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New York Times, Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Tennis player with a Career Golden Slam (winning all four majors and an Olympic gold)

Author:
Lee Higbie and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 75, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Higbie. This is puzzle # 114 for Mr. Chen.
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© 2020, The New York Times7/15/20 ( No. 25,817 )

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Across
1
___ rock (Queen's onetime musical style) : GLAM
5
Start of many volcano names : MOUNT
10
Line at an airport : CABS
14
Mustang, e.g. : AUTO
15
A bug might produce one : ERROR
16
"Now!" : ASAP
17
Place : LIEU
18
Charlie follower : DELTA
19
It might send you to the moon : NASA
20
Tennis player with a Career Golden Slam (winning all four majors and an Olympic gold) : AGASSI
22
Digitize, as a document : SCANIN
24
Hangs tight : SITSPAT
26
Military formation : PHALANX
27
Facility : EASE
28
Pointy features on Vulcans and elves : EARS
29
Info on a flight board, in brief : ETD
32
Text of gratitude : THX
33
Pitcher's asset : ARM
34
They're often stored in towers : CDS
37
Commercial district in Tokyo known as a fashion center : SHIBUYA
39
Actress Kristen of the "Twilight Saga" series : STEWART
41
Off-white shade : PEARL
42
"Can't you see, people are trying to work!" : SHH
44
British sailor, in slang : LIMEY
45
Film ratings org. : MPAA
46
Lead-in to boy or follower of yoo : HOO
47
Big skiing destination : ALPS
48
Actor Schreiber : LIEV
49
___ commentary : COLOR
51
"___ we forget" : LEST
53
Food also known as ladies' fingers : OKRA
54
O'Connor's successor on the Supreme Court : ALITO
55
Things drawn with compasses : ARCS
56
Yak : GAB
57
Informal "yes" : INDEEDY
59
L x w x h : VOL
60
___ B. Wells, co-founder of the N.A.A.C.P. : IDA
61
Western range : SIERRAS
62
Kerfuffle : ADO
63
Little part of a big wheel : COG
64
Grants may come out of it : ATM
65
The youngest host in its history is Drew Barrymore (age 7): Abbr. : SNL
66
Lepidopterist's need : NET
Down
1
Fancy balls : GALAS
2
Video game character with an "L" on his hat : LUIGI
3
Bugged no end : ATEAT
4
Often-chocolaty dessert : MOUSSE
5
Avoiding the press : MEDIASHY
6
Division of the Danish krone : ORE
7
Surfer's destination? : URL
8
"Let's ___" : NOT
9
Creative works made of recyclable parts : TRASHART
10
Some shortcuts for ships : CANALS
11
Body position in yoga : ASANA
12
Great ___ National Park : BASIN
13
Brand of figure-shaping underwear : SPANX
21
Spreader of frosting or plaster : SPATULA
23
___ Soprano (Edie Falco role) : CARMELA
25
Alternative to five-card draw : TEXASHOLDEM
26
Toys that can be dangerous : PEASHOOTERS
29
Madrid's country, in the Olympics: Abbr. : ESP
30
Popular Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera : THEMIKADO
31
Accessory that's good for changing times? : DIAPERBAG
34
Mobile home? : CAMPERVAN
35
Business casual, e.g. : DRESSCODE
36
Where hogs go wild? : STY
38
Cheer at an opera house : BRAVA
40
Author Cather : WILLA
43
More pious ... or more moth-eaten : HOLIER
48
What you need to solve sudoku : LOGIC
49
"Ixnay!" : CANIT
50
Sometime adversary of Godzilla : RODAN
52
Letter-shaped opening for a bolt : TSLOT
57
Middle of many metaphors : ISA
58
Fashion monogram : YSL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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