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New York Times, Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Follower of one, two and three in a children's rhyme

Author:
Caleb Emmons
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FYZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Emmons. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea to pick words made up only of I V X L C D M and use them in phrases with a wacky clue. We've seen a lot of Roman numeral ... read more
1
B
2
O
3
M
4
B
5
S
6
Q
7
U
8
A
9
S
10
H
11
P
12
R
13
E
14
A
W
O
L
15
K
E
T
T
L
E
16
R
U
G
17
L
E
M
O
18
N
A
D
E
M
I
X
19
I
P
A
20
I
N
A
N
E
21
S
P
A
22
W
N
E
D
23
D
E
24
G
25
A
26
S
27
I
C
E
S
28
M
29
A
30
X
E
D
O
U
T
31
B
32
A
K
E
33
I
N
X
S
34
O
L
E
35
I
B
I
S
36
E
37
S
38
L
O
X
39
I
V
D
R
40
U
G
S
41
S
E
A
42
E
N
R
43
A
G
E
44
E
L
M
45
I
D
O
L
46
A
M
O
R
47
O
N
A
48
S
T
I
C
K
49
J
50
U
T
E
51
S
A
C
H
A
52
C
H
I
N
53
E
54
S
55
E
56
A
L
57
C
58
O
59
A
60
R
U
N
61
X
L
T
62
E
63
E
64
S
H
I
R
T
S
65
E
R
G
66
P
O
T
A
T
O
67
C
A
R
A
68
W
A
S
69
O
P
E
R
A
S
70
S
W
A
P
© 2015, The New York Times1/14/15 ( No. 23,808 )
Across
1
Box-office dud : BOMB
5
Court sport : SQUASH
11
Lead-in to law : PRE
14
Roll call no-show : AWOL
15
Salvation Army donation receptacle : KETTLE
16
Cover for the follically challenged : RUG
17
1,009th juice drink? : LEMONADEMIX
19
Hoppy brew, for short : IPA
20
Dumb : INANE
21
Gave rise to : SPAWNED
23
"L'Absinthe" painter : DEGAS
27
Tends to, as a sprain : ICES
28
At the limit, as a credit card : MAXEDOUT
31
Lie on a hot beach : BAKE
33
Band with the 1987 6x platinum album "Kick" : INXS
34
World Cup cheer : OLE
35
Nile birds : IBISES
38
Fish that might accompany a schmear : LOX
39
Four prescriptions? : IVDRUGS
41
Word before chest or change : SEA
42
Infuriate : ENRAGE
44
American ___ : ELM
45
"American ___" : IDOL
46
Cupid, or his concern : AMOR
47
How corn dogs are served : ONASTICK
49
Burlap fiber : JUTE
51
Borat portrayer ___ Baron Cohen : SACHA
52
Popular takeout option : CHINESE
56
Name in kitchen foil : ALCOA
60
Sacrifice fly result : RUN
61
40 concert souvenirs? : XLTEESHIRTS
65
Work unit : ERG
66
Follower of one, two and three in a children's rhyme : POTATO
67
Irene of "Fame" : CARA
68
Limerick's third word, often : WAS
69
Lincoln Center offerings : OPERAS
70
Exchange : SWAP
Down
1
Island served by both AirAsia and Qantas airlines : BALI
2
Wilson of "Starsky & Hutch" : OWEN
3
N.Y.C. cultural center : MOMA
4
Many Swedish models : BLONDES
5
Cousin of calypso : SKA
6
Mathematician's "Done!" : QED
7
Beehive State native : UTE
8
PIN points : ATMS
9
Boo-boo : SLIP
10
Dodeca- halved : HEXA
11
501st royal daughter? : PRINCESSDI
12
Bit of cash in Kashmir : RUPEE
13
"Yikes!" : EGADS
18
Desideratum : NEED
22
Site for online collaboration : WIKI
24
Review : GOOVER
25
"In the days of ___ lang syne" : AULD
26
Home electronics items : STEREOS
28
Millrose Games highlight : MILE
29
Soon, to bards : ANON
30
30 consumer reviews? : XXXRATINGS
31
Golden Arches buy : BIGMAC
32
Gym rat's "six-pack" : ABS
36
Fair-hiring org. : EEOC
37
Polio vaccine developer : SALK
39
"Before ___ ..." : IGO
40
One involved in arm-twisting? : ULNA
43
Flock's cry : AMEN
45
Bold alternative? : ITALICS
48
Ruler toppled in 1979 : SHAH
49
L. L. Bean competitor : JCREW
50
Crewmate of Spock and Sulu : UHURA
53
Event that may have a "-con" suffix in its name : EXPO
54
Zero-star fare : SLOP
55
Suffix with kitchen : ETTE
57
Gullet : CRAW
58
Other: Sp. : OTRA
59
Common reply to "When do you want this?" : ASAP
62
Piano tuner's asset : EAR
63
H, as in "Hellenic" : ETA
64
Castaway's call : SOS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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