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New York Times, Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
Scooter brand whose name means "wasp"
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Nediger. Wednesday freshness: 27%
Will Nediger notes:
I don't have much exciting to say about this puzzle, so I'll instead take this opportunity to shamelessly promote my site, where I've ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SEE ME AFTER CLASS, get it? The first word can precede CLASS. And the second word starts with ME. Because the revealer tells you that ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times5/26/21 ( No. 26,132 )
Across
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Hairstyle for Billy Preston : AFRO
5
Pacific nation composed of 250+ islands : PALAU
10
Fairy tale baddie : OGRE
14
Brest milk : LAIT
15
Cold War concern, for short : HBOMB
16
Spot for an ibex : CRAG
17
Event with minutes that might last hours : BUSINESSMEETING
20
What choristers may sing in : UNISON
21
Persistently bothers : TORMENTS
22
Shania Twain's "___! I Feel Like a Woman!" : MAN
23
Bacillus shape : ROD
25
Left after taxes : NET
26
Purchase inspired by a New Year's resolution, often : GYMMEMBERSHIP
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Diamond parts that are rounded : BASES
35
Transport from Seattle to Bainbridge Island : FERRY
36
Kerfuffle : ADO
37
Poet Dove : RITA
38
Hardly iffy : SOLID
39
Avocado or olive products : OILS
40
Computing pioneer Lovelace : ADA
41
Made a peeling? : PARED
42
Sound, e.g. : INLET
43
Rubella, by another name : GERMANMEASLES
46
Suffix with "most," redundantly : EST
47
Item sometimes made with pikake flowers : LEI
48
Director DuVernay : AVA
51
Surname of father-and-son Latin pop singers : IGLESIAS
56
Chair wheel : CASTER
58
Ominous request from a teacher ... or a hint to the first words (and following letters!) of 17-, 26- and 43-Across : SEEMEAFTERCLASS
60
Scandinavian name whose masculine equivalent ends in "-var" : INGA
61
Get a sense of : GAUGE
62
Show with booths : EXPO
63
Stash belowdecks : STOW
64
"... unless I'm wrong" : ORNOT
65
Gorilla expert Fossey : DIAN
Down
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Song collection : ALBUM
2
Animals of a region : FAUNA
3
Future celebrity : RISINGSTAR
4
Inventor Boykin who helped develop the pacemaker : OTIS
5
Wunderkind : PHENOM
6
Prominent features on firefighter calendars : ABS
7
Played paper against scissors, e.g. : LOST
8
Food, in a food fight : AMMO
9
Tech-obsessed sort, perhaps : UBERNERD
10
Largish chamber groups : OCTETS
11
Cheshire cat's signature feature : GRIN
12
Tirade : RANT
13
They run when they're broken : EGGS
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Standards : NORMS
19
Rock powder used as an abrasive : EMERY
24
Warp : DEFORM
27
Vote of support : YEA
28
Hockey game interruption, maybe : MELEE
29
Like some suites : BRIDAL
30
Waves from the curb, say : HAILSATAXI
31
Duty-free? : IDLE
32
Blog entry : POST
33
Crow : BRAG
34
Gofer : AIDE
38
Major pilgrimage destination in Spain : SANTIAGO
39
Number aptly found in "loner" : ONE
41
So last year : PASSE
42
___ crest (part of the pelvis) : ILIAC
44
Granny, in the South : MEEMAW
45
It's meant to be kept : SECRET
49
Scooter brand whose name means "wasp" : VESPA
50
Crime in insurance investigations : ARSON
51
Goddess sister of Nephthys : ISIS
52
Courteous chap : GENT
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Kind of block : LEGO
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Way off : AFAR
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Knock for a loop : STUN
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"Ethan Frome" vehicle : SLED
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Literally, "I" : EGO

Answer summary:
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