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New York Times, Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Author:
Jeff Stillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Stillman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQVXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Stillman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Stillman notes:
I had always wanted to try to make a picture puzzle, so I brainstormed images that could be done with a very small amount of dots to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Definitely check out the link Jim listed in his comment (below). That STAR rebus puzzle is stuck in my head, one of the cleverest of ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Our Visual Puzzles page collects grids you draw on. The earliest is this STAR rebus from 1996.

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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0522 ( 25,032 )
Across
1
Sonata finale : CODA
5
Fateful day : IDES
9
Noted tower setting : BABEL
14
Villain's hangout : LAIR
15
City on the Seward Peninsula : NOME
16
Habituate : INURE
17
Constellation next to Draco : URSAMAJOR
19
Subtly suggested : GOTAT
20
1962 Paul Anka hit : ESOBESO
21
Widely adored woman : GODDESS
23
Part of a gig : BYTE
24
Garr of "Tootsie" : TERI
25
Original of an old photo, informally : NEG
26
"You don't say!" : GEE
28
2008 Benicio Del Toro title role : CHE
30
Diminutive swimsuit : SPEEDO
32
Indo-___ languages : ARYAN
35
Hopped up : ONDOPE
37
Calf catcher : LASSO
38
Language that becomes the name of where it's spoken if you add an "s" : LAO
39
___ Gay, 1945 bomber : ENOLA
43
Gofer's assignment : ERRAND
45
U-Haul alternative : RYDER
46
Part of NATO : TREATY
49
Outdo : TOP
51
Gut-punch reaction : OOF
52
Took the cake : WON
53
Dame Myra of piano fame : HESS
55
SpaceX founder Musk : ELON
58
How lemmings migrate : ENMASSE
60
Held in contempt : SCORNED
63
Authoritative command : EDICT
64
Another term for 17-Across : GREATBEAR
66
Prefix with -hydrozoline : TETRA
67
Make, as an income : EARN
68
"Casablanca" role : ILSA
69
More foxy : SLYER
70
Drain decloggers : LYES
71
Dispatched, as a dragon : SLEW
Down
1
What this is for 1-Down : CLUE
2
Galley equipment : OARS
3
Doesn't mind : DISOBEYS
4
Sheik's land, in poetry : ARABY
5
"Just hang on!" : INASEC
6
Martial arts school : DOJO
7
Music genre with confessional lyrics : EMO
8
Twilled fabric : SERGE
9
Part of 17-Across ... and what the circles from A to G depict : BIGDIPPER
10
Give ___ of approval : ANOD
11
Compound in synthetic rubber : BUTENE
12
Wiped clean : ERASED
13
"Come on already!" : LETSGO
18
Assembled : MET
22
Approximately : ORSO
24
Lease signatories : TENANTS
26
Hoedown partner : GAL
27
Victorian ___ : ERA
29
Hi, on Hispaniola : HOLA
31
Start of a decision-making process : EENY
33
What landlubbers don't like to be : ASEA
34
Thing located in the night sky by extending a line from circle F past circle G : NORTHSTAR
36
Numbskull : DODO
40
Former co-host of "The View" : ODONNELL
41
Zodiac constellation : LEO
42
Lab warning? : ARF
44
Bakery loaves : RYES
46
Responsibility for a social media manager : TWEETS
47
14-line verse with only two rhyme sounds : RONDEL
48
Antagonism : ENMITY
50
Flavorers of some pies and ice cream : PECANS
54
Jason of "I Love You, Man" : SEGEL
56
Auction grouping : LOT
57
Caesar's world? : ORBIS
59
Real estate unit : ACRE
60
Dried up : SERE
61
Heart's-___ (pansy) : EASE
62
Tournament director's responsibility : DRAW
65
Laser output : RAY

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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