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New York Times, Saturday, May 25, 2024

Author:
David P. Williams
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
Blog:
Setting for the classic film line "I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"
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David P. Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Williams. Saturday freshness: 63%
Jim Horne notes:

This is the fourth NYT crossword for Mr. Williams. They all use the same grid pattern.

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© 2024, The New York Times5/25/24 ( No. 27,227 )
Across
1
Old currency of Massachusetts : WAMPUM
7
Sub-Saharan menaces : MAMBAS
13
Creatures with a "third eye" sensitive to ultraviolet light : IGUANAS
15
Shaded circle : AREOLA
16
It falls on the eve of Christmas Eve : FESTIVUS
18
Result of getting doubles in Monopoly : REROLL
19
Palm off (on) : FOIST
20
Feather beds? : NESTS
22
Apt name for a spelling champ : BEA
23
"Anne of Green Gables" author ___ Maud Montgomery : LUCY
24
Text acronym : ASCII
25
"The King and I" setting : SIAM
26
Terminal approx. : ETA
27
Beverage at une brasserie : BIERE
28
Streaks overhead : CIRRI
29
Architects, so to speak : MASTERMINDS
31
Wield influence : PULLSTRINGS
32
Outfielder's flashy feat : BASKETCATCH
33
Time-saving tricks : HACKS
34
Lover of literature : ROMEO
35
Break : GAP
38
Causes to chafe : IRKS
39
Name of two ancient kings of Phrygia, the first of whom is the famous one : MIDAS
40
Shock, in a way : TASE
41
"Where ___?" : AMI
42
Like some broadcasts and cardboard boxes : TAPED
43
Piece of the pie : CRUST
44
Rearrange to fit, jocularly : TETRIS
46
Red sauce : SRIRACHA
48
Bargain hunters, of a sort : UNIONS
49
Highly significant, as a stretch of time : EPOCHAL
50
Treat often served in a glass cup : SUNDAE
51
Big bands : OCTETS
Down
1
___ ball : WIFFLE
2
Grow too old : AGEOUT
3
Reggaetón, e.g. : MUSICA
4
Sap : PATSY
5
Apartment, in real estate lingo : UNIT
6
"Top Gun" nickname : MAV
7
Cuba's José ___ International Airport : MARTI
8
God who duels Percy Jackson, in children's literature : ARES
9
___ de Glace, largest glacier in the French Alps : MER
10
Vocally negative fans, in sports slang : BOOBIRDS
11
Eagerly listening : ALLEARS
12
Sub stack? : SALAMI
14
Drag through Hollywood : SUNSETSTRIP
17
Spies use them for disguise : SECRETCODES
21
Setting for the classic film line "I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!" : SIERRAMADRE
24
Seating choice : AISLE
25
Religiously mandated surname for Sikh men : SINGH
27
Resists, with "at" : BALKS
28
Cien divided by veinte : CINCO
29
Strong scents : MUSKS
30
Tiny arachnids : MITES
31
Stop for the day : PACKITIN
32
It might tell you what's on tap : BARMENU
33
Break : HIATUS
35
Lacking social sensitivity : GAUCHE
36
Total jerk, slangily : ASSHAT
37
Potpourri assortment : PETALS
39
Shot with English : MASSE
40
GI, e.g. : TRACT
42
___ Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker : TINA
43
Holey footwear : CROC
45
Staff : ROD
47
Time to take stock? : IPO

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