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New York Times, Tuesday, August 21, 2018

43-Down : Was humbled

Author:
John Lieb and Andrea Yañes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQVXZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Lieb. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Yañes.
Constructor notes:
ANDREA: As I'm sure is true of many constructors, I'm thrilled to have a puzzle published in the Times for the first time. It'll be a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
D "evolving" to DARWIN, what a fun idea! I usually think of "evolving" as one element changing for the better, so my first thought as ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times8/21/18 ( No. 25,123 )
Across
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Galoot : BIGAPE
7
"State of the Union" channel : CNN
10
Datebook entry: Abbr. : APPT
14
Skulls : CRANIA
15
Obama health measure, in brief : ACA
16
Actress Garr : TERI
17
"M*A*S*H" transport, informally : COPTER
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Augusta National's infamous 12th hole, for one : PARTHREE
20
Bill ___, the Science Guy : NYE
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Comedy rock duo featuring actor Jack Black : TENACIOUSD
23
Queen Gertrude's "alas" in "Hamlet" : OME
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Kit ___ (candy bar) : KAT
25
Test, as 46-Across : ASSAY
26
Sacha Baron Cohen program of the early 2000s : DAALIGSHOW
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Hoppy brew : ALE
32
Infamous bankruptcy declarer of 2001 : ENRON
33
Vest openings : ARMHOLES
36
"Reelin' in the Years" band : STEELYDAN
39
Part of VCR : CASSETTE
42
Attempts : STABS
46
Material that is 25-Acrossed : ORE
47
"Abso-lutely!" : DARNTOOTIN
50
Deli selections : MEATS
53
Opposite of max. : MIN
54
Schubert's "The ___ King" : ERL
55
1950s-'60s teen idol who sang "Dream Lover" and "Splish Splash" : BOBBYDARIN
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Quite standoffish : ICY
60
Enjoying some me time, say : ALLALONE
61
Embrace the aging process, in a way : GOGRAY
64
Bull: Prefix : TAUR
65
Garfield's owner, in the funnies : JON
66
New Year's Day : ONEONE
67
Comprehends : SEES
68
Lennon's love : ONO
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Evolution theorist ... or what the circled letters are evolving toward? : DARWIN
Down
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Include covertly in an email : BCC
2
Avenger in a red-and-gold suit : IRONMAN
3
Hiatus between high school and college : GAPYEAR
4
Pot starter : ANTE
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Slapstick projectile : PIE
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Wildlife identifier : EARTAG
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Quaker Oats' ___ Crunch : CAPN
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March Madness org. : NCAA
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Deal breaker? : NARC
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Fellow Musketeer of Aramis and Porthos : ATHOS
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Casual reading : PERUSAL
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Chance to get good seats, say : PRESALE
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Colors 1960s-style : TIEDYES
19
Spanish aunt : TIA
22
U.F.O. crew : ETS
23
Words of praise : ODE
24
"Roots" protagonist Kunta ___ : KINTE
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An overtime one counts as a point in the N.H.L. : LOSS
28
More robust : HALER
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Jazz's Kid ___ : ORY
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Iraq War concern, for short : WMD
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Is wearing : HASON
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Aware of : ONTO
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When something should take off, for short : ETD
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Opposite of 37-Down : ETA
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Fights against : COMBATS
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Anatomical rings : AREOLAE
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Ocean shade : SEABLUE
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Was humbled : ATECROW
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South Asian mixed rice dish : BIRYANI
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Show with "TV Funhouse" pieces, in brief : SNL
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Abbr. for someone with just a first and last name : NMI
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Self-important minor official : TINGOD
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Ski lift varieties : TBARS
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Word part: Abbr. : SYL
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Setting for "The Karate Kid" : DOJO
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Shortly : ANON
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Gambling mecca : RENO
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Bob ___, longtime Disney C.E.O. : IGER
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___ lark : ONA
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Craving : YEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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