New York Times, Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Author: Jeff Chen
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeff Chen
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: This is the 15th Shortz-era puzzle with repeated answer words, and its SPY vs SPY gimmick is one of my favorites. Here's the complete list.
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,590
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1. Foe of 71-Across in Mad magazine : SPY
4. Slaps on : DAUBS
9. Mass seating : PEWS
13. Some round components : ALES
15. "There, there" : ITSOK
16. Stack server : IHOP
17. Genetics-or-environment debate : NATUREVSNURTURE
20. Utensil drawer compartment : KNIVES
21. Like guns and dump trucks, over and over : RELOADED
22. Brewskis : SUDS
24. Shade of blue : SKY
25. "And ___ Was," 1985 Talking Heads song : SHE
28. Decathlete's implement : POLE
30. Brute : SAVAGE
35. Discovery Channel survival show : MANVSWILD
38. "___ Theme" (1965 soundtrack tune) : LARAS
39. Piedmont wine town : ASTI
40. Neighbor of St. Kitts : NEVIS
42. Pack down : TAMP
43. Wozniak or Jobs : STEVE
45. Home-seeker's decision : RENTVSBUY
47. Usher in : HERALD
49. ___ avis : RARA
50. Bourbon and Beale: Abbr. : STS
51. Get too much sun : FRY
53. Standing O, say : HAND
55. Chewbacca and kin : WOOKIEES
60. Saint of Ávila : TERESA
64. 2004 movie featuring a clash of sci-fi species : ALIENVSPREDATOR
66. ___ diagram (logic illustration) : VENN
67. Wearing a disguise, informally : INCOG
68. Oz creator : BAUM
69. John Lennon's "Dear ___" : YOKO
70. Like some rich soil : LOAMY
71. Foe of 1-Across in Mad magazine : SPY
1. Went under : SANK
2. ___ B : PLAN
3. Hairy legend : YETI
4. Decreases gradually : DIESDOWN
5. Off-roader, for short : ATV
6. "Evil empire" initials : USSR
7. Our 206 : BONES
8. Moves furtively : SKULKS
9. Falafel holder : PITA
10. Israel's Olmert : EHUD
11. Sported : WORE
12. Rushed : SPED
14. Some 4WD rides : SUVS
18. Opts not to be discharged : REUPS
19. Word before pain or treatment : ROYAL
23. More cagey : SLIER
25. Chart-topper : SMASH
26. Rush : HASTE
27. Reply to a knock : ENTER
29. Young migratory fish : ELVER
31. Brewery lineup : VATS
32. Many Semites : ARABS
33. Full range : GAMUT
34. Cable TV sports awards : ESPYS
36. South-of-the-border cheer starter : VIVA
37. Washington of jazz : DINAH
41. Generalship : STRATEGY
44. Pixieish : ELFIN
46. Like a windmill : VANED
48. Austin Powers foe : DREVIL
52. Kind of question on a survey : YESNO
54. Ho-hum : DRAB
55. Like moiré patterns : WAVY
56. Land O'Lakes product : OLEO
57. "Old MacDonald" sound : OINK
58. Popular bar game : KENO
59. Adoption advocacy org. : SPCA
61. Itinerary data, briefly : ETAS
62. Alternative to salad : SOUP
63. Camp group : ARMY
65. CD-___ : ROM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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