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New York Times, Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Actress in "Do the Right Thing" and the "Roots" miniseries

Author:
Andy Kravis and Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Kravis. This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Agard. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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ERIK: Easy puzzles are so hard to write! Many of our tougher themes have seemed to develop almost instantaneously, but when we sat ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times8/14/18 ( No. 25,116 )

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Across
1
Three-letter sandwich : PBJ
4
Ballroom dance from Cuba : RUMBA
9
Put up with : ABIDE
14
Period in history : ERA
15
In the city : URBAN
16
Front and back halves of a golf course, often : NINES
17
Stick connected to a reel : ROD
18
Article of headwear for an explosives engineer? : BLASTINGCAP
20
Words before an expiration date : USEBY
22
Appear to be : SEEM
23
Stashed away : HID
24
Poem with a dedicatee : ODE
26
Where tapas are enjoyed : SPAIN
28
Install, as a light bulb : SCREWIN
32
Breadth : EXTENT
35
Article of neckwear for the Stooges? : THREEWAYTIE
37
Comedian Issa ___ : RAE
38
Set-asides for old age, for short : IRAS
39
"Today" rival, in brief : GMA
40
Artist Chagall or N.B.A. player Gasol : MARC
41
Dispenser candy : PEZ
42
Wrist accessory for a celebrity magazine editor? : PEOPLEWATCH
46
Had a video call with : SKYPED
48
Funeral vehicles : HEARSES
49
"Let me give you a ride!" : HOPIN
51
___ Speed Wagon (old vehicle) : REO
52
"Help us!," at sea : SOS
53
Frog and ___ (friends in a children's book series) : TOAD
56
Halo sporter : ANGEL
60
Waist accessory for a Russian cook? : BORSCHTBELT
63
Beam of sunlight : RAY
64
Made less difficult : EASED
65
Not go together fashionwise : CLASH
66
Dog's sound : ARF
67
Put vinaigrette on, perhaps : DRESS
68
Groups of bison : HERDS
69
Three-letter sandwich : BLT
Down
1
Lima's home : PERU
2
Frat dudes : BROS
3
Stone prized in China : JADE
4
Actress in "Do the Right Thing" and the "Roots" miniseries : RUBYDEE
5
Address containing "www" : URL
6
Execs' degrees, often : MBAS
7
First, second or third : BASE
8
Pays for a hand : ANTES
9
Peebles in the Memphis Music Hall of Fame : ANN
10
Chart-topper : BIGHIT
11
Burn to a crisp : INCINERATE
12
Having a battery that's out of juice : DEAD
13
Psychic's purported ability, for short : ESP
19
Architect of the Louvre Pyramid : IMPEI
21
Unfun sorts : BORES
25
"Yucky!" : EWW
27
Guitar, in slang : AXE
28
Ogre with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : SHREK
29
Noted Lakota leader : CRAZYHORSE
30
"I hate the Moor" speaker, in Shakespeare : IAGO
31
Naiad or dryad : NYMPH
33
Drug bust officers : NARCS
34
PC fixer : TECH
35
Rewards for waiting? : TIPS
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"A ___ of Two Cities" : TALE
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Perry who lost only one case in his career : MASON
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Vivacity : PEP
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Wharton or Piaf : EDITH
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Musical ability : EAR
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Christmas door decorations : WREATHS
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Groups in westerns : POSSES
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V-shaped cut : NOTCH
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Fly high : SOAR
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Up to the task : ABLE
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___ John : DEAR
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Seize : GRAB
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Grey's title, in the tea aisle : EARL
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Uber competitor : LYFT
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Making it is a chore : BED
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Contents of jewel cases : CDS
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Trippy drug : LSD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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