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New York Times, Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Author:
Dan Caprera
Editor:
Will Shortz
"Arr, matey! So ye seek buried treasure to fill yer ship's hull? Well, the first clue is easy. Just ___"
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {J} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Caprera.
Dan Caprera notes:
This was only the third crossword puzzle I'd ever made, so the original draft of this puzzle was, you know, pretty rough. Instead of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Every day, I bring home three books from the library to read to my kids. I search for as many pirate ones as possible — even if the ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times7/31/19 ( No. 25,467 )
Across
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1/16 of a cup: Abbr. : TBSP
5
Something to drool over? : BIB
8
Mr. of detective fiction : MOTO
12
Ghostly, say : EERIE
13
Suffix with acetyl : ENE
14
"Scrubs" nurse married to Dr. Turk : CARLA
16
"Arr, matey! So ye seek buried treasure to fill yer ship's hull? Well, the first clue is easy. Just ___" : STARTATTHESKULL
19
Muscleman with a mohawk : MRT
20
Clip : SHEAR
21
Wintry chill : NIP
22
"At yer next clue already? Then off to the races! Now turn toward the dawn and go ___" : EASTTWELVEPACES
27
Portfolio options, for short : IRAS
28
Venmo transfer, e.g. : ECASH
29
Member of a raiding party : COMMANDO
33
Like universal recipients : TYPEAB
36
"Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
37
Marauder's tool : AXE
39
Vagabond : HOBO
40
Like an American in Paris : ABROAD
43
Companywide info-sharing system : INTRANET
46
Dennis of "The Alamo" : QUAID
48
Pond swimmer : TEAL
49
"Aye, the treasure be heavy, so flex yer biceps! With this third clue, turn right and go ___" : SOUTHSEVENSTEPS
55
Folk rocker DiFranco : ANI
56
Singer Black : CLINT
57
1930s Depression-fighting org. : NRA
58
"'X' marks the spot! Grab a spade! Dance a jig! Here's the very last clue. Proceed ___" : WESTFIVETHENDIG
63
___ York (biggest city in los Estados Unidos) : NUEVA
64
Farm female : EWE
65
Grab, as booty : SEIZE
66
H.S. exam : PSAT
67
Sound from a punctured tire : SSS
68
Schlep : TOTE
Down
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Colorful aquarium swimmer : TETRA
2
Babysitters' banes : BRATS
3
Francis Drake, for one : SIR
4
Pirate's parrot, e.g. : PET
5
Where the National Institutes of Health is headquartered : BETHESDA
6
It's gathered during recon : INTEL
7
"Act your age!" : BEHAVE
8
Roast V.I.P.s : MCS
9
___ Island (storied site of buried treasure) : OAK
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Officer's baton : TRUNCHEON
11
Skateboarding maneuver : OLLIE
12
Salinger heroine : ESME
15
Swiss range : ALPS
17
City on the Nile : ASWAN
18
Build : ERECT
23
Preschool punishment : TIMEOUT
24
Refrain syllable : TRA
25
Settle up : PAY
26
It covers a lot of ground : ASPHALT
29
Surveillance org. : CIA
30
Magic 8 Ball, e.g. : ORB
31
French noblemen or noblewomen : MARQUISES
32
Commercial lead-in to Clean : OXI
34
Honest ___ : ABE
35
Spam generator : BOT
38
Diplomatic arrangements : ENTENTES
41
"That's the spot!" : AAH
42
Things hurled at the Olympics : DISCI
44
Like John Tyler, among all U.S. presidents : TENTH
45
Univ. dorm supervisors : RAS
47
Looks closely (into) : DELVES
49
Cut into planks, say : SAWN
50
Best : ONEUP
51
Metric that determines YouTube success : VIEWS
52
Stop seeing each other : ENDIT
53
Pirate's booty, say : PRIZE
54
Wise : SAGE
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Fed. electricity provider since 1933 : TVA
60
"___ chance!" : FAT
61
D.C. winter hrs. : EST
62
Prefix with Latin or Luddite : NEO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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