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New York Times, Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 79, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQWXZ} Grid is asymmetric. Minimum word length: 2 This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Blindauer. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Patrick Blindauer notes:
This one was inspired by my toddler, who was playing with some letters at our local library. I think she came over with an O on top of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love letters-imagined-as-pictures themes, and I love ice cream. Given that PISTACHIO is my favorite flavor, how could I not give ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0904 ( 25,502 )

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Across
1
Wilt : SAG
4
Midsize Nissan : ALTIMA
10
Dirty dog : CAD
13
Elba, e.g., to Napoléon : ILE
14
Hammed up : OVERDID
15
Plastic ___ Band : ONO
16
Org. whose members go on hikes? : NFL
17
Ice cream flavor : VANILLA
18
Costello of comedy : LOU
19
Word before bag or bar : GRAB
21
Form of defamation : LIBEL
22
Feeling no pain : NUMB
23
Made privy to, as a secret : LETINON
25
The point of mathematics? : DECIMAL
27
Tesla competitor : EDISON
28
Disorderly crowd : RABBLE
29
___ place : ONES
30
Extinct relative of an ostrich : MOA
33
Devious maneuver : PLOY
34
Ice cream flavor : CHOCOLATE
37
Shopping aid : CART
40
A Hatfield vis-à-vis a McCoy : RIVAL
41
Treat from a truck, maybe : TACO
45
Virginal : CHASTE
47
Had a conniption : LOSTIT
49
Makings of maple syrup : SAP
50
AAA handout : ROADMAP
54
Bathroom item : MAT
55
Ice cream flavor : PISTACHIO
57
See 1-, 12- and 46-Down : SCOOP
60
Mork's home planet on "Mork & Mindy" : ORK
61
Heart line : AORTA
65
June birthstone : PEARL
66
Letters on an N.Y.C. fare card : MTA
67
Render beyond repair : TOTAL
68
F in music class? : FORTE
69
Introverted : SHY
70
Shot-put or pole vault : EVENT
Down
1
With 57-Across, ice cream order depicted at 14-Down : SINGLE
2
Creamy pasta sauce : ALFREDO
3
Food that jiggles : GELATIN
4
Frankie who co-starred in 1965's "Beach Blanket Bingo" : AVALON
5
Leader born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov : LENIN
6
Chi-town paper, with "the" : TRIB
7
Ran in place, in a way : IDLED
8
Big name in the beer aisle : MILLER
9
Inits. on toothpaste tubes : ADA
10
Detective show whose premiere episode was directed by Steven Spielberg : COLUMBO
11
Deviation from the norm : ANOMALY
12
With 57-Across, ice cream order depicted at 31-Down : DOUBLE
14
Yum! This won't last long, though! : OV
20
Cuts in half : BISECTS
22
Corn kernels : NIBLETS
24
Have a bite : NOSH
26
Georg von Trapp's title in "The Sound of Music": Abbr. : CAPT
30
1101, in old Rome : MCI
31
I bet these flavors taste great together! : OOV
32
"Go Set a Watchman" setting: Abbr. : ALA
35
Crushed toppings for ice cream sundaes : OREOS
36
Name seen more than 20 times on Iran's flag : ALLAH
37
IV units : CCS
38
"So that's it!" : AHA
39
Genre introduced to the Grammys in 1989 : RAP
42
Cash box, in brief : ATM
43
Org. with a World Factbook : CIA
44
Mel who hit 511 home runs : OTT
46
With 57-Across, ice cream order depicted at 56-Down : TRIPLE
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Morphinelike drug : OPIATE
51
Elementary units : ATOMS
52
Sith Lord's title : DARTH
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Adam who directed "Vice" and "The Big Short" : MCKAY
55
Any ___ in a storm : PORT
56
Wow! Look at the size of this thing! : OOOV
57
Beach bottle inits. : SPF
58
Top of a corporate ladder, for short : CEO
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One under a coxswain's command : OAR
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GPS path: Abbr. : RTE
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Color akin to butterscotch : TAN
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___-weekly (newspaper type) : ALT

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