0120-23 NY Times Crossword 20 Jan 23, Friday

Constructed by: Robert S. Greenfield
Edited by: Will Shortz

Today’s Theme: None

Bill’s time: 9m 25s

Bill’s errors: 0

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My wife and I are in Ireland right now, starting off the New Year with family. 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 It can cover all the bases : TARP
5 Rocks out? : CRAGS
10 Picks : OPTS
14 On the safe side, at sea : ALEE
15 Tom ___, consigliere in “The Godfather” : HAGEN
16 Choice in a slumber party game : DARE
17 Apologetic comment from a dinner guest : HATE TO EAT AND RUN
20 Lined up : IN A ROW
21 Comebacks : RIPOSTES
22 Foul-smelling : NOISOME
24 One using a bib, maybe : TOT
25 Promising reply : I DO
26 Public house : INN
27 ___ support : TECH
29 Organization with a strong track record? : NASCAR
31 Grain stores : SILOS
33 Take off in a hurry : BOLT
34 Neologize : COIN A PHRASE
37 A message from the Pentagon might be in this : CODE
38 Unimaginative : TIRED
39 Smartphone, at times : CAMERA
41 Orange soda brand : NEHI
42 Word with tie or fly : -ROD
45 Crystal object featured in Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” the most expensive painting ever sold : ORB
46 Appendectomy sites, in brief : ORS
48 One purchasing cigars, maybe : DAD-TO-BE
50 What helps you see the big picture? : ZOOM LENS
53 Two-___ (many a sports car) : SEATER
54 Best-selling Israeli author of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” : YUVAL NOAH HARARI
56 A Swiss Army knife has many : USES
57 Bicker : ARGUE
58 Put one’s foot down : TROD
59 Extra : PERK
60 Bee lines? : SEAMS
61 New Year’s Eve song word : SYNE

Down

1 Hummus ingredient : TAHINI
2 Friends-and-family support group : AL-ANON
3 Don’t forget : RETAIN
4 Jury members : PEERS
5 Chinese takeout staple : CHOW MEIN
6 Hip-hop duo ___ Sremmurd : RAE
7 Petri dish medium : AGAR
8 “See?” : GET IT?
9 Easily attached, in a way : SNAP-ON
10 Things a bettor better know : ODDS
11 Quark or lepton : PARTICLE
12 “Uh-huh, you said it!” : TRUE DAT!
13 Motion detector, e.g. : SENSOR
18 Penny candy morsel since 1907 : TOOTSIE ROLL
19 “That could work!” : NOT A BAD IDEA!
23 Splashy display : ECLAT
28 Go along for the ride, say : HOP IN
30 Letters that shouldn’t be written big for air rescue (a single V or X is best) : SOS
32 Play a mean guitar, slangily : SHRED
34 Part for a balding man? : COMB-OVER
35 “Dejection” is a famous one : ODE
36 Goes over again : REHASHES
37 Party : CAROUSE
39 Get close : COZY UP
40 Grounds for a fight : ARENAS
42 Retro phone type : ROTARY
43 “Wuthering Heights” actress Merle ___ : OBERON
44 Insult : DERIDE
47 Real bore : SNORE
49 Some bakers’ wares : TARTS
51 Screen : MASK
52 It’s a long story : SAGA
55 What many air conditioners do : HUM