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New York Times, Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Subject of a 2016 U.K. referendum ... or a hint to 16-, 25-, 41- and 55-Across

Author:
Natan Last, Andy Kravis and The J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.60370
Natan Last
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2311/3/20131/20/202115
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51263231
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1.63150
Andy Kravis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 14 Words: 71, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JPQWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Last. This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Kravis. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
This puzzle was the product of the JASA crossword class's summer semester this year. We're fortunate to always have clever ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I like this twist on the usual "letter removal" theme. Typically, BREXIT would serve as a revealer for base phrases that had ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
I'm going to disagree with Jeff about HUAC. Jeff calls it unfortunate. I say it represents one of the most significant and ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0925 ( 25,523 )
Across
1
Director Wright : EDGAR
6
Like watermelons from May to September : INSEASON
14
Dern of "Big Little Lies" : LAURA
15
Fashion trend that involves comfortable, regular-looking clothing : NORMCORE
16
Results of having ants in one's pants? : BRITCHESITCHES
18
Court fig. : ATT
19
Part of a roof : EAVE
20
___ canal : ROOT
21
Leisurely pace : AMBLE
23
African antelope : GNU
25
Ones considering which brand of ice cream to buy? : BREYERSEYERS
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Defeat : BEST
30
Exist : ARE
31
Pioneer in I.M.'ing : AOL
33
Middle name of Sean Lennon : ONO
34
Subject of a 2016 U.K. referendum ... or a hint to 16-, 25-, 41- and 55-Across : BREXIT
37
Lupino of "High Sierra" : IDA
38
Target of a knee M.R.I. : ACL
39
"Thumbs-up" : AOK
40
"Good heavens, old chap!" : ISAY
41
Casas? : HOMBRESHOMES
46
Low, sandy island : CAY
47
Parts of shirtsleeves : CUFFS
48
One-legged, single-minded sea captain : AHAB
51
Idle : LOAF
52
"Big Little Lies" network : HBO
55
Food for thought? : CEREBRALCEREAL
59
Ingredient in Worcestershire sauce : TAMARIND
60
"Honest!" : NOLIE
61
They may accompany winks : SLYLOOKS
62
Guys' partners, on Broadway : DOLLS
Down
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Site of Napoleon's exile : ELBA
2
What might be tipped at a bar : DART
3
Highlight of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" : GUITARSOLO
4
Much graffiti : ART
5
Zoom past : RACEBY
6
"The very thought!" : INEVER
7
Wine lover's asset : NOSE
8
Indian honorific : SRI
9
First responder, for short : EMT
10
Gather : ACCRUE
11
Upscale London district : SOHO
12
Dunkable treat : OREO
13
"Empty ___" (1980s-'90s sitcom) : NEST
17
Robust : HALE
22
Crossed : MET
23
Spice Girl ___ Halliwell : GERI
24
Moscow turndown : NYET
25
Setting for the "Forrest Gump" movie poster : BENCH
26
Charlie Parker's instrument, informally : SAX
27
Complains vociferously : RAISESHELL
28
Fizzy drinks : SODAS
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Prop for the dancer Gypsy Rose Lee : BOA
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Nonclerical : LAY
34
The Who's "___ O'Riley" : BABA
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Golfer McIlroy : RORY
36
Just manage, with "out" : EKE
40
Financial arm of the U.N., for short : IMF
42
Ally in a bygone legal drama : MCBEAL
43
Chastises : SCOLDS
44
1950s blacklisting grp. : HUAC
45
Cross a line, say : OFFEND
48
Performs : ACTS
49
Get better : HEAL
50
Fighting unit : ARMY
51
Like hair after rain : LANK
53
Abandon an effort, in slang : BAIL
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Cheers at a corrida : OLES
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"My man!" : BRO
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1983 double-platinum Duran Duran album : RIO
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Pooh's pal : ROO

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