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New York Times, Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Common golf course grass

Author:
Christopher Adams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Christopher Adams

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Adams. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times6/8/21 ( No. 26,145 )

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1
Part of a combo meal : SODA
5
Stew containers : POTS
9
Transparent hospital container, informally : IVBAG
14
Claim confidently : AVER
15
___ Games, maker of Fortnite : EPIC
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With 22-Down, star of TV's "Claws" : NIECY
17
Actress Russell : KERI
18
Descartes who said "Cogito, ergo sum" : RENE
19
Letter-shaped construction piece : TBEAM
20
Checkout devices at Dublin supermarkets? : IRISHSCANNERS
23
Ixnay : VETO
24
Figure skater Lipinski : TARA
25
"Too busy at the moment" : ICANTNOW
29
Occupies, as a desk : SITSAT
33
Winery container : VAT
34
Urban area around a church district? : PARISHMETRO
36
Footnote abbr. : IBID
38
Lead-in to an alias : AKA
39
"Sorry Not Sorry" singer Lovato : DEMI
40
Claim that a language in "The Lord of the Rings" is not extinct? : ELVISHLIVES
45
Button on a remote: Abbr. : VOL
46
Stew, steam or boil : SEETHE
47
Bubbly mixers : SELTZERS
49
Peddle : HAWK
51
Marina marker : BUOY
52
Suggestion to friends on when to meet for brunch? : TENNISHANYONE
57
"Precision crafted performance" sloganeer : ACURA
59
One-named singer with a 1988 Best Actress Oscar : CHER
60
Look attractive on : SUIT
61
Tempter of Odysseus : SIREN
62
Nintendo's Mario ___ : KART
63
Quechua speaker of old : INCA
64
"Bear" with black eye patches : PANDA
65
"Amscray!" : SHOO
66
A lo-o-ong time : AGES
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"The Open Window" story writer : SAKI
2
Set of six balls, in cricket : OVER
3
Cosine vis-à-vis sine : DERIVATIVE
4
Gotten up : ARISEN
5
Slim Shady, for Eminem : PERSONA
6
International grp. founded in Baghdad : OPEC
7
Funny Fey : TINA
8
What a bloodhound follows : SCENT
9
Temporary : INTERIM
10
Gave a soundless alert : VIBRATED
11
Nectar collectors : BEES
12
Signature Obama legislation, in brief : ACA
13
Spot for some reps : GYM
21
Internet address starter : HTTP
22
See 16-Across : NASH
25
Cornell and Columbia, for two : IVIES
26
Monthly cost, for many : CABLE
27
Like many unofficial agreements : ORAL
28
Websites that allow collaborative editing : WIKIS
30
QB with the most touchdown passes in a single Super Bowl (six) : STEVEYOUNG
31
Full metal jacket? : ARMOR
32
Works hard : TOILS
35
It might be represented by a floppy disk icon : SAVE
37
Hemmed and hawed : DITHERED
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Doo-wop group with six songs on the "Grease" soundtrack : SHANANA
42
Cut down : HEWN
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Alter ego for Homer's son on "The Simpsons" : ELBARTO
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Shock : STUN
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Common golf course grass : ZOYSIA
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Thrills : KICKS
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Go bad : TURN
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Old Iranian leader : SHAH
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Footlong, maybe : HERO
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"I like what you did there" : NICE
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Greek H's : ETAS
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"Raiders of the Lost Ark" snake : ASP
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Bad place for a mole, for short : CIA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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