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New York Times, Saturday, September 15, 2018

Author:
David Liben-Nowell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Liben-Nowell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {Z} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Liben-Nowell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0915 ( 25,148 )
Across
1
Admissions might give one away : CAMPUSMAP
10
Order at an osteria : PASTA
15
Winner of the inaugural College Football Playoff : OHIOSTATE
16
x + 0 = x, e.g. : AXIOM
17
Equal rights subject : SAMESEXMARRIAGE
19
Homer's father : ABE
20
3-Down inventor's inits. : TAE
21
Best Picture after "The Last Emperor" : RAINMAN
22
Fear-inducing phrase : ORELSE
25
Word with reel or rule : GAG
26
Scamps : ROGUES
28
Actress Michelle of "Crazy Rich Asians" : YEOH
30
One showing firm leadership? : CEO
33
Early major-league game setting : APRIL
34
Destination of Muhammad in his Night Journey : JERUSALEM
36
Persian for "place of" : STAN
37
Skedaddle : SPLIT
38
"Dr. T and the Women" star, 2000 : GERE
39
Squirt : PIPSQUEAK
41
Over : AGAIN
42
Conference member: Abbr. : SCH
43
Fixes : RIGS
44
Wool sources : OVINES
45
Late major-league game setting: Abbr. : OCT
46
Those needing onboarding : HIREES
48
"D'oh!" : IMAFOOL
52
British grandma : NAN
53
EWR alternative : LGA
56
Auto-mated things? : SELFDRIVINGCARS
59
"M" or "Z" : MOVIE
60
Print source : FINGERTIP
61
Thwacks : SWATS
62
Progress : TAKESTEPS
Down
1
Thing: Sp. : COSA
2
Literary character likened to a "mute, maned sea-lion" : AHAB
3
Reproductive system? : MIMEOGRAPH
4
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" pilot : POE
5
Company whose headquarters were built from its own product : USSTEEL
6
Unbelievable bargains : STEALS
7
Ceilings : MAXES
8
Site of some credit card skimming, for short : ATM
9
Flavor of some eau de vie : PEAR
10
Lepers : PARIAHS
11
Canceling : AXING
12
Neighbor of India and China on a Risk board : SIAM
13
Senate coverage? : TOGA
14
"Yes, exactly!" : AMEN
18
Fricassee relative : RAGOUT
23
Pompeii, e.g. : RUINS
24
Narrow margin : EYELASH
26
Says harsh words? : RASPS
27
The "o" of Verizon's Fios : OPTIC
29
N.B.A. coach Spoelstra : ERIK
30
New year, metaphorically : CLEANSLATE
31
Like a howl at night : EERIE
32
Howls at night, maybe : OMENS
34
Relative of a .png file : JPEG
35
College Station player : AGGIE
37
One looking for a hand : SUITOR
40
Scanned smartphone graphics : QRCODES
41
Requites : AVENGES
44
Like most of the Home Depot logo : ORANGE
45
"Come ___!" : OFFIT
47
Permanently : ININK
48
Ideologies : ISMS
49
"Got milk?" : MEOW
50
Part of 20-Across : ALVA
51
Ride : LIFT
54
Purchase : GRIP
55
Cousins of garters : ASPS
57
Through : VIA
58
L.C.D. forerunner : CRT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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