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New York Times, Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Abandon ... or two words often seen next to the starts of 17-, 27-, 47- and 60-Across

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QUX} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Stulberg.
Jacob Stulberg notes:
Today's theme came together fairly quickly once I confirmed that there were no common phrases starting with GOODNESS', PITY'S, or OLD ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat find, that there are so many words that can fit in between FOR and SAKE. There's another one that I use much more than PETE'S, ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Theda Bara was a huge star in pre-code Hollywood. The image above shows she was also a snappy dresser.

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J
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C
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© 2020, The New York Times8/4/20 ( No. 25,837 )
Across
1
Supporting timber in home construction : JOIST
6
Jazz genre : BEBOP
11
Popular sandwich, for short : PBJ
14
Breathing problem for a sleeper : APNEA
15
Solo : ALONE
16
Gardening tool : HOE
17
2016 live-action Disney film with an animated title character : PETESDRAGON
19
Yellow ball in pool : ONE
20
Ambient musician Brian : ENO
21
1982 film named after a computer program : TRON
22
Handle the food for, as a party : CATER
24
Noggin : BEAN
25
So-called "City of a Thousand Minarets" : CAIRO
27
Where John Milton and John Oliver studied at Cambridge : CHRISTSCOLLEGE
32
Bumpkin : YAHOO
33
Corrida cry : OLE
34
Where clothing may come apart : SEAM
36
Prefix with -mester : TRI
37
Abandon ... or two words often seen next to the starts of 17-, 27-, 47- and 60-Across : FORSAKE
41
Greenpeace, e.g., for short : NGO
42
Dame of fame : EDNA
44
Golfer Michelle : WIE
45
Was meddlesome : PRIED
47
1933 Erskine Caldwell novel about a wealth-obsessed farm family : GODSLITTLEACRE
51
"The gymnasium of the mind," per Pascal : CHESS
52
Troubles : WOES
53
Actress Bara of 1917's "Cleopatra" : THEDA
55
Actress Polo of TV's "The Fosters" : TERI
56
Ticked off : MAD
59
Word after electric or elevator : CAR
60
Notorious cinematic flop of 1980 : HEAVENSGATE
64
"My man" : BRO
65
Desi of old TV : ARNAZ
66
Claw : TALON
67
"Amen!" : YES
68
A, B or C, or first, second or third : GRADE
69
Was out : SLEPT
Down
1
Mocking remark : JAPE
2
U.S. ___ : OPEN
3
Take ___ account : INTO
4
"Now do you believe me?" : SEE
5
Suggests, flavorwise : TASTESOF
6
Certain nobles : BARONS
7
Gusto : ELAN
8
Get stuck, with "down" : BOG
9
Vocalist heard on the Beatles' "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" : ONO
10
Miniature golf course freebie : PENCIL
11
Suitable for framing? : PHOTOGENIC
12
Uneaten part of an entree, maybe : BONE
13
Catcall : JEER
18
"Confound it!" : DRAT
23
Bellicose deity : ARES
24
Paragraph in a playbill, maybe : BIO
25
What a fountain may provide : COLA
26
Supermodel Wek : ALEK
27
Suffix meaning "cell" : CYTE
28
Big finish? : HARDG
29
Heavyweight at a zoo : RHINOCEROS
30
Subdivision in group theory : COSET
31
Zealous : EAGER
35
À la ___ : MODE
38
Symbols of wisdom : OWLS
39
Reformer Jacob who wrote "How the Other Half Lives" : RIIS
40
Certain Olympic athletes since 1900 : EPEEISTS
43
Condition that Adderall may be prescribed for, in brief : ADHD
46
Dorm leaders, in brief : RAS
48
Enemy of Popeye : SEAHAG
49
Pluck, as eyebrow hairs : TWEEZE
50
Bereft, old-style : LORN
53
Frozen dessert chain : TCBY
54
Cocky character in a fable : HARE
55
Infomercial, e.g. : TVAD
56
Like every secretary of state until 1997 : MALE
57
On : ATOP
58
Job for a body shop : DENT
61
Zig when one should zag, say : ERR
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Get ___ on (ace) : ANA
63
Lass : GAL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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