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New York Times, Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Author:
David Poole
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Poole

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQUXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Poole. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Poole notes:
This puzzle grew out of a failed attempt to construct a different puzzle. Beginning with the not-exactly-earth-shattering observation ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Word ladder going from BLACK to WHITE, illustrating an incredibly slow game of OTHELLO / REVERSI. (I can just feel the irritation of ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0110 ( 24,535 )

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Across
1
*One side of a 23-Across piece : BLACK
6
*Leeway : SLACK
11
Tolkien's Treebeard, e.g. : ENT
14
Switch from plastic to paper, say : REBAG
15
Hedren of "The Birds" : TIPPI
16
Actress Vardalos : NIA
17
Aggregate : AMASS
18
Buildings in a Washington, D.C., "row" : EMBASSIES
20
Widespread : VAST
21
Julio is part of it : ANO
22
*Formation of poker chips : STACK
23
Disc-flipping board game hinted at by a word ladder formed by the answers to the nine starred clues : OTHELLO
25
Slaps with a court fine : AMERCES
27
Where "Hamlet" opens : ELSINORE
29
*Celery unit : STALK
33
Largest U.S. univ. system : CALSTATE
37
Baltic capital : RIGA
38
*Hackneyed : STALE
40
Not just bite and swallow : CHEW
41
Haphazard : SLAPDASH
43
*Sedimentary rock : SHALE
44
Dollar bill, e.g. : BANKNOTE
47
Moves heavenward : ASCENDS
50
Another name for 23-Across : REVERSI
55
*Pinocchio swallower : WHALE
56
Part of L.G.B.T. : GAY
57
The Panthers of the A.C.C. : PITT
58
Twosome in a Shakespeare title : GENTLEMEN
61
Nut jobs : LOCOS
62
Fair-hiring letters : EEO
63
Mimic's ability : APING
64
Creator of a logical "razor" : OCCAM
65
Coastal raptor : ERN
66
*"___ England Slept" (1938 Churchill book) : WHILE
67
*Other side of a 23-Across piece : WHITE
Down
1
"Congratulations!" : BRAVO
2
Actor Paul of "American Graffiti" : LEMAT
3
Embarrass : ABASH
4
Social standing : CASTE
5
Metric measures: Abbr. : KGS
6
Trial figures : STENOS
7
Prom night rental : LIMO
8
Police dept. alert : APB
9
H&R Block V.I.P. : CPA
10
Mouths, slangily : KISSERS
11
Pioneering computer of the 1940s : ENIAC
12
Eleanor Roosevelt, to Theodore : NIECE
13
Items on a to-do list : TASKS
19
Something to do immediately after waking up : STRETCH
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The whole ball of wax : ALL
24
Albanian currency : LEK
25
Way too uptight : ANAL
26
Insider informant : MOLE
28
Corporate raider Carl : ICAHN
29
H.S. students getting ready for college : SRS
30
Up to, informally : TIL
31
___ Khan : AGA
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Airplane seat restraint : LAPBELT
34
"Now I get it!" : AHA
35
___ Aviv : TEL
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Farm female : EWE
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Composition of dunes : SAND
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Sounds of disapproval : TSKS
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Rules in force in England before the Norman conquest : DANELAW
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A few: Abbr. : SEV
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Grand Marnier flavor : ORANGE
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Josephine who wrote "The Daughter of Time" : TEY
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"Shucks!" : AWGEE
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See-through : SHEER
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Big name in cameras and copiers : CANON
51
Notable time period : EPOCH
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Perfumer Nina : RICCI
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Brown ermine : STOAT
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"Who's there?" response : ITSME
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Robt. E. Lee, e.g. : GENL
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Book between Galatians and Philippians: Abbr. : EPH
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The year 1002 : MII
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Setting for simmering : LOW

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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