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New York Times, Thursday, July 6, 2023

Author:
Alison Perch
Editor:
Will Shortz
It's from the underside of a hide
TotalDebut
17/6/2023
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1.53335%
Alison Perch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Perch. Thursday freshness: 26%
Alison Perch notes:
It all started when Franz Ferdinand's song "Take Me Out" got stuck in my head. I thought, "That could be a fun revealer." I searched ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A few weeks ago, I heard from Will Shortz that this "valid entry becomes another valid entry when certain letters are removed" ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times7/6/23 ( No. 26,903 )
Across
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Christmas pudding ingredient : SUET
5
It's from the underside of a hide : SUEDE
10
Band whose jukebox musical led to a pair of films : ABBA
14
Clearly, in a text : OBVI
15
A.T.M. button : ENTER
16
Pupil's surrounding : IRIS
17
The emptier it is, the more of it you have : ROOM
18
Caption on a makeover photo : AFTER
19
They're often steamed, then rolled : OATS
20
Request regarding "the ball game" … or instructions for answering the starred clues : TAKEMEOUT
22
Designation for very minor stars : DLIST
23
Artist's studio : ATELIER
24
*Response to a knock on the door : COMEIN
25
Conspiring (with) : INLEAGUE
28
*Their history is celebrated in March : WOMEN
31
Get big, as a hashtag : TREND
34
Boosters, e.g. : SHOTS
35
Reddit Q&A : AMA
36
Perfect : HONE
37
Gripes : BEEFS
38
Like devoted fans : AVID
39
Bird with a bluish neck and green eggs : EMU
40
"That's ___ shame" : AREAL
41
Michelangelo's only signed work : PIETA
42
*Neighbor of Saudi Arabia : YEMEN
43
Crunch, e.g. : CANDYBAR
45
*Concrete component : CEMENT
47
"Everyone's accounted for" : ALLHERE
51
Some manga adaptations : ANIME
53
Earn … or what answering the starred clues will do in each case : MAKEMONEY
55
Town near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks : MOAB
56
Not bold : TIMID
57
Post-deadline : LATE
58
Bit of dust : MOTE
59
Super-selective : ELITE
60
Cream alternative : ECRU
61
Gave a thumbs-up : OKED
62
Ideal : MODEL
63
Word with bus or door : STOP
Down
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"More or less" : SORTA
2
W.W. II sub : UBOAT
3
Call up : EVOKE
4
Where a dot may be a date : TIMELINE
5
Anago, at a sushi restaurant : SEAEEL
6
Not expected : UNFORESEEN
7
Caesarean delivery? : ETTU
8
Bug spray ingredient : DEET
9
Spell "mispell," e.g. : ERR
10
Garlicky condiment : AIOLI
11
Head line? : BRAINWAVE
12
Comic routines : BITS
13
Appt. scheduler, say : ASST
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"Do you ___?" : MIND
22
Executes : DOES
24
Acts of downsizing : CUTS
26
___ of the game : AHEAD
27
"Get lost!" : GOFLYAKITE
29
Skip : OMIT
30
Zip : NADA
31
"So ___ say" : THEY
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City where the 41-Across was commissioned : ROME
33
Say it all? : ENUNCIATE
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German sausage, informally : BRAT
38
Pet carrier features : AIRHOLES
40
Some spots : ACNE
41
Place for a reading : PALM
44
Actress Alexis of "Gilmore Girls" : BLEDEL
46
Fix firmly : EMBED
48
Pass : ENACT
49
Like a Pac-Man T-shirt, say : RETRO
50
Visually assess : EYEUP
51
Backing for an argument, so to speak : AMMO
52
Recess : NOOK
53
Otis's feline friend in a 1989 film : MILO
54
During : AMID
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Pro___ (for now) : TEM

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

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