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New York Times, Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Author:
Sean Yamada-Hunter
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Grass-roots group focused on addressing climate change
TotalDebut
19/1/2021
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ScrabDebutFresh
1.73858%
Sean Yamada-Hunter

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 71, Blocks: 39 Missing: {J} Spans: 5 Grid is asymmetric. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Yamada-Hunter. Wednesday freshness: 88%
Sean Yamada-Hunter notes:
I am so excited to be making my New York Times debut! I'm currently a postdoc at Stanford studying ways to improve cancer ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
That's a big IF, all right! Couldn't get much bigger. Could it? Not surprisingly, I spent an hour goofing around with grids, ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Post-publication corrections are rare in NYT crosswords, but a change was made for 35-Across. ESO was clued as [This, in Spanish] but ... read more
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A
2
S
3
H
4
A
5
B
6
S
7
B
8
U
9
M
10
D
11
E
12
A
13
L
14
S
I
A
15
N
Y
U
16
E
S
S
E
N
C
E
17
A
P
B
18
D
O
N
19
T
Y
O
U
F
R
E
T
20
H
O
A
21
G
Y
22
R
H
O
23
I
D
S
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I
N
N
I
E
25
I
A
N
26
F
27
A
Q
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E
F
T
29
S
T
D
30
E
L
U
31
D
32
E
33
E
34
A
R
T
H
35
E
S
O
36
B
L
E
A
T
37
S
C
O
R
E
38
M
A
N
39
F
I
N
S
40
P
A
P
E
R
41
O
B
E
42
Z
I
G
G
Y
43
N
I
E
C
E
44
V
I
S
45
A
X
L
46
P
E
W
47
E
G
G
48
N
E
E
49
D
50
S
51
A
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S
P
I
E
53
M
I
R
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I
D
S
A
Y
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T
H
E
P
A
56
L
E
F
A
57
C
E
58
I
N
K
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A
I
R
T
R
A
N
60
S
O
S
61
A
D
E
62
B
A
S
S
E
T
T
63
P
O
T
64
S
Y
S
© 2021, The New York Times9/1/21 ( No. 26,230 )
Across
1
Fire proof? : ASH
4
Midsection section, informally : ABS
7
Bad break : BUMDEAL
14
Pop singer known for performing in a face-obscuring wig : SIA
15
Sch. whose campus contains Washington Square Park : NYU
16
Core : ESSENCE
17
"Lookout" signal, in brief : APB
18
"Come now, it'll be OK" : DONTYOUFRET
20
Carmichael who composed "Heart and Soul" : HOAGY
22
Letter after pi : RHO
23
Wallet items : IDS
24
Body feature for roughly 90% of people : INNIE
25
McKellen who played Gandalf : IAN
26
Online help page, for short : FAQ
28
Young newt : EFT
29
Health class subj. : STD
30
Slip past : ELUDE
33
Anybody home? : EARTH
35
That, in Spanish : ESO
36
Farm cry : BLEAT
37
Put numbers on the board : SCORE
38
"Wowza!" : MAN
39
Nickname for the Miami Dolphins, with "the" : FINS
40
Certain recyclable : PAPER
41
U.K. honour : OBE
42
___ Stardust, alter ego of David Bowie : ZIGGY
43
Rose Granger-Weasley, to Harry Potter : NIECE
44
Word on either side of "à" : VIS
45
Rose of rock : AXL
46
Bench with a back : PEW
47
Main ingredient in the Japanese dish tamagoyaki : EGG
48
Requirements : NEEDS
51
Easy ___ : ASPIE
53
Onetime Russian space station : MIR
54
"My take is ..." : IDSAY
55
1948 western starring Bob Hope as "Painless" Potter : THEPALEFACE
58
Sign : INK
59
Budget carrier from 1993 to 2014 : AIRTRAN
60
Message often written in large letters : SOS
61
Suffix with Gator : ADE
62
Actress Angela of "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" : BASSETT
63
Weed : POT
64
The "S" of iOS: Abbr. : SYS
Down
1
Japan's largest beer brand : ASAHI
2
Nurse, as a beer : SIPON
3
They can rate up to 350,000 on the Scoville scale : HABANEROPEPPERS
4
"Nevertheless ... look at our current situation" : ANDYETHEREWEARE
5
Party invite inits. : BYO
6
Grass-roots group focused on addressing climate change : SUNRISEMOVEMENT
7
Difficult to understand : BEYONDONESGRASP
8
G.I. entertainers : USO
9
The Spartans of the N.C.A.A. : MSU
10
Letters on the "3" button : DEF
11
Performer known as the "King of Latin Pop" : ENRIQUEIGLESIAS
12
Performed very well on : ACED
13
"I'm game" : LETS
19
Exclamation upon seeing this puzzle : THATSABIGIF
21
Priceless keepsakes? : GIFTRECEIPTS
26
Mo. during which the N.B.A. All-Star Game is usually played : FEB
27
Good as new : ALLFIXED
31
"Shoot!" : DANG
32
Website with much custom-designed jewelry : ETSY
33
Channel owned by Disney : ESPN
34
Dark purple fruit : ACAI
42
Most out there : ZANIEST
49
Hunky-dory : DANDY
50
Comedian Wanda : SYKES
51
Open ___ (plan to pay later) : ATAB
52
Like the majority of Iraqis and Bahrainis : SHIA
56
Pull-up muscle, for short : LAT
57
Soft murmur : COO

Answer summary:
7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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