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New York Times, Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Author:
Peter Koetters
Editor:
Will Shortz
Fencing partners?
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Peter Koetters

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 82, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Koetters.
Peter Koetters notes:
I sat frozen with bated breath as the months marched by. Will Shortz and friends clearly were fawning over my previous puzzle ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The MONTHs of the year laid out in such orderly fashion — four rows of three months, approximately spring, summer, fall, and winter. ... read more
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J
2
A
3
I
4
L
5
F
6
I
7
V
8
E
9
M
10
O
11
R
12
A
13
Y
14
A
L
D
A
15
E
D
E
N
16
A
C
U
T
E
17
N
E
I
G
18
H
B
O
R
S
19
R
E
N
E
W
20
E
X
O
21
O
R
L
Y
22
V
I
A
23
T
A
M
24
A
L
E
S
25
M
E
A
N
26
J
27
O
28
E
29
P
E
Z
30
C
A
E
N
31
U
N
A
32
J
33
A
34
G
R
35
E
36
A
S
Y
37
A
38
S
N
E
R
39
U
L
E
E
40
S
41
U
P
A
42
S
E
T
I
N
43
L
O
T
S
A
44
G
O
N
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G
46
P
A
L
S
47
E
F
T
48
I
49
M
I
T
50
L
51
E
I
52
S
T
O
53
O
L
I
E
54
N
O
M
A
55
D
56
I
57
C
58
C
F
O
59
L
O
R
I
60
E
M
U
61
H
62
A
63
I
T
I
64
L
E
V
I
T
65
I
C
U
S
66
A
G
N
E
S
67
O
G
E
E
68
P
O
S
H
69
M
O
N
T
H
70
G
O
L
D
71
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© 2022, The New York Times9/27/22 ( No. 26,621 )
Across
1
"Go directly to ___" (order in Monopoly) : JAIL
5
Number of dice in Yahtzee : FIVE
9
Menacing eel : MORAY
14
Alan of "Marriage Story" : ALDA
15
Blissful place : EDEN
16
Like at least two angles of every triangle : ACUTE
17
Fencing partners? : NEIGHBORS
19
Extend, as wedding vows : RENEW
20
Prefix with skeleton : EXO
21
Airport of Paris : ORLY
22
By way of : VIA
23
Dishes steamed in cornhusks : TAMALES
25
Nickname for N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Greene : MEANJOE
29
Candy from a "head" : PEZ
30
Battle of Normandy city : CAEN
31
Spanish article : UNA
32
Hockey great Jaromir ___ : JAGR
35
"Nothing to it!" : EASY
37
Ed of "Up" : ASNER
39
With 70-Across, 1997 film in which Peter Fonda plays a beekeeper : ULEES
41
Putting ___ fight : UPA
42
Take effect : SETIN
43
Many, informally : LOTSA
44
Instrument played with a mallet : GONG
46
Buddies : PALS
47
Online payment sent from a bank account, in brief : EFT
48
Cry in a game of tag : IMIT
50
Chain of Polynesian islands? : LEI
52
Informal informant : STOOLIE
54
Like a wanderer : NOMADIC
58
Corp. money minder : CFO
59
Greiner of "Shark Tank" : LORI
60
Outback bird : EMU
61
Most populous Caribbean country : HAITI
64
Exodus follower : LEVITICUS
66
One of the daughters in "Despicable Me" : AGNES
67
Curved molding, in architecture : OGEE
68
Swanky : POSH
69
Any of 12 represented in this puzzle's shaded squares : MONTH
70
See 39-Across : GOLD
71
Pretentious : ARTY
Down
1
Treasury secretary Yellen : JANET
2
Whom you might ask to turn off the lights, nowadays : ALEXA
3
"Getting on in years," e.g. : IDIOM
4
Fall behind : LAG
5
Air freshener brand : FEBREZE
6
Paparazzi targets : IDOLS
7
Part of V.I.P. : VERY
8
They come before ohs : ENS
9
___ Trench, deepest place in the 10-Down : MARIANAS
10
See 9-Down : OCEAN
11
Seek office : RUN
12
Wolfed down : ATE
13
Bow-making wood : YEW
18
What a jelly doughnut lacks : HOLE
22
Flying geese formation : VEE
24
French for "after" : APRES
25
Chichén Itzá builder : MAYAN
26
Postcoup group : JUNTA
27
Surname that's an anagram of NO LIE : ONEIL
28
Deserves : EARNS
30
Bill worth 100 bones : CSPOT
32
Verne of sci-fi : JULES
33
High in the sky : ALOFT
34
Arrive at : GETTO
36
Hanna-Barbera's ___ Doggie : AUGIE
38
Photo filter for a retro look : SEPIA
40
Marine swimmer with a tall dorsal fin : SAILFISH
45
Reveled (in) : GLORIED
49
"Dios ___!" : MIO
51
Give off : EMIT
53
Duo times four : OCTET
54
New and unusual : NOVEL
55
Interior designer's concern : DECOR
56
Possible answer to "Do you have to?" : IMUST
57
Undemanding and well-paying, as a job : CUSHY
59
Plastic brick : LEGO
61
Black Forest ___ : HAM
62
In the past : AGO
63
Alternative to an Airbnb : INN
64
Rolling contest roller : LOG
65
Brewpub offering, in brief : IPA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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