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New York Times, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Certain wedding participants ... or a hint to 17-, 28- and 46-Across?

Author:
Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times1/13/10 ( No. 21,981 )

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Across
1
Pond film : SCUM
5
Relaxed : ATEASE
11
Candy in a dispenser : PEZ
14
Noted archbishop : TUTU
15
Cigarette additive? : SINTAX
16
Like : ALA
17
Author of "The Sea, the Sea" : IRISMURDOCH
19
One likely to be taken in : SAP
20
Films have them : RELEASES
21
Harvard and Yale, e.g. : RIVALS
23
Internet address ending : EDU
24
Friction fighter : LUBE
25
[It's chilly!] : BRR
28
Henry James heroine : DAISYMILLER
34
Regretted : RUED
36
English facilities : LOOS
37
Immune system agent : TCELL
38
Playground retort : ISNOT
40
Mid sixth-century year : DLI
41
Morton who founded Morton's steakhouses : ARNIE
42
Latin stars : ASTRA
43
College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
45
Plains Indians : OTOS
46
Noted mother of nine : ROSEKENNEDY
49
Notations on some game scores : OTS
50
Unit of cultural information : MEME
51
Anatomical duct : VAS
53
Francis' home : ASSISI
56
Unsolved crime : OPENCASE
61
Something you might jump for : JOY
62
Certain wedding participants ... or a hint to 17-, 28- and 46-Across? : FLOWERGIRLS
64
Massachusetts' Cape ___ : ANN
65
Gretzky's team from 1979 to 1988 : OILERS
66
Dart : FLIT
67
Marks (out) : XES
68
Band aide : ROADIE
69
Jot : IOTA
Down
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___-fry : STIR
2
Fix : CURE
3
Elec., e.g. : UTIL
4
Paris's ___ d'Orsay : MUSEE
5
By tradition : ASUSUAL
6
Tucker (out) : TIRE
7
What circles lack : ENDS
8
From ___ Z : ATO
9
Pelvis part : SACRUM
10
Early trial presentation : EXHIBITA
11
"Qué ___?" : PASA
12
Airline whose meals are all kosher : ELAL
13
Microwaves : ZAPS
18
Org. with a "Designate a Driver" program : MADD
22
Zipper alternative : VELCRO
24
Certain amino acid : LYSINE
25
Prickly shrub : BRIAR
26
Gibson's "Ransom" co-star, 1996 : RUSSO
27
Flat rates? : RENTS
29
First-aid item : IODINE
30
Ancient lawgiver : SOLON
31
Slowly : LENTO
32
"Silas Marner" author : ELIOT
33
Like non-oyster months : RLESS
35
Start of a musical series : DOREMI
39
Assumes to be : TAKESFOR
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Opposed : ADVERSE
47
James Bond antagonist ___ Largo : EMILIO
48
Masculine side : YANG
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Film genre : SCIFI
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Role in "Troy" : AJAX
54
Loudness unit : SONE
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Dict. offerings : SYNS
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Was in the red : OWED
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Actress Gilpin of "Frasier" : PERI
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Folkie Guthrie : ARLO
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Narrow cut : SLIT
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It is, in Peru : ESTA
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Suffix with Victr- : OLA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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