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New York Times, Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Author:
Brandon Koppy
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
The man in "Man vs. Wild"
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Brandon Koppy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Koppy. Wednesday freshness: 90%
Brandon Koppy notes:
I'm usually not that fond of themes with lists of proper names, but this revealer was just sitting there practically begging to be ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Old school throwback to the BEASTIE BOYS! After 40 years (!), these songs still hold up. Okay, maybe not. I sabotaged my ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times5/31/23 ( No. 26,867 )
Across
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[Wait until you're home to click this!] : NSFW
5
In which pictures of a bill + gates = a noted business executive : REBUS
10
"Quiet!" : SHH
13
Shopify specialty : ETAIL
15
Simply be : EXIST
16
Sweetheart : BAE
17
Longtime host of CNN's "The Situation Room" : WOLFBLITZER
19
One ___ time : ATA
20
___ Janney, Oscar winner for "I, Tonya" : ALLISON
21
More up to the task : ABLER
23
What the "R" of AARP stands for: Abbr. : RET
24
11-time P.G.A. Tour Player of the Year : TIGERWOODS
28
Widely recognized : KNOWN
31
Ephron who directed "Sleepless in Seattle" : NORA
32
Walk or trot : GAIT
33
Highball clinkers : ICE
35
Grammy-winning singer St. ___ : VINCENT
37
Rap group with the classic 1986 album "Licensed to Ill" … or a description of 17-, 24-, 48- and 57-Across? : BEASTIEBOYS
39
Chamber member : SENATOR
40
Start of a rodeo cry : YEE
41
Toss in a chip, say : ANTE
42
Speedy horse breed : ARAB
44
Critical times : DDAYS
48
The man in "Man vs. Wild" : BEARGRYLLS
51
President pro ___ : TEM
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"Midnight Cowboy" nickname : RATSO
53
Give the right : ENTITLE
56
Small thing to pluck : UKE
57
Wild West showman who lent his name to an N.F.L. team : BUFFALOBILL
61
Sherlock Holmes and Veronica Mars, for short : PIS
62
Up to now : ASYET
63
Series opener : PILOT
64
Boom sticks : TNT
65
Acquires : GAINS
66
Tools with teeth : SAWS
Down
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Airport serving New York's tristate area : NEWARK
2
Pinched : STOLEN
3
Be defeated by : FALLTO
4
Coffee shop freebie : WIFI
5
Bring under control : REININ
6
No. after a phone number : EXT
7
Industry, briefly : BIZ
8
Single-___ plastics (environmental concern) : USE
9
This sucks! : STRAW
10
Help for mom-and-pop shops, in brief : SBALOANS
11
Terse one-star review : HATEDIT
12
Newspaper tycoon who inspired "Citizen Kane" : HEARST
14
Dumbbell figs. : LBS
18
Biblical figure with an unnamed wife : LOT
22
Came in just over par : BOGEYED
25
Explode on the internet : GOVIRAL
26
Spooky-sounding lake : ERIE
27
Shared with for feedback : RANBY
29
They're roasted at a roast : WIENERS
30
Final Four inits. : NCAA
34
Spanish 101 infinitive : ESTAR
36
Like most rec leagues : COED
37
Check for bugs : BETATEST
38
Conservative : TORY
39
Return after curfew, say : SNEAKIN
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Brusque : ABRUPT
43
Calls from a pasture : BLEATS
45
Fifth-century conqueror : ATTILA
46
Like lemons, but not oranges : YELLOW
47
Gets the lead out? : SMELTS
49
It's packed for a quick getaway : GOBAG
50
Tina Fey was its first female head writer, in brief : SNL
54
One-up : TOP
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Sacred bird of ancient Egypt : IBIS
58
Winningest team in the Women's World Cup : USA
59
Post-it note abbr. : FYI
60
Bog : FEN

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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