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New York Times, Monday, July 13, 2020

Scheduling guesses that might be updated in midair, for short

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQXZ} This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Agard. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2020, The New York Times7/13/20 ( No. 25,815 )
Across
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One-named singer with the hit "Dark Lady" : CHER
5
Regions : AREAS
10
Little 'uns : TOTS
14
The "R" of the Supreme Court's R.B.G. : RUTH
15
Tropical fruit : MANGO
16
Rude sound at the dinner table : BURP
17
Palo ___, Calif. : ALTO
18
Milk source on a dairy cow : UDDER
19
Asterisk : STAR
20
Flower of the tree Prunus mume : PLUMBLOSSOM
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Bread bag closer : TIE
24
"How ya ___?" : BEEN
25
Money back on a purchase : REBATE
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Month with no federal holidays : AUGUST
30
Hairstyle option : TWISTS
32
What cold weather may bring : FROST
33
Bringer of cold weather : NORTHWIND
36
See 8-Down : AGO
37
___-hole (place to secrete oneself) : HIDEY
38
Word before whiz : GEE
39
Winged beast on the Welsh flag : REDDRAGON
42
Lindsay of "The Parent Trap" : LOHAN
44
Forms a mass of small bubbles : FROTHS
45
Place to store canned goods : PANTRY
46
"Take that!" : BOOYAH
48
Nickname for grandma : NANA
49
Make a mistake : ERR
50
Game piece on which 20-, 33- or 39-Across might be pictured : MAHJONGTILE
56
One-named singer with the hit "Orinoco Flow" : ENYA
58
Hairstyle option : WEAVE
59
Word between File and View on a menu bar : EDIT
60
Gourmand's passion : FOOD
61
The Little Mermaid : ARIEL
62
___ mater : ALMA
63
Small earring : STUD
64
"Gimme a C ...!" and "Go team!" : YELLS
65
Dee ___, director of "Bessie" and "Mudbound" : REES
Down
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"Oh, no!" : CRAP
2
Main body of a ship : HULL
3
"___, Brute?" : ETTU
4
Diamond shape, in geometry : RHOMBUS
5
Trinket worn for luck : AMULET
6
Gas detected by home test kits : RADON
7
Gets discontinued : ENDS
8
With 36-Across, in the distant past : AGES
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Alpha Kappa Alpha, for one : SORORITY
10
Basic cable channel that's part of WarnerMedia Entertainment : TBS
11
"Awesome!" : OUTTASIGHT
12
Personality facet : TRAIT
13
Unrestrained shopping trip : SPREE
21
Superlative : BEST
22
Work well together : MESH
26
Texter's "Oh, just remembered ..." : BTW
27
Miles away : AFAR
28
Impulse : URGE
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Comment made with a pat on the back : GOODFORYOU
30
Commotions : TODOS
31
Bird whose head doesn't make a sound? : WREN
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Close : NIGH
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Close : NEAR
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When tripled, a liar's mantra : DENY
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"The Princess Diaries" actress Anne : HATHAWAY
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Rainless : DRY
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Travel all over the place : ROAM
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A.P. ___ (high school English course, for short) : LANG
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Rampaging : ONATEAR
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Receptors for solar energy : PANELS
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Complaints : BEEFS
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"... well, never mind then" : ORNOT
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"To Kill a Mockingbird" or "The Maltese Falcon" : NOVEL
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"Take this!" : HERE
52
One corner on a Monopoly board : JAIL
53
Inactive : IDLE
54
Garnish for a Corona : LIME
55
Scheduling guesses that might be updated in midair, for short : ETAS
57
Subtract's opposite : ADD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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