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New York Times, Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Author:
Jeff Stillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Stillman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Stillman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Stillman notes:
I find it curious that oftentimes my seed entry ends up out of the puzzle when it's all done. Either I find better entries or there's ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Jeff Stillman drops the (MC) hammer today, adding MC to regular phrases to produce celeb-related kookiness. I lost the "guess the ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0618 ( 25,424 )
Across
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Science class adjuncts : LABS
5
Tyrannical : HARSH
10
Losing casino roll : CRAP
14
Double-apostrophe contraction : IDVE
15
Tough watchdog : AKITA
16
Old Italian capital : LIRE
17
Autobiography of a "Star Trek" doctor? : BEINGMCCOY
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Mental flash : IDEA
20
Afternoon affair : TEA
21
Rib : KID
22
Audre Lorde or Lord Byron : POET
23
Kill off a major "Back to the Future" character? : SACRIFICEMCFLY
27
Neighbor of Borneo : SUMATRA
28
Zero : NIL
29
Pal for Pierre : AMI
30
Mates for does : HARTS
33
Birthstone for some Scorpios : TOPAZ
37
Typesetter's choice : FONT
39
Attach, as a button : SEWON
41
Languish : PINE
42
English class assignment : ESSAY
44
Part of a baker's dozen : DONUT
46
It might sit on a sill to cool : PIE
47
Brand of cooking spray : PAM
49
Lament about one's sorry appearance : IMAMESS
51
Film star Danny hurriedly leaving the set? : RUNAWAYMCBRIDE
56
Mayberry sot : OTIS
57
Bemoan : RUE
58
Medit. country : ISR
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Something to watch on the telly, with "the" : BEEB
60
Help film star Steve recover from an action sequence? : ICEMCQUEEN
65
Marine menace : ORCA
66
Man in a cast : ACTOR
67
After-Christmas event : SALE
68
Bleacher feature : TIER
69
Impetuous : HASTY
70
Give off : EMIT
Down
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Justin Trudeau's party: Abbr. : LIB
2
End of a sweet drink? : ADE
3
Niacin and riboflavin : BVITAMINS
4
Five Nations tribe : SENECA
5
Lunch meat : HAM
6
Org. associated with the Westminster show : AKC
7
"___ and the Flash" (2015 Meryl Streep movie) : RICKI
8
Stone-faced : STOIC
9
New York's ___ Planetarium : HAYDEN
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Bygone street sound : CLIPCLOP
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No longer plagued by : RIDOF
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Spinning : AREEL
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Like some fertilizer : PEATY
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Singer Brooks : GARTH
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Jumbo combatants : SUMOS
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Some "traditional" investments, for short : IRAS
25
Got along : FARED
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Sch. on the bank of the Charles : MIT
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Unlikely to cause controversy : SAFE
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Number of words in the shortest verse in the Bible (John 11:35) : TWO
32
Kind of boom : SONIC
34
Wildly improbable goal : PIPEDREAM
35
Ouzo flavor : ANISE
36
Scrabble 10-pointers : ZEES
38
Restaurant with small dishes : TAPASBAR
40
Like an arm that's been slept on too long : NUMB
43
Pilot's problem : YAW
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___ Aziz, Iraq War figure : TARIQ
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Singer Carey : MARIAH
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Improper application : MISUSE
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Unpaid factory worker : ROBOT
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Wombs : UTERI
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Family girl : NIECE
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New Mexico's state flower : YUCCA
55
Assembles : MEETS
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"Bon" word : MOT
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Show sorrow : CRY
63
___ Lilly & Co. : ELI
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Stocking material : NET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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