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New York Times, Monday, August 12, 2013

Author: Daniel Raymon
Editor: Will Shortz
Daniel Raymon
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JMQZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Raymon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: This puzzle sets a new record for most I's in a 15x grid.
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,288
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1. With 69-Across, childish taunt ... and a homophonic hint to the answers to the asterisked clues : FOUR
5. Monastery head : ABBOT
10. Angry, resentful state : HUFF
14. First James Bond movie : DRNO
15. Italian scientist after whom an electrical unit is named : VOLTA
16. Carbon compound : ENOL
17. Turkish honorific : AGHA
18. Kind of personality, in broadcasting : ONAIR
19. Hairstyle that's rarely seen on blonds and redheads : AFRO
20. *Elated : INHIGHSPIRITS
23. Egyptian boy king : TUT
25. Masthead figures, for short : EDS
26. References in a footnote : CITES
27. "I give!" : UNCLE
29. One who goes a-courting : SWAIN
32. *Believing in nothing : NIHILISTIC
35. With 40-Across, tip off : GIVE
39. Major Fla.-to-Calif. route : ITEN
40. See 35-Across : AHINT
41. Spanish years : ANOS
42. Relinquish : CEDE
43. *Inflammation of gum tissue : GINGIVITIS
45. Spying aircraft : DRONE
47. Journalist ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
48. Houston baseballer : ASTRO
51. Item of sports equipment sometimes seen on top of a car : SKI
53. Yea's opposite : NAY
54. *Eensy-weensy beach garments : STRINGBIKINIS
59. Chicken ___ (dish) : KIEV
60. Man of steel? : ROBOT
61. Told a whopper : LIED
64. Olympic sword : EPEE
65. France's Val d'___ : ISERE
66. "In that case ..." : IFSO
67. Joins in holy matrimony : WEDS
68. "lol, u r so funny" and others : TEXTS
69. See 1-Across : EYES
1. Pharmaceutical-approving grp. : FDA
2. Grp. : ORG
3. Separated, as a horse from its carriage : UNHITCHED
4. Horse with more than one color : ROAN
5. Steer clear of : AVOID
6. Water pipes : BONGS
7. Unexciting : BLAH
8. "Miss ___ Regrets" : OTIS
9. Covering pulled out during a rain delay : TARP
10. Stick it in your ear : HEARINGAID
11. Not suitable : UNFIT
12. Talent : FORTE
13. Dental thread : FLOSS
21. Part of a shoe with a tap : HEEL
22. Here, to Henri : ICI
23. Old Greek garment : TUNIC
24. Join : UNITE
28. Low, hard hits : LINEDRIVES
29. Children's author R. L. ___ : STINE
30. Pegasus appendage : WING
31. Play's opening : ACTI
33. "O, beware, my lord, of jealousy" speaker : IAGO
34. Lower part of the leg : SHIN
36. Make stronger and deeper : INTENSIFY
37. "And there you have it!" : VOILA
38. Alternative to true-false or multiple-choice : ESSAY
44. Self-absorbed : VAIN
46. Politico Paul : RON
48. Off-kilter : ASKEW
49. Michael of R.E.M. : STIPE
50. Cornered, as a raccoon : TREED
51. Women's hybrid tennis garment : SKORT
52. Toys with tails : KITES
55. Bits of sand : GRIT
56. Audio equipment giant : BOSE
57. Alpine goat : IBEX
58. Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
62. WNW's opposite : ESE
63. Mexican couple : DOS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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