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New York Times, Monday, August 14, 2023

Author:
Simon Marotte and Trenton Lee Stewart
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Roller coaster, e.g.
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Simon Marotte
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Trenton Lee Stewart

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Marotte. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Stewart. Monday freshness: 43%
Constructor notes:
TRENTON: Simon and I had been discussing possible themes for a while when he got the idea of answers doubling as arithmetical ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
For us math lovers, number-focused puzzles GO TO ELEVEN. Apt that the two longest bonuses are a HIGH OCTANE / THRILL RIDE! Stop ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times8/14/23 ( No. 26,942 )
Across
1
Drinks like a dog : LAPS
5
Always ordering others around : BOSSY
10
Word with potato or poker : CHIP
14
The "Iliad," for one : EPIC
15
Paperless request to attend a party : EVITE
16
Peru's capital : LIMA
17
Step 1: Exceed the limit à la Spinal Tap : GOTOELEVEN
19
Improves with time, like wine : AGES
20
Fire starter : SPARK
21
Engrossed : RAPT
22
"Could you repeat that?" : WHAT
23
Diamond with gold and platinum certifications : NEIL
25
Step 2: Partygoer's guest : PLUSONE
27
Rodents led away by the Pied Piper of Hamelin : RATS
30
Part of a sawfish that's shaped like a chain saw : NOSE
32
Support grp. for a candidate : PAC
33
Cigarette residue : ASH
34
Resident of Edinburgh : SCOT
35
Something to boil water in : KETTLE
38
___ for the course : PAR
39
Step 3: Go on a brief break : TAKETEN
41
Archer's asset : AIM
42
Church toppers : SPIRES
44
Make repairs to : MEND
45
Soccer player's target : NET
46
Longtime "Dancing With the Stars" judge Goodman : LEN
47
"By Jove!" : ISAY
48
Admit it, with "up" : FESS
49
Step 4: Hefty sales discount : HALFOFF
52
Baby's first word, often : MAMA
54
Farm unit : ACRE
55
Yearn (for) : LONG
57
Cattle breed : ANGUS
61
Mix with a spoon : STIR
62
Never to be repeated ... or an apt pronouncement after following the instructions sequentially in 17-, 25-, 39- and 49-Across? : ONEANDDONE
64
Connection point : NODE
65
Texas historical site to "remember" : ALAMO
66
"Consider the job done!" : ONIT
67
You could tell how old it is if you saw it! : TREE
68
Used a keyboard : TYPED
69
Citi Field team : METS
Down
1
Parts of a relay : LEGS
2
Per item : APOP
3
Bread served from a halal cart : PITA
4
Derides : SCORNS
5
"The Fresh Prince of ___-Air" : BEL
6
Stopping point along a scenic drive : OVERLOOK
7
One of Hinduism's principal deities : SIVA
8
Eurasian plain : STEPPE
9
1983 title role for Barbra Streisand : YENTL
10
Tries to scratch, as a cat might : CLAWSAT
11
Like "93" but not "89" gasoline : HIGHOCTANE
12
"Uh … well …" : IMEAN
13
Ctrl+V command : PASTE
18
___ out a living : EKE
24
Early Peruvians : INCAS
26
Flip over : UPEND
27
Emulates Cardi B or Pusha T : RAPS
28
"Right away!" : ASAP
29
Roller coaster, e.g. : THRILLRIDE
31
Derives (from) : STEMS
34
Courtroom recorder : STENO
35
Neighbor of Tanzania : KENYA
36
"The check is in the mail" and "The dog ate my homework," famously : LIES
37
CPR experts : EMTS
40
Baseball or football, but not boxing : TEAMGAME
43
Professional dressed in black and white : REFEREE
47
"I wish!" : IFONLY
48
Group of obsessive followers, as of a TV show : FANDOM
49
"___ it occurred to you …?" : HASNT
50
Best supporting ___ (Academy Awards category) : ACTOR
51
Parade vehicle : FLOAT
53
Fuming : MAD
56
Kind of tide : NEAP
58
Vanished : GONE
59
The "U" of C.P.U. : UNIT
60
Matching bundles : SETS
63
Drift (off) : NOD

Answer summary:
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