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New York Times, Thursday, June 23, 2022

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
Author of "The Bonesetter's Daughter," 2001
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 132 for Mr. Chen. Thursday freshness: 61%
Jeff Chen notes:
I had a couple of interesting options with the oxygen atoms spaced out, MINUS to OMINOUS, SANDS to SO AND SO, NEVER to ONE OVER. The ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Years ago, the NYT began to modernize its crossword evaluation process, morphing from snail mail to various incarnations of ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times6/23/22 ( No. 26,525 )
Across
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South Asian, informally : DESI
5
"Imperial gem" mined as early as 6000 B.C. : JADE
9
Supplier of iron carrots in old cartoons : ACME
13
Islamic scholar : IMAM
14
Make some cuts, perhaps : EDIT
15
Tender feelings : ACHES
16
Mood setters for a romantic dinner : CANOODLES
18
Samples : TRIES
19
What may be traded for tat : TIT
20
Comic actress Kristen : WIIG
21
"My Friend ___" (classic of children's literature) : FLICKA
22
Captain Marvel, for one : ALIAS
24
Actor Cooper : BOORADLEY
26
Duck color : TEAL
27
Ancient dweller of Central Asia and Eastern Europe : HUN
28
Some hesitations : ERS
29
There are 30 on an icosahedron : EDGES
31
Bounds : LIMITS
34
Photosynthetic process "inflating" 16-, 24-, 46- and 56-Across : OXYGENATION
37
Author of "The Bonesetter's Daughter," 2001 : AMYTAN
38
One of two in 2/22/22 : SLASH
41
Things "said" in doctors' offices : AHS
44
Texter's "hold on a sec" : BRB
45
Repellent : VILE
46
Torn and ragged clothing : TATTOOERS
50
Feminine name that anagrams to another feminine name : CELIA
51
Is behind : TRAILS
52
"___ one teach one" (rhyming proverb) : EACH
54
Prez who founded the March of Dimes : FDR
55
His first initial stands for "Ieoh" : IMPEI
56
Quarter-pound things at McDonald's : PATOOTIES
58
The Ark of the Covenant, e.g. : RELIC
59
Fake coin : SLUG
60
"Popular Fallacies" writer, 1826 : ELIA
61
Adam's apple locale : EDEN
62
Sprites, but not Pepsis : IMPS
63
Controvert : DENY
Down
1
Call the shots : DICTATE
2
Corresponded with, in a way : EMAILED
3
World capital on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire : SANTIAGO
4
"You didn't ask, but …" to a texter : IMO
5
Force-ful character : JEDI
6
Wing it : ADLIB
7
Soccer star Maradona : DIEGO
8
Mars rovers, in brief? : ETS
9
Like burning plastic : ACRID
10
Early chewing gum ingredient : CHICLE
11
More submissive : MEEKER
12
60-Across output or 18-Across synonym : ESSAYS
15
Where Aquaman reigns as king : ATLANTIS
17
Biting remarks? : OWS
21
Carnivorous : meat :: carpophagous : ___ : FRUIT
23
Echo speaker : ALEXA
25
Often-uttered lead-in to "That's gotta hurt!" : OHMAN
30
Like Canada's maple leaf : SYMBOLIC
31
Leave alone : LETBE
32
___ moment : INA
33
Unravel : SOLVE
35
Street food favorites topped with tzatziki : GYROS
36
It may be applied to a single digit : NAILFILE
39
Sit after everyone else scooches over : SLIDEIN
40
Grist for the rumor mill : HEARSAY
41
It may get worn out : ATTIRE
42
In a position to sue, say : HARMED
43
Readers may flip over it : STAPLE
47
Movie-themed Happy Meal, e.g. : TIEIN
48
Sphere : REALM
49
Took notice, in a way : SATUP
50
Comedian Margaret : CHO
53
Peons, metaphorically : COGS
56
Letter resembling Indiana University's logo : PSI
57
___-Ed (animated talks for kids) : TED

Answer summary:
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