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New York Times, Monday, July 24, 2023

Author:
John Ewbank
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Annual observance for a global organization, for short
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John Ewbank

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {KQVXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Ewbank. Monday freshness: 24%
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© 2023, The New York Times7/24/23 ( No. 26,921 )
Across
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___ Newtons (chewy snack) : FIG
4
Friendly gathering : SOCIAL
10
African grazer : GNU
13
Artist/activist Yoko : ONO
14
Beginning of a balcony soliloquy : OROMEO
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"___ that answer your question?" : DOES
16
Livestock holders on freight trains : CATTLECARS
18
Where Des Moines is : IOWA
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Not in favor of : ANTI
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"That's hilarious!," in a text : LOL
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Young fellows : LADS
22
Jump : LEAP
23
Partner of a pepper mill : SALTCELLAR
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Coffee, slangily : JOE
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Debtors' notes : IOUS
30
Soccer game cheer : OLE
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Annual observance for a global organization, for short : UNDAY
34
Stuck-up person : SNOB
35
"Gotcha" : ISEE
36
With 38-Across, symbols of a scandal ... or what 16-, 23-, 47- and 58-Across consist of (in their entirety)? : SCARLET
38
See 36-Across : LETTERS
40
The African elephant has the largest of these among all animals : EARS
41
Lemon meringue and banana cream : PIES
43
19th-century writer Bret : HARTE
44
Hotfooted it : RAN
45
Medicine tablet : PILL
46
Hair goop : GEL
47
Stay very far away, as from a hazard : STEERCLEAR
50
It's clicked on a desktop : ICON
54
Have the engine on while parked : IDLE
55
Long-running CBS drama : CSI
56
Guitar clamp : CAPO
57
Inedible part of a cherry : STEM
58
Courses that might have models : ARTCLASSES
61
In addition : ALSO
62
Christmas songs : CAROLS
63
"___ you kidding me?" : ARE
64
Intersected : MET
65
Hams it up : EMOTES
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Down in the dumps : SAD
Down
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___ point (where lines converge) : FOCAL
2
Laughably stupid : INANE
3
Must, informally : GOTTA
4
Note after fa : SOL
5
Ominous end of a threat : ORELSE
6
Drink served with marshmallows : COCOA
7
Poker player's bold declaration : IMALLIN
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___ Lingus : AER
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The "L" of U.C.L.A. : LOS
10
One who accepts defeat gracefully : GOODLOSER
11
"Breaking" update : NEWSALERT
12
The world's third-most populous country, after China and India : USA
15
Radio tuner : DIAL
17
Holders of cash next to cash registers, maybe : TIPJARS
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"___ Misérables" : LES
24
Hammers and sickles : TOOLS
25
Rubik's ___ : CUBE
26
Witherspoon of "Legally Blonde" : REESE
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Popeye's Olive ___ : OYL
31
Consumers : USERS
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Major honor for a univ. sports team : NCAATITLE
33
Utmost, informally : DARNEDEST
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Not moving : STILL
35
Font style that the shortcut Ctrl+I activates : ITALICS
37
Large-scale : EPIC
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Not just *any* : THE
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Spider-Man adversary who was struck by lightning : ELECTRO
45
Opposite of post- : PRE
46
Car part between the headlights : GRILLE
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Bug-eyed red Muppet : ELMO
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Broad tie : ASCOT
51
Spanish houses : CASAS
52
"The Magic Flute," e.g. : OPERA
53
Pried (into) : NOSED
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Uncle associated with the 12-Down : SAM
58
Card with a single spot on it : ACE
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"Battering" weapon : RAM
60
Doofus : ASS

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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