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# New York Times, Friday, June 23, 2023

Author:
Kunal Nabar
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Playbills?
TotalDebut
16/23/2023
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0000010
ScrabDebutFresh
1.47870%

## This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {BFJQXZ} Grid has diagonal symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Nabar.
Kunal Nabar notes:
I first encountered the New York Times crossword puzzle one Saturday in high school. I scanned the clues and guessed a few answers ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Diagonal symmetry isn't for everyone. I love the novelty of it, and there are several technical aspects that constructors can take ... read more
 1P 2R 3I 4O 5R 6A 7G 8H 9A 10S 11T 12M O N O P O 13L Y M O N E Y 14P A L A T E C L E A N S E R 15S E G O 16A N K A 17N E W M E 18T O I 19O S M O N 20D 21D E L S 22E P C 23O T 24I N E R 25T 26R Y E 27P L A S T 28I C 29R E A 30D 31S E L L E R 32K O I P O 33N 34D 35S 36P R O R A 37T E 38D E S E R T 39A L E 40S N E E 41R E D 42W I E 43S E A 44M 45I M P E L 46A S E T 47M A L E 48S 49P I T 50V C R S 51A S I D E 52S 53T I 54M E L O O 55P 56R E S I N S 57U N C T U O U S 58A R M A D A 59P A S S 60M T A
© 2023, The New York Times6/23/23 ( No. 26,890 )
Across
1
Like some knowledge and commitments : PRIOR
6
Horror-struck : AGHAST
12
Playbills? : MONOPOLYMONEY
14
Refresher course? : PALATECLEANSER
15
State flower of Utah : SEGO
16
Singer/songwriter Paul : ANKA
17
Reinvented self : NEWME
18
"Je suis à ___" ("I'm all yours") : TOI
19
Big name in family music : OSMOND
21
Political convention attendees: Abbr. : DELS
22
Theme park originally conceived as a planned community : EPCOT
24
Unmoving : INERT
26
Ingredient in some flour : RYE
27
Credit cards : PLASTIC
29
Quick impression, as of a person : READ
31
One who's got the goods? : SELLER
32
Features of some Japanese gardens : KOIPONDS
36
Divide appropriately : PRORATE
38
Roughly one-third of the earth's surface : DESERT
39
It might be sold by the yard : ALE
40
Displayed dislike, in a way : SNEERED
42
Michelle ___ West of the L.P.G.A. : WIE
43
Clothes line : SEAM
45
Push : IMPEL
46
Play ___ (sit in with the band) : ASET
47
Drones, e.g. : MALES
49
Mine : PIT
50
Betamaxes, e.g. : VCRS
51
Some stage whispers : ASIDES
53
Narrative device used in "Groundhog Day" : TIMELOOP
56
Frankincense and myrrh, but not gold : RESINS
57
Overly slick : UNCTUOUS
58
59
Mountain path : PASS
60
Letters seen all around New York City : MTA
Down
1
Game played on yaks in Mongolia and Pakistan : POLO
2
Coded material : RNA
3
Scintillas : IOTAS
4
Opportunity for an amateur, maybe : OPENMIC
5
Apt cry of encouragement for a geologist? : ROCKON
6
"___, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss": Keats : AYE
7
Mulder on "The X-Files," e.g., informally : GMAN
8
Sharp now : HONED
9
What a key provides : ANSWER
10
Fitting : SEEMLY
11
Actor Gibson of the "Fast & Furious" franchise : TYRESE
12
Genre for Gabriel García Márquez and Haruki Murakami : MAGICALREALISM
13
Spanish American cowboy : LLANERO
14
15
Dance components : STEPS
19
Parliament : owls :: raft : ___ : OTTERS
20
Top present during the holiday season? : DREIDEL
23
City formerly known as Christiania : OSLO
25
Like many gift packages and old messages : TAPED
28
Many a Zoroastrian : IRANI
30
Parties : DOS
32
Apt cry of encouragement for a pilot? : KEEPITUP
33
Anchor's place : NEWSROOM
34
Dehydrates : DRIESOUT
35
Editorial overruling : STET
37
100 is a high one, informally : TEMP
39
Capital of Eritrea : ASMARA
41
Target of a biometric scanner : RETINA
44
Oil and film, for two : MEDIA
46
Grp. defending trans rights : ACLU
48
Button often indicated by a forward arrow : SEND
50
Participants in a November parade, informally : VETS
52
Govt. org. since 1946 : SSA
54
Roast figures : MCS
55
Pro bono promo : PSA