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New York Times, Monday, June 18, 2018

Trendy, much-used lingo ... or a hint to the starts of 16-, 23-, 35- and 48-Across

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQVX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Trudeau.
Ross Trudeau notes:
The original clues for this puzzle tried to be clever, e.g.: Get London on the line? (PHONE JACK), Raise the set of a parody sitcom? ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Good set of synonyms for BUZZ, as in slang for PHONE, DIAL, CALL, RING. The term DIAL amuses me, as generations after my own probably ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times6/18/18 ( No. 25,059 )
Across
1
Letters meaning "Make it snappy!" : ASAP
5
Mouth-puckering : TART
9
Sidewalk's edge : CURB
13
Nut from Australia : MACADAMIA
15
Actress Raymonde of "Lost" : TANIA
16
Wall fixture for a landline : PHONEJACK
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Gives off, as light : EMITS
18
Beetle Bailey's superior : SARGE
19
Abounds (with) : TEEMS
21
Stage prompt : CUE
22
Cremation vessel : URN
23
Bathroom bar offering so-called "round-the-clock" protection : DIALSOAP
25
Quilting or crossword solving, e.g. : PASTIME
30
Spanish rice dish : PAELLA
31
One-percenters and such : ELITES
34
Reddish : ROSY
35
Start, as a meeting : CALLTOORDER
38
Q-tip, for one : SWAB
40
The "A" and "S" of 1-Across : ASSOON
41
Biblical land : CANAAN
44
Doing sentry duty : ONWATCH
48
Candy suckers in the form of jewelry : RINGPOPS
51
Historical period : ERA
52
"I Like ___" (1950s campaign button) : IKE
53
Science fiction writer Asimov : ISAAC
55
Yearns (for) : ACHES
57
Make an offer for at auction : BIDON
59
Trendy, much-used lingo ... or a hint to the starts of 16-, 23-, 35- and 48-Across : BUZZWORDS
61
Barely making, with "out" : EKING
62
Postal letters, deprecatingly : SNAILMAIL
63
Location : SITE
64
Temporary rain cover : TARP
65
Chip or coin thrown in the pot : ANTE
Down
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Excites : AMPSUP
2
African desert : SAHARA
3
Squirrel's stash : ACORNS
4
Twinge of guilt : PANG
5
___ Mahal : TAJ
6
Amo, amas, ___ ... : AMAT
7
Like not-quite-mashed potatoes : RICED
8
George of the original "Star Trek" : TAKEI
9
Filming device, informally : CAM
10
Monochromatic : UNICOLOR
11
Sacred ceremonies : RITUALS
12
Salary before bonuses : BASEPAY
14
Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
15
Model 3 electric car maker : TESLA
20
An "X" might "mark the spot" on one : MAP
24
Venus's tennis doubles partner : SERENA
26
Earl Grey pouch on a string : TEABAG
27
Needing medicine, say : ILL
28
Thousand thou : MIL
29
"At Last" singer ___ James : ETTA
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Goddess of the dawn : EOS
33
Meh : SOSO
35
Stopped all that yapping : CANNEDIT
36
Presidential son Reagan : RON
37
___ Jones industrial average : DOW
38
Old-fashioned writers : SCRIBES
39
Hawaiian surfing mecca : WAIKIKI
42
Mimicking : APING
43
Rejections : NOS
45
Capital of Iran : TEHRAN
46
College degree unit : CREDIT
47
Big inconvenience : HASSLE
49
Blue Ribbon brewery : PABST
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Place to sweat it out : SAUNA
54
Ruler until 1917 : CZAR
55
Hole-making tool : AWL
56
Result of a serious head injury : COMA
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___ Direction (boy band) : ONE
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Nada : ZIP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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