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New York Times, Monday, May 29, 2023

Author:
Katie Hale and Zachary David Levy
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Quaint cry of surprise
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
102/7/20215/19/20247
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8110000
RebusScrabDebutFresh
11.667646%
Katie Hale
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
76/30/20205/21/20242
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1330000
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1.643228%
Zachary David Levy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Hale. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Levy. Monday freshness: 42%
Constructor notes:
KATIE: Zach and I had been trying to come up with a fun theme together for a while, but nothing was quite landing. One evening, I was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Rhyme generally doesn't pay these days in crosswords since it's a well-worn genre, but if your endings use drastically different ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times5/29/23 ( No. 26,865 )
Across
1
Org. that operates the James Webb telescope : NASA
5
Money owed : DEBT
9
"___, poor Yorick!": Shak. : ALAS
13
Sleeps out under the stars : CAMPS
14
Sharif who played Doctor Zhivago : OMAR
15
Not in danger : SAFE
16
Longest side of a right triangle : HYPOTENUSE
18
Funerary fire : PYRE
19
Arrange by category : ASSORT
20
Write-___ (protest votes, typically) : INS
22
Jerry's cartoon counterpart : TOM
23
Reckless way to play things : FASTANDLOOSE
27
Fling : TOSS
30
Six-pack units, in brief : ABS
31
Veer, as a ship : YAW
32
Play component : ACT
33
Unadorned : BARE
35
Bisected evenly : INHALF
38
Dessert made with cocoa and egg whites : CHOCOLATEMOUSSE
41
Goldilocks's complaint about the first bowl of porridge : TOOHOT
42
Walked (on) : TROD
43
Bit of body ink, for short : TAT
44
Public prosecutors, in brief : DAS
45
Opus ___ : DEI
46
___ noire (bane) : BETE
47
Quaint cry of surprise : WHATTHEDEUCE
52
Owns : HAS
53
Bro or sis : SIB
54
Bat, rat or cat, but not a gnat : MAMMAL
58
Very eager : AVID
60
Smoothie chain founded in 1990 : JAMBAJUICE
63
Give up, as territory : CEDE
64
Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA
65
App customers : USERS
66
Was certain of : KNEW
67
Large group of people or birds : BEVY
68
Bird seen on the drive to Haleakala National Park : NENE
Down
1
No votes : NAYS
2
Some sound equipment on stage : AMPS
3
Comedic sendups : SPOOFS
4
Ad ___ (Latin for "to the stars") : ASTRA
5
Put on : DON
6
Down Under bird : EMU
7
Washtubs : BASINS
8
One might be statistically significant : TREND
9
Cairo cobra : ASP
10
Completely destroy : LAYTOWASTE
11
Voluminous hairstyles : AFROS
12
Worrisome note to get from a boss : SEEME
13
"___-ching!" : CHA
17
U.F.O. pilots : ETS
21
Surreptitious gesture with the head : SLYNOD
24
"Gone With the Wind" estate : TARA
25
Aided and ___ (helped illegally) : ABETTED
26
Island home to Honolulu : OAHU
27
Good skill for a diplomat : TACT
28
Cuatro + cuatro : OCHO
29
Got out of the way : STOODASIDE
33
Gives a leg up : BOOSTS
34
Ctrl-___-Del : ALT
35
"If u ask me ..." : IMO
36
Aspiring J.D.'s exam : LSAT
37
Big bash : FETE
39
Converse : CHAT
40
One of the Great Lakes : ERIE
45
Argue back and forth : DEBATE
46
Perplex : BEMUSE
47
Off, in mob-speak : WHACK
48
Peaceful refuge : HAVEN
49
Head covering whose name means "curtain" in Arabic : HIJAB
50
Actress Thurman of "Pulp Fiction" : UMA
51
Cuisine style of Louisiana : CAJUN
55
Personal appearance : MIEN
56
Land unit : ACRE
57
"___ Misérables" : LES
59
Drops on a lawn : DEW
61
Cable channel that was launched with the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll" : MTV
62
San Francisco/Oakland separator : BAY

Answer summary:
2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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