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New York Times, Monday, June 29, 2020

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 119 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Gordon notes:
I wanted to avoid phrases where the circled letters had two possible placements, so GOOD GOD, ROOT ROT, and MANAGEMENT AGENT were out, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Did you ever notice that A S P is contained within SHAKESPEARE? That there is a great murder mystery in the making. Untimely death due ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0629 ( 25,801 )

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Across
1
Part of a constellation : STAR
5
Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
10
Top Olympic medal : GOLD
14
Parasitic insects that suck : LICE
15
Digestive aid brand : BEANO
16
Song for a diva : ARIA
17
Prefix with knock or lock : ANTI
18
Position sought every six years : SENATESEAT
20
Close guy friend : MAINMAN
22
In his Webby Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech (which is limited to five words), he said "Please don't recount this vote" : ALGORE
23
What unagi is, at a sushi bar : EEL
24
2014 film in which David Oyelowo played Martin Luther King Jr. : SELMA
26
Home theater feature, maybe : SURROUNDSOUND
31
"To thine ___ self be true" : OWN
32
Chinese-born architect who won a 43-Across : IMPEI
33
Well-behaved : GOOD
35
Odometer button : RESET
37
Vietnamese New Year : TET
38
Row of bushes : HEDGE
39
What to leave a phone message after : BEEP
40
Got out of bed : AROSE
42
Home heating option : OIL
43
Annual award for architects : PRITZKERPRIZE
47
Coat of paint : LAYER
48
Chaney of silent films : LON
49
Far ___ (a long distance away) : AFIELD
52
Safest course of action : BESTBET
56
Pop-up store opportunity for bargain hunters : SAMPLESALE
59
Vogue competitor : ELLE
60
Savings plans for old age, in brief : IRAS
61
: : COLON
62
Cape Canaveral org. : NASA
63
Erotic : SEXY
64
Newspaper pieces collected in the book "The Last Word" : OBITS
65
"How do you like ___ apples?" : THEM
Down
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Close with a bang : SLAM
2
Funny Fey : TINA
3
Intermission preceder : ACTI
4
Director Rob : REINER
5
Son of David in the Old Testament : ABSALOM
6
One starting college, typically : TEEN
7
Prohibit : BAN
8
Santa ___ winds : ANA
9
Wrecks beyond repair : TOTALS
10
Dashboard dial that goes from "E" to "F" : GASGAUGE
11
Cookie since 1912 : OREO
12
Polygraph flunker : LIAR
13
See socially : DATE
19
Red Muppet on "Sesame Street" : ELMO
21
Kind of badge for a scout : MERIT
24
One expressing contempt : SNEERER
25
Newspaper worker : EDITOR
26
Clean with a broom : SWEEP
27
Al ___, four-time Indianapolis 500 winner : UNSER
28
Slow on the ___ : UPTAKE
29
Product for one pulling an all-nighter : NODOZ
30
Motherless calf : DOGIE
31
Heavenly sphere : ORB
34
Dover's state: Abbr. : DEL
36
Cause of seizures : EPILEPSY
38
Long lunches? : HEROS
41
Lymphocyte-producing organs : SPLEENS
44
Like most centers in basketball : TALL
45
Louisiana music typically featuring an accordion : ZYDECO
46
Purpose : INTENT
49
Thrift shop caveat : ASIS
50
Taxi charge : FARE
51
Big-screen film format : IMAX
52
Rorschach image : BLOT
53
Lackluster : BLAH
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"If all ___ fails ..." : ELSE
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Sports squad : TEAM
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Have a bawl : SOB
58
Ring master? : ALI

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