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New York Times, Thursday, May 2, 2019

Author:
Julie Bérubé
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Julie Bérubé

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Bérubé. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Julie Bérubé notes:
My original idea for this crossword was to juxtapose opposites in the theme entries — such as the pair that ended up in the crossword, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
ON AND OFF hinting at two rebus squares next to each other. Sort of an ON / OFF switch! Sort of. I wish there had been a sharper a-ha ... read more
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O
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J
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P
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K
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ON
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ON
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K
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B
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B
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M
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ON
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D
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OFF
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B
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L
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G
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N
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Y
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ON
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H
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N
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0502 ( 25,377 )
Across
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Kind of case in grammar: Abbr. : OBJ
4
Pandora and others : APPS
8
"Autumn frosts have ___ July": Lewis Carroll : SLAIN
13
Vichyssoise ingredient : LEEK
15
___ cheese : BLEU
16
Summer camp sight : CANOE
17
Famous Alan whose last name shares three of the four letters of ALAN : ALDA
18
Greenhouse gas mitigators : CARBONOFFSETS
20
Events with booths : FAIRS
22
Big Four bank, informally : CITI
23
Contraction at the start of a sentence : TWAS
24
Olympics event since 1964 : LUGE
26
Children's author Lowry : LOIS
28
Third in a horror series : SONOFFRANKENSTEIN
34
Where you might go for a spell? : BEE
35
Abbr. on some natural gas bills : BTU
36
Betting game : MONTE
37
Some S.&L. offerings : IRAS
39
Intermittently : ONANDOFF
42
City west of Florence : PISA
43
___ Railway, backdrop of "The Bridge on the River Kwai" : BURMA
45
Fix, as a price : SET
46
Speaker's place : AMP
47
Administerer of citizenship tests : IMMIGRATIONOFFICE
52
Lummox : LOUT
53
What's packed in a backpack : GEAR
54
Fill : SATE
57
Small bite, say : NOSH
59
Dunk alternative : LAYUP
63
Churchgoer, e.g. : PERSONOFFAITH
66
Frostbite site : NOSE
67
Popular sans-serif font : ARIAL
68
___-eyed : SLOE
69
It can be bounced off someone : IDEA
70
Like chimneys : SOOTY
71
Uptown, so to speak : TONY
72
Notoriously hard thing to define : ART
Down
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"Frozen" character : OLAF
2
First name in 28-Across : BELA
3
"The Last ___" : JEDI
4
Start of a kindergarten song : ABC
5
One end of an umbilical cord : PLACENTA
6
Prefix with -scope : PERI
7
Hard to get : SUBTLE
8
Say "Yeah, right!," say : SCOFF
9
Conductor's announcement : LASTSTOP
10
Over : ANEW
11
Speck : IOTA
12
Suffix with bald or bold : NESS
14
Co-star of 28-Across : KARLOFF
19
Tearjerker? : ONION
21
Big ___ : SUR
25
Country straddling the Equator : GABON
27
Foundational belief : ISM
28
Lifesaving supply : SERUM
29
Kind of push-up : ONEARM
30
German for 72-Across : KUNST
31
"Giant Brain" of 1946 : ENIAC
32
Answer from behind a door : ITSME
33
Tide type : NEAP
34
Israel's Netanyahu, informally : BIBI
38
Flirts with, in a way : SMILESAT
40
"The Ipcress File" novelist : DEIGHTON
41
Dissonant : OFFTONE
44
Back : AGO
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Election after an election : RUNOFF
49
Wedding reception cry : ATOAST
50
Variety meat : OFFAL
51
Rial spender : IRANI
54
Springs for a vacation? : SPAS
55
Flying start? : AERO
56
Athos, Porthos and Aramis, e.g. : TRIO
58
It may be next to an elevator : SILO
60
Sci-fi sage : YODA
61
Addict : USER
62
Soil additive : PEAT
64
One's partner : ONLY
65
"Cut that out!" : HEY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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