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New York Times, Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Author:
Blake Slonecker
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Cordial shipbuilders?
TotalDebutLatest
73/4/20213/30/2024
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RebusCircleScrabDebutFresh
111.493479%
Blake Slonecker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Slonecker. Wednesday freshness: 77%
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© 2023, The New York Times9/6/23 ( No. 26,965 )
Across
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1964 title role for Anthony Quinn : ZORBA
6
Where to do one's bidding, maybe : EBAY
10
Not that : THIS
14
Like more than half of the earth's population : ASIAN
15
Some fancywork : LACE
16
"The ___ of the Ancient Mariner" : RIME
17
Suddenly cut off all communication with … but do so nicely? : GHOSTRIGHT
19
Great Plains people : OTOE
20
Leave full : SATE
21
Something that may be up one's sleeve : ACE
22
Jokester : CUTUP
23
Cordial shipbuilders? : CIVILWRIGHTS
27
Rude rejoinder popularized by the Fonz of 1970s TV : SITONIT
30
For real : KOSHER
31
Like cheering audiences : AROAR
32
Something up one's sleeve? : ARM
33
Classroom projectile : WAD
35
Pens a seafaring tale? : WRITESOFPASSAGE
40
___ Paradise, narrator of "On the Road" : SAL
41
X a box, say : OPT
42
Superman's baby name : KALEL
43
Flap of skin hanging from a bovine's neck : DEWLAP
46
Fence-sitter's question : SHOULDI
48
Sacramental friars? : RITEBROTHERS
50
Oxford and Surrey in "Richard III" : EARLS
51
Novelist Chang-___ Lee : RAE
52
Tooth trouble : ACHE
56
Con Ed, e.g.: Abbr. : UTIL
57
"It's a plan" … and what might be said of 17-, 23-, 35- and 48-Across : SOUNDSGOOD
60
In the public eye : SEEN
61
Let go : AXED
62
Marathoning powerhouse : KENYA
63
Phonetic initialism along Canadian roadways : ESSO
64
Nosegay : POSY
65
Black tea region : ASSAM
Down
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Sharply turns back the other way : ZAGS
2
Worker welfare grp. : OSHA
3
Run ___ : RIOT
4
Start of a paint job : BASECOAT
5
Myrmecologist's specimen : ANT
6
Draw out : ELICIT
7
6-0 set, in tennis lingo : BAGEL
8
Bavarian "Bah!" : ACH
9
So far : YET
10
Horse's watering spot : TROUGH
11
What a marathoner may do around mile 20 : HITTHEWALL
12
Cry from one who's fuming : IMOUTRAGED
13
Oozes : SEEPS
18
Shankar at Woodstock : RAVI
22
Prefix with gender : CIS
24
As to : INRE
25
Radio station on TV : WKRP
26
Canning tomato : ROMA
27
Maxims : SAWS
28
Lightens up? : IRRADIATES
29
Travel kit filler : TOILETRIES
32
Back on a cruise : AFT
34
Kind of counter in a supermarket : DELI
36
Take off : SOAR
37
Dirt-digging research, for short : OPPO
38
Heath bar shelfmate : SKOR
39
Many links : SAUSAGES
44
"Uh … huh-uh" : WELLNO
45
Scale units: Abbr. : LBS
46
Lemony quaff : SHANDY
47
Obey : HEED
48
Second rule of waste reduction : REUSE
49
Makes even : TRUES
53
Swindles : CONS
54
Georgetown athlete : HOYA
55
North Holland cheese town : EDAM
57
Syrupy stuff : SAP
58
Good Grips kitchen brand : OXO
59
Rocksteady precursor : SKA

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