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New York Times, Friday, August 16, 2019

Author:
Ori Brian
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ori Brian

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {HQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Brian. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
"As smooth as a Berry" is one of the highest compliments I can give to a themeless constructor. This one had a scent of the ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0816 ( 25,483 )
Across
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Forgo Uber or Lyft : GRABACAB
9
Maxim, e.g. : LADMAG
15
Story involving Pecos Bill or Babe the Blue Ox : TALLTALE
16
Grandmother, in Granada : ABUELA
17
Like a burglar or a ballerina, maybe : ONTIPTOE
18
Website with the popular page r/explainlikeimfive : REDDIT
19
Producer with cameos in "Iron Man" and "Black Panther" : STANLEE
20
What thinning hair might affect : MALEEGO
21
"___ Kapital" : DAS
22
D.C. fund-raising group : PAC
23
Without : SANS
24
Blondish : SANDY
27
Discards in old maid : PAIRS
29
Org. for Big Red or Big Green : NCAA
30
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, for one : PARLORGAME
35
Digital photo add-on : INSTAGRAMFILTER
37
Best-selling author who used an awful lot of commas : PETERROGET
38
"That's ... never gonna happen" : UMNO
39
Protruding nail : TALON
40
One with more than two billion followers : JESUS
41
It might be found on a belt : AMMO
45
Diamond, on the Mohs scale : TEN
46
Number of capitals of Bolivia : DOS
47
Critical : DOORDIE
49
"You made a mistake," sarcastically : WAYTOGO
53
Faddish hairstyle of the mid-2010s : MANBUN
54
One who might get you into hot water? : CANNIBAL
55
Giving a tattoo : INKING
56
Halfway home : ONSECOND
57
Samples : TASTES
58
College party buys : BEERKEGS
Down
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Vintage Pontiacs : GTOS
2
Long blog entry, maybe : RANT
3
Skiing mecca in the Rockies : ALTA
4
It's a setup : BLINDDATE
5
Active in determining the outcome : ATPLAY
6
Phoebe of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" : CATES
7
Cream additive : ALOE
8
Capital of Bolivia? : BEE
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Fictional raiding archaeologist : LARACROFT
10
Second son : ABEL
11
Bros : DUDES
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Mythical enchantress : MEDEA
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Set straight : ALIGN
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Los ___, Calif. : GATOS
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Foes of Fido, stereotypically : MAILMEN
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Ideal : PARAGON
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Impertinent sort : SNIP
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Dermatologist's target : ACNE
26
Who originated the modern image of Santa Claus : NAST
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One out? : PAROLEE
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Eastern honorific : SRI
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Features of many Disney films : PGRATINGS
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Craft shop item with a seemingly redundant name : GLUESTICK
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Helps for short people, for short : ATMS
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Link on a restaurant's Yelp page : MENU
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Freudian focus : EROS
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"Science made clear," per Jean Cocteau : ART
40
Track-and-field star Jackie ___-Kersee : JOYNER
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___ one : ADMIT
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Hit 2016 film set partly at sea : MOANA
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Cenobites : MONKS
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Wrigley brand : ORBIT
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Activity at un bal masqué : DANSE
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Buggy area : DUNE
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Stop waxing, say : WANE
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Instrument with metal keys : OBOE
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Group with a hand sign, maybe : GANG
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Rival of Ford and Packard : OLDS
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Gander : goose :: ___ : swan : COB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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