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New York Times, Monday, May 6, 2019

"A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it," according to Ambrose Bierce

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 114 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Gordon notes:
Pret a Manger is my go-to lunch place when it's raining. It's on my block on 45th Street, and I can get there in about 20 steps, so I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Great find, three mid-length words that look like they should rhyme, but don't. The technical term for that is EYE / RHYME. I hadn't ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times5/6/19 ( No. 25,381 )

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Across
1
Poseidon's domain : SEA
4
Mortar accompanier : PESTLE
10
Swirl of smoke : WISP
14
Well-suited : APT
15
Noah's landing place : ARARAT
16
Tennis's Kournikova : ANNA
17
___ for tat : TIT
18
Lone Star State baseball player : TEXASRANGER
20
State whose license plates say "Famous Potatoes" : IDAHO
22
"That was a close one!" : WHEW
23
"It's a mouse!" : EEK
24
Not national, as an airline : REGIONAL
27
Fad : CRAZE
29
Gave off, as radiation : EMITTED
30
"Secret" person who writes a love note : ADMIRER
32
What Marcie calls Peppermint Patty in "Peanuts" : SIR
33
Take unfair advantage of : TRADEON
35
What you might drape a dress or shirt on in a closet : CLOTHESHANGER
40
Got ready to be operated on : PREPPED
41
Loud noise : DIN
43
Foreign ___ (international matters) : AFFAIRS
46
Fidgety : RESTIVE
49
Hands out cards : DEALS
50
Young gallant in "Romeo and Juliet" : MERCUTIO
51
Noah's craft : ARK
52
Drifter : HOBO
55
Lumberjacks : AXMEN
56
Sandwich chain whose name is French for "ready to eat" : PRETAMANGER
60
Time in history : ERA
61
Actress Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives" : TERI
62
Sailor's affirmative : AYEAYE
63
Singer ___ King Cole : NAT
64
River of the underworld : STYX
65
See 59-Down : RHYMES
66
"What's the ___?" (pessimist's cry) : USE
Down
1
Works like "Animal Farm" and "Gulliver's Travels" : SATIRES
2
Rapid spread of a disease : EPIDEMIC
3
"Way to go, sister!" : ATTAGIRL
4
Tushie : PATOOT
5
Bard's "before" : ERE
6
"Wailing" instrument : SAX
7
Fish by dragging a net : TRAWL
8
Place for mascara : LASH
9
Raison d'___ : ETRE
10
Pallid : WAN
11
Out of neutral, as a car : INGEAR
12
"Gesundheit!" elicitor : SNEEZE
13
"Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica ___ : PARKER
19
"You've got to be kidding me!" : AWCMON
21
Top 10 song : HIT
25
Lower in position : NETHER
26
Ones selling commercial time, informally : ADREPS
28
Boxing venue : RING
30
Cling (to) : ADHERE
31
___ than a doornail : DEADER
34
Egyptian cobra : ASP
36
October's birthstone : OPAL
37
Country singer Yearwood : TRISHA
38
Where to find "Cut" and "Paste" : EDITMENU
39
Coastal resort areas : RIVIERAS
42
Someone who was literally born yesterday : NEONATE
43
Makes a screenplay out of : ADAPTS
44
Search (out) : FERRET
45
Flimflam : FAKERY
47
Frightens : SCARES
48
Men's formal attire, informally : TUX
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"A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it," according to Ambrose Bierce : MONEY
53
Minnesota representative Ilhan ___ : OMAR
54
1990s Indiana governor Evan : BAYH
57
Box office purchases, for short : TIX
58
Pod of whales : GAM
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With 65-Across, what the last words of 18-, 35- and 56-Across are to each other : EYE

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

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