0128-23 NY Times Crossword 28 Jan 23, Saturday

Constructed by: Kevin Christian
Edited by: Will Shortz

Today’s Theme: None

Bill’s time: 13m 12s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

My wife and I are enjoying the final days of an extended vacation in Ireland. I just managed to slip away to solve the puzzle, and write up this abbreviated post. I will get to the full post just as soon as I can.

Thank you for your understanding.

Bill

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 U.S. holiday beginning in 2021 : JUNETEENTH
11 Jumps out : POPS
15 First NPR reporter promoted to correspondent before age 30 : ARI SHAPIRO
16 Cousin of the Spanish chirimía or Italian piffero : OBOE
17 Bluish-gray pet : MALTESE CAT
18 Waterfall phenomenon : MIST
19 “Ugh!” : BLEH!
20 Up for a drive? : TEED
21 They form lines for their work : POETS
22 Source of Manchego cheese : EWE
24 Something that isn’t assumed : REAL NAME
26 High degree : MASTERS
30 “Out!” : GO AWAY!
31 Jump on board? : OLLIE
32 See 34-Down : LACED
35 Product that may be sold by the yard : ALE
36 Org. that has more members in Africa than in the Mideast : OPEC
37 Weakish hands : PAIRS
38 Whizzes : PROS
39 Comedian Michael : CHE
40 Self-driving car company that started as a Google project : WAYMO
41 “Heaven forbid!” : GOD NO!
42 Occur : HAPPEN
44 What a laborer’s hands may do over time : COARSEN
46 Horror movie franchise known for both its action and slapstick humor : EVIL DEAD
49 “What’s the ___?” : USE
50 Has, with “on” : DINES …
51 Black or green grocery items : TEAS
53 “I heard you the first five times!” : OK OK!
57 2018 Literature Nobelist Tokarczuk : OLGA
58 TV bar with frequent health code violations overlooked by the city’s mayor : MOE’S TAVERN
60 Move swiftly : FLIT
61 Torn : ON THE FENCE
62 Peat sources : FENS
63 Slow-growing ornamental : DESERT ROSE

Down

1 One standing by a door : JAMB
2 Orenburg’s river : URAL
3 See 5-Down : … NILE
4 Concerned with beauty : ESTHETIC
5 With 3-Down, title setting of a 1937 Agatha Christie mystery : THE …
6 A time to dye? : EASTER
7 Sport in which masks are worn : EPEE
8 Improved, as the weather : NICER
9 Work : TRADE
10 Super-popular : HOT
11 One of the Claremont Colleges : POMONA
12 Props for some plays : OBIE AWARDS
13 His 2016 debut album unseated “Thriller” for the most weeks spent in the top 10 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart (77) : POST MALONE
14 Spots : SETS EYES ON
21 Walk like an elephant : PLOD
23 ___ hours : WEE
25 Senesces : AGES
26 Used for freeloading : MOOCHED OFF
27 “Forever Young” band, 1984 : ALPHAVILLE
28 Still not up, say : SLEEPING IN
29 Knock dead : SLAY
33 Hoped-for result : AIM
34 Shoe that can’t be 32-Across : CROC
37 Window ___ : PANE
38 More than skim through : PORE OVER
40 Puts one and one together? : WEDS
41 Blast : GAS
43 Folds : PLEATS
45 Disruptive board move : OUSTER
47 Square things : ATONE
48 Particulars, slangily : DEETS
52 Eponym of the world’s largest tennis stadium : ASHE
54 Game introduced to the U.S. by Chinese immigrants in the 19th century : KENO
55 Warcraft meanies : ORCS
56 Take a ___ : KNEE
58 Video game customization : MOD
59 Fore’s counterpart : AFT