New York Times, Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Crossword Answer

Author: Jeff Stillman
Editor: Will Shortz

Across

Coveted Michelin designation STAR
Quinoa or oats, for short CARB
Six-pack unit CAN
Mitigates EASES
Closer to the finish line, say AHEAD
Shout of support OLE
“Fargo” actor WILLIAMMACY
Italian pronoun MIO
Mad magazine symbol ALFREDNEUMAN
Clergy house RECTORY
Wife, in Spanish ESPOSA
Et ___ (and others) ALII
Easy mark SAP
Site with tech reviews CNET
Switches gears, as in a business strategy PIVOTS
Word that commentators may extend to five or more seconds GOAL
Chicago-to-Miami dir. SSE
Contract directive … or a hint to what’s missing from 17-, 20-, 58- and 62-Across INITIALHERE
Scale note SOL
Growth under the skin CYST
Flea market sights STANDS
On Sunset Blvd., say INLA
Sparkle PEP
“My word!” ISAY
Yellow Teletubby with a curly antenna LAALAA
“What’s the latest?” ANYNEWS
Pioneering journalist who helped expose McCarthyism EDWARDMURROW
Bill blocker NAY
Rodent with a restaurant chain CHUCKCHEESE
Number after due TRE
Casual greeting HOLLA
Place to get a date, maybe OASIS
According to PER
Court material CLAY
Easy win ROMP

Down

Wrap (up) SEW
___ chi TAI
In which crossing one’s fingers makes the letter “R,” in brief ASL
No ___ (what Mary Tyler Moore is to Dudley Moore) RELATION
Accord competitors CAMRYS
Sighed words AHME
___ the room READ
Breakout caused by a sweaty uniform, perhaps BACNE
Not standing in an open field during a lightning storm, say COMMONSENSE
BTS’s V, Suga and RM, e.g. ALIASES
Recent arrival NEONATE
Large storage site SILO
Eschews gray, say DYES
Where Igbo and Kanuri are spoken: Abbr. AFR
Proof-of-purchase letters UPC
Sound at the door RAP
Yale student ELI
One handling personal injury claims, e.g. CIVILLAWYER
Marble material AGATE
D.C. dealmaker POL
Idiosyncratic behavior TIC
Good place to wallow STY
Sounds of satisfaction AHS
Gave the OK LET
Spectrum or Xfinity, for short ISP
Slicker, e.g. RAINWEAR
Psalm beginning? SILENTP
How some regrettable actions are done ONADARE
Bird in the crow family DAW
Part of CBS: Abbr. SYS
___ mode ALA
Margarine whose ads once featured a talking tub PARKAY
Part of a foot ARCH
Makeshift ADHOC
Reactor oversight org. NRC
Pirate chant opener YOHO
Ponder MULL
Team that signed to join the Big Ten in 2024 UCLA
“Cómo es ___?” (Spanish for “How come?”) ESO
Kind of card SIM
Psychic’s claim ESP

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