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New York Times, Saturday, August 25, 2018

Whence the line "Beauty, terrible beauty! A deathless goddess - so she strikes our eyes!"

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Ezersky. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Sam Ezersky notes:
NO SIR. IMS. PRELIM. ASAP. SAND PILE. WIN. The clues for these answers are all Will's; I can't take any credit for them outside of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
That SE corner is brilliant. RADIO WAVE cleverly disguised as an [Air traveler?] + I CALLED IT! = OH HELL YES! Something fun about ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times8/25/18 ( No. 25,127 )

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Across
1
Tex-Mex morsel : PINTOBEAN
10
"Ooh-la-la!" : ILIKE
15
Pop group with the 1993 #2 hit "All That She Wants" : ACEOFBASE
16
Polite rejection : NOSIR
17
Tough crowd? : GOONSQUAD
18
Artifacts, to archaeologists : FINDS
19
Program-closing command on a PC : ENDNOW
20
Gripes : PLAINTS
22
Mountain home : AERIE
24
Equatorial Guinea joined it in 2017 : OPEC
25
Lay the groundwork? : SOD
27
This blows! : TNT
28
Common classroom adornment : WALLMAP
32
Acts all-powerful : PLAYSGOD
35
Detective in "The French Connection" : DOYLE
36
Lamb, by another name : ELIA
37
Scissors : SNIPS
40
Big name in cookware : TFAL
41
___ business : RISKY
43
Maritime graphic : SEACHART
45
Ration : METEOUT
48
Material in translation : RNA
49
Some chats, briefly : IMS
50
Behind : TUSH
51
First chairman of the E.E.O.C., familiarly : FDRJR
53
Wager : LAYABET
56
Heat : PRELIM
59
Group in feminist writing : WOMYN
60
Air traveler? : RADIOWAVE
62
Whence the line "Beauty, terrible beauty! A deathless goddess - so she strikes our eyes!" : ILIAD
63
"Told you!" : ICALLEDIT
64
___-Poo, son of the Mikado : NANKI
65
"Abso-freakin'-lutely!" : OHHELLYES
Down
1
One running for the Senate? : PAGE
2
Supercelebrity : ICON
3
Yoko Ono, artistically, in the 1960s : NEODADAIST
4
Equivalent of a megagram : TONNE
5
In a way : OFSORTS
6
Sweet-and-spicy sports bar snack : BBQWINGS
7
Theme of Cirque du Soleil's "O," appropriately : EAU
8
"Hurry!" : ASAP
9
Renowned pirate captain during the Golden Age of Piracy : NEDLOW
10
First, second and third place : INFIELD
11
Primitive attire : LOINCLOTH
12
"Who ___?" : ISNT
13
Department store section : KIDS
14
Where victims of arrests are taken, for short : ERS
21
Mental health org. : APA
23
Historic town in Berkshire : ETON
25
Certain bank deposit : SPERM
26
Basic skateboarding trick : OLLIE
29
Classic musical with the song "A Hymn to Him" : MYFAIRLADY
30
Freak out : ALARM
31
Hides : PELTS
33
Talk, talk, talk : YAKETYYAK
34
"Yo mama" joke, e.g. : DIS
38
Ideal, in teenspeak : PERF
39
Contents of a playground box : SANDPILE
42
We : YOUANDI
44
Coiner of the words "chortle" and "frabjous" : CARROLL
46
Modern connection inits. : USB
47
Home of Vegas's World Series of Poker : THERIO
52
Turquoise or aquamarine : JEWEL
53
Bugs Bunny's girlfriend : LOLA
54
Exiled ruler of 1979 : AMIN
55
Auto dial : TACH
57
Good name for a landscaper? : IVIE
58
___-Willets Point (subway station in Queens, N.Y.) : METS
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The "1" in 1-9 : WIN
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- : DAH

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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