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New York Times, Friday, June 21, 2019

___ reflex, infant's instinctual spreading of the arms

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Ms. Weintraub. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Robyn Weintraub notes:
First of all, despite both MARRY ME and TIED THE KNOT appearing in the grid, this is not one of those hidden proposal puzzles (or are ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Another delightful solving experience from one of my favorite themeless constructors. FAMILY TREE is already a strong feature entry. ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
To answer Ms. Weintraub's question: Proposals? Probably not. But wedding announcements are real. At least they were; I doubt you could ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0621 ( 25,427 )

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Across
1
Wanderer's refuge : OASIS
6
1/8 of a standard stick of butter: Abbr. : TBSP
10
Part of the eye : UVEA
14
Big shot? : GROUPPHOTO
16
Some deer : ROES
17
Words in hide-and-seek : READYORNOT
18
Fleece : BILK
19
Rafael Nadal's country, in the Olympics : ESP
20
What vines do : CREEP
21
Owner of Bloomingdale's : MACYS
22
British philanthropist Henry : TATE
23
How John Glenn orbited the earth in 1962 : ALONE
25
Insurance department : CLAIMS
28
Expert sleuth : SHERLOCK
31
Wanders : ROVES
32
Turn a blind eye : SEENOEVIL
33
"Gracious!" : EGAD
34
Their pockets aren't deep : PITAS
35
"Dominant" thing : GENE
36
"It wasn't my fault" : DONTBEMAD
38
What "de rien" might be a response to : MERCI
39
Precisely : ONTHEDOT
40
Ted with a cameo in the movie "Ted" : DANSON
41
Instruction given through a rolled-down window : GETIN
42
Cross : FORD
43
Singer Khan : CHAKA
45
Creaky part of a house : STAIR
47
Where to stick a toothpick : BLT
50
Front part of a saddle : HORN
51
Something relatively complicated? : FAMILYTREE
53
Off-the-shoulders hairstyle : UPDO
54
At all : BYANYMEANS
55
Certain competition : MEET
56
"If someone ___ careful ..." : ISNT
57
Seriously bother : EATAT
Down
1
"Tom Thumb" antagonist : OGRE
2
Father of Deimos and Phobos : ARES
3
Product sold in bars : SOAP
4
OB/GYN offering : IUD
5
Aids for snoops : SPYCAMS
6
A crowd, so to speak : THREE
7
Shade of white : BONE
8
Sign indicating a sign : STOPAHEAD
9
Bettor's winnings : POT
10
Often-repeated bit of modern folklore : URBANLEGEND
11
Some commercial work : VOICEOVERS
12
Hard to grasp, say : EELY
13
Sets, as a price : ASKS
15
Things on the back of a computer : PORTS
21
___ reflex, infant's instinctual spreading of the arms : MORO
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24
Part of the eye : LENS
25
Believe it! : CREDO
26
Enter one's password, maybe : LOGON
27
Ultramodern : AVANTGARDE
28
Went after : SETAT
29
Festive mayo day : CINCO
30
Political commentator Ezra : KLEIN
32
Game with lots of instructions : SIMONSAYS
34
Nail job, for short : PEDI
37
With 49-Down, early tryout : BETA
38
John Updike novel subtitled "A Romance" : MARRYME
40
Dining adornment : DOILY
42
Light : FAINT
43
Bud : CHUM
44
Word before and after against : HOPE
46
Government sleuth, quaintly : TMAN
47
Cookout item, for short : BRAT
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Entertainer and civil rights activist Horne : LENA
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See 37-Down : TEST
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Org. in "The X-Files" : FBI
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It's in the bag : TEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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