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New York Times, Friday, September 30, 2022

Author:
David Karp
Editor:
Will Shortz
Religious adherents governed by the Universal House of Justice
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David Karp

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 6 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Karp.
David Karp notes:
This crossword started with me trying to see how many interesting 15-letter spanners I could fit into a grid — without cramming them ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It's been a while since we've had a "tic-tac-toe" themeless. These usually live or die on the snazziness of the six grid-spanning ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times9/30/22 ( No. 26,624 )
Across
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Zip it, with "up" : CLAM
5
"___ luego" (Spanish "bye") : HASTA
10
Play group : CAST
14
Vex : RILE
15
Brilliance : ECLAT
16
Símbolo del infinito, rotated 90° : OCHO
17
Wild goat with curved horns : IBEX
18
"Oh, cool!" : NEATO
19
Secret spot for a secret plot : LAIR
20
People person? : SEXIESTMANALIVE
23
Happy, now : PLACATED
24
Ensler who created "The Vagina Monologues" : EVE
25
Path : AVENUE
27
Show disdain, in a way : SCOFF
31
River of song : SWANEE
34
Bill promoting science : NYE
36
Hawaiian crop threatened by the apple snail : TARO
37
Activity for some big game hunters? : HIGHSTAKESPOKER
40
Brain wave : IDEA
41
Ad ___ : HOC
42
The ties that bind? : CORSET
43
Makes a house a home, say : NESTS
45
Sign of bad service : NOBARS
47
Something to be filed, in brief : DOC
49
Stretches for the rest of us? : NAPTIMES
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Tale's end, often : MORALOFTHESTORY
57
Parallel (to) : AKIN
58
Like the mood fostered by "Waiting for Godot" : BLEAK
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Always : EVER
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Shoe with holes : CROC
61
Robot maid on "The Jetsons" : ROSIE
62
Mineral used in drywall : MICA
63
Funny McKinnon : KATE
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Pretentiously creative : ARTSY
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Rogen who played the other Steve in 2015's "Steve Jobs" : SETH
Down
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English chip : CRISP
2
Run down illegally : LIBEL
3
Echo voice : ALEXA
4
Performance with a sombrero : MEXICANHATDANCE
5
Rare find, in an idiom : HENSTEETH
6
Winning blackjack hand : ACETEN
7
Impressive bucket challenge : SLAMDUNKCONTEST
8
"Later, alligator!" : TATA
9
Make up : ATONE
10
Rare comics and vintage dolls, e.g. : COLLECTORSITEMS
11
Food pronounced in three syllables : ACAI
12
Pen knife? : SHIV
13
Rent : TORE
21
Settings for squirrels, at times : EAVES
22
Colorado N.H.L. team, casually : AVS
26
Word with catching or popping : EYE
28
They may throw shade : OAKS
29
Not busy : FREE
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Hold the ___ : FORT
31
Tibia : SHIN
32
___-leg jeans : WIDE
33
Forever and a day : AGES
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Tool for closing a window : ESCAPEKEY
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Chicago's ___ Center : AON
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Boston and San Francisco, but not Denver : PORTS
44
Martian day (24 hours, 39 minutes and 35 seconds) : SOL
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Religious adherents governed by the Universal House of Justice : BAHAIS
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One with a forked tongue : COBRA
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You might catch this when seated with other people : MOVIE
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Put up : ERECT
52
Red wine variety : SYRAH
53
Name on a truck : MACK
54
Garden plant in the mallow family : OKRA
55
Gigglefest : RIOT
56
Rosa, tulipán or jazmín : FLOR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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