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New York Times, Thursday, June 23, 2022

Only four-ninths of it is usually shown: Abbr.

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Author:
Alex Rosen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Rosen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Rosen.
Alex Rosen notes:
I call this one "Following Instructions." My original submission was trickier. Each of the "following" entries needed to be chopped up ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Solid intro to "letter removals that result in valid phrases." Our Replacement Finder can help with this — for example, if you seek ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times5/19/22 ( No. 26,490 )
Across
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Fuel efficiency letters : MPG
4
They may join in a circle : ARCS
8
Big-box hardware chain : LOWES
13
"That's it!" : AHA
14
Model Campbell : NAOMI
16
Cricket fields and badminton racket heads, for two : OVALS
17
Punishes : DISCIPLINES
19
Interrupt ... or what to do as you enter the answer to the previous clue : CUTIN
20
Aptly named ski town in Utah : ALTA
21
Stop the clock : CALLTIME
23
Compact disc? : MIRROR
25
Hot spot in the afternoon, say : TEA
26
I.C.U. specialists : RNS
29
Backed financially : SUPPORTED
31
Prep for surgery ... or what to do as you enter the answer to the previous clue : SCRUBUP
34
Multiple of one? : TWIN
36
City whose name is Siouan for "good place to dig potatoes" : TOPEKA
37
Primitive kind of diet : PALEO
41
Subject of job offer negotiations : PAY
43
They get high twice a day : TIDES
44
Actress Munn : OLIVIA
46
One of Alcott's Little Women : BETH
48
Workplace with no commute : HOMEOFFICE
50
Leave ... or what to do as you enter the answer to the previous clue : TAKEOFF
55
Constellation next to Ursa Major : LEO
56
Prefix with skeleton : EXO
58
Hagia ___ (World Heritage Site in Istanbul) : SOPHIA
59
Concession stand morsel : RAISINET
63
One of the pounds in a pound cake : EGGS
64
Brazenly disregarding : FLOUTING
66
Flail at home plate ... or what to do as you enter the answer to the previous clue : STRIKEOUT
68
"Heaven forbid!" : GODNO
69
Pledge drive bags : TOTES
70
Gold in them thar hills, e.g. : ORE
71
Promise : SWEAR
72
Home to the oldest continuously operating university in the Americas : PERU
73
Retreat : DEN
Down
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Sophisticated ladies : MADAMS
2
Queen Elizabeth's husband : PHILIP
3
Prefix with -pod : GASTRO
4
Alex and ___ (jewelry brand) : ANI
5
Affiliated group of M.C.s, as for Death Row Records : RAPCREW
6
Rum mixer : COLA
7
Refine, in a way : SMELT
8
Plot points? : LOCI
9
Fallopian tube traveler : OVUM
10
Something to sleep on with no springs : WATERBED
11
Country's ___ Young Band : ELI
12
Only four-ninths of it is usually shown: Abbr. : SSN
15
Lands in the ocean : ISLES
18
Media journalist David : CARR
22
It's said to be "the art of recognizing when to be big and when not to belittle" : TACT
24
Holy Roman emperor beginning in 973 : OTTOII
27
Quickly heat up, in a way : NUKE
28
Yellow Pages section after "Sound Systems" : SPAS
30
Dramatic tango move : DIP
32
Abstract Expressionist Mark : ROTHKO
33
News inits. since 1958 : UPI
35
Snag : NAB
37
Four-time Hugo Award winner Frederik : POHL
38
Potted ornamental : ALOE
39
Prom night booking : LIMORIDE
40
Biblical progenitor : EVE
42
"And ___ …" : YET
45
Super-duper : ACES
47
Better prepared, perhaps : TASTIER
49
Just be oneself : EXIST
51
Sport in which you could use some pointers? : EPEE
52
"Great to hear!" : OHGOOD
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Reckon : FIGURE
54
Secure : FASTEN
57
In first place : ONTOP
60
Psychoanalyst Freud, daughter of Sigmund : ANNA
61
Marty Feldman's role in "Young Frankenstein" : IGOR
62
Big name in Art Deco : ERTE
64
N.F.L. three-pointers: Abbr. : FGS
65
Temperature extreme : LOW
67
Sch. 50 miles west of 36-Across : KSU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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