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New York Times, Wednesday, January 16, 2013

With 49- and 69-Across, a hint to the meanings of the bracketed clues

Author:
Michael David
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael David

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. David. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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W
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O
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O
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D
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P
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A
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B
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D
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C
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R
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A
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B
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B
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U
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G
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L
D
© 2013, The New York Times1/16/13 ( No. 23,080 )

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Across
1
[5] : WOOD
5
[1] : PAPER
10
Word on either side of "à" : VIS
13
Sporty auto, for short : ALFA
14
Call to mind : EVOKE
15
Asteroid area : BELT
16
Stand up to : DEFY
17
In an intellectual manner : CEREBRALLY
19
Pointy-eared TV character : SPOCK
21
[25] : SILVER
22
Polished off : ATE
23
Couldn't help but : HADTO
27
Feudal lord : LIEGE
28
With 49- and 69-Across, a hint to the meanings of the bracketed clues : TRADITIONAL
31
[10] : TIN
32
Spoken for : TAKEN
33
Climber's goal : APEX
34
Giga- follower : BYTE
35
Creator of Oz : BAUM
37
King of tragedy : LEAR
39
Dud's sound : PFFT
42
Caramel-filled candy : ROLO
44
Prom, e.g. : DANCE
48
Cyberaddress : URL
49
See 28-Across : ANNIVERSARY
51
[30] : PEARL
53
Combine name : DEERE
54
Free pass, of sorts : BYE
55
Some locker room art : PINUPS
57
Garden pest genus : APHIS
59
Ones whipping things up in the kitchen? : EGGBEATERS
63
Sci. branch : ASTR
65
He and she : THEY
66
Like some checking accounts : NOFEE
67
Sportsmanship Award org. : NCAA
68
Bourbon and Beale: Abbr. : STS
69
See 28-Across : GIFTS
70
[50] : GOLD
Down
1
Crumple (up) : WAD
2
Faux fat : OLESTRA
3
Like late-night commuter trains : OFFPEAK
4
Harry Belafonte catchword : DAYO
5
Eat like a bird : PECKAT
6
Alternative to Ct. or La. : AVE
7
___ favor : POR
8
Squeeze (out) : EKE
9
Gen. Beauregard's men : REBS
10
Soft and smooth : VELVETY
11
Dishonest, informally : ILLEGIT
12
Compound in disposable coffee cups : STYRENE
15
"South Pacific" setting : BALI
18
Small brook : RILL
20
[20] : CHINA
22
Court fig. : ATT
24
[60] : DIAMOND
25
Do better than : TOP
26
Bob Marley classic : ONELOVE
29
Red ink : DEBT
30
Let go : AXE
34
Support providers : BRAS
36
Barista's container : URN
38
Seller of TV spots : ADREP
39
Some children's show characters : PUPPETS
40
Rig contents : FREIGHT
41
Projecting wheel rims : FLANGES
43
Links concern : LIE
45
Fig Newtons maker : NABISCO
46
[15] : CRYSTAL
47
Check out : EYE
49
Mont Blanc, par exemple : ALPE
50
Clears the board : ERASES
52
[40] : RUBY
56
Turned state's evidence : SANG
58
Pal around (with) : HANG
60
Parisian pronoun : TOI
61
Gee preceder : EFF
62
Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
64
"Awesome!" : RAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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