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New York Times, Friday, September 18, 2020

Subject in the purview of the Federal Communications Commission

Author:
Anne and Daniel Larsen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel Larsen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJKQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Larsen. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Larsen.
Constructor notes:
ANNE: The two main seeds for this puzzle were BEYONDMEAT and NETNEUTRALITY. Both of them seemed vaguely topical, but hopefully not so ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a neat DNA pattern in the black squares! I appreciate seeing something fresh in a themeless grid. The unusual layout is ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times9/18/20 ( No. 25,882 )

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Across
1
Part of a boot : TOECAP
7
Purina product : CATCHOW
14
"Finished!" : IMDONE
15
"You wish!" : NOTAHOPE
16
Young raptor : EAGLET
17
Highs and lows, e.g. : EXTREMES
18
Much-discussed immigration measure first introduced in 2001 : DREAMACT
20
Silver : ARGENT
21
Ape whose name comes from Malay for "man" : ORANG
23
"I reckon" : YUP
24
Company that makes vegan alternatives to beef and sausage : BEYONDMEAT
29
The Liberty Tree and others : ELMS
32
Observe Yom Kippur, e.g. : ATONE
33
Adidas alternative : PUMA
34
Vacation locale for President Gerald Ford : VAIL
35
Actress Elisabeth : SHUE
36
Hauled : TOTED
37
Tennis's Kournikova : ANNA
38
Wails : SOBS
39
Pat on the back, maybe : BURP
40
Upright : ERECT
41
"You have a point ..." : ISEE
42
No-win situations : STALEMATES
44
Put on a black coat? : TAR
46
Nice things to get on the back, but not on the face : SLAPS
47
Cleaned up, in a way : EDITED
50
Frenzied : INAPANIC
55
Area including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas : RICEBELT
57
Capital of the onetime Republic of the Rio Grande : LAREDO
58
"It sounds to me like ..." : IDARESAY
59
Follows, as advice : ACTSON
60
Rubberized, maybe : NONSLIP
61
"Bug" : BEETLE
Down
1
One-to-one, say : TIED
2
Congresswoman Ilhan : OMAR
3
Lucky thing to hit in Ping-Pong : EDGE
4
Fountain option : COLA
5
Windflower : ANEMONE
6
Fortification-breaching bomb : PETARD
7
Crew leader, informally : COX
8
Former U.N. secretary general Kofi ___ Annan : ATTA
9
Linger : TARRY
10
Subject of a classic black, white and red poster : CHEGUEVARA
11
Earth, to us : HOMEPLANET
12
Many a tournament : OPEN
13
Occident : WEST
15
Subject in the purview of the Federal Communications Commission : NETNEUTRALITY
19
In-tents experiences? : CAMPOUTS
22
Method of attack : GAMEPLAN
24
Opera's Don Pedro and Don Pasquale, e.g. : BASSI
25
Shared values : ETHOS
26
"Just watch me do it!" : YOUBETICAN
27
Race cars, typically : ONESEATERS
28
Soupçon : TAD
30
Chop : MINCE
31
Blind spots? : SLATS
36
"Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" network : TBS
40
Typographer's gap : EMSPACE
43
Where water samples may be tested, informally : EPALAB
45
Luke Skywalker or Han Solo : REBEL
47
Sportscaster Andrews : ERIN
48
First queen of Carthage : DIDO
49
Member of the South Asian diaspora : DESI
51
Hangings in la Galleria degli Uffizi : ARTE
52
Place to find the birds and the bees? : NEST
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One with tens of millions of Instagram followers, maybe : IDOL
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Part of an obstacle course : CONE
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Race unit : LAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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