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New York Times, Thursday, June 6, 2019

36-Down : The Aggies of the N.C.A.A.

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 151 for Mr. Piscop.
Fred Piscop notes:
Not much to say here. I got this idea and completed the grid before it even dawned on me that the 75th anniversary of D-Day was coming ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
75th anniversary of D-DAY! I had no idea that there were five major beaches — or that they could be hidden within colorful phrases. ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times6/6/19 ( No. 25,412 )

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Across
1
Unrefined : CRASS
6
Coffee bar offering : MOCHA
11
Painter van Eyck : JAN
14
Navajo dwelling made of logs and mud : HOGAN
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___ Bell (Emily Brontë pen name) : ELLIS
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Word with single or fair : USE
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Direct-to-customer beef retailer : OMAHASTEAKS
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1952 and 1994 Olympics locale: Abbr. : NOR
20
Cover over, as a wall : REPAPER
21
Remove, as a name tag : PEELOFF
23
Busy beaver : DOER
24
Rejections : NOS
26
Go one better than : TOP
27
Place to buy paint : ARTSHOP
31
Spirited horse : ARAB
34
Upscale hotel amenity : SAUNA
37
Now and for always : EVERMORE
39
Demolition aid : TNT
40
Calaverite or sylvanite : GOLDORE
43
Memory unit : BIT
44
Coated, in a way : ENAMELED
46
City NE of Manchester : LEEDS
48
Hawaiian entree, for short : MAHI
49
Ones playing the numbers? : DEEJAYS
52
Big brand with an oval logo : STP
54
Ticket datum : ROW
55
Something you might write an article on : SPEC
59
More daft : DOTTIER
63
Field a kickoff : RECEIVE
65
Subject of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Medicine : DNA
66
Performer with a weapon : SWORDDANCER
68
Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" has one : ACT
69
Mailing category for reduced postage : MEDIA
70
Very little : SCANT
71
"___-haw!" : YEE
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Name on a "Citizen Kane" poster : ORSON
73
Things to run or pass : TESTS
Down
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Set of keys, maybe : CHORD
2
Beau : ROMEO
3
Slack-jawed : AGAPE
4
Hot and dry : SAHARAN
5
Lose one's cool : SNAP
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Underground networks : METROS
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Cry repeated at the start of the 1987 dance hit "Hot Hot Hot" : OLE
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Keep time with the beat, maybe : CLAP
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Jack up : HIKE
10
Land, building or machine : ASSET
11
NASA spacecraft orbiting Jupiter : JUNOPROBE
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Beginning : ASOF
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___ ball : NERF
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Text message status : SENT
22
Good soil : LOAM
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Labrador retriever or Alaskan malamute, notably : SHEDDER
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Lose one's cool : RAGE
29
In ___ (embryonic) : OVO
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Individually : PER
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Like much of Chile : ARID
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Agrees to "make things interesting" : BETS
34
Goblet feature : STEM
35
Visitor to King Mongkut : ANNA
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The Aggies of the N.C.A.A. : UTAHSTATE
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Bank : RELY
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Discontinued : OLD
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Abstract Expressionist Krasner : LEE
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Helpful thing to have on hand? : MITT
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Perfumer's extract : ESSENCE
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River to the Dead Sea : JORDAN
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Going "Wow, wow, wow!" : AWED
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___ clam (mollusk found off the coast of California) : PISMO
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Typesetters' measures : PICAS
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Javelin, e.g. : EVENT
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Mints with Retsyn : CERTS
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Its beaches begin five answers in this puzzle : DDAY
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"There was a time ..." : ONCE
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Still life subject : EWER
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Some retina cells : RODS
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Closing credits heading : CAST
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Feature on a Spanish map : RIO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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