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New York Times, Saturday, June 1, 2024

Author:
Eric Warren
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
Blog:
Kitchen concern with an oxymoronic name
TotalDebutLatest
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Eric Warren

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Warren. Saturday freshness: 87%
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© 2024, The New York Times6/1/24 ( No. 27,234 )
Across
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Five-star, as a hotel : POSHEST
8
Arrangement following a union agreement, perhaps : BACKPAY
15
Dig up : UNEARTH
16
Title woman in a 1968 Turtles hit : ELENORE
17
Spread throughout : PERVADE
18
Genetic variants : ALLELES
19
Their bodies are worked on : AUTOS
20
"Hard pass" : DONOTWANT
22
Flighty sorts, in two senses : SPACECADETS
24
When doubled, gung-ho : RAH
25
Created an account? : LIED
26
Opening for a spell : ABRA
27
Pastries popularized during the Hapsburg Empire : STRUDELS
32
Keep the hits coming : PILEON
34
Smallest country ever to win the FIFA World Cup : URUGUAY
35
Cram in : JAMPACK
36
Catchy song, slangily : BANGER
37
Pitchers on a farm : HAYFORKS
38
Family connections, say : TIES
39
Small appetizer in Turkish cuisine : MEZE
40
I.C.U. standbys : RNS
41
Kitchen concern with an oxymoronic name : FREEZERBURN
48
When a school's marching band typically performs : ATTHEHALF
50
Coach's first name on "Cheers" : ERNIE
51
Crunchy salad bit : CROUTON
52
In a coordinated fashion : ENMASSE
54
Excavation site since the Bronze Age : TINMINE
55
Edible wrapper : SEAWEED
56
One getting caught in a trap : SPEEDER
57
Like some beaches and convertibles : TOPLESS
Down
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Imagoes-to-be : PUPAS
2
Top : ONEUP
3
Company originally founded as Sleeper, Inc. : SERTA
4
What a bull in a china shop causes : HAVOC
5
Remove from memory : ERASE
6
Yardstick: Abbr. : STD
7
Popular news podcast since 2017 : THEDAILY
8
Hit in the head : BEANED
9
Earmark : ALLOT
10
Britons and others : CELTS
11
Was close to : KNEW
12
Animal on Greenland's coat of arms : POLARBEAR
13
Queen's style : ARENAROCK
14
Polite casual assent : YESTHANKS
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They can be Horatian : ODES
23
Exclamation in hospital dramas : CLEAR
26
Brand for which Garfield was once a "spokescat" : ALPO
27
Takes off : SUBTRACTS
28
When one might be on track to arrive? : TRAINTRIP
29
Inscribed Viking monument : RUNESTONE
30
Some fur-lined slippers : UGGS
31
Fair treatment : DUE
32
One side of a transaction : PAYEE
33
Global lending org. : IMF
35
Annual music event in the Big Easy : JAZZFEST
37
Bad guy : HEEL
39
Not so nice : MEANER
41
Rank : FETID
42
River passing through Lake Geneva : RHONE
43
What neuroplasticity allows our brains to do : REMAP
44
Throw down : BRAWL
45
"I wish I could ___ that" : UNSEE
46
Verb in a Hemingway title : RISES
47
Exigencies : NEEDS
49
Philosopher David who wrote "A Treatise of Human Nature" : HUME
53
Novel opening? : NEO

Answer summary:
8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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