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New York Times, Monday, June 17, 2019

Author:
Erik Agard and Yacob Yonas
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
6411/6/20127/31/202032
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
1176896161
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.60280
Erik Agard
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
511/6/20187/2/20204
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0110201
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.52000
Yacob Yonas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Agard. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Yonas. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
YACOB: I found Erik after he mentioned the Facebook group he created (Crossword Puzzle Collaboration Directory) in the XWord Info ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Standout Monday grid. Super accessible to newer solvers — only some minor PENH (can only be clued in one way), SPFS (not usually ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0617 ( 25,423 )
Across
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Benchwarmer : SCRUB
6
Shut loudly : SLAM
10
Calendar units: Abbr. : MOS
13
Dried plums : PRUNES
15
Part of a brain or a 59-Down : LOBE
16
Cry at a fireworks show : AAH
17
Beach outing, say : FUNINTHESUN
19
Hit CBS forensics series : CSI
20
Movie filming locale : SET
21
Merchandise : GOODS
22
TV studio alert : ONAIR
24
Ice cream drink : MALT
25
Engender, as suspicion : AROUSE
26
High point of winter? : ICICLE
29
Sound of ice cream hitting the floor : SPLAT
31
On easy street : MADEINTHESHADE
35
Raw metals : ORES
36
+ or - particle : ION
37
Stick in one's ___ : CRAW
39
Financially afloat again : BACKINTHEBLACK
44
Adds to the payroll : HIRES
45
Comics' goals : LAUGHS
46
Mother of Calcutta : TERESA
49
Nota ___ : BENE
50
Mobile app's clientele : USERS
51
Sweeping stories : EPICS
53
Cry at a fireworks show : OOH
56
Instagram upload, informally : PIC
57
Traffic helicopter, e.g. : EYEINTHESKY
60
"Four score and seven years ___ ..." : AGO
61
Landlord's due : RENT
62
Partner of "signed" and "delivered" in a Stevie Wonder hit : SEALED
63
Anderson Cooper's channel : CNN
64
Utters : SAYS
65
Wear down : ERODE
Down
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Coppertone stats, for short : SPFS
2
Mötley ___ : CRUE
3
Peewee : RUNT
4
Prefix meaning "one" : UNI
5
Most widely spoken native language of India, after Hindi : BENGALI
6
Toboggan, e.g. : SLED
7
L's meaning, in box scores : LOSS
8
Aladdin's monkey sidekick : ABU
9
Hanukkah display : MENORAH
10
Asian gambling mecca : MACAU
11
Refuge in the desert : OASIS
12
Suffix in many English county names : SHIRE
14
Like a thief's loot : STOLEN
18
Like a thief's loot, slangily : HOT
23
"Beats me!" : NOTACLUE
24
Dutch artist known for his "impossible" drawings : MCESCHER
25
Gore and Capone, for two : ALS
26
"I think," in textspeak : IMO
27
Low-___ diet : CARB
28
Brainchild : IDEA
29
Drinks not meant to be savored : SHOTS
30
Phnom ___ (capital of Cambodia) : PENH
32
Fork prong : TINE
33
RuPaul's purview : DRAG
34
A pop : EACH
38
Calendar units: Abbr. : WKS
40
Pieholes : KISSERS
41
Savings plan, for short : IRA
42
Votes into office : ELECTS
43
Gaelic spirit who wails to foretell a death in the family : BANSHEE
46
Rapper Shakur : TUPAC
47
Provide one's digital John Hancock : ESIGN
48
Military info-gathering : RECON
49
Recycling receptacle : BIN
51
___-weeny (small) : EENY
52
Very bad, with "the" : PITS
53
Nobel Peace Prize city : OSLO
54
Ratified, for short : OKED
55
Jekyll's bad side : HYDE
58
Senate assent : YEA
59
Place for a stud or a ring : EAR

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