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New York Times, Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Author:
Karen and Paul Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
"My folks are gonna kill me!"
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Paul Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJKQXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Steinberg. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Steinberg. Tuesday freshness: 80%
Constructor notes:
The original Greco-Roman wrestling idea for this puzzle was Paul's, and as we were going through various iterations of the grid, he came up ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
GRECO-ROMAN wrestling in today's grid, pairs of analogous gods crossing each other — fun concept for this lover of all things mythological. A ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times7/18/23 ( No. 26,915 )
Across
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U.S. intelligence org. : NSA
4
Pal you might take fishing? : CHUM
8
Very minor celeb : DLISTER
15
Preserve in a display, as a sacred relic : ENSHRINE
17
"My understanding is ..." : IASSUME
18
Trident-wielding god of the sea : POSEIDON
19
Apollo's twin who rules over the hunt : ARTEMIS
20
Tied, as a hay bale : TWINED
21
"Go back" menu command : UNDO
22
6, on a phone's keypad : MNO
23
___ and downs : UPS
24
Capital of Saskatchewan : REGINA
27
Mooring and fishing spot : PIER
28
Bit of fishing gear : NET
29
Experiencing Novocain's effects, say : NUMB
30
Stop pushing so hard : RELENT
32
Simplicity : EASE
34
Sun Devils' sch. : ASU
35
"Stop!," to a sailor : AVAST
36
Kind of wrestling ... or a hint to four pairs of crossing answers in this puzzle : GRECOROMAN
40
"Beat it!" : SCRAM
42
Tooth puller's deg. : DDS
43
Israel's Netanyahu, informally : BIBI
47
Form-fitting swimwear brand : SPEEDO
48
Reef wrigglers : EELS
50
Irate : MAD
51
Result of splitting hairs? : PART
52
Lakeside rentals : CANOES
54
Mac alternatives : PCS
55
Host Glass of public radio's "This American Life" : IRA
56
Mimicked : APED
58
Relative of a llama : ALPACA
60
Harvest goddess with a daughter in the underworld : DEMETER
62
Leery of cameras and microphones, say : MEDIASHY
64
Muslim land with a monarch : EMIRATE
65
God celebrated with wine, feasts and dancing : DIONYSUS
66
Goes out like the tide : RECEDES
67
Make out, in Britspeak : SNOG
68
Spanish "that" : ESO
Down
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Trident-wielding god of the sea : NEPTUNE
2
Chilly-sounding pod in a stir-fry : SNOWPEA
3
Lends a hand : ASSISTS
4
Town ___ (old-time news announcer) : CRIER
5
Like some assets and agendas : HIDDEN
6
One, in Oaxaca : UNO
7
The "M" of "M.I.B." : MEN
8
Apollo's twin who rules over the hunt : DIANA
9
Nonvegan fat in a pie crust : LARD
10
Comparison words : ISTO
11
Seattle-to-San Diego dir. : SSE
12
Rhyming destinations for yummies : TUMMIES
13
Renowned : EMINENT
14
Tourist destination : RESORT
16
Clucking sort : HEN
21
Relieve of a load : UNBURDEN
25
Tortilla chip dip, informally : GUAC
26
"My folks are gonna kill me!" : IMSODEAD
27
Backup strategy if things go wrong : PLANB
30
Los Angeles football player : RAM
31
Mendes of "2 Fast 2 Furious" : EVA
33
"Snowy" wader : EGRET
37
"Far out!" : RAD
38
Moody music genre : EMO
39
City that's home to Munch's "The Scream" : OSLO
40
"I've heard enough excuses!" : SPAREME
41
Bathroom tile material : CERAMIC
44
Deadlocked situation : IMPASSE
45
God celebrated with wine, feasts and dancing : BACCHUS
46
"It looks that way to me!" : IDSAYSO
47
Natural weaver : SPIDER
49
Brand for water fun : SEADOO
52
Harvest goddess with a daughter in the underworld : CERES
53
Weapon for David in the Bible : SLING
56
Somewhat : ATAD
57
Tennis champ Sampras : PETE
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___ to play : PAY
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Before, poetically : ERE
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OB/GYNs, e.g. : MDS
63
A, in Wiesbaden : EIN

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

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