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New York Times, Saturday, June 30, 2018

Grp. recognizing international titleholders in 18 different weight classes

Author:
Andy Kravis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andy Kravis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Kravis.
Andy Kravis notes:
I was happy to see that most of my clues made the cut on this one. Some of my favorites were [Bar food?] for GRANOLA and [Churro ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Solid example of the "stair stack" arrangement that's quickly becoming a tried and true themeless type. Since most themelesses these ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times6/30/18 ( No. 25,071 )

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Across
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Yellowed or grayed, perhaps : AGED
5
Decorated military pilot : WARACE
11
Cold response? : BRR
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One end of a chess game : DRAW
15
Cosmetic injections for guys : BROTOX
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Former 57-Across star from China : YAO
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Another end of a chess game : MATE
18
Grade in the high 80s or low 90s? : OCTANE
19
Crane arm : JIB
20
Collectively : INALL
22
Half of some matched sets : HERS
23
Sommelier's concern : NOSE
24
Churro ingredient? : ROLLEDR
26
"This relationship can't go on" : ITSOVER
28
When repeated, cry in Matthew 27 : ELI
29
Parched : ARID
31
Potential source of college credit : APTEST
32
Director of 2018's "A Wrinkle in Time" : AVADUVERNAY
35
Vaping needs : ECIGARETTES
37
Mr. Television, by another nickname : UNCLEMILTIE
39
Tex-Mex offering : FAJITA
42
1941 Welles role : KANE
43
Late sixth-century year : DXC
45
Ones making periodical changes : EDITORS
47
Reason to bow : RESPECT
49
Sluggish : LOGY
50
Do 80, say : TEAR
52
Ford in the Country Music Hall of Fame : ERNIE
53
Sites of many -ectomies, for short : ORS
54
Accidentally got soaked at a pool : FELLIN
56
Scintilla : IOTA
57
See 16-Across : NBA
58
They're on your side : ALLIES
59
Curtail : STEM
60
Nairobi-to-Johannesburg dir. : SSW
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Position in a prosecutor's office: Abbr. : ASSTDA
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Doc's orders : MEDS
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Put on a pedestal : ADMIRE
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Bar food? : GRANOLA
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Really trounce : EATALIVE
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Linger (on) : DWELL
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Grp. recognizing international titleholders in 18 different weight classes : WBO
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Primary competitor : ARCHRIVAL
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Mechanical : ROTE
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Retro console giant : ATARI
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Emperor who called the First Council of Nicaea : CONSTANTINE
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Common PC file extension : EXE
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"I say!" : BYJOVE
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End-of-year requests : RAISES
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Abstract Expressionist Rauschenberg : ROBERT
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Provide a smooth transition for : LEADINTO
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"Wait for it ..." : NOTYET
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Competing groups in Mexico : DRUGCARTELS
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German wine made from late-harvest grapes : SPATLESE
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John who directed "Tarzan, the Ape Man" : DEREK
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Sharpness : ACUITY
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Like Frank Sinatra, three times : REMARRIED
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Tangential remark : SIDENOTE
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Pumped : EXCITED
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Penmen? : FELONS
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Totally cute, in slang : ADORBS
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Fitting pastime? : JIGSAW
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Backups' backups : CTEAMS
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Moves : SELLS
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Certain decorative paperweight : PRISM
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Set down : ALIT
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Air safety org. : FAA
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Org. in the documentary "Citizenfour" : NSA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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