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New York Times, Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Amount of land a pair of oxen could plow in a day, historically

Author:
Kathy Wienberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kathy Wienberg

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Wienberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kathy Wienberg notes:
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Nice example of a standard theme type done well. Kathy adds AT to the ends of four themers, giving kooky results. MAMMOTH CAVE to ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times1/24/18 ( No. 24,914 )

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1
Menaces that name other menaces if you put a "w" at the start : ASPS
5
Darken : DIM
8
BBC sci-fi series, informally : DRWHO
13
"Your Majesty" : SIRE
14
It leans right: Abbr. : ITAL
16
Sounded satisfied : AAHED
17
Angle between a leafstalk and a stem : AXIL
18
Subject of a parent's restriction for a child : SCREENTIME
20
Big "but"? : MAMMOTHCAVEAT
22
Chevy sedan : IMPALA
23
Prefix with dermis : EPI
24
Member of a crossword zoo? : EMU
27
Small diamond handed down to an heir? : ESTATECARAT
31
Number 41 or 43 : BUSH
35
Cross shape : TAU
36
Barely leading : UPONE
37
Immune response trigger : ANTIGEN
39
Takes over (for) : STEPSIN
41
Pageant prize : TIARA
42
Single market locale: Abbr. : EUR
43
Son of John and Yoko : SEAN
44
Fight between two lovers? : HONEYCOMBAT
48
Goal : END
49
Scepter go-with : ORB
50
Elements with names ending in -ium, typically : METALS
55
Futuristic Volkswagen? : FORWARDPASSAT
59
Seat for a ragtime player : PIANOSTOOL
61
Amount of land a pair of oxen could plow in a day, historically : ACRE
62
Pitcher's aid : ROSIN
63
Where a brogue is spoken : EIRE
64
Wander : ROVE
65
"Straight ___ Compton" : OUTTA
66
Fella : LAD
67
Symbol in the middle of a Scrabble board : STAR
Down
1
"Likewise" : ASAMI
2
It comes a quarter of the way into the day : SIXAM
3
Prettify : PRIMP
4
John Lewis march site : SELMA
5
Aversion : DISTASTE
6
What an oatmeal bath alleviates : ITCH
7
Marcel of few words : MARCEAU
8
Someone for whom "Thank you very much" is "Mange tak" : DANE
9
See 59-Down : RATA
10
Popular wedding flower : WHITEROSE
11
Fashion line? : HEM
12
Poetic praise : ODE
15
Sprang : LEAPT
19
Christian singer Tornquist : EVIE
21
Good ___ days : OLE
25
Fad x 10 : MANIA
26
Knoxville sch. : UTENN
28
Give a whupping : TAN
29
"Psst, you're on," e.g. : CUE
30
iPad purchases : APPS
31
Scrub in the tub : BATHE
32
State of the ___ : UNION
33
Not budge : STANDFAST
34
Charter : HIRE
38
Part of L.G.B.T.Q. : GAY
39
Benchwarmer : SUB
40
Ran roughshod over : TRAMPLED
42
Entangle : EMBROIL
45
Bullies : COWS
46
Use a soapbox : ORATE
47
Spot from a pot : TEA
51
Rulers before 1917 : TSARS
52
Alternative to a four-in-hand : ASCOT
53
Pupa-to-be : LARVA
54
Herd member : STEER
56
Doing the job : ONIT
57
Jaffe who wrote "Mazes and Monsters" : RONA
58
Toon explorer : DORA
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With 9-Down, according to share : PRO
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Slip in a pot : IOU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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