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New York Times, Saturday, September 25, 2021

Site of the impact of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago

Author:
Adam Simon Levine
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Levine.
Adam Simon Levine notes:
It's a real thrill and a huge honor to be publishing my first NYT crossword! I come from a long line of crossword fans and have been ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love GREAT SOUL as a grid entry. Phrases like this sometimes carry a tinge of dictionary-ness, but I've heard "Mahatma" so many ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times9/25/21 ( No. 26,254 )
Across
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Industrial V.I.P. : BARON
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Flower that's also the name of a "Downton Abbey" character : MARIGOLD
14
Developing, after "in" : UTERO
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"Mahatma," in translation : GREATSOUL
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International telephone prefix for Russia : SEVEN
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Greek goddess of memory : MNEMOSYNE
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Imperial title : KAISER
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Abbr. in a birth announcement : LBS
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Turkish honorific : AGA
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Legal conclusion? : ESE
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Chickens (out) : WUSSES
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Big family : CLAN
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Like favorite films, typically : REWATCHED
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Like Seth, among the offspring of Adam and Eve : THIRD
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Like dry mud on a dog's paws : CAKED
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"Gotcha" : AHISEE
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Site of the impact of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago : CHICXULUBCRATER
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Long lunches? : HEROES
38
Some avian homes : COTES
39
At ___ (befuddled) : ALOSS
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Shipping option for books : MEDIAMAIL
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It's full of fiber : LINT
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Capybara, for one : RODENT
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Raleigh-to-Richmond dir. : NNE
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Boosts : UPS
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"Look what I found!" : OOH
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Kind of typeface or Pepperidge Farm cookie : GENEVA
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Sport with a "capture the flag" variety : PAINTBALL
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Wanderer : NOMAD
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Food dyes, e.g. : ADDITIVES
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Drop, in a way : ELIDE
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Turned vertically : SETONEND
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Handy device for making gazpacho : DICER
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Street musician : BUSKER
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Loose : ATEASE
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Run through : REVIEW
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Rock group : ORES
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Campaign catchphrase of 1988 : NONEWTAXES
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Grand opening? : MGM
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Sports agent Tellem : ARN
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Pulled (in) : REELED
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There are 70 in a Shakespearean sonnet : IAMBS
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Some muscle cars : GTOS
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W.W. II spy grp. : OSS
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Stalwart : LOYALIST
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It may be in your jeans : DUNGAREE
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Tragic lover of myth : LEANDER
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Rowdydow : RUCKUS
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Poet Silverstein : SHEL
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Drew in : SEDUCED
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Rhetorical inversion device seen in "Champagne for my real friends, and real pain for my sham friends" : CHIASM
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Confront : ACCOST
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Like the red panda, blue whale and black rhino : THREATENED
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Interim : ACTING
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Mexican dish named after a small boat : CHALUPA
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Rooftop landing sites : HELIPADS
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1960s-'70s detective series set in San Francisco : IRONSIDE
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Presage : BODE
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County that's split in two by the Grand Canyon : MOHAVE
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Low on energy : ANEMIC
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Enter by force : INVADE
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Word finishing ring or band : LEADER
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Newswoman Roberts : ROBIN
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Palindromic number in Italian : OTTO
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___ me tangere (Latin warning) : NOLI
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Quibble : NIT
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Spy novelist Deighton : LEN
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Drug known by its German initials : LSD

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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