Psionic counselor on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : TROI
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Be on the up and up? : ASCEND
49
Sketch done in preparation for a finished piece : STUDY
50
"The Facts in the Case of ___" (Andrew Sinclair novel that pays homage to a mystery writer) : EAPOE
51
Dead meat, so to speak : TOAST
55
Mini display? : KNEE
56
Where Zeus trapped the monster Typhon, in myth : ETNA
57
Bolshevik's bane : TSAR
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Something to feed or stroke : EGO
60
Backing : AID
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Sine qua ___ : NON

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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