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New York Times, Thursday, August 8, 2019

37-Across : *Tar remover

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
THINK / TWICE = double the first word in five clues, so that their answers make sense. Not as tricky as a typical Thursday, but still ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times8/8/19 ( No. 25,475 )
Across
1
José, to amigos : PEPE
5
Going rate : PACE
9
Motion pictures? : OPART
14
Company with a for-profit foundation? : AVON
15
Improvisational style : SCAT
16
Gondolier, maybe : POLER
17
*Boo during a baseball game : WILDPITCH
19
See 60-Across : TWICE
20
Ricky's player on old TV : DESI
21
Around 20%, typically : TIP
23
Modern alternative to a garage sale : EBAY
24
2/ : FEB
25
*Tin has been in them since 1929 : COMICSTRIPS
29
"I'd like another" : ONEMORE
31
Philistine-fighting king : SAUL
32
Org. with Huskies and Bulldogs : NCAA
33
One way to get help : ASK
35
Class for a physiology major, informally : BIO
37
*Tar remover : DENTALHYGIENIST
43
Letters on an N.L. Central cap : STL
44
Was first : LED
45
Spanish feminine pronoun : ELLA
46
Implores : BEGS
49
Number one : TOPSPOT
51
*Ken, for one : LOGICPUZZLE
55
Campground sights : RVS
56
Prefix meaning "height" : ACRO
57
Cable news anchor Cabrera : ANA
58
Home of about 25% of U.N. member states : ASIA
60
With 19-Across, reconsider ... or a hint to the starts of the five starred clues : THINK
62
*Can components : HIGHKICKS
66
Member of Dubya's cabinet : CONDI
67
843 acres, for New York's Central Park : AREA
68
Princess whose brother is not a prince : LEIA
69
Invited over for lunch, say : HADIN
70
Crawl (with) : TEEM
71
Its min. score is 120 : LSAT
Down
1
Possible maker of a muddy footprint : PAW
2
Law school class : EVIDENCE
3
Climbing vegetables : POLEBEANS
4
Discontinues : ENDS
5
Letter that sounds like an expression of relief : PSI
6
Be dramatic? : ACT
7
Stickers in a plant store : CACTI
8
Law school class : ETHICS
9
Not dither : OPT
10
Casualties of violent storms : POWERLINES
11
Out, of sorts : ALIBI
12
Show the highlights : RECAP
13
Hearts that don't beat very much? : TREYS
18
___ de gallo : PICO
22
"Buckle Up, Dummies" ad, e.g. : PSA
24
A fan (of) : FOND
26
___ tradition : ORAL
27
Interlace : MESH
28
Lazy river transport : TUBE
30
Winner of five swimming gold medals at the 1988 Olympics : MATTBIONDI
34
Jon of Arizona politics : KYL
36
Figures calculated using crude estimates : OILPRICES
38
Pianist Templeton : ALEC
39
Jazzman Stan : GETZ
40
Object of veneration : IDOL
41
Part of a notable 1993 breakup : SLOVAKIA
42
Some parlor designs, informally : TATS
47
Scholarship application fig. : GPA
48
Portable shade provider : SUNHAT
50
Zenith : PEAK
51
Close securely : LATCH
52
L.P.G.A. great Lorena : OCHOA
53
Daily monotony : GRIND
54
Angola's northern neighbor, once : ZAIRE
59
Place to grow some herbs : SILL
61
Family : KIN
63
"Well, I'll be!" : GEE
64
Topping on a Hawaiian pizza : HAM
65
Lost one's standing? : SAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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