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New York Times, Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Author:
Joe Deeney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Deeney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {J} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Deeney. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joe Deeney notes:
This is the first of my puzzles to run in the New York Times since the birth of my daughter. My last NYT puzzle ran on April 3, which ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ah, initialisms, our old crossword friend. Since they've been done so many times over — even IC made an appearance back in 2016 — it's ... read more
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Across
1
Ansari of "Parks and Recreation" : AZIZ
5
Lotion letters : SPF
8
Class for expectant mothers : LAMAZE
14
Only : LONE
15
___-El (Superman's birth name) : KAL
16
Roberto in Cooperstown : ALOMAR
17
It served as its state's capital before Des Moines : IOWACITY
19
Traditional Japanese sword : KATANA
20
Whack-a-mole implement : MALLET
21
Where dreams are made? : REM
22
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
23
Waste receptacle : BIN
24
Joe and Jack, say? : IRISHCOFFEE
27
Voting against : ANTI
29
Latin "I love" : AMO
30
Shows, as shows : AIRS
31
Set free : LOOSE
33
Glossy coating : ENAMEL
35
Medical ethics topic : INFORMEDCONSENT
40
In a drab way : GRAYLY
41
Bluesman Willie : DIXON
42
Asti Spumante, per esempio : VINO
45
Noise from a nest : COO
46
Senate rebuke : ETTU
47
"Barrier" dismantled in 1991 : IRONCURTAIN
52
Word before or after pack : RAT
53
Country's ___ Brown Band : ZAC
54
New Orleans-to-Tampa dir. : ESE
55
Bratislava resident : SLOVAK
57
Even : SQUARE
59
Start of each "S.N.L." episode ... or a hint to the initials of the words in 17-, 24-, 35- and 47-Across : COLDOPEN
61
Adopt-a-Highway concern : LITTER
62
Director Lee : ANG
63
Old-timey "not" : NARY
64
Give a good looking-over : ASSESS
65
Jed's adviser on "The West Wing" : LEO
66
Where Southwest Airlines is LUV : NYSE
Down
1
Subject of a Louisville museum : ALI
2
Magnify : ZOOMINON
3
Lacking : INWANTOF
4
True believer's quality : ZEAL
5
Athlete in goggles : SKIER
6
Smith known as the Poet Laureate of Punk : PATTI
7
Stylish, slangily : FLY
8
Italian tourist destination : LAKECOMO
9
Car rental choice : ALAMO
10
Bon ___ : MOT
11
Italian tourist destination : AMALFI
12
More out there : ZANIER
13
Wipes out : ERASES
18
151, in old Rome : CLI
21
Department store founder : RHMACY
23
Indonesian tourist destination : BALI
25
Place for a pickup baseball game : SANDLOT
26
Fake eyelash, slangily : FALSIE
28
Geometric figure with equal angles : ISOGON
32
Prove one's humanity, in a way : ERR
33
Literary character who lives in the Gloomy Place : EEYORE
34
Goal : END
36
Apple pickers? : MACUSERS
37
Reward for working overtime : EXTRAPAY
38
"Anyone? ... ANYONE?" : NOTAKERS
39
Threaded fastener : TNUT
42
Hungarian sporting dog : VIZSLA
43
Dinar spenders : IRAQIS
44
"Back of the line!" : NOCUTS
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Closest dwarf planet : CERES
49
Together : ASONE
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"My turn" : ILLGO
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Start to snooze, with "off" : NOD
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Winter Olympics star Lindsey : VONN
58
Downed : ATE
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Old presidential nickname : CAL
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December 31, in brief : NYE

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

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