New York Times, Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Author: Natan Last, Finn Vigeland and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor: Will Shortz
Natan Last
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Finn Vigeland
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Last. This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Vigeland. This is puzzle # 0 for Mr. Class. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Attracted : DREW
5. Talk and talk and talk : YAK
8. Opposites of busts : BOOMS
13. Scent in incense and insect repellents : PATCHOULI
15. "That's unbelievable!" : OHWOW
16. Place to find one O : THEHOBBIT
17. ___ vincit amor : OMNIA
18. "On top of that ..." : ALSO
19. In a Yoda-like manner : SAGELY
21. Do the wrong thing : ERR
22. Place to find two Os : VENNDIAGRAM
24. Mexican shekels : PESOS
27. "That's what ___ said!" : SHE
28. Place to find three Os : CIRCUSTENT
32. "___ said!" : NUFF
36. Messes with 007's martini : STIRS
37. Year, in the Yucatán : ANO
38. 2003 Bennifer bomb : GIGLI
39. "That's clear to me now" : ISEE
40. Place to find four Os : AUDIDEALER
42. Vegas performance : ACT
44. "Maleficent" star, 2014 : JOLIE
45. Place to find five Os : OLYMPICFLAG
51. "That's unbelievable!" : GEE
52. Snatched : STOLEN
53. Snatches : NABS
57. Type of type : ROMAN
59. Wagner work ... or a possible title for this puzzle : RINGCYCLE
61. Start of el 37-Across : ENERO
62. "Oh, stop moping!" : GETOVERIT
63. Muscle/bone connection : SINEW
64. It's said at the exchange of Os : IDO
65. Rung : STEP
1. Creator of the Oompa-Loompas and the BFG : DAHL
2. They're marked on maps: Abbr. : RTES
3. "Hello ... hello ... hello ..." : ECHO
4. First baseman in a classic comedy routine : WHO
5. Maxwell House alternative : YUBAN
6. Sync up : ALIGN
7. Floated, as a bad check : KITED
8. "How do you like dem apples?!" : BOOYAH
9. Resistance measure : OHM
10. Ted Turner vis-à-vis the Atlanta Braves, once : OWNER
11. Shearer of "The Red Shoes" : MOIRA
12. Bunch of bees : SWARM
13. Local fund-raising grp. : PTA
14. Lose sleep (over) : OBSESS
20. Itemize : LIST
22. You, in Nice : VOUS
23. Nice : GENIAL
24. Tire-changing spots : PITS
25. Lake that stretches from Toledo to Buffalo : ERIE
26. Scary movie that spawned the spoof "Scary Movie" : SCREAM
28. Forensic TV franchise : CSI
29. Letter on a sorority house : TAU
30. A O doesn't have one : END
31. "There's ___ in team" : NOI
33. Citrus hybrid whose name suggests its appearance : UGLI
34. Head for the hills : FLEE
35. Common Yuletide purchase : FIR
38. Sci. with maps : GEOG
40. Going ___ (battling) : ATIT
41. Title role in a 2012 Tarantino film : DJANGO
43. British scientist/novelist with a wintry name : CPSNOW
45. Fiona and Shrek, for two : OGRES
46. Star of "Madam Secretary" : LEONI
47. Present-day locale of ancient Sheba : YEMEN
48. Pet at Queen Elizabeth II's side : CORGI
49. ___ out (didn't make it on base, in a way) : FLIED
50. Slow, in music : LENTO
53. Refusal from Putin : NYET
54. One of 100 in Winnie-the-Pooh's wood : ACRE
55. Tiny anomaly : BLIP
56. Collector's goal : SET
58. "___ You the One?" (MTV reality show) : ARE
60. Walgreens rival : CVS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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