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New York Times, Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Commercial name that becomes another commercial name if you move its first letter to the end

Author:
Chris A. McGlothlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {K} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. McGlothlin.
Chris A. McGlothlin notes:
My last puzzle in the NYT was in 2014. I quit constructing for a long time in order to complete a book on antique silver, Gorham ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Several weeks ago, Chris contacted me, wanting advice on getting through a dry spell. I tried to help, combing through some of his ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

OLEO and OLIO have appeared together 31 times before, the first in 1952 where they also cross. Here's the list.

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R
2
O
3
Z
4
I
5
M
6
P
7
A
8
R
9
T
10
M
11
O
12
P
13
O
L
E
14
O
15
L
A
A
L
A
A
16
I
N
S
17
F
I
S
H
18
C
O
M
P
L
I
M
19
E
N
T
S
20
L
O
T
S
A
21
B
A
I
L
22
M
E
A
T
23
T
H
24
R
O
W
N
A
25
L
O
O
P
26
A
27
C
28
T
O
N
E
29
T
A
J
30
Q
U
I
P
31
P
32
E
33
A
34
R
35
M
I
36
A
37
T
38
A
39
U
R
L
40
F
O
R
G
O
41
N
E
42
V
E
X
43
I
L
L
44
B
E
45
R
E
B
A
46
F
I
N
E
47
O
L
48
A
49
N
50
T
E
S
T
S
51
C
52
A
N
T
S
53
A
54
Y
55
S
U
R
E
56
J
O
S
E
57
S
N
O
W
58
O
B
59
E
60
S
61
E
62
O
H
C
R
63
Y
I
N
G
O
64
U
T
L
O
U
D
65
S
A
O
66
U
S
U
A
L
S
67
E
N
I
D
68
T
N
T
69
M
I
S
S
E
S
70
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© 2020, The New York Times5/27/20 ( No. 25,768 )
Across
1
Frasier's producer on "Frasier" : ROZ
4
Pass on, as knowledge : IMPART
10
Unruly hair : MOP
13
Nondairy spread : OLEO
15
Yellow Teletubby : LAALAA
16
Power group : INS
17
"Your fins are nice" and "You're a graceful swimmer"? : FISHCOMPLIMENTS
20
"___ luck!" : LOTSA
21
It can get you out of a place it rhymes with : BAIL
22
Butcher's stock : MEAT
23
Done some lassoing? : THROWNALOOP
26
Theater opening : ACTONE
29
___ Mahal : TAJ
30
Witty remark : QUIP
31
Big-bottomed fruit : PEAR
35
Sporty Mazda : MIATA
39
One might end with .com : URL
40
Relinquished ... or a hint to 17-, 23-, 51- and 62-Across : FORGONE
42
Really bother : VEX
43
"Wouldja look at that!" : ILLBE
45
Early 2000s sitcom set near Houston : REBA
46
"OK, have it your way!" : FINE
47
Suffix with pay : OLA
49
Bikini blasts, informally : NTESTS
51
Is unable to pronounce the name of a deodorant brand? : CANTSAYSURE
56
San ___, Calif. : JOSE
57
Convince with smooth talk : SNOW
58
Very big : OBESE
62
Actress Sandra emoting? : OHCRYINGOUTLOUD
65
___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
66
Standard things : USUALS
67
Lady in Arthurian romance : ENID
68
Sister channel of HBO and Cinemax : TNT
69
Department store department : MISSES
70
Where you might find a slop bucket : STY
Down
1
"That's hilarious!," in a text : ROFL
2
A little of this, a little of that : OLIO
3
Avidity : ZEST
4
U.N. workers' grp. : ILO
5
Title dance in a 1999 #3 hit : MAMBO
6
Tree of the custard apple family : PAPAW
7
Gambler's aggressive bet : ALLIN
8
Berate : RAILAT
9
Bit of Highlands headgear : TAM
10
Actor Sal of "Rebel Without a Cause" : MINEO
11
Ready as needed : ONTAP
12
"Hey ... over here!" : PSST
14
"Come on now -- you flatter me too much!" : OHSTOP
18
Lyricist Sammy : CAHN
19
Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes, e.g. : EMOJI
24
Seized vehicle, for short : REPO
25
Like a horse that can no longer be ridden : LAME
26
Here, in Honduras : AQUI
27
What a bobby pin might help make : CURL
28
Much change may come from this : TILL
32
Slip up : ERR
33
Word with old, new or school : AGE
34
Stick up : ROB
36
Commercial name that becomes another commercial name if you move its first letter to the end : AVIS
37
Rental for an outdoor reception : TENT
38
Fires : AXES
40
Sensed : FELT
41
When repeated, Mork's farewell : NANU
44
Slip-up : BONER
46
Weak : FEEBLE
48
St. Francis of ___ : ASSISI
50
Home run pace : TROT
51
"Give My Regards to Broadway" composer : COHAN
52
Natty neckwear : ASCOT
53
Year, in old Rome : ANNUS
54
Hatha and Bikram, for two : YOGAS
55
Bulging with muscles, in modern lingo : SWOLE
56
Che's "Weekend Update" co-host on "S.N.L." : JOST
59
Many millennia : EONS
60
Something not worn on casual Friday : SUIT
61
Small whirlpool : EDDY
63
"Dee-lish!" : YUM
64
___ Constitution : USS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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