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New York Times, Monday, September 5, 2022

Author:
Adam Simpson
Editor:
Will Shortz
___ Chaiken, co-creator of "The L Word"
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Adam Simpson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQV} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Simpson.
Adam Simpson notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times9/5/22 ( No. 26,599 )
Across
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___ Day (early September observance) : LABOR
6
Sound of a big kiss : SMACK
11
___ Today : USA
14
Escape capture by : ELUDE
15
"Caveman diet," familiarly : PALEO
16
Catch in the act : NAB
17
Where flutes are played, in an orchestra : WINDSECTION
19
Color variant : HUE
20
Vanish into thin air : DISSIPATE
21
Peaceful, pastoral scene : IDYLL
23
Fuss : ADO
24
Vaping apparatus, informally : ECIG
25
Qualifying hurdle for practicing law : BAREXAMINATION
32
Doily fabric : LACE
33
Triangular traffic sign : YIELD
34
Goose egg : ZERO
35
Enjoyed a smorgasbord, say : ATE
36
1950s presidential inits. : DDE
37
Bit of equipment in tennis and basketball : NET
38
Breakfast restaurant chain : IHOP
40
Pours down : RAINS
42
Basmati, e.g. : RICE
43
Prehiring formality, often : REFERENCECHECK
46
___ of the matter (pivotal point) : CRUX
47
Liquor in a mai tai : RUM
48
___ Keller, first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree : HELEN
50
Hawaiian raw fish dishes : POKEBOWLS
56
Outback bird that can go two months without food : EMU
57
Betray … or a hint to what can precede each half of 17-, 25- and 43-Across : DOUBLECROSS
59
One of 24 in the human skeleton : RIB
60
Nobel-winning chemist Curie : MARIE
61
Egyptian dam : ASWAN
62
U.F.O. pilots, some believe : ETS
63
Largest Greek island : CRETE
64
Nuisances : PESTS
Down
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Apt rhyme for "rude" and "crude" : LEWD
2
Et ___ (and others: Lat.) : ALII
3
Hot dog holders : BUNS
4
"I'd wager that …" : ODDSARE
5
Dwell : RESIDE
6
Org. with a Shelter Support Fund : SPCA
7
LeBlanc of "Friends" : MATT
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"That's ___!" ("Not true!") : ALIE
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Company head, for short : CEO
10
Camera brand that merged with Minolta in 2003 : KONICA
11
Not sanitary : UNHYGIENIC
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AMC's "Better Call ___" : SAUL
13
Brother of Cain and Seth : ABEL
18
Adhesive resin : EPOXY
22
Scatterbrained sort : DITZ
24
Finish : END
25
Wash oneself : BATHE
26
Certain card that can be either high or low in a deck : ACEOFCLUBS
27
Gallagher of "The Umbrella Academy" : AIDAN
28
First responder on a battlefield : MEDIC
29
___ Chaiken, co-creator of "The L Word" : ILENE
30
Hoover competitor : ORECK
31
Jot down : NOTE
32
Home for a wild animal : LAIR
39
Father: Fr. : PERE
40
Dinosaur in "Toy Story" : REX
41
Patch of loose rock that aptly rhymes with "debris" : SCREE
42
Aching sense of guilt : REMORSE
44
Trio with a hip-hop cover of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" : RUNDMC
45
Wheel cover that may be chrome-plated : HUBCAP
48
Where "you are" on a mall directory : HERE
49
Give off : EMIT
50
Unadulterated : PURE
51
Death notice, in brief : OBIT
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Abstract artist Paul : KLEE
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Really impresses : WOWS
54
Hurdle for aspiring attorneys, for short : LSAT
55
Tax IDs : SSNS
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Scull propeller : OAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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