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New York Times, Saturday, May 5, 2018

Comics character who says "Having lost sight of our objectives, we redoubled our efforts"

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Gulczynski. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
The long seed entry, 37-A, was inspired by a scene near the end of the old Willy Wonka movie. Although, as I later learned watching ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Can't remember when I've loved so many feature entries so much. These flat-out delighted me: HODGEPODGE ENDLESS LOOP (programming ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Excellent puzzle.

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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0505 ( 25,015 )

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Across
1
Close and comfortable : SNUG
5
Leader of a long race? : ADAM
9
Minds : HEEDS
14
Comics character who says "Having lost sight of our objectives, we redoubled our efforts" : POGO
15
Japanese bowlful : SOBA
16
Roughly nine of 10 people have one : INNIE
17
Geographical hexagon : UTAH
18
Stew : HODGEPODGE
20
Single unit : MONAD
22
Unstable subatomic particle : MUON
23
Chateau ___ Michelle : STE
24
Code violation requiring an emergency exit? : ENDLESSLOOP
27
Choler : IRE
29
Pierce the ears of : DEAFEN
30
"Geez, that just ain't right!" : AWMAN
32
Anderson who managed Cincinnati's Big Red Machine : SPARKY
36
Butler of fiction : RHETT
37
"Take a hike, bub!" : ISAIDGOODDAYSIR
41
Marisa of "The Wrestler" : TOMEI
42
Sinus-clearing condiment : WASABI
43
Uncouth : CRASS
44
Night sticks? : ROOSTS
48
2013 Best Picture nominee with a major unseen female character : HER
49
Fancy-pants : HIGHFALUTIN
54
Late mag publisher : HEF
56
Refrain word in the song with the lyric "Come, Mister Tally Man, tally me banana" : DAYO
57
Wide open : AGAPE
58
61
Boost : HYPE
62
Food described in Exodus : MATZO
63
Eats : GRUB
64
Seating specification : TIER
65
Catching some Z's : ADOZE
66
They're easily taken : SAPS
67
Additional stipulations : ANDS
Down
1
Made bubbles, as an ocean wave : SPUMED
2
Zero : NOTONE
3
Setting for "The Last King of Scotland" : UGANDA
4
Split the bill, informally : GOHALFSIES
5
Neutral color : ASH
6
Sentences : DOOMS
7
___ Aziz bin Fahd, Saudi prince : ABDUL
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Mr. once played by Leslie Nielsen : MAGOO
9
Axilla : armpit :: coxa : ___ : HIP
10
Slaughter who was a star of the 1946 World Series : ENOS
11
Revelation subject : ENDTIMES
12
Tech-savvy group : DIGERATI
13
Go with : SEE
19
Ambient composer of note : ENO
21
Chicago-style, in a way : DEEPDISH
25
Catch : SNAG
26
One with a focus in mathematics : PARABOLA
28
Start of an intermission? : ENTR
31
Vague threat from a Stooge : WHYIOUGHTA
33
Seating specification : ROW
34
R.V. hookup org. : KOA
35
Gridiron figs. : YDS
37
Target for nails? : ITCH
38
Poor sport : SOREHEAD
39
Tiramisu flavorer : AMARETTO
40
___ Torres, 12-time Olympic swimming medalist : DARA
45
Be a homebody : STAYIN
46
Gave a little extra : TIPPED
47
Doesn't look good? : SNEERS
50
Lupino of old Hollywood : IDA
51
City police concern : GANGS
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Monster slain by Hercules : HYDRA
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Get steamy : FOGUP
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Beginnings of a beard : FUZZ
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"Today" rival, briefly : GMA
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___ Dameron, fighter pilot for the Resistance in "Star Wars" films : POE
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Delivery people, for short : OBS

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