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New York Times, Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Unable to see ... or, when taken as a homophone, what today's puzzle answers and clues all are

Author:
Sande Milton and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {IZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Milton. This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
SANDE: Today's puzzle came to pass after lengthy back-and-forths between Jeff and me about the appeal (or lack thereof) of themes ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun to work with Sande on this one! When I collaborate with a newer constructor, I often end up doing the lion's share of the grid ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times8/1/18 ( No. 25,103 )
Across
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Home to Queen Sonja : OSLO
5
Feather's partner : TAR
8
Short fly ball : BLOOP
13
"Well done!" : GOOD
14
Part of a house that projects : EAVE
15
"___ a Grand Old Flag" : YOURE
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Campus area for amorous students? : RANDYQUAD
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Common spreadsheet program : EXCEL
19
Barely got : EKEDOUT
20
Reporter's non-W query : HOW
22
Plot turner : HOE
23
S.E.C. school near Atlanta, for short : UGA
24
Manages : COPES
26
Flutterer around Orange County and L.A.? : SOCALBUTTERFLY
32
Holed, as a putt : SANK
33
Rent out : LET
34
Where Seoul and Pyongyang are : KOREA
35
Groan-worthy remark, say : PUN
36
Unable to see ... or, when taken as a homophone, what today's puzzle answers and clues all are : EYELESS
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Rock concert need : AMP
40
Lagoon surrounder : ATOLL
42
Beverage that may be labeled "XXX" : ALE
43
Layers of dark green eggs : EMUS
44
Put-down to someone from Manhattan or the Bronx? : NEWYORKSLANDER
48
Horse genus : EQUUS
49
Spun trap : WEB
50
Cause of Cleopatra's death : ASP
53
Large coffee vessel : URN
54
Judge's voluntary removal from a case : RECUSAL
58
James who wrote "Ulysses" : JOYCE
60
Marathons, way back when? : GREEKRUNS
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Edge of a green : APRON
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Dear, as a memory : FOND
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German pop star who once had a #2 song : NENA
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Butler who frequented Tara : RHETT
66
Game that has Draw Two and Reverse cards : UNO
67
"On the double!" : STAT
Down
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Shrek, for one : OGRE
2
Boozehound : SOAK
3
___ Star State : LONE
4
Unusual sort : ODDDUCK
5
Not at all lax : TAUT
6
Gardner who played the Barefoot Contessa : AVA
7
Extremely popular : REDHOT
8
When N.F.L. teams don't have to play : BYEWEEKS
9
Salty bagel topper : LOX
10
"That hurts!" : OUCH
11
Snack that's often pulled apart : OREO
12
One-named soccer star : PELE
14
Just as much : EQUALLY
17
What could make you take a deep breath : YOGA
21
___-out clause : OPT
24
Buccaneer's sword : CUTLASS
25
"No seats left" letters at a theater : SRO
26
Pan-fry : SAUTE
27
Currently watchable : ONNOW
28
Nectar collector : BEE
29
Set up : FRAME
30
Creature from Madagascar : LEMUR
31
Talks, talks, talks : YAPS
32
Extend across : SPAN
36
Well-spoken : ELOQUENT
37
Many an annex : ELL
38
Japanese salad green : SEAWEED
41
Soapmaker's supply : LYE
43
Co-star of H'wood's "The Brothers McMullen" : EDBURNS
45
Capek play that debuted the word "robot" : RUR
46
Means of self-defense : KUNGFU
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Adam's apple locale : NECK
50
Not fully closed : AJAR
51
10th-grade student, for short : SOPH
52
End for Joan of Arc : PYRE
54
Former attorney general Janet : RENO
55
Food for a woodpecker : SUET
56
Ballet dancer Pavlova : ANNA
57
Kaplan course subj. : LSAT
59
Barracks bed : COT
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Weasley of the Harry Potter books : RON

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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