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New York Times, Tuesday, June 4, 2019

50-Across : Restaurateur Lagasse

Author:
Jake Halperin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jake Halperin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Halperin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jake Halperin notes:
My original theme set had two CON*PRO* phrases and two PRO*CON*, which for some reason felt like the "natural" or "balanced" choice to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A lot of PROs and CONs in this puzzle! Long ago, I'd thought of a similarly thought-PROvoking CONcept, but I could only find PROXY ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times6/4/19 ( No. 25,410 )

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Across
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"We should totally do that!" : LETS
5
Key of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7: Abbr. : AMAJ
9
Ain't I a stinker? : SKUNK
14
Energy field, in holistic medicine : AURA
15
Made-up story : TALE
16
Rub the wrong way : ANNOY
17
Metal that rusts : IRON
18
Coup d'___ : ETAT
19
What a tabloid may be sued for : LIBEL
20
Need for targeted advertising : CONSUMERPROFILE
23
Medium for modern matchmaking : APP
24
Ghost in a haunted house, e.g. : MOANER
25
'60s conflict site : NAM
28
"That sounds painful" : OOF
30
Ozs. and lbs. : WTS
31
Danson of "The Good Place" : TED
34
Birdlike : AVIAN
36
A very long time : AGES
38
Neighbor of Pennsylvania : OHIO
39
Netflix or YouTube : CONTENTPROVIDER
42
Online option that turns into "show" when clicked : HIDE
43
Absence of complication : EASE
44
Profess : CLAIM
45
Sun or moon : ORB
46
UPS competitor : DHL
47
The longer of the two Morse symbols : DAH
49
"Hey" alternatives : YOS
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Restaurateur Lagasse : EMERIL
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Part of a headset : MIC
55
It settles a case : CONCLUSIVEPROOF
61
Classic hit : OLDIE
62
Catcher of counterfeiters, in old lingo : TMAN
63
Retort to "Are not!" : AMSO
64
Investigator : AGENT
65
[Same source as before] : IBID
66
Like drone bees : MALE
67
Pizza size : LARGE
68
Disadvantages found in this puzzle's three longest Across answers ... : CONS
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... and advantages found in them : PROS
Down
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Concerning the nonordained : LAIC
2
$ : dollar :: € : : EURO
3
Disney sci-fi classic : TRON
4
Eldest Stark daughter on "Game of Thrones" : SANSA
5
"Resume normal speed," in a score : ATEMPO
6
Each animal in Noah's Ark had one : MATE
7
First thing in the morning? : ALARM
8
Like 747s : JETPOWERED
9
Beauty parlors : SALONS
10
Butter spreader : KNIFE
11
"Occasion" celebrated 364 times a year in Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass" : UNBIRTHDAY
12
"The First ___" (carol) : NOEL
13
"South Park" boy : KYLE
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Leading by a single point : UPONE
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___ Rizzo, hustler in "Midnight Cowboy" : RATSO
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Cheesy snack : NACHO
26
French "to have" : AVOIR
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Tough puzzle : MINDBENDER
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Accepting destiny : FATALISTIC
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Mi-mi-re-re-do, in a children's song : EIEIO
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College accommodations : DORMS
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Got full, say : ATE
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How a smartphone knows where it is, for short : GPS
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De-squeak : OIL
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So-called "architect of India" : NEHRU
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TV programming filter : VCHIP
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Option with a trash can icon : DELETE
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Making ___ : AMENDS
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Host's task, informally : MCING
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Something to bend over backward for : LIMBO
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Athlete's leg problem : CRAMP
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West Virginia resource : COAL
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Bigheaded : VAIN
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Actor Sharif : OMAR
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Scandinavian capital founded in the mid-11th century : OSLO
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Enemies : FOES

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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