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New York Times, Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Author:
Kathryn Ladner
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Preserve, as documents
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Kathryn Ladner

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {Q} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Ladner. Tuesday freshness: 82%
Jeff Chen notes:
Look UP, A TREE! Nine of them, to be exact. Impressive theme density, especially considering that only two of them are short enough to ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times8/1/23 ( No. 26,929 )
Across
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Preserve, as documents : ARCHIVE
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Swarmed : OVERRAN
15
"Who Let the Dogs Out" group : BAHAMEN
16
Have faith : BELIEVE
17
Cat breed with distinctive light/dark coloring : SIAMESE
18
Like Chopin's "Aeolian Harp" étude : INAFLAT
19
Surveyor's map : PLAT
20
Deets and dope : INFO
21
William G. ___, patentee of a kind of wrench : ALLEN
23
Dispensable candy : PEZ
26
Record label that declined to sign the Beatles in 1962 : DECCA
29
Cold comfort? : COAT
30
Easy-breezy : ASNAP
32
Take a chance : DARE
33
Singer/songwriter DiFranco : ANI
34
Cornered … or hint to this puzzle's circled squares : UPATREE
36
Sci-fi/fantasy publisher with a rocky peak logo : TOR
37
Sets ablaze : IGNITES
39
Architectural style of Manhattan's Chrysler Building : ARTDECO
41
Inoculation, slangily : VAX
42
Sigma follower : TAU
43
Indian royal : RAJAH
46
Part of B&B : AND
49
"They can go right ahead!" : LETEM
53
"That's my cue!" : IMON
54
Armada : FLEET
56
Kind of lamp or cake : LAVA
57
"There's ___ in team" : NOI
58
Military trim? : CREWCUT
60
Involuntary movement : TIC
61
Run-of-the-mill : GENERIC
63
With proficiency : ADEPTLY
65
The Washington Monument, for one : OBELISK
66
Miles ___, teen who becomes Spider-Man in "Into the Spider-Verse" : MORALES
67
Sun-baked brick homes : ADOBES
68
Introductory textbook : PRIMER
Down
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Crunch muscles, for short : ABS
2
Bollywood star Aishwarya ___ : RAI
3
Institutional religious officer : CHAPLAIN
4
Source of the saying "Brevity is the soul of wit" : HAMLET
5
Clarifying words : IMEAN
6
Part of a three-piece suit : VEST
7
St. Louis-to-Indianapolis dir. : ENE
8
Kimono tightener : OBI
9
"___, vidi, vici" : VENI
10
African antelope that's the size of a moose : ELAND
11
Improvised musically : RIFFED
12
Move elsewhere : RELOCATE
13
Director DuVernay : AVA
14
After expenses : NET
21
Smoothie fruit : ACAI
22
Yearn (for) : LONG
23
Ads that aim to raise awareness, in brief : PSAS
24
Tolkien tree creature : ENT
25
Multinational clothing retailer based in Spain : ZARA
27
Branded shoe with holes : CROC
28
Prefix with dynamic : AERO
30
High point : APEX
31
Sassy : PERT
34
Home of Bryce Canyon National Park : UTAH
35
List-ending abbr. : ETAL
38
"Terrible" tsar : IVAN
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One-on-one combat : DUEL
43
Bandmate of John, Paul and George : RINGO
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One-celled creature : AMOEBA
45
Became part of : JOINED
46
"Smart" guys : ALECKS
47
Green, in a way : NEW
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Move elsewhere in a hurry : DECAMP
50
Tell (on) : TATTLE
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More dastardly : EVILER
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Thanksgiving Day Parade sponsor : MACYS
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Bichon ___ (dog breed) : FRISE
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Royal house of Elizabeth I : TUDOR
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Bed with bars : CRIB
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
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"Xanadu" rock grp. : ELO
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Cooking spray brand : PAM

Answer summary:
2 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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