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New York Times, Friday, August 17, 2018

He said "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe"

Author:
Jeff Chen
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Chen.
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Jill (my wife) changed jobs about two years ago, going from public hospitals to a healthcare start-up. Having lived through start-up ... read more
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Building around an 11-letter entry can be difficult, so I did a ton of grid testing before settling on the upper left corner you see ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times8/17/18 ( No. 25,119 )
Across
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Lake of rock's Emerson, Lake & Palmer : GREG
5
One who crosses the line : SCAB
9
Dunderheads : TWITS
14
Bare : AUNATUREL
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He said "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe" : SAGAN
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Fifth wheel : SPARETIRE
18
Small protuberance : KNURL
19
"Ingredient" of success : SECRETSAUCE
21
Sound at a spa : AAH
22
Still : YET
23
Amish, e.g. : SECT
24
Verbal shrug : IDUNNO
26
Hallucinogenic edibles, in slang : SHROOMS
28
They're often blitzed : SOTS
29
Lieutenant Minderbinder of "Catch-22" : MILO
31
Wore an outfit with panache, informally : ROCKEDIT
33
Constellation between Cygnus and Aquila : SAGITTA
36
See 44-Across : POISONS
37
Real identity : TRUESELF
39
Pro ___ : BONO
40
City north of Des Moines : AMES
41
Try to get something from a bag : REACHIN
44
Court figure whose job is to detect 36-Across : TASTER
46
"___ said ..." : THAT
47
Oaf : APE
50
Lines around Chicago : ELS
51
Primer finish : ZISFORZEBRA
54
"Pretty, pretty please?" : CANTI
56
Grueling grillings : ORALEXAMS
57
Trim : ADORN
58
Process by which neutrinos are produced : BETADECAY
59
Fix, as a bow : RETIE
60
Attended (to) : SEEN
61
Merrill in movies : DINA
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Full of hot air : GASSY
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Money in Nepal : RUPEE
3
Formally establish : ENACT
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"Young Frankenstein" co-star : GARR
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Mill owner in the California gold rush : SUTTER
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Big name in oil : CRISCO
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Tap attachment : AERATOR
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Une couleur primaire : BLEU
9
Showed one's disapproval, in a way : TSKED
10
Ashy : WAN
11
30-foot-long dinosaur able to walk on either two legs or four : IGUANODON
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Samuel L. Jackson has been in six of his movies : TARANTINO
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Some sketch show V.I.P.s : SNLHOSTS
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Drives : TEESHOTS
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___ Systems, computer networking giant : CISCO
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Applies to : USESON
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Most cunning : SLIEST
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Disorderly do : MOP
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Preserves variety : MARMALADE
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"So much for my theory" : IGUESSNOT
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Offered unwanted advice : KIBITZED
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Big cheese wheels? : STATECAR
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Country singer Clark : TERRI
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Oktoberfest offering : ALE
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Diet-friendly, say : FATFREE
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New England prep school attended by J.F.K. : CHOATE
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Former Supreme Court justice Stone : HARLAN
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Online periodical : EZINE
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You can count on them : ABACI
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Spinner? : PRMAN
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Cushy course : EASYA
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Doesn't just tear up : SOBS
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Struck out : EXED
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Prefix with cycle : TRI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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