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New York Times, Thursday, May 9, 2019

Author:
Lewis Rothlein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lewis Rothlein

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Rothlein. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Lewis Rothlein notes:
Will/Sam rejected my first iteration of this puzzle. They said the idea was creative, but they balked at the reveal (which was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Thursday tricksiness, OFFSIDES indicating that six answers are to be interpreted without their first and last letters: BALONEY SKETCHY ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0509 ( 25,384 )
Across
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Some ranges : AMANAS
7
Verses versus verses events : SLAMS
12
Unassisted : BALONEY
14
Two-masted vessel : SKETCHY
16
Qualify : ENTITLE
17
The way to do this is the #1 how-to search, according to Google : TIEATIE
18
Rungs : TIERS
19
Children's author Silverstein : SHEL
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Actress Headey of "Game of Thrones" : LENA
22
Sea dogs : TARS
23
Slowpoke : SNAIL
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Calls for reserves? : LETS
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It may be crushed or shaved : ICE
26
Blacksmith's workplace : IFORGET
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Corruption : ROT
29
1998 Winter Olympics locale : NAGANO
31
Be sure of : BETON
33
Grade school classroom accessory : GLOBE
34
Pre-Christmas purchase : FIR
35
Prefix with science : NEURO
39
Built up : URBAN
41
Countless : ATONOF
42
Much-used wood for tool handles : ASH
45
Perfect child : TANGELO
47
Shareable doc format : PDF
48
Instruction to a typesetter : STET
50
Traveling, so to speak, in basketball : STEPS
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Goes pfft! : DIES
52
A light one goes a long way : YEAR
53
Dress that may leave the midriff exposed : SARI
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Glutinous rice cake of Japan : MOCHI
55
Midsize Kias : OPTIMAS
57
Knocked, like heavy machinery : CLUNKED
59
30th anniversary gift : UPEARLY
60
Not this or that : SOTHERE
61
Fast ___ Felson, "The Hustler" character : EDDIE
62
Locking horns : ATODDS
Down
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What an accomplice may be doing : ABETTING
2
Wild and crazy : MANIACAL
3
Second person? : ALTEREGO
4
Gritty films, informally : NOIRS
5
Ironically, they live on every continent except Antarctica : ANTS
6
Seasoning for une omelette : SEL
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Item of cookware : SKILLET
8
Most common Korean surname after Kim : LEE
9
In any way : ATALL
10
Actress Janet with a Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Award : MCTEER
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Eastern faith : SHINTO
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Like some questions : YESNO
14
Rod on reels : STEIGER
15
Brewmaster's need : YEAST
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It's a sign : HARBINGER
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West Coast air hub, for short : SFO
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Stationary : INERT
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Scout leader? : TONTO
30
Aladdin's sidekick : ABU
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Opposite of paleo- : NEO
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Bookstore section : FANTASY
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Like fruit on a tree : UNPICKED
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Kept a close eye (on) : RODEHERD
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Football offense ... or a hint to six answers in this puzzle : OFFSIDES
40
Brew with a red triangle logo : BASSALE
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Racer Unser and son : ALS
42
Words before wish or were : ASYOU
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Siberian land feature : STEPPE
44
Like some pools and arguments : HEATED
46
Grand tales : EPICS
49
Threesome : TRIAD
51
Crooner with a ukulele : DONHO
54
Many a rescue : MUTT
56
Med. diagnostic : MRI
58
Mauna ___ : LOA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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