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New York Times, Saturday, May 4, 2019

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Mark Diehl notes:
When I noticed that today's timely wish could be split up so nicely into four balanced pieces, this puzzle demanded to be made. And ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I like mini-themes in themelesses, as long as 1.) they're amusing or surprising, and 2.) they don't degrade the puzzle by introducing ... read more
1
M
2
A
3
Y
4
A
5
P
6
S
7
O
8
T
9
H
10
E
11
4
12
T
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H
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O
R
E
15
T
H
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U
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N
I
V
E
R
S
E
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P
R
O
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C
E
D
U
R
E
M
A
N
U
A
L
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P
I
M
A
S
20
S
T
O
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C
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N
A
P
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E
V
E
N
T
23
S
E
N
D
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I
N
G
E
25
D
E
N
T
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B
I
A
S
27
S
N
E
E
R
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A
29
B
E
A
M
30
S
T
E
R
N
S
31
M
32
C
K
U
E
N
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W
R
I
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S
T
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B
O
O
E
R
S
35
C
H
A
R
D
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A
D
L
I
B
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L
O
O
S
38
A
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L
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A
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N
42
B
E
E
T
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M
A
U
L
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O
H
A
R
A
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Y
R
S
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S
I
D
L
E
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L
U
T
E
S
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B
A
L
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A
N
C
E
D
B
50
U
D
G
E
T
S
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I
T
A
L
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A
N
W
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L
O
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B
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W
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E
T
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N
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Y
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U
© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0504 ( 25,379 )
Across
1
Could : MAY
4
Tail end of a dog? : APSO
8
U.S. Independence Day, informally : THE4TH
14
It could be carried in a cart : ORE
15
Space for everything : THEUNIVERSE
17
Written guide for a business : PROCEDUREMANUAL
19
"River People" of Arizona : PIMAS
20
Hard to move : STOIC
21
Wet ___ : NAP
22
Solar or lunar eclipse, e.g. : EVENT
23
Thrill : SEND
24
"The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" playwright : INGE
25
Some headway : DENT
26
Lean : BIAS
27
Villainous trademark : SNEER
28
Laterally, in a way : ABEAM
30
Rears : STERNS
31
Poet/lyricist who wrote the 1974 #1 hit "Seasons in the Sun" : MCKUEN
33
Most askew : WRIEST
34
Jeer leaders? : BOOERS
35
Green vegetable : CHARD
36
Fashion lines? : ADLIB
37
Heads of Parliament? : LOOS
38
Bean in space : ALAN
42
Vegetable with greens : BEET
43
Beat badly : MAUL
44
John who wrote "From the Terrace" : OHARA
45
Sch. divisions : YRS
46
Not proceed straightforwardly : SIDLE
47
Renaissance Faire sights : LUTES
48
Goals for fiscal conservatives : BALANCEDBUDGETS
51
Marsala, e.g. : ITALIANWINE
52
"Aloha nui ___" (Hawaiian sign-off meaning "lots of love") : LOA
53
Accompany : BEWITH
54
Radley rival : ETON
55
Recipient of the wish at 1-, 8-, 53- and 55-Across : YOU
Down
1
Took a spill, say? : MOPPED
2
Finally hit the big time : ARRIVE
3
Ones doing great and loyal service : YEOMEN
4
Big bang source, informally : ATEST
5
Candidate's goal, for short : PHD
6
Playfully fantastical : SEUSSIAN
7
Heading over a list of leading figures on a business's website : OURTEAM
8
Retiring : TIMID
9
Climate control syst. : HVAC
10
Yet, to Yeats : EEN
11
Toyota models since 1984 : 4RUNNERS
12
Person for whom one removes one's hat : TSAAGENT
13
Support staff : HELPERS
16
Ones making glowing recommendations? : NEONS
18
Is tough enough : CANTAKEIT
24
Request from someone who's disconsolate : INEEDAHUG
26
Makers of fine combs : BEES
27
Come alive : STIR
29
Pacifica or Sausalito, to S.F. : BURB
30
Sp. mujeres : SRAS
31
Centrist : MODERATE
32
Picnic staple : COLESLAW
33
Full monty : WHOLEBIT
34
Layette item : BABYBIB
35
Polite kids' plea : COULDWE
37
Fully charged : LADEN
39
Within recent memory : LATELY
40
Denial to a denial : ARETOO
41
Pirate haven of old : NASSAU
43
A Minor Prophet : MICAH
44
Long-gone : OLDEN
46
Sulk : SNIT
49
"Moonlight" Oscar winner : ALI
50
Commercial game whose box says it's for 2-10 players : UNO

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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