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New York Times, Thursday, May 24, 2018

Author:
Erik Agard and Andy Kravis
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
6111/6/20125/23/202031
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1156895161
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.60280
Erik Agard
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2011/3/20135/20/202013
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41243231
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.63150
Andy Kravis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Agard. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Kravis. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Thanks to the NYT team, not least for their incredible clue at 62-Down. Also, see if you can figure out this theme answer that was left on the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SPOONERISMS, all based on things edible by SPOON. There are thousands of spoonerizable phrases, so this is a great way of tightening the set. ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Echoing the constructor notes, the 62-Down clue is outstanding.

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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0524 ( 25,034 )
Across
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Hot gossip : DISH
5
Onetime big name in Filipino politics : MARCOS
11
Compete in a harness race : TROT
15
When Romeo first sees Juliet : ACTI
16
King played in film by Sean Connery, Richard Harris and Clive Owen : ARTHUR
17
"Take one" : HERE
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Horse races? : WHINNYMEETS
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"Happy Days" actress Moran : ERIN
21
Base bosses, briefly : SARGES
22
Unadon fish : EEL
23
Walnut, for one : WOOD
24
Awards since 1956 : OBIES
25
Seinfeld's stringed instrument? : JERRYCELLO
28
"___ fair!" : NOT
29
Pics : SHOTS
31
Literary character with a powerful face : HELEN
32
Stinkeroo : DUD
34
12th of 12: Abbr. : DEC
35
Security lapse : LEAK
37
Particularly pale Ph.D. ceremony? : PASTYHOODING
41
Amps (up) : REVS
42
Grp. with a firearms museum : NRA
43
___ jokes : DAD
45
Bet : STAKE
48
Articles : ITEMS
50
Doctor or engineer : RIG
52
Pony up for a certain online deal? : PAYGROUPON
55
Rough : HARSH
57
Multinational electronics company : ACER
58
Sch. with a Concord campus : UNH
59
Having spotted colors : CALICO
60
Recommended amount : DOSE
61
What 18-, 25-, 37- and 52-Across all are (whose circled letters name something used with the base phrases) : SPOONERISMS
64
Catherine, to Jules et Jim : AMIE
65
Watched : TENDED
66
Tug or tub : BOAT
67
Output of a spinning jenny : YARN
68
Pooh-pooh, with "at" : SNEEZE
69
Hostlers' workplaces : INNS
Down
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___ City, center of the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush : DAWSON
2
First name in a Washington Irving story : ICHABOD
3
Provoke a fight, colloquially : STIRITUP
4
Depend (on) : HINGE
5
Parts of springs : MAYS
6
Inlet : ARM
7
What a detour alters: Abbr. : RTE
8
Verbal tip of the hat : CHEERS
9
Peripheral : OUTER
10
"Are you kidding me?," in texts : SRSLY
11
R&B singer who had a 2015 #1 hit with "Can't Feel My Face" : THEWEEKND
12
Mulligan in a dice game : REROLL
13
Cousin of a meadowlark : ORIOLE
14
Bodily connector : TENDON
19
Loch ___ : NESS
25
Baby kangaroos : JOEYS
26
Write indelibly : ETCH
27
Masala ___ (hot, spicy drink) : CHAI
30
Best Buy buy : HDTV
33
What Tropical Rain Forest is, in a Crayola box : DARKGREEN
35
Oscar winner Sophia : LOREN
36
What queso de bola is another name for : EDAM
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One who knows what's coming : SEER
39
More than suspicious of : ONTO
40
Military post : GARRISON
44
Portable music player brand : DISCMAN
45
Some "me" time : SPADAY
46
City on Puget Sound : TACOMA
47
Naval agreement : AYESIR
48
Droid rival : IPHONE
49
___-pei (wrinkly dog) : SHAR
51
Pack in Pac-Man : GHOSTS
53
Boots : OUSTS
54
Let out of the corral : UNPEN
56
Out : ALIBI
59
Give up : CEDE
62
Opposite of a poetry slam? : ODE
63
Pince-___ : NEZ

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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