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New York Times, Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Author:
Chris Leatherberry
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
Blog:
African capital where W.E.B. Du Bois is buried
TotalDebut
15/28/2024
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ScrabDebutFresh
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Chris Leatherberry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Leatherberry. Tuesday freshness: 23%
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© 2024, The New York Times5/28/24 ( No. 27,230 )
Across
1
Plant, as seeds : SOW
4
African capital where W.E.B. Du Bois is buried : ACCRA
9
Flies high : SOARS
14
Important period : ERA
15
Disarray : CHAOS
16
Vigorously tackled : HADAT
17
With 23-Across, restroom posting for employees : WASHHANDSBEFORE
20
Sicilian volcano : ETNA
21
Mythical river nymph : NAIAD
22
Actress Arthur : BEA
23
See 17-Across : RETURNINGTOWORK
27
Leopold's co-defendant in a famous 1924 trial : LOEB
28
"99 Luftballons" singer : NENA
29
Eggs, biologically : OVA
32
Out of the office : AWAY
34
What streaming audio or video can burn through : DATA
38
With 42-Across, zodiac trio that hints at the longest answers in this puzzle : WATER
40
Young fellow : LAD
42
See 38-Across : SIGNS
43
Crossed (out) : EXED
44
Kind of high-fat diet : KETO
46
___ Pi (fraternity for the sweet-toothed?) : ETA
47
Singer Sands of the '60s : EVIE
51
May or Ann, e.g. : CAPE
53
Beach posting : WARNINGHIGHTIDE
60
Affirmation that's often echoed : IDO
61
Beat by just a bit : EDGED
62
Parisian pal : AMIE
63
Posting after a spill : CAUTIONWETFLOOR
67
Groucho Marx prop : CIGAR
68
Playful river mammal : OTTER
69
Prefix with brow : UNI
70
Kind of football played on a 50-yard-long field : ARENA
71
"Oh, joy!" : GOODY
72
Item on a driving range mat : TEE
Down
1
Waste conduit : SEWER
2
Speak from a dais, perhaps : ORATE
3
"That ___ part of the plan!" : WASNT
4
German exclamation : ACH
5
When doubled, a dance : CHA
6
Someone you might be reluctant to give a hand to? : CANNIBAL
7
Flying adversary of Godzilla : RODAN
8
Delegate, as a task : ASSIGN
9
Cover with hair, as a pet owner's couch : SHEDON
10
Clumsy sort : OAF
11
Spanish marinade : ADOBO
12
More pink, as 13-Down : RARER
13
Expensive entree : STEAK
18
Collection of holiday presents, informally : HAUL
19
Hold, as one's breath : BATE
24
2013 Katy Perry hit whose music video features a tiger : ROAR
25
Fresh : NEW
26
Dry streambed : WADI
29
Be indebted to : OWE
30
Shot at a doctor's office, slangily : VAX
31
Dined : ATE
33
Talk on and on : YAK
35
Not get any younger : AGE
36
Explosive stuff : TNT
37
___ Hutchinson, former Arkansas governor : ASA
39
Utopia : EDEN
41
Determine that one will : DECIDETO
42
Frosh, in a year : SOPH
45
Where to find laundering instructions : TAG
48
Meredith ___, former "Today" host : VIEIRA
49
Prefix with Chinese or European : INDO
50
Christmastime quaff : EGGNOG
52
Citation abbr. : ETAL
53
Neopagan religion : WICCA
54
Famed fireman Red : ADAIR
55
Reddish application to cheeks : ROUGE
56
Follow, as orders : HEWTO
57
Slangy goodbye : IMOUT
58
Moon of Saturn : DIONE
59
Giving the heebie-jeebies, say : EERIE
64
Sunbather's goal : TAN
65
TV's "___ Lasso" : TED
66
Cook, as latkes : FRY

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