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New York Times, Monday, July 5, 2021

Marine inhabitant that's an animal, not a plant, despite what it's called

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 122 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Gordon notes:

Leftover theme answers:

BEE BALM

JAY JOHNSTON

KAY KYSER

PEA PODS

TEE TOTAL

YOU UNDERSTAND?

and the double: [Question to a potential presidential candidate]

ARE YOU RUNNING?

Jeff Chen notes:
A single letter circled in an entry is so mysterious, so secretive. It makes me feel like a kid perched on the edge of my bed at 4 ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times7/5/21 ( No. 26,172 )

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Across
1
Negative media coverage, in brief : BADPR
6
Undergraduate's declaration : MAJOR
11
Consumer protection org. : BBB
14
Open-air rooms : ATRIA
15
Olio di ___ (bread dip at a trattoria) : OLIVA
16
Water: Fr. : EAU
17
Marine inhabitant that's an animal, not a plant, despite what it's called : SEACUCUMBER
19
___ de Triomphe : ARC
20
Tiny drink : SIP
21
Org. with missions to Mars : NASA
22
Put back in the suitcase : REPACK
24
43,560 square feet : ONEACRE
26
Nightclub : CABARET
27
Angry shout to a miscreant : WHYYOULITTLE
29
Prince who married Meghan Markle : HARRY
32
Swollen mark : WELT
33
Garden tool with a long handle : HOE
34
Heed : OBEY
35
Top Olympic prizes : GOLDS
37
Many a sacrifice play in baseball : BUNT
38
Padre's sister : TIA
39
Make do : COPE
40
Bar mitzvah reading : TORAH
41
Sobriquet for Simón Bolívar : ELLIBERTADOR
45
Actress Lohan of "Mean Girls" : LINDSAY
46
Camrys and Corollas : TOYOTAS
50
Challenges for dry cleaners : STAINS
51
Ares and Apollo, to Zeus : SONS
52
Insect that can carry up to 50 times its body weight : ANT
53
"Ready, ___, fire!" : AIM
54
Observation satellite : EYEINTHESKY
57
Service charge : FEE
58
Fictional detective Nero : WOLFE
59
Wide receiver ___ Beckham Jr. : ODELL
60
Shape on a winding road : ESS
61
Peeved states : SNITS
62
Blender setting : PUREE
Down
1
Low opera voice : BASSO
2
Had a home-cooked meal : ATEIN
3
Curtain : DRAPE
4
Snapchat transmission, for short : PIC
5
Vulgar, as some humor : RAUNCHY
6
Dull brown, as hair : MOUSEY
7
___ mater : ALMA
8
Triangular sail : JIB
9
Attire for the Mario Bros. or the Minions : OVERALLS
10
Cheese-on-toast dish : RAREBIT
11
Co-star of TV's "Maude" : BEAARTHUR
12
Only Spanish city to host the Olympics : BARCELONA
13
Facial feature of Disney's Goofy : BUCKTEETH
18
Actor Elwes : CARY
23
Butter unit : PAT
25
Out of kilter : AWRY
26
Fed a line to : CUED
28
What can barely give a hoot? : OWLET
29
Place to store valuables when traveling : HOTELSAFE
30
Skills : ABILITIES
31
Shawn Carter for Jay-Z and Tracy Morrow for Ice-T : REALNAMES
35
Be lenient with : GOEASYON
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Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
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The Bronx or Brooklyn, informally : BORO
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Employer of Norah O'Donnell : CBSNEWS
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Place to buy gifts for kids : TOYSHOP
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Ugandan tyrant ___ Amin : IDI
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Makes amends (for) : ATONES
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"___ mention it!" : DONT
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Electrified weapon : TASER
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What a maxi dress reaches : ANKLE
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Fashion : STYLE
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De-clump, as flour : SIFT
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Yale collegian : ELI
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Yale URL ender : EDU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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