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New York Times, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
With 38-Across, like Romeo and Juliet ... and like the shaded words?
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQUZ} This is puzzle # 88 for Ms. Lempel. Tuesday freshness: 8%
Lynn Lempel notes:
This idea sat around for years until I finally tackled it the weekend I had to miss the ACPT this past spring. I figured I might as ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
No one makes SOLIDER early-week puzzles than Lynn. Her formula is tried and true: go up to the max of 78 words (or near it), so that ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times8/13/19 ( No. 25,480 )
Across
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Diana who led the Supremes : ROSS
5
Masked man's sidekick on old TV : TONTO
10
Assembled : MET
13
Norwegian city with the Munch Museum : OSLO
14
"Hey Diddle Diddle" runaway : SPOON
15
Rich supply of ore : LODE
16
Safe for youngsters : CHILDPROOF
18
One of five Greats : ERIE
19
Ledecky who has been named World Swimmer of the Year five times : KATIE
20
Bill killer's position : ANTI
21
Cookout crashers : ANTS
22
Bit of salt : DASH
24
Shankar with a sitar : RAVI
26
Mum : SILENT
29
Averts : PREVENTS
33
Computer company with a Predator line : ACER
34
Soothing lotion ingredient : ALOE
36
Valuable bar at Fort Knox : INGOT
37
Actress Arthur with a Tony for "Mame" : BEA
38
See 23-Down : CROSSED
40
Kind of testing done at Ancestry.com : DNA
41
Rodeo rope : LASSO
43
Acquires : GETS
44
"Turf" half of surf and turf : MEAT
45
Outside surface : EXTERIOR
47
Deep-sea fishing nets : TRAWLS
49
Yoked pair in a field : OXEN
50
Profit : GAIN
51
Flight amenity that costs extra : WIFI
53
Backbone of a boat : KEEL
56
Zesty chip dip : SALSA
60
Savings plans for one's later years, in brief : IRAS
61
Hit the jackpot : STRIKEGOLD
63
Old camera need : FILM
64
Idiotic : INANE
65
Oklahoma city named for an "Idylls of the King" woman : ENID
66
Class for U.S. citizen hopefuls, in brief : ESL
67
Disgustingly dirty : NASTY
68
Pols like Pelosi : DEMS
Down
1
Alternative to rap and R&B : ROCK
2
Fed. monitor of workplace hazards : OSHA
3
Narrow cut : SLIT
4
More substantial : SOLIDER
5
Small recipe amt. : TSP
6
Founder of Harpo Productions : OPRAH
7
Common lunchtime : NOON
8
Drinking spree : TOOT
9
Ablaze : ONFIRE
10
Droplets seen early in the day : MORNINGDEW
11
Tend to some p's and q's, say : EDIT
12
Golfer's bagful : TEES
15
Cause to expand, as bread : LEAVEN
17
College V.I.P. : DEAN
23
With 38-Across, like Romeo and Juliet ... and like the shaded words? : STAR
25
Fervent : AVID
26
Expensive dark fur : SABLE
27
Tool for a Himalayan climber : ICEAX
28
Lowest in importance : LEASTOFALL
29
Baffling question : POSER
30
Musical pause : REST
31
Based on major and minor scales : TONAL
32
H.R.s and R.B.I.s : STATS
35
Bitten-into apple, for Apple : LOGO
38
Apple throwaway : CORE
39
"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
42
Gender discrimination : SEXISM
44
Made do despite difficulties : MANAGED
46
Finishes, as a cartoon : INKSIN
48
Move up : RISE
50
Sparkle : GLINT
51
Desdemona, to Othello : WIFE
52
Flower named for a goddess : IRIS
54
Sicilian tourist draw : ETNA
55
Prohibition and Victorian periods : ERAS
57
Solitary : LONE
58
Svelte : SLIM
59
Throws into the mix : ADDS
62
Critically important : KEY

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