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New York Times, Thursday, September 20, 2018

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Ezersky

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 14 Words: 69, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVXZ} There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Ezersky. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Sam Ezersky notes:
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Clues and grid numbers here match the puzzle as printed. Some electronic versions may differ.

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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0920 ( 25,153 )

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Across
1
African menace : MAMBA
6
Opening between the vocal cords : GLOTTIS
13
Six-time M.L.B. All-Star Rusty : STAUB
14
Outing at which participants go hog-wild? : BOARHUNT
15
Run out, as a well : GODRY
16
Place securely : ENSCONCE
17
Series of exchanges in a chat window : MESSAGETHREAD
19
Longtime parent of Parlophone : EMI
20
Gross figure : SLOB
24
"Ciao!" : TATA
26
Part of a Disneyland postal address : ANAHEIMCA
30
"Jay Leno's Garage" channel : CNBC
31
They're connected to arteries : SIDEROADS
32
Hosp. procedure with a readout : ECG
34
Woven into : INTERLACEDWITH
38
___ soda : SAL
39
Rodenticide : RATPOISON
42
Catches : NABS
45
1950s title lyric after "When we are dancing and you're dangerously near me ..." : IGETIDEAS
46
One from the Land of Cakes : SCOT
47
Group that bows onstage : STRINGSECTION
48
For all ___ : AGES
50
Trophy : CUP
55
Completely fall apart : GOTORUIN
58
In a frenzy : AMUCK
60
Without intermission : INONEACT
61
First fill-in on many a form : LINEA
62
Contributor to a locker room odor : GYMSOCK
63
Door : ENTRY
Down
1
Venue near Penn Station, for short : MSG
2
Alter ego for Lex Luthor : ATOMMAN
3
Improved the situation : MADEITBETTER
4
Prickly plant parts : BURS
5
You'll never get to the bottom of this : ABYSS
6
Rotted : GONEBAD
7
In the cellar : LAST
8
Fantasy creature spawned from mud : ORC
9
"___: Ragnarok" (2017 film) : THOR
10
Wine vessel : TUN
11
Worshiper of the sun god Inti : INCA
12
Part of an office building address: Abbr. : STE
14
Brightly colored perennial : BEGONIA
18
"___, 'tis true ..." (start of a Shakespearean sonnet) : ALAS
19
Series finale? : ETC
21
Drives in a field : HERDS
22
Corresponding need? : EMAILACCOUNT
23
Jet (off) : DASH
25
Stomach : ACCEPT
27
Half a laugh : HEE
28
In-state attendees of Drake University, e.g. : IOWANS
29
Summer hrs. for 28-Down : CDT
33
Something it's bad to pull : GROIN
34
The rainbow personified : IRIS
35
Badger or hound : NAG
36
Top : LID
37
Associate in finance, say : COAGENT
40
Blue-green? : SEASICK
41
Tiny amount of time: Abbr. : NSEC
43
Nightclub hiree : BOUNCER
44
Brand at a garage : STP
49
Hackneyed : STALE
51
Fashionably high-class : TONY
52
Makeup of some sci-fi beams : IONS
53
Some dip, informally : GUAC
54
"Let's do this thing!" : IMIN
55
Tour division : GIG
56
Barnyard male : TOM
57
___ Speedwagon : REO
59
Only 5-point tile in Scrabble : KAY

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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