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NY Times, Sun, Sep 19, 2021 TAKEAWAY CROSSWORD

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40
Notepad: One letter of the alphabet has been removed from each clue every time it appears in the clue. If you remove this letter from the clue's answer, the remaining letters will themselves spell a word, which is to be entered in the grid. For example, the clue "Be a sni*ch" would suggest "Be a snitch" with a missing T, leading to the answer TATTLE, which, with the T's removed, would be entered in the grid as ALE. Every answer is a regular word, name or other crossword answer except as indicated.
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Across
1
Co**on nightstand ite* : LAP
4
Depri*e of *ictuals : STARE
9
Insect part connected to the head via the cervi* : THORA
14
*otched *ase*all catch : OLE
15
Some break*ast *are : WALES
16
*omposer Frédéri* (2 wds.) : HOPIN
17
Concern with materia* rather than spiritua* things : WORDINESS
19
*o*, for one : ARENT
20
S*mbol for mone* in Tok*o : ENSIGN
21
*uts in a di*t *oad, say (2 wds.) : TIETACKS
23
Animals t*at are s*orn : SEEP
24
Untrust*orthy sorts : EASELS
26
Scottish *nives (abbr.) : DIRS
28
*nfluenced *n Wash*ngton : LOBBED
33
U*ban leade* : MAYO
35
*ich Ge*man cake : TOTE
38
Boxi*g ve*ue : AREA
39
Fillin* to the *ills : SATIN
40
Munic* mister : ERR
41
Lik* *v*r*st or r*ptil*s : SCALD
42
Patronize, as Lu*thansa : LYON
43
Thin *ancake : CREE
44
Small *ooches from China : EKES
45
M*ckintoshes *nd g*loshes : RINGER
47
*onth of *adness? : ARCH
49
Had a han*ering (2 wds.) : LIEDTO
52
Writer o* travel guides : ODOR
56
I* a co*ditio* fit for occupatio* (2 wds.) : TEATABLE
60
News*a*er's front (2 wds.) : AGEONE
62
Move to *ain an advanta*e : AMBIT
63
*hey en*ice : EMPRESSES
65
Lacking a *tain *topper, a* a tot at *upper : BIBLE
66
Zilc*, informally (2 wds.) : NOTIN
67
Col* cuts provi*er : ELI
68
Things l*ft b*hind : STATS
69
Ros* ___ : ASANA
70
"G*ing already?" (abbr.) : SSN
Down
1
One hund*ed dots pe* inch, say : LOWES
2
Drea* Tea* *e*ber Karl : ALONE
3
Read leis*rely (2 wds.) : PERSE
4
Big ba*d ge*re : SWIG
5
Leather factor* : TANNER
6
*roup of *eese : ALE
7
*olorful *ardinal features : RESTS
8
Where *o *ake an exam : ESSIE
9
"How weir*!" (2 wds.) : THATSO
10
Gr**k godd*ss*s of the s*asons : HORA
11
*remlin coin : OPEC
12
Screw*river or *aiquiri : RINK
13
*ncles' wives : ANTS
18
One way to *emove wate* f*om clothes (hyph.) : DIPDYING
22
Girl with a *all : ELLE
25
More swi*t : ASTER
27
*omputer *li*kable : ION
29
Astronomica* phenomena *ight can't escape : BACKHOES
30
Exhibiting *alor : BRAE
31
Croa*s, with "over" : EELS
32
Co*ple : DAD
33
Tudo* queen of 1553-58 (2 wds.) : MAYI
34
*uppre**ed (2 wds.) : ATON
36
Pi* out : ORE
37
Climate c*ange, e.g. : TREAT
39
M*sical c*rve (abbr.) : SLR
41
Blue*rint *articular : SEC
43
*ntilles n*tive : CRIB
46
Na**ates : ELATES
48
*oin* *reat *uns : ROARIN
50
State capital east of Ida*o : ELENA
51
Mart*an satell*te : DEMOS
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P*ts o*t : DOSES
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"The Re*l ___" (bygone *BC sitcom) (hyph.) : ONELS
55
*ive up, as a *ame of chess : RESIN
56
N*-n*s : TABS
57
Invoice di*ective : EMIT
58
"Return of the *edi" baddie : ABBA
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Circu* prop* : TILT
61
H*met*wn of C*lumbus : GENA
64
K*nd of bread (abbr.) : PTA
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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