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New York Times, Thursday, August 11, 2022

Author:
David Tuffs
Editor:
Will Shortz
Substitute on TV [Czech]
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David W. Tuffs

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQYZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Tuffs.
David W. Tuffs notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times8/11/22 ( No. 26,574 )
Across
1
The Congressional Black Caucus, for one : BLOC
5
"Do not delay!" : ASAP
9
Onetime rival of Activision : ATARI
14
Actor Damon or Bomer : MATT
15
One reaching across the aisle, perhaps : BRIDE
16
Fruit with a rind : MELON
17
Faultless, biblically [Spanish] : WITHOUTSIN
19
Backs out unexpectedly : BAILS
20
Bane : SCOURGE
21
Boot camp participant : ENLISTEE
23
Setting for part of "Frankenstein" : LAB
24
Substitute on TV [Czech] : GUESTHOST
25
Competitor with variable skills? : MATHLETE
29
Roman god : DIO
30
Filming locale for "the beach" in "Lost" : OAHU
31
Threepio's companion : ARTOO
34
Pick for a pendant : OPAL
37
With 40-Across, what's fatefully "cast" in a quote attributed to Julius Caesar [German] : THE
38
Bakery container [Spanish] : BREADPAN
40
See 37-Across : DIE
42
Single numbers? : SOLI
44
Adherent of a philosophy of wisdom, justice, courage and moderation : STOIC
45
"Doin' the Pigeon" dancer on "Sesame Street" : BERT
46
Attribute aptly hidden in "We're gods!" : EGO
48
Signs of good health in puppies : WETNOSES
50
Outspoken agitator [Dutch] : FIREBRAND
55
Phone-y document? : FAX
56
"Aww"-inducing : ADORABLE
57
Baked Scottish snack : OATCAKE
61
The Ingalls family's little house on the prairie, e.g. : CABIN
62
Like the second word in 17-, 24-, 37-/40-, 38- and 50-Across vis-à-vis the first word : TRANSLATED
64
Believe : THINK
65
Give the boot : EVICT
66
Indian food cooked on a tawa : ROTI
67
Record numbers? : SONGS
68
Comic Chris of "S.N.L." : REDD
69
Blotch : SPOT
Down
1
M3, X3 and 3 Series, for three : BMWS
2
Like some church matters : LAIC
3
Palindromic guy : OTTO
4
Title monster in an H. P. Lovecraft story : CTHULHU
5
Frida Kahlo creations : ARTE
6
Member of the fam : SIS
7
Final bid? : ADIEU
8
Pasta named for quills : PENNE
9
Drive : AMBITION
10
Cafe analogue : TEASHOP
11
Bush-nominated Supreme Court justice : ALITO
12
Romeo and Juliet, e.g. : ROLES
13
Map detail : INSET
15
Constant irritant : BUGBEAR
18
Not written down, say : ORAL
22
Tab for a trip : LSD
24
Allude to : GETAT
25
Bon ___ : MOT
26
Some sighs : AAHS
27
One of the Huxtable kids on 1980s-'90s TV : THEO
28
Preceder of cuatro or chic? : TRES
32
Irish actor Chris : ODOWD
33
Classic TV kid whose name sounds like two letters of the alphabet : OPIE
35
Refreshment suffixes : ADES
36
Pre-euro money : LIRE
38
Targets for Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren : BIGBANKS
39
"Get right on it!" : ACTFAST
41
Hypothetical entities, for short : ETS
43
Rude looks : LEERING
45
6 + 6 : BOXCARS
47
High ball? : ORB
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Part of N.A.A.C.P.: Abbr. : NATL
50
Not just beliefs : FACTS
51
It shares a 44-mile border with Canada : IDAHO
52
Bat boy? : ROBIN
53
Make adjustments to : ALTER
54
Audacity : NERVE
57
Not streamed, say : ONCD
58
On : ATOP
59
Low-carb kind of diet : KETO
60
Replace "i.e." with "e.g.," e.g. : EDIT
63
Backing : AID

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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