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New York Times, Wednesday, May 8, 2019

___ Howard, first African-American player on the Yankees (1955)

Author:
Stu Ockman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stu Ockman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Ockman.
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© 2019, The New York Times5/8/19 ( No. 25,383 )
Across
1
Arm twister? : ULNA
5
"Glengarry Glen Ross" playwright : MAMET
10
Butts : RAMS
14
Start to do well? : NEER
15
Its version of 37-Across was popular in the 1970s-'80s : ATARI
16
Rapper/actor on "Law & Order: SVU" : ICET
17
Pro-war sort : HAWK
18
Hart of "Chicago" : ROXIE
19
"Goodness!" : OHMY
20
I.C.U. hookups : IVS
21
Encroach (on) : IMPINGE
23
Particle created by dissolving table salt : ION
24
They're nuts for dessert : PECANS
26
Intense : SEVERE
28
Fir coat? : BARK
29
"___ lighter note ..." : ONA
32
Christmas light locale : EAVE
33
Full-screen mode exit key : ESC
34
Rosalinde's maid in Strauss's "Die Fledermaus" : ADELE
36
Latin "king" : REX
37
Olympic sport since 1988 : TABLETENNIS
40
"___ ever!" : DOI
41
India's smallest state : GOA
42
Less drunk : SOBERER
46
Ralph who played Voldemort in the Harry Potter films : FIENNES
50
Unidentified date : PLUSONE
51
French novelist ___ France : ANATOLE
52
Ones making writers write right?: Abbr. : EDS
53
MP3-sharing service of the early 2000s : NAPSTER
55
Sydney's state: Abbr. : NSW
56
___-sec (wine designation) : DEMI
58
Sweet cake : TORTE
59
"Me? Are you kidding?!" : NOTI
60
___ Bator : ULAN
61
Perfume compound : ESTER
62
Knowledgeable of : INON
63
With 65-Across, another name for 37-Across : PING
64
Sweeties : DEARS
65
See 63-Across : PONG
Down
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Behind the times : UNHIP
2
Not touch : LEAVEBE
3
It may include sports and weather : NEWSCAST
4
Neighbor of La. : ARK
5
Some schoolteachers, quaintly : MARMS
6
Resting on : ATOP
7
Calf coverer : MAXI
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Popular Irish girl's name : ERIN
9
Supermodel Cheryl : TIEGS
10
Carnival host : RIO
11
Reaches, as great heights : ACHIEVES
12
"Is it live or is it ...?" sloganeer : MEMOREX
13
Jule who wrote the music for "Funny Girl" : STYNE
21
It might be a blot on your record : INK
22
Superwide shoe spec : EEE
25
Skee-Ball locales : ARCADES
27
An ay for an aye, e.g.? : VARIANT
29
Verse from an admirer : ODE
30
[Item depicted here] : NET
31
Drink sold by the yard : ALE
34
Turned off : ALIENATED
35
Bridge experts : ENGINEERS
38
Element before carbon on the periodic table : BORON
39
Musical insensitivity : NOEAR
42
Hastened : SPEDUP
43
Nickname for Yale : OLDELI
44
Otto on "The Simpsons," e.g. : BUSMAN
45
Lie : REPOSE
46
More rewarding, as a paycheck : FATTER
47
"Stop! You're doing it all wrong!" : NONONO
48
___ Howard, first African-American player on the Yankees (1955) : ELSTON
49
Tailor's skill : SEWING
54
Mlle., across the Pyrenees : SRTA
57
Like Mozart's Symphonies Nos. 15, 27 and 32 : ING
59
Bit of a bite : NIP

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