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New York Times, Monday, June 10, 2024

Author:
Kareem Ayas
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
Blog:
Guinness world record holder for "English word with the most meanings"
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Kareem Ayas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} Grid has repeated answers. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Ayas. Monday freshness: 76%
Jim Horne notes:

SET is the answer for all fourteen 3-letter words.

1
S
2
E
3
T
4
A
5
S
6
T
7
O
8
S
9
W
10
A
11
P
12
T
S
O
13
S
14
P
E
S
K
15
Y
16
E
R
G
O
17
O
P
A
L
18
S
T
A
G
E
19
T
I
R
E
20
O
N
D
I
21
S
C
22
R
O
N
23
A
24
S
E
T
25
D
U
S
T
M
O
26
P
27
O
F
N
28
O
T
E
29
S
O
R
E
30
D
O
G
S
P
A
31
S
32
E
33
T
34
K
E
G
35
S
36
R
E
H
A
B
37
S
38
E
X
I
39
L
E
40
S
E
41
T
42
L
A
D
L
E
43
T
I
P
O
F
44
F
45
T
U
46
R
F
47
S
E
T
48
S
P
O
R
E
49
S
50
B
A
I
51
T
52
T
Y
P
E
U
P
53
A
N
S
W
54
E
55
R
56
S
57
S
E
T
58
E
D
E
59
N
60
C
H
I
P
I
N
61
A
N
O
62
S
63
A
W
A
64
S
H
65
R
E
D
O
66
I
C
E
E
67
L
E
V
E
E
68
L
E
G
O
69
L
E
S
T
70
D
I
T
S
71
S
E
T
© 2024, The New York Times6/10/24 ( No. 27,243 )
Across
1
Theater backdrop : SET
4
Regarding : ASTO
8
Simple trade : SWAP
12
General ___ chicken : TSOS
14
Irksome, like a fly : PESKY
16
"Therefore …" : ERGO
17
Gemstone with a "fire" variety : OPAL
18
Theater centerpiece : STAGE
19
Where the rubber meets the road? : TIRE
20
Like much '90s music and video games : ONDISC
22
Novelist Jaffe : RONA
24
Put (down) : SET
25
Cleaning implement for bunnies? : DUSTMOP
27
Significant : OFNOTE
29
Like feet after a race, perhaps : SORE
30
Grooming option for a pampered pooch : DOGSPA
31
Prepare, as the dinner table : SET
34
Draft beer receptacles : KEGS
36
Detox centers : REHABS
38
Banish : EXILE
40
Written in stone : SET
42
Soup server's spoon : LADLE
43
Alert about a crime, say : TIPOFF
45
Surf's partner on a menu : TURF
47
Unit for a comedian or musician : SET
48
Mushroom's reproductive cells : SPORES
50
___ and switch : BAIT
52
Put into a Word document, say : TYPEUP
53
Cheat sheet info : ANSWERS
57
Like hard plaster : SET
58
Home of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil : EDEN
60
Contribute a little : CHIPIN
61
Years, in Portuguese : ANOS
63
Overflowing (with) : AWASH
65
Make over : REDO
66
Colorful slushy drink : ICEE
67
Rhyme for "Chevy" in Don McLean's "American Pie" : LEVEE
68
Painful toy to step on : LEGO
69
In case : LEST
70
Counterparts of dahs : DITS
71
Guinness world record holder for "English word with the most meanings" : SET
Down
1
Got up : STOOD
2
College sports channel : ESPNU
3
Frogs' wartier cousins : TOADS
4
H.S. test result that can translate into college credit : APSCORE
5
Part of a tennis match : SET
6
Bygone Russian ruler : TSAR
7
"All right, that's fine" : OKGOOD
8
Sink, as the sun : SET
9
Cushions in front of a computer keyboard : WRISTPADS
10
Pleasant and accommodating : AGREEABLE
11
Philip Larkin or Patricia Lockwood : POET
13
Vent openings : SLITS
15
Strongly desire : YENFOR
21
Like areas where cigarettes are not permitted : SMOKEFREE
23
Striped swimmer named for a heavenly being : ANGELFISH
26
Things to hang one's hat on : PEGS
28
Agcy. that monitors workplace hazards : OSHA
31
Mathematical grouping using curly brackets : SET
32
Being : EXISTENCE
33
You might stand on them to reach something : TIPPYTOES
35
Having everything one needs : SET
37
Volleyball move before a spike : SET
39
"Bunny ear" made while tying a shoelace : LOOP
41
Deep brass instrument : TUBA
44
Like England between the ninth and 15th centuries : FEUDAL
46
Cattle farms : RANCHES
49
Shot out, as lava : SPEWED
51
Spin around : TWIRL
54
Fencing swords : EPEES
55
Mountain spine : RIDGE
56
Stuck-up sort : SNOOT
57
Mast attachment : SAIL
59
Blue race in "Avatar" : NAVI
62
Complete collection : SET
64
Adjust, as a watch : SET

Answer summary:
7 unique to this puzzle.

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