New York Times October 6, 2022 Crossword Answers

Author: Simeon Seigel
Editor: Will Shortz

Across

Musky “cat” CIVET
Banned antimalarial DDT
Direction to bow, for a violinist ARCO
Shifts from neutral, in a way ACIDIFIES
Lie about LOLL
What you might have to do for some highway construction … or a first hint to solving this puzzle’s theme MERGELEFT
F in music class? LOUD
Falco of TV’s “Oz” EDIE
Causes to run without human involvement AUTOMATES
Loosening, as a joint OILING
Shiner? RAY
One who’s up to the minutes STENO
Michigan college or its town ALMA
Key used for exiting ESC
Before opening? ANTE
“Bésame ___” (bolero song) MUCHO
Dedicatee of “Moby-Dick” HAWTHORNE
Collect all together POOL
Pumped metal IRON
Looked for facts in figures DATAMINED
“Blinking heck!” NERTS
Bit IOTA
[Cluck] TSK
Geiger of Geiger counter fame HANS
Slowpokes at the head of a trail SLUGS
PBS’s “___ the Science Kid” SID
“I never look back, dahling. It distracts from ___”: Pixar’s Edna Mode THENOW
Honesty, kindness or respect, for many people COREVALUE
Sports org. for students NCAA
Common operating system for supercomputers, once UNIX
Gradually trims … or a phonetic second hint to solving this puzzle’s theme PARESDOWN
Milk delivery point TEAT
How things have always been done TRADITION
IDs since the Great Depression SSNS
biopic about actor Mineo SAL
Crapshoots, essentially ROLLS

Down

Many Stan Lee film appearances CAMEOS
Sealed the deal ICEDIT
Strong and energetic VIRILE
Enter cautiously EDGEIN
It’s no loss TIE
Hermès, par exemple DIEU
Expert DEFT
Sudden source of rain, informally TSTORM
Temper, as fears ALLAY
Nose (around) ROOT
With 12-Down, secretly plots (with) CLUE
OLDS
The Swiss fly a square one FLAG
Officer’s title MAAM
Creator of an animal shelter NOAH
With 26-Down, repeated occurrences of things in turn ATRAIN
LENTOS
Major option for a future C.E.O. ECON
With 29-Down, taught a lesson SHOE
COLD
Signal to proceed NOD
News letters UPI
With 35-Down, some common attire for cooks HINT
ARES
Tasks WORK
Demolition material TNT
Finish off EAT
TV series with the all-time most-watched episode MASH
Prison weapon SHIV
Novelizes, e.g. ADAPTS
Bestow upon temporarily LENDTO
Deploy, as wire from a spool UNCOIL
Disappear midtour, say GOAWOL
Proust’s “___ Way” SWANNS
Blue notes? SEXTS
Set up for a swing TEED
With 57-Down, noble title CUTS
ONES
Johnson who directed “The Last Jedi” RIAN
“___ Croft: Tomb Raider” LARA
Europe’s third-longest river URAL
Officer’s title SIR

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